Oracle Press Release

Oracle Customers Receive Top Honors in the Managing Automation Media Progressive Manufacturing 100 Awards

25 Manufacturers Awarded for Transforming their Businesses with Oracle Solutions

Redwood Shores, CA – June 2, 2011

News Facts

Highlighting the success that best-in-class manufacturing organizations are achieving with Oracle solutions, Oracle is pleased to announce that 25 of its manufacturing customers have been awarded Progressive Manufacturing 100 Awards for transformational projects that were enabled by Oracle applications and technology.
Manufacturer of the Year winners Eaton Corp. and Lion Vallen Industries are Oracle customers, as are five of the nine manufacturers to receive the PM100 High Achiever awards, reflecting the tremendous business value proposition Oracle can deliver for manufacturers.
Oracle customer Eaton was acknowledged as the prestigious Progressive Manufacturer of the Year for Large Companies for its global standardization and integration initiative. Using the Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne across its multiple sites, Eaton realized $74 million in increased revenue and operational savings.
Lion Vallen received the Progressive Manufacturer of the Year for Small Companies for revamping its distribution supply chain. By incorporating complementary technologies on the Oracle E-Business Suite foundation, the company improved productivity, reduced inventory shelf time and increased accuracy, accumulating annual savings of more than $2 million.
In addition, five other Oracle customers were honored with a PM100 High Achiever Award for their use of Oracle applications and technology in achieving operational and business excellence in a core manufacturing discipline.
The seventh annual PM100 Awards, selected by Manufacturing Enterprise Communications, a Thomas Publishing Company, honor 100 manufacturing companies that have transformed themselves through the use of information technology.
Both the Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne integrate and automate all key supply chain processes, from design, planning and procurement to manufacturing and fulfillment, providing a complete solution set to enable companies to power information-driven value chains.

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“The fact that Oracle customers continue to feature very prominently in these awards is a testament to its expertise in helping organizations build and operate world class value-chains,” said David R. Brousell, Editor‐in‐Chief, Manufacturing Enterprise Communications. “With 25 winners this year, including Progressive Manufacturer of the Year for both large and small companies and five High Achiever Award winners, Oracle is clearly one of the top technology companies that manufacturers can partner with to successfully manage and execute innovative projects that deliver a competitive advantage.”
“We are committed to providing a complete solution set to help our manufacturing customers optimize all key business processes,” said Maha Muzumdar, vice president, supply chain management, Oracle. “A top awards ceremony like this is a great forum to showcase the positive business impact that our solutions are delivering for our customers around the world. We are very pleased that so many of our customers have been honored. The diversity of the awards demonstrates how Oracle can help manufacturers of all sizes and characteristics improve every aspect of their business.”
“We are honored to receive the Progressive Manufacturer of the Year award. Eaton continues to drive value through global standardization and integration. Oracle Supply Chain Management applications are key to enabling this, providing significant operational contribution and support of our overall strategy of growth and innovation,” said John Gercak, vice president, IT Eaton Corporation-Vehicle Group.
“As a growing business in the competitive defense market, we are constantly looking for opportunities to reduce organizational costs while maintaining the same level of excellence for our customers,” said Terry Smith, senior vice president, Lion Vallen Industries. “By adding complementary technologies to our Oracle-powered supply chain, we’ve been able to speed our distribution process and streamline operational processes, saving us valuable time and money.”

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