INFOR TO PROVIDE SUPPLY CHAIN SOFTWARE TO TENNECO AUTOMOTIVE

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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."

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