Xelus and Mxi Form Strategic Alliance for Aviation MRO

Alliance Combines Maintenance Planning, Tracking and Scheduling With Inventory

Planning, Forecasting and Sourcing Solutions



Apr 04, 2001, 01:00 ET from Xelus, Inc. and Mxi Technologies

    ROCHESTER, N.Y., and OTTAWA, April 4 /PRNewswire/-- Xelus, Inc. and Mxi
 Technologies today announced a strategic alliance that will combine Mxi's
 leading technology for in-service aviation maintenance management with Xelus'
 proven solutions for enterprise service management.
     The alliance brings to the aviation market an integrated maintenance and
 supply chain management solution that will drive down inventory levels and
 costs and improve the effectiveness of aircraft servicing and maintenance
 personnel.
     Mxi's Maintenix(TM) product suite provides functions for technical records
 management, configuration management, maintenance planning and scheduling,
 engineering change management, life usage tracking, fault and reliability
 tracking, and regulatory compliance assurance.  The XelusPlan solution creates
 a unified plan to synchronize supply, demand, and deployment of service parts,
 taking into account the myriad sources of supply and demand including
 unscheduled maintenance, diagnostics, initial provisioning, transfer, repair,
 demanufacture, and new parts purchases.  XelusPlan will tap into a reliable
 and up-to-date source of data from Maintenix on the scheduled and unscheduled
 maintenance status and behavior of the entire fleet.  The resulting optimized
 spares plan, based on accurate field data, will allow airlines to accrue
 savings through reduced inventories and increased aircraft utilization.
     Both companies cite expertise in aviation MRO as an essential factor in
 their ability to meet aviation- and service-specific needs that are not
 addressed by generalized ERP and supply chain solutions.
     "Technology solutions developed for manufacturing run into serious
 roadblocks when applied to aviation maintenance," said Doug Brouse, Mxi
 executive vice president.  "A manufacturing plant resides at a single location
 and creates value-added outputs from a flow of new inputs.  Aviation
 servicing, on the other hand, takes place at distributed stations and involves
 the handling of rotables and repairables.  There are also the special
 considerations of serial number tracking, regulatory compliance, part life
 limits, and part compatibility rules.  Both Mxi and Xelus specialize in
 providing solutions for the equipment aftermarket, and the integration of our
 products provides an attractive supply chain management solution for
 aviation."
     "Because of the uniqueness and complexity of this space, no single vendor
 offers an ideal, complete solution for aviation MRO," said Ed Wodarski, chief
 strategist at Xelus.  "Focused software providers like Xelus and Mxi offer our
 depth of experience in service and aviation.  Xelus is rapidly bringing
 together a complete solution for enterprise service management, combining our
 own proven technology with joint development efforts and strategic alliances.
 This alliance with Mxi forms the core of a whole solution for the maintenance
 side of aviation."
 
     About Mxi Technologies
     Mxi Technologies develops software for aviation maintenance management
 with an emphasis on meeting the needs of Tech Ops departments.  Mxi's
 Maintenix product has been selected by leading aviation organizations such as
 Air Canada, Delta Air Lines, Executive Jet, Bombardier Aerospace, the US Navy,
 and the US Army.  Using the Internet and other advanced technologies,
 Maintenix supports large mixed fleets and geographically distributed
 operations.  In addition to supplying Maintenix, Mxi provides a full range of
 services including Maintenix installation, systems integration, training,
 support, and customization.  For more information about Mxi and Maintenix,
 please visit www.mxi.com.
 
     About Xelus
     Xelus, Inc. is the leading provider of enterprise service management
 solutions for Global 1000 organizations.  Xelus has unmatched domain expertise
 in service supply chain optimization, combined with best-practice knowledge of
 MRO operations in its targeted vertical markets (aviation, telecommunications,
 high-tech, surface transportation, energy and DoD).  Xelus software and
 services enable inventory planning and forecasting, online sourcing and
 procurement, and business process optimization.  Xelus clients achieve new
 levels of service efficiency, improve asset utilization, reduce costs, and
 increase service levels -- thereby increasing customer loyalty, revenue and
 ROI.  Xelus clients include 3Com, Ameritech, Aviall, BellSouth, BG&E, British
 Airways, Cisco, Compaq, Dell, Ericsson, Fujitsu, Hewlett Packard, Honeywell,
 IBM, ICL, Isuzu, Kodak, Logicom, NCR, Nissan, Samsung, StorageTek, Subaru,
 Sun, Tektronix, Unisys, Volvo and Xerox.  Xelus is a privately held company
 headquartered in Rochester, NY, with offices throughout the United States and
 Europe.  For more information visit www.xelus.com.
 
