WAKEFIELD, Mass.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—May 24, 2005— Results for several rules-driven product management (RPM) engagements led by RuleStream Corporation outline several benefits resulting from RPM implementations in engineer-to-order operations.
RuleStream's RPM solutions have helped clients achieve:
-- Reduction of lead times by up to 60 percent
-- Increase of sales win rates by 20 percent
-- Reduction of engineering costs by 75 percent
-- Decrease in design times by 80 percent
-- Elimination of Engineering Change Orders (ECOs) and work
stoppages by 95 percent
These benefits are outlined in case studies available on the
RuleStream website at
www.rulestream.com. The case studies describe
the successes of RuleStream clients including Lytron, Interior
Concepts and Babcock & Wilcox.
Rules-driven product management (RPM) was more visible than ever
during the first quarter of 2005, according to RuleStream. RPM is an
emerging category of enterprise software that allows discrete
manufacturers to automate sales, engineering and manufacturing
processes, resulting in the ability to respond to customer-specific
orders more rapidly, accurately and cost-effectively.
RPM was the subject of in-depth reports from CIMdata and
Tech-Clarity, and was highlighted in articles appearing in
publications including Manufacturing Business Technology, IEN, Machine
Design, Managing Automation and Design News.
RuleStream and its customers actively participated in several
industry shows, including National Manufacturing Week, ASME Power 2005
and SolidWorks World 2005. In addition to adding Everbrite to its
customer list, RuleStream also highlighted two other new
customers--Fresno Valves and CampbellRhea--who have recently adopted
RPM to streamline their ETO operations.
RuleStream also announced the appointment of Rick Smith and
Bernard Pezzimenti to new positions in the company during the first
quarter--Rick Smith was promoted to vice president, professional
services, and Bernard Pezzimenti was appointed vice president,
research and development.
"We're very pleased with the increased recognition rules-driven
product management and RuleStream has received," said Dave
Vredenburgh, RuleStream's chief executive officer. "The momentum we
began in 2004 continues, and the customers who joined with us last
year are already seeing significant benefits from implementing our
RuleStream is the only choice when discrete manufacturers need to
respond to customer-specific orders more rapidly, accurately and
efficiently. RuleStream's patent-pending software technology automates
complex decisions for design, quotation and manufacturing processes.
This delivers improved sales win rate, shorter lead times, and more
precise quotations while lowering costs through increased
productivity, reduced engineering times and fewer errors.
RuleStream ensures that decisions incorporate the most up-to-date
product-based intellectual property, employing a breakthrough user
environment that allows subject matter experts to easily capture rules
about requirements, best practices, and capabilities for engineering,
manufacturing and sales.
RuleStream's customers include innovators like Fresno Valves &
Castings, Interior Concepts, Lytron, UNEX, and other mid-sized
companies in a broad range of industries. RuleStream customers also
include business leaders like General Electric, Lockheed Martin, NASA
and The Babcock & Wilcox Company. For more information visit