Sanmina-SCI Installs ICON-SCM Supply Chain Management Software

Apr 08, 2003, 01:00 ET from Sanmina-SCI Corporation

    SAN JOSE, Calif., April 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ICON Industry
 Consulting, Inc., a supply chain management solution specialist, today
 announced Sanmina-SCI Corporation (Nasdaq:   SANM), a leading supplier of
 integrated design and electronics manufacturing solutions (EMS), is using
 ICON's SCM software to significantly improve production efficiency in a number
 of its fulfillment centers.
     "A desktop has a short shelf life," said Ben Poole, Strategic Programs
 Manager at Sanmina-SCI. "We needed to create manufacturing execution schedules
 in real-time which consider the complete demand and supply picture. The
 ability to explode parts requirements on demand and tie into our warehouse
 management systems, vendor managed inventory (VMI) hubs, and supply depots
 allows Sanmina-SCI to develop a solution that accurately assesses 'clear to
 build' status. This helps turn inventory quickly."
     The system also provides Sanmina-SCI's vendors with the ability to
 proactively manage their inventory within the VMI hub. ICON's VMI tool enables
 vendors to visually view Sanmina-SCI's actual and forecast demand for their
 products. The tool updates the information immediately after the customer
 changes a forecast or actual order demand, so the vendor can adjust
 accordingly. As a result, Sanmina-SCI has complete supply chain
 visibility-enabling them to give firm and realistic commitment dates.
     According to Vin Melvin, CIO of Sanmina-SCI, "ICON has proven to be a very
 effective tool-set in supporting the requirements of our PC manufacturing
 facilities. ICON's solutions are comparably quick to implement and work well
 in even the most challenging of situations. The ICON implementation team
 continually proves its competence and expertise in solving technical and
 business issues."
     "ICON has enabled Sanmina-SCI to achieve faster and more efficient order
 fulfillment," said Dr. Michael Keppler, CEO of ICON, "As a result they have a
 competitive advantage in today's challenging marketplace. Because we are a
 small, specialized company, we had the ability to work closely with
 Sannima-SCI from inception to implementation, ensuring the solution met and
 exceeded their expectations, while being both time and cost effective."
     About Sanmina-SCI
     Sanmina-SCI Corporation is a leading electronics contract manufacturer
 serving the fastest-growing segments of the $125 billion global electronics
 manufacturing services (EMS) market. Recognized as a technology leader,
 Sanmina-SCI provides end-to-end manufacturing solutions, delivering
 unsurpassed quality and support to large OEMs primarily in the communications,
 defense and aerospace, industrial and medical instrumentation, computer
 technology and multimedia sectors. Sanmina-SCI has facilities strategically
 located in key regions throughout the world. More information regarding the
 company is available at
     About ICON Industry Consulting, Inc.
     ICON is a supply chain management solutions specialist. ICON's innovative
 technology and proven methodologies help keep businesses nimble, competitive
 and profitable at every point in the value chain. ICON's customers include
 industry-leaders Agilient, BMW, DaimlerChryler, and Hewlett Packard. For more
 information please visit

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