2008 Winner Profile

Applied Materials

Project Description:
The electronics manufacturer developed Controlled Release to fine-tune delivery of materials to the manufacturing floor. The application, which runs within the company's Oracle ERP system, has built-in controls that prevent suppliers from shipping products earlier than needed. Applied Materials has reduced inventory carrying costs $13.5 million and forecasts annual savings of $50 million .
Project type:
Databases, ERP, Inventory Management
Business Functions:
Manufacturing, Inventory Mangement
Business Goal:
Financial
CEO:
Michael Splinter, President & CEO
Headquarters:
Santa Clara, Calif.
Industry:
Manufacturing
Revenue (2007):
$9.73 billion
Website:
www.appliedmaterials.com
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