Atos Origin Partners with Lighthouse Systems to Strengthen Manufacturing Operations Management Excellence

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Atos Origin Partners with Lighthouse Systems to Strengthen Manufacturing Operations Management Excellence

Atos Origin, an international information technology services company, and Lighthouse Systems, one of the world's leading developers of factory information systems known as Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), today announced the formation of a new implementation partnership which enables Atos Origin to choose Lighthouse Systems Shopfloor – Online MES - as a scalable solution for their North American clients. The software has been designed to be internationalized for global deployment and back-up from Lighthouse offices in Europe, USA or Asia.

Atos Origin anticipates to launch the first Lighthouse project in 2010. Clients are expected to reduce spoilage and downtime and improve quality, performance and on-time delivery. Studies show, companies who have adopted this type of MES solution have demonstrated a payback within 12 months.

“We are pleased to offer the Lighthouse Systems Shopfloor – Online MES as an alternative to traditional MES solutions for those clients who seek a wider scope of operations performance improvement,” said Gene Wells, vice president of consulting and systems integration at Atos Origin in North America. “Working with Lighthouse Systems allows us to establish highly collaborative operations environments while enabling the acceleration of our client’s ERP deployments – a double win for our customers.”

“We believe Atos Origin’s experience in manufacturing and their proven track record at implementing MES systems will greatly benefit our customers, providing a faster return on investment from each of their implementation projects,” explains Paul Barber, Director at Lighthouse Systems.

The Manufacturing industry is one that Atos Origin has been working in for over 30 years. With more than 10,000 manufacturing professionals, an established portfolio of products and services that Atos Origin continues to enhance through ongoing programs of investment and innovation, the company delivers the best possible service in the most efficient way to its clients, supporting them to advance their businesses. Manufacturing is one of the largest global markets Atos Origin serves and accounts for more than 25% of its global business.

About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is a leading international information technology (IT) services company, providing hi-tech transactional services, consulting, systems integration and managed operations to deliver business outcomes globally. The company’s annual revenues are $8.3 billion and it employs 49,000 people. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and has a client base of international blue-chip companies across all sectors. Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market and trades as Atos Origin, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.

About Lighthouse Systems
Lighthouse Systems is one of the world's leading developers of factory information systems known as manufacturing execution systems with more than 20 years experience to global blue chip companies. MES is configurable software that helps manufacturing companies achieve measurable improvements in efficiency, output, compliance, quality and customer satisfaction. Implementing MES also greatly assists in the drive for LEAN manufacturing. The Shopfloor-Online MES Factory Information System - provides real-time visibility of the entire manufacturing environment. Being web based, the information it collects can be accessed by anyone who needs it - the operator of a particular machine, a colleague on another part of the line or the shift manager. It also makes it available to support functions: production engineering, maintenance, engineering, quality and, of course, operational management. Flexible solutions that have demonstrated they can be applied equally well to a wide range of manufacturing sectors (auto, packaging, and medical devices).
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