- Tripartite collaboration establishes industry standards to drive sophisticated, best-in-class RFID-enabled supply chain solutions in Asia
Singapore, 7 May 2008 - Motorola (NYSE:MOT) and Y3 Technologies have formed a strategic alliance that will enable logistics and supply chain management customers to enhance operational efficiencies through best practices in Radio Frequency Identification (RFID). The agreement leverages Motorola�s strengths in developing innovative RFID technologies and products and Y3 Technologies� pioneering experience in designing and implementing advanced supply chain solutions and applications.
Business benefits for customers may include enhanced data accuracy and higher productivity with up to 30 per cent savings in manpower and reductions in stock take lead times and material handling of around 40 per cent. Under the agreement, Y3 Technologies becomes a Motorola Premier Business Partner, enabling the joint development of tailor made solutions for customers throughout Asia.
John Cunningham, Director of Enterprise Wireless and RFID for Motorola in Asia Pacific said, �Y3 Technologies has been the pioneer in providing customized RFID solutions to its SCM customers. We are therefore excited about the plans that we have with Y3 Technologies to implement the first production RFID enabled supply chain for the YCH Group across Asia Pacific. The successful implementation of an RFID project of this scale requires a deep understanding of customer processes in addition to strategic knowledge in application development and RFID design and implementation. The partnership between Y3 Technologies and Motorola addresses all of these elements and we hope that this will spur on even greater adoption of RFID in this industry,� Mr Cunningham said.
The Motorola-Y3 Technologies relationship first began in 2004 when Y3 Technologies was looking for best-in-class RFID equipment to drive its RFID solutions. It has evolved from a vendor-client relationship to a partnership in which Y3 Technologies is one of Motorola�s key collaborators and feedback channels, enabling the continuous enhancement of RFID-related communication technologies. The strategic alliance reflects both companies� commitment to continuously improving their respective products and services so their customers can leverage the increased speed-to-market offered by RFID-based supply chain solutions.
�Y3 Technologies is focused on tailoring complex processes that can be seamlessly integrated with customer backend systems. This greatly helps our customers differentiate their business with a competitive advantage in their respective markets. Our strategic partnership with Motorola helps to ensure that we have the latest and most advanced RFID tools and infrastructure in place to achieve this excellent level of RFID implementation for the logistics and SCM industry.� said Mr. James Loo Wai Kheong, Chief Operating Officer of Y3 Technologies.
�Y3 Technologies has been deploying its innovative RFID solutions since 2004. The company implemented the first production level RFID warehouse management project for leading Asia-based supply chain firm YCH Group enabling streamlined operations and improved supply chain visibility in its bonded warehouse. Last month, YCH Group also announced it was building the first RFID-enabled warehouse in the Lingang Logistics Park in Shanghai China, using Y3 Technologies to deploy the solution with Motorola RFID readers and Wi-Fi infrastructure.
Dr Robert Yap, Chairman and CEO, YCH Group said, �RFID is an enabling technology for the logistics industry - only with RFID is true integration of the physical flow and information flow possible. Today, many of our MNC customers know that in order for us to create a true real-time supply chain for them, we will need to implement innovative RFID solutions to facilitate real-time tracking and visibility for their end-to-end supply chain needs.�
��YCH Group is firmly committed to the use of RFID technology to improve our operations and those of our customers. Over the past four years we have gained experience though our own internal projects, proving there are real business benefits from using RFID. Now that the technology has reached a suitable level of maturity and there are RFID standards in place in most countries around the region, we are ready to deploy the technology across all of our operations,� Dr Yap added.
About Y3 Technologies
Y3 Technologies is a leading supply chain management application software and technology provider based in Singapore with presence throughout the Asia Pacific. The company delivers a comprehensive suite of supply chain products and consulting services to help enterprises further leverage and drive the external efficiency of their customers and suppliers. With over 25 years of experience helping MNCs consolidate and streamline their supply chains and networks, Y3 Technologies has harnessed its know-how into four end-to-end SCM award winning software applications, Intributor�, Intrabutor�, Retrogistics� and Virtual Hub�. Implemented together or individually, these are scaleable end-to-end solutions, which manage the manufacturing materials flow, finished goods distribution flow and customer after-market services of the supply chain respectively. Y3 Technologies� customers include Asia Pacific Breweries, Aerolog Express, Baxter Healthcare, Friesland Foods, Health Sciences Authority (Singapore), Mt. Alvernia Hospital, Motorola, National Healthcare Group, Schering-Plough, Singapore Infocomm Development Authority, SingTel, Toshiba Asia Pacific, Unilever, Vanguard Logistics and YCH Group. Please visit us at http://www.y3technologies.com for more information.
About YCH Group
Founded in 1955, YCH Group is the leading integrated end-to-end supply chain management and logistics partner to some of the world�s largest companies, including Dell, Motorola, Solectron, Canon, Ciba Specialty Chemicals, Dystar, Solutia, Moet-Hennessy and Frisian Foods. YCH Group�s suite of innovative award-winning end-to-end supply chain management solutions employ cutting edge web-technologies that are best-in-class across industry clusters from consumer and electronics to chemical and healthcare, to deliver powerful competitive advantages for customers. The Singapore-based company operates throughout Asia-Pacific, including Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Hong Kong, Australia, China, India, Korea, Japan and Vietnam.
A strong proponent of innovation, YCH is recognized for its 7PL� approach in seamlessly integrating supply chain strategy with execution to attain success in the SCM industry. Besides being the past winner for the National IT Award and National Training Award, it is also a winner at the Second Annual Intelligent20 Awards by Intelligent Enterprise Asia, the IT Leaders Award by SCS, as well as the Asia Logistics Hall of Fame Award by Lloyd�s FTB. Other than receiving the National Training Award and Corporate HR Award