DELMIA and RWD Join to Improve Build-to-Order Productivity eCommerce and eLearning Venture Streamlines Manufacturing Lifecycles


TROY, MI (USA), February 15, 2001 - DELMIA Corp., a leader in eManufacturing solutions, and RWD Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RWDT), a leader in eLearning and lean manufacturing services, today established a cooperative agreement to provide continuous manufacturing data flow solutions to companies throughout the manufacturing lifecycles of their products. <br/>



The two companies will provide integrated eCommerce solutions that will offer manufacturers enhanced quality and consistency of manufacturing process planning, reduced total planning time, efficient collaborative engineering processes, reduced ramp-up times, and worldwide support of international project roll-outs. <br/>




"With RWD’s expertise in lean manufacturing consulting and in advanced eLearning,” said David Richards, vice president, Americas, for DELMIA, “our customers can deploy and implement solutions more efficiently and rapidly. In doing so, they can create, monitor, and control agile and distributed manufacturing systems geared toward build-to-order and lean productivity." <br/>




DELMIA will provide Digital Manufacturing software solutions for customer product development teams, customer support teams, strategic partners, and manufacturing facilities to collaborate throughout product lifecycles. <br/>



RWD will provide their proven and certified project management expertise to support project roll-outs.  They will also provide online training through University360Ô, a fully hosted eLearning offering that comprises a comprehensive suite of online learning components and value added business services.  Each component of University360Ô is derived from a best-of-breed eLearning technology so that risk and investment are minimized.  RWD’s team of 1,100 members consists of over 400 consultants specializing in eLearning and Lean Manufacturing techniques and systems.  <br/>




"Advanced software systems, manufacturing excellence, and enterprise learning are essential for companies to harness the full potential of the Internet," said Dan Slater, president of RWD’s Manufacturing Performance Group. "We are pleased to combine RWD's proven capabilities in these areas with our DELMIA consulting and software implementation services. "





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