Focus on Providing Production Management and Manufacturing Intelligence Solutions
BANGALORE, India–Wipro Technologies, the global IT services business of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT – News) and GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, a unit of GE Enterprise Solutions, today announced that they will work together globally to provide the CPG and Pharmaceutical industry with solutions in the Production Management area. This relationship will provide significant value to customers looking to integrate their Production Management and ERP systems by leveraging Wipro’s knowledge of GE Fanuc Production Management solutions and their expertise in ERP and enterprise application integration.
Areas of business focus and expertise include Implementation and standardization of manufacturing execution systems, Integration to gain visibility into manufacturing operations at the plant and enterprise level Improving Quality, Regulatory Compliance and traceability and Enabling Process Analytical Technology approach thru Manufacturing Intelligence
“GE Fanuc and Wipro Technologies have substantial experience and shared relationships with the leaders in the CPG and pharmaceutical industry, making this arrangement beneficial to our clients,” said Sudip Banerjee, President, Enterprise Solutions for Wipro Technologies. “The manufacturing operations of CPG and Pharmaceutical industry present large scale implementation challenges that are well-served by this arrangement. This alliance is a building block in Wipro’s overall solution strategy to enable a Collaborative Value Network for our Manufacturing clients.”
“This is a significant step towards increasing reach as well as establishing complementary expertise in execution,” said Ed Martin, Chief Marketing Officer for GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms. “Wipro Technologies is a well-respected provider of implementation services in Production Management. Couple that expertise with GE Fanuc’s industry-leading Proficy™ solutions and we have a winning solution for customers.”
Wipro’s Veera Raghavan, General Manager Pharmaceutical solutions and Sekhar K Ravi, Program Manager, CPG manufacturing solutions presented at the GE Fanuc’s Discover 2007 Users Conference on “Leveraging Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence for driving Operational strategies” in St. Louis, October 22-25, 2007.
About GE Fanuc
GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, a joint venture between General Electric (NYSE:GE – News) and FANUC LTD of Japan, is a high-performance technology company and a global provider of hardware, software, services, expertise and experience in automation and embedded computing, with products employed in virtually every industry, including manufacturing automation, defense, automotive, telecommunications, healthcare and aerospace. GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms is a worldwide company, headquartered in Charlottesville, VA, and is part of GE Enterprise Solutions. For more information, visit www.gefanuc.com.
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