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Cummins Revs up Manufacturing with Apriso

Global engine and power systems leader standardizes on Apriso’s FlexNet for global engine and component manufacturing operations

LONG BEACH, CA – April 11, 2011 Apriso, a leading provider of software solutions for sustained manufacturing operational excellence, today announced Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI), a global power leader, has chosen to standardize on Apriso’s FlexNet as its enterprise Manufacturing Execution System.


Cummins has implemented Apriso’s FlexNet in the UK and US as well as to fuel strategic growth in Brazil, India and China. Cummins will now expand their relationship with Apriso by implementing FlexNet as its standardized software platform for global assembly, manufacturing and re-build operations. FlexNet will be leveraged to manage production and quality execution through expanded initiatives surrounding directed manufacturing, genealogy, track & trace, defect containment and other programs.


“As a next-generation solution for manufacturing operations management, FlexNet enables Cummins to take a more global perspective on continuous improvement for higher quality, greater efficiency and lower costs by delivering better real-time visibility and control over our operations,” said Robert D. Borchelt, Director, Manufacturing IT Systems & Industrial Controls, EBU Global Manufacturing Engineering of Cummins Inc.


Cummins will use FlexNet across its manufacturing operations, including machining, engine assembly and related technologies such as fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. By replacing disparate, legacy systems with FlexNet, Cummins can support both Make-to-Order (MTO) engine assembly as well as Make-to-Stock (MTS) components with a single manufacturing execution platform. With FlexNet, Cummins can streamline operations, increase efficiency and achieve greater global flexibility to respond faster to changing customer and market conditions.


“Given the tighter capacity utilization environment in which we now operate, Apriso has helped us to improve efficiency and throughput by up to 15 percent while at the same time simplifying our IT architecture, enabling greater manufacturing flexibility without IT assistance,” said Bryan Moorman, Director, Global Manufacturing Systems, Corporate Functions IT of Cummins Inc.


“Apriso offers Cummins a global manufacturing solution to identify and standardize best practices based on knowledge captured from continuous process improvement for greater productivity and manufacturing efficiency. As new sites go live and new functionality is added, Cummins has the opportunity to deliver even greater value to their customers and shareholders,said Fred Thomas, industry director at Apriso.


About Cummins Inc.
Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana (USA), Cummins employs approximately 40,000 people worldwide and serves customers in approximately 190 countries and territories through a network of more than 600 company-owned and independent distributor locations and approximately 6,000 dealer locations. Cummins earned $1.0 billion on sales of $13.2 billion in 2010. Press releases can be found on the Web at www.cummins.com or www.cumminsengines.com. Follow Cummins on Twitter at http://twitter.com/cumminsengines and YouTube at http://youtube.com/cumminsengines.

About Apriso
Apriso Corporation is a software company dedicated to helping its customers transform their global manufacturing operations. It does so by enabling manufacturers to achieve and sustain manufacturing excellence while adapting quickly and easily to market changes. Apriso's FlexNet is a BPM platform-based software solution for global manufacturing operations management. Apriso supports global continuous improvement by delivering visibility into, control over and synchronization across manufacturing and the product supply network. Apriso serves 200+ customers in 40+ countries across the Americas, Europe and Asia. Customers include GM, Volvo CE, Honeywell, L'Oréal, Trixell, Lockheed Martin, Bombardier, Textron Systems, MBDA, Saint-Gobain and Essilor. Learn more at: www.apriso.com.


Apriso and FlexNet are registered trademarks of Apriso Corporation. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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