Philips Semiconductors Selects Collaborative Planning System

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — June 30, 2003 — Vizional Technologies, Inc., a provider of adaptive supply chain software that enables global visibility and dynamic supply network optimization through the use of agent-based and RFID technologies, today announced that Philips Semiconductors has selected the Vizional Adaptive Planning and Execution suite for its innovative collaborative planning supply chain system. Vizional will work closely with the leading global semiconductor company to develop and deploy a multi-enterprise supply chain system that will synchronize material flows of individual components throughout the extended supply network to reduce uncertainty, strengthen customer satisfaction and maximize revenue.

“We are committed to providing our customers with the highest levels of service by delivering to them leading-edge products and system solutions where and when they need them,” said Mathieu Clerkx, senior vice president of supply chain management and information technology at Philips Semiconductors. “Working with Vizional will enable us to pursue an innovative collaborative planning approach that will help us quickly address and intelligently resolve complex material coordination issues, proactively uncover and capture resulting profitable opportunities, and ultimately get closer to our customers.”

The system will be rolled out to top customers over the next two years. The business processes and key solver algorithms for the decision support system were initially developed by the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (TU/e), department of Technology Management, and the Center for Quantitative Methods (CQM), both based in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Vizional will enhance the system through the use of adaptive agents and optimization technologies, and integrate it into the Vizional Adaptive Planning and Execution suite, developing a more powerful, scalable and intelligent solution to support the collaborative planning process. The Vizional system will integrate with and extend the value of the company’s existing enterprise systems.

“The semiconductor industry is a global business, and enhancing supply chain collaboration with top customers is critical to elevating the overall supply network performance,” said Vizional Chairman and CEO Joseph H. Dugan. “The Vizional Adaptive Planning and Execution suite will allow companies to extend the value of their legacy systems. By dynamically optimizing the supply network, companies will be able to better manage customer demand leading to reduced inventory levels, enhanced customer service and maximized revenue and profits.”

The Vizional Adaptive Planning and Execution suite, built upon the Vizional Adaptive Collaboration Platform, consists of four distinct standalone applications that enable companies to dynamically synchronize demand with supply through intelligent inventory, demand, capacity and RFID management. The suite offers companies unprecedented levels of security and real-time global visibility into inventory and actual demand across the supply network, thereby aggregating demand, offsetting order variability, accelerating time-to-market, and enhancing customer service levels.

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