EDS and Siemens PLM Software Deliver Best-in-Class Defense Logistics Solution



    
    New Defense Logistics Solution Combines EDS Services with Siemens
    Teamcenter Software to Rapidly, Efficiently and Securely Support
    Performance-based Logistics Contracts Globally

    
    PLANO, Texas and FARNBOROUGH, England, July 15 /CNW/ -- EDS, a leading
global technology services company and Siemens PLM Software, a business unit
of the Siemens Industry Automation Division and a leading global provider of
product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced that
the two companies have joined to deliver a best-in-class Defense Logistics
Solution that leverages EDS' extensive aerospace and defense (A&D)
(http://www.eds.com/industries/aerospace/) logistics experience and
internationally known IT infrastructure services, along with Siemens PLM
Software's industry-leading Teamcenter(R) software portfolio.
    This unique Defense Logistics Solution enables aerospace and defense
OEMs, suppliers and defense services/agencies to significantly reduce the
time, risk and expense associated with fulfilling defense logistics and
performance-based logistics (PBL) contracts. Anticipated benefits include
improved product quality, by following product configurations into the service
stage of the product lifecycle, tracking product/part performance and
capturing feedback to improve next-generation products; improving service by
leveraging the solution's rules and roles to protect and deliver the most
current operational information available; and gaining global support, with
the two companies' presence in more than 60 countries around the world.
    "As the A&D manufacturer's business ally, EDS brings extensive experience
and service expertise in the implementation and management of defense
logistics and MRO business activities," said Joan Davies, EDS segment leader
of aerospace and defense. "Together with Siemens PLM Software, we can deliver
a best-in-class solution for managing supply chains, support processes, assets
and metrics associated with PBL programs, which can be rapidly deployed and
operational, while maintaining the flexibility to adjust to varying customer
requirements."
    EDS will deliver the logistics and A&D experience, local presence and IT
solutions needed to integrate the people, systems and processes required to
rapidly deliver a strategically effective solution for PBL programs.
    The solution is based on Siemens PLM Software's comprehensive Teamcenter
software portfolio for PLM including maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO).
The new offering is tailored to the needs of organizations that support and
service complex, long-lifecycle products such as aircraft, weapon systems,
ships and power plants.
    "Today's announcement represents a major step forward for our defense
industry customers who need to expeditiously fulfill PBL contracts and drive
profitability," said Steve Bashada, vice president of Teamcenter Applications,
Siemens PLM Software. "Together with EDS we have created a flexible turnkey
offering that will not only streamline the planning and deployment of the IT
infrastructure and security requirements associated with PBL contracts, but
also greatly simplify their administration. As the leading global supplier of
PLM software to the aerospace and defense industry, we are proud to deliver
this latest example of our continued industry support and to extend our
commitment to deliver full lifecycle PLM from requirements to retirement."
    PBL contracts establish a series of performance metrics that
manufacturers, systems integrators and sustainment enterprises are measured
against. In order to ensure success and maximize profits, defense contractors
need to minimize the time necessary to become operational on any given PBL
contract while ensuring they can track, measure and manage their progress with
respect to the PBL metrics. To accomplish this, the Defense Logistics Solution
combines recently announced service data management and logistics records
management capabilities in the Teamcenter solution for MRO, with tailored EDS
services and global capabilities.
    Visitors to the Farnborough International Airshow will find EDS in the
Exhibitor's Club Restaurant & Bar, Hall 1A, and Siemens PLM Software in Hall
4, Booth E17.
    
    About EDS
    
    EDS is a leading global technology services company delivering business
solutions to its clients. EDS founded the information technology outsourcing
industry more than 46 years ago. Today, EDS delivers a broad portfolio of
information technology and business process outsourcing services to clients in
the manufacturing, financial services, healthcare, communications, energy,
transportation, and consumer and retail industries and to governments around
the world. Learn more at http://www.eds.com.
    EDS has significant industry-based knowledge in the aerospace & defense,
automotive, high tech and industrial manufacturing segments, with more than 30
years of experience working with manufacturers. More than 25,000 EDS employees
serve over 220 manufacturing (http://www.eds.com/industries/manufacturing/)
clients in 40 countries.
    
    About Siemens PLM Software
    
    Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation
Division, is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM)
software and services with 5.5 million licensed seats and 51,000 customers
worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens PLM Software's open
enterprise solutions enable a world where organizations and their partners
collaborate through Global Innovation Networks to deliver world-class products
and services. For more information on Siemens PLM Software products and
services, visit http://www.siemens.com/plm.

    
     CONTACTS:
       Annabelle Baxter - EDS        Debra Dekelbaum - Siemens PLM Software
       972 605 0978                  972-365-6525
       annabelle.baxter@eds.com      debra.dekelbaum@siemens.com

    




For further information:

For further information: Annabelle Baxter of EDS, +1-972-605-0978,
annabelle.baxter@eds.com; or Debra Dekelbaum of Siemens PLM Software,
+1-972-365-6525, debra.dekelbaum@siemens.com Web Site: http://www.eds.com    
            http://www.siemens.com/plm

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