      Press Contacts:
      Lisa Schaertl - Xelus
      716.419.3317
      lisa_schaertl@xelus.com
 
      David Lord - Socket PR
      512.335.8771
      dlord@socketpr.com
 
      Matthew Tobin - Mxi Technologies
      613.747.4698
      matt.tobin@mxi.com
 
 

SOURCE Xelus, Inc. and Mxi Technologies
    ROCHESTER, N.Y., and OTTAWA, April 4 /PRNewswire/-- Xelus, Inc. and Mxi
 Technologies today announced a strategic alliance that will combine Mxi's
 leading technology for in-service aviation maintenance management with Xelus'
 proven solutions for enterprise service management.
     The alliance brings to the aviation market an integrated maintenance and
 supply chain management solution that will drive down inventory levels and
 costs and improve the effectiveness of aircraft servicing and maintenance
 personnel.
     Mxi's Maintenix(TM) product suite provides functions for technical records
 management, configuration management, maintenance planning and scheduling,
 engineering change management, life usage tracking, fault and reliability
 tracking, and regulatory compliance assurance.  The XelusPlan solution creates
 a unified plan to synchronize supply, demand, and deployment of service parts,
 taking into account the myriad sources of supply and demand including
 unscheduled maintenance, diagnostics, initial provisioning, transfer, repair,
 demanufacture, and new parts purchases.  XelusPlan will tap into a reliable
 and up-to-date source of data from Maintenix on the scheduled and unscheduled
 maintenance status and behavior of the entire fleet.  The resulting optimized
 spares plan, based on accurate field data, will allow airlines to accrue
 savings through reduced inventories and increased aircraft utilization.
     Both companies cite expertise in aviation MRO as an essential factor in
 their ability to meet aviation- and service-specific needs that are not
 addressed by generalized ERP and supply chain solutions.
     "Technology solutions developed for manufacturing run into serious
 roadblocks when applied to aviation maintenance," said Doug Brouse, Mxi
 executive vice president.  "A manufacturing plant resides at a single location
 and creates value-added outputs from a flow of new inputs.  Aviation
 servicing, on the other hand, takes place at distributed stations and involves
 the handling of rotables and repairables.  There are also the special
 considerations of serial number tracking, regulatory compliance, part life
 limits, and part compatibility rules.  Both Mxi and Xelus specialize in
 providing solutions for the equipment aftermarket, and the integration of our
 products provides an attractive supply chain management solution for
 aviation."
     "Because of the uniqueness and complexity of this space, no single vendor
 offers an ideal, complete solution for aviation MRO," said Ed Wodarski, chief
 strategist at Xelus.  "Focused software providers like Xelus and Mxi offer our
 depth of experience in service and aviation.  Xelus is rapidly bringing
 together a complete solution for enterprise service management, combining our
 own proven technology with joint development efforts and strategic alliances.
 This alliance with Mxi forms the core of a whole solution for the maintenance
 side of aviation."
 
     About Mxi Technologies
     Mxi Technologies develops software for aviation maintenance management
 with an emphasis on meeting the needs of Tech Ops departments.  Mxi's
 Maintenix product has been selected by leading aviation organizations such as
 Air Canada, Delta Air Lines, Executive Jet, Bombardier Aerospace, the US Navy,
 and the US Army.  Using the Internet and other advanced technologies,
 Maintenix supports large mixed fleets and geographically distributed
 operations.  In addition to supplying Maintenix, Mxi provides a full range of
 services including Maintenix installation, systems integration, training,
 support, and customization.  For more information about Mxi and Maintenix,
 please visit www.mxi.com.
 
     About Xelus
     Xelus, Inc. is the leading provider of enterprise service management
 solutions for Global 1000 organizations.  Xelus has unmatched domain expertise
 in service supply chain optimization, combined with best-practice knowledge of
 MRO operations in its targeted vertical markets (aviation, telecommunications,
 high-tech, surface transportation, energy and DoD).  Xelus software and
 services enable inventory planning and forecasting, online sourcing and
 procurement, and business process optimization.  Xelus clients achieve new
 levels of service efficiency, improve asset utilization, reduce costs, and
 increase service levels -- thereby increasing customer loyalty, revenue and
 ROI.  Xelus clients include 3Com, Ameritech, Aviall, BellSouth, BG&E, British
 Airways, Cisco, Compaq, Dell, Ericsson, Fujitsu, Hewlett Packard, Honeywell,
 IBM, ICL, Isuzu, Kodak, Logicom, NCR, Nissan, Samsung, StorageTek, Subaru,
 Sun, Tektronix, Unisys, Volvo and Xerox.  Xelus is a privately held company
 headquartered in Rochester, NY, with offices throughout the United States and
 Europe.  For more information visit www.xelus.com.
 
      Press Contacts:
      Lisa Schaertl - Xelus
      716.419.3317
      lisa_schaertl@xelus.com
 
      David Lord - Socket PR
      512.335.8771
      dlord@socketpr.com
 
      Matthew Tobin - Mxi Technologies
      613.747.4698
      matt.tobin@mxi.com
 
 SOURCE  Xelus, Inc. and Mxi Technologies