TNT logistics To Deliver Real-Time visibility and SynchroniSed assembly Processes to Automotive Manufacturers Using TIBCOs RFID Software

TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX), a leading business integration and process management software company that enables real-time business, today announced that it will provide TNT Logistics with complex event processing (CEP) and real-time visibility software for its RFID initiative. This will help prevent interruptions and manual interventions in the automotive supply chain for increased efficiency and delivery of what is referred to as perfect orders.

The enhanced execution of an automotive supply chain facilitates just-in-time delivery of parts to a manufacturing site in correct sequence. Interruptions in an assembly process can translate into workflow delays, which equates to lost time and money. Consequently, businesses including TNT (see TNT Logistics Nov. 2, 2005 RFID news release for automotive manufacturers) continually strive to synchronise the assembly process for an uninterrupted flow of parts from material sequencing centres to line side at the manufacturing plants.

TIBCO has enabled us to take the requirements, concepts and ideas behind RFID and quickly integrate that information with the existing supply chain execution data stream, greatly enhancing our ability to track product throughout the supply chain, said Terry McIntyre, RFID project leader for TNT Logistics North America. TIBCO was the best choice for TNT Logistics. The foundation of the RFID infrastructure is built for easy integration with TIBCOs software, making it a viable solution for us to expand globally.

TIBCOs next-generation RFID software solution is able to identify and respond to correlated granular business events occurring at diverse layers within an organisation and across the value chain. The solution has the capacity to handle literally millions of micro events and uses highly scalable business rules to suggest real-time corrections for supply chain optimisation. This helps to provide end users with real-time insight and context around events and the resulting impact on businesses.

Customers want to be assured that products will arrive in the exact order and time they specified, said Ram Menon, senior vice president, Worldwide Marketing, TIBCO. Todays latest active RFID technology can help to ensure that businesses like TNT deliver on their promise of perfect orders by simplifying and improving operational efficiency. TIBCOs next-generation RFID solutions provide companies with the real-time data needed for successfully managing those business events that have a direct impact on the supply chain.

TIBCOs easy-to-deploy RFID software also helps automate workflow, reduce inventory and prevent business interruption in the assembly process.

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