nMetric Drives Acquisition Costs of 4C Shop Floor Scheduling Suite Lower with JBoss To Proactively Schedule Shop Floor, Manufacturers Can’t Afford Hidden IT Infrastructure Costs

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nMetric has announced its 4C predictive scheduling engine, which enables managers to assess, in real time, the impact of production events on short-, medium- and long-range schedule commitments, is now available using the JBoss application server, which eliminates licensing fees and upfront acquisition costs.

COSTA MESA, CALIF. — February 18, 2003 – nMetric today announced its 4C predictive scheduling engine, which enables managers to assess, in real time, the impact of production events on short-, medium- and long-range schedule commitments, is now available using the JBoss application server, which eliminates licensing fees and upfront acquisition costs.

“Considering today’s economy and the pressure on controlling costs, we’ve worked very hard to create a solution that’s affordable for manufacturers, the people hit hardest by the economic downturn,” emphasizes nMetric CEO Tom Carpenter. “To be able to proactively schedule their shop floor with a cost-conscious software suite such as 4C, they can’t afford to be surprised by the hidden costs of an IT infrastructure. That’s why, as a way of lowering the initial purchase and continuing ownership costs of 4C, we are supporting open source software such as JBoss. However, recognizing that those already using BEA’s WebLogic don’t want to switch, we support it too.”

With nMetric 4C, orders are continuously monitored at every moment throughout the production process in real time to assure status and provide notification to all members in the supply chain if delivery expectations are not going to be met. When and if resources or demands change or might change, 4C attempts to resolve any problems that could affect delivery dates and/or proactively notifies all specified parties so they are aware and can plan accordingly. If there are prospective large shifts in plans or resources, users proactively use 4C to manually determine the impact of various “what-ifs” on present order dates in the queue. Management can then anticipate what the effects of each change will be before making them.

About nMetric

nMetric’s 4C system is the only software that provides mid-sized and smaller manufacturers with live scheduling, monitoring and tracking, messaging updates and analyses so that they can completely oversee all steps of their manufacturing process and proactively supervise the dynamics of their supply chain in real time to accurately predict what will happen. Company headquarters are at 3070 South Bristol Avenue, Costa Mesa, Calif. 92626. Phone is 888-561-9700. Website is http://www.nmetric.com.

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