2006-06andy2

Visiprise Expands its Manufacturing Operations Solution with Acquisition of RSS Solutions

Shop Floor Scheduler will increase operations efficiency

ATLANTA, 23 May 2006 — Visiprise, Inc., a leader in integrated manufacturing operations solutions, today announced it has acquired Canadian- based RSS Solutions Inc. The acquisition will usher in the launch of the Visiprise Shop Floor Scheduler.

Visiprise Shop Floor Scheduler is a manufacturing scheduling product that tightly integrates both scheduling and execution. The solution will allow manufacturers to tactically plan and define detailed schedules at the shop floor level utilizing real-time information gathered from manufacturing execution. Visiprise is the first company to offer a single solution that combines manufacturing execution with real-time scheduling for complex discrete markets.
RSS Solutions develops, markets and implements advanced planning, scheduling, and execution software. The privately held company, based in Ontario, Canada has serviced manufacturing clients in the automotive, aerospace and defense, and other industries during its more than 20 years in business.

“The acquisition allows for the effective integration of a comprehensive scheduling product into our solutions portfolio,” said Dave Chambliss, COO of Visiprise. “The Visiprise Shop Floor Scheduler is a powerful addition as we listen to the market drivers and our customers, to broaden the footprint in our integrated manufacturing operations strategy.”

“The refined skills and industry domain expertise that these two companies possess will enable an all-encompassing, integrated scheduling and execution solution ideal for global manufacturers seeking a true competitive advantage,” said Carol Leaman, CEO of RSS Solutions.

Visiprise Shop Floor Scheduler is a platform-independent, Java J2EE solution that integrates with Visiprise Manufacturing and Visiprise Shop Floor Management for a complete real-time execution scheduling solution that:

  • Maximizes manufacturing execution efficiency through dynamic monitoring
    of production processes and schedules
  • Improves accuracy of supply chain scheduling through managing the master
    schedule at the execution level
  • Optimizes production performance through better visibility to
    manufacturing operations
  • Increases capacity through better plant and facility utilization
  • Enables lean initiatives

About Visiprise

Visiprise is a leading provider of business solutions for integrated manufacturing operations. Visiprise solutions help customers plan, define, control, execute and analyze manufacturing operations in a single environment, to easily integrate with existing enterprise applications. Focused on aerospace and defense, electronics, automotive and specialty vehicles, and the medical device industries, more than 200 customers around the globe turn to Visiprise for improvements in operating costs, quality and manufacturing visibility. Customers include Actia, BAE Systems, Boeing, Celestica, ConMed, E-Z-GO Textron, Lockheed Martin, Philips Lighting, Solectron and Thales Avionics. For more information, visit www.visiprise.com.