INFOR TO PROVIDE SUPPLY CHAIN SOFTWARE TO TENNECO AUTOMOTIVE
Royston, Hertfordshire UK - December 20, 2004 – For immediate release:
Infor Global Solutions, a developer and supplier of enterprise software solutions to
manufacturing and distribution markets around the world, has announced that Tenneco
Automotive will implement Infor's SupplyWEB solution at its manufacturing plants worldwide,
including plant in the United Kingdom. Tenneco Automotive is one of the world's largest
designers, manufacturers and distributors of ride and emission control products and systems
for the automotive original equipment manufacturer (OEM) market and aftermarket.
SupplyWEB, Infor's Web-enabled supply chain management system, integrates information
from disparate enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems used by various suppliers to
create a single, universal, real-time view of supply chain operations for suppliers and internal
users. This helps create efficiencies, reduce supply chain costs and decrease inventories by
integrating multiple suppliers into a single system.
Infor worked closely with Tenneco Automotive's logistics, materials and supply chain groups
to develop a global business plan for optimising an automated supply chain. An initial
installation of SupplyWEB was implemented at Tenneco's Wissembourg plant in France and
produced a 35 per cent reduction in inventory, eliminated fax and manual processing charges,
and significantly reduced costs for expedited freight.
"With the demands of a lean manufacturing environment, optimising our supply chain
operations with SupplyWEB helps provide the efficiencies and cost containment we need to
stay ahead of the competition," said Bill Haser, Vice President and chief information officer
(CIO) for Tenneco Automotive.
"We're pleased to be working with Tenneco Automotive on a global basis," said Robin
Pederson, Senior Vice President, Discrete Group for Infor. "SupplyWEB will provide Tenneco
Automotive with the functionality necessary to seamlessly manage supply chain operations in
multiple countries and across continents."
INFORMATION ABOUT TENNECO AUTOMOTIVE
Tenneco Automotive is a $3.8 billion manufacturing company with headquarters in Lake
Forest, Illinois and approximately 19,200 employees worldwide. Tenneco Automotive is one
of the world's largest designers, manufacturers and marketers of emission control and ride
control products and systems for the automotive original equipment market and the
aftermarket. Tenneco Automotive markets its products principally under the Monroe(R),
Walker(R), Gillet(R) and Clevite(R) Elastomer brand names. Among its products are Sensa-
Trac(R) and Monroe Reflex(R) shock absorbers and suspension struts, Rancho(R) shock
absorbers, Walker(R) Quiet-Flow(R) mufflers, Dynomax(R) performance exhaust products,
and Clevite(R) Elastomer noise, vibration and harshness control components.
INFORMATION ABOUT INFOR GLOBAL SOLUTIONS
Infor recently acquired Lilly Software Associates to add to its portfolio of vertical and specific,
enterprise-wide business solutions. The company supplies products and systems to select
manufacturing and distribution industries around the world and delivers best-in-class products
that address the essential challenges customers face in areas such as supply chain planning,
relationship management, demand management, ERP, warehouse management, marketing-
driven distribution, and business intelligence. Infor has 30 locations worldwide - including the
United Kingdom - and its solutions are used by 13,000 customers in over 45 countries. Infor is
proud to provide business solutions to some of the world's largest and most respected
companies, including Denso, TRW, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Pez International, Grohe, Cargill,
Heinz, Heineken, xpedx, Godiva, Valvoline, 3M Unitek, GlaxoSmithKline, and Bristol Myers
Squibb. For additional information, visit www.infor.com .
More information from:
Infor Global Solutions
Archway House, The Lanterns
Melbourn Street, Royston
Telephone: +44 (0)1763 232222
Facsimile: +44 (0)1763 233333
Pattison Mitchell & Associates
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7924 7700
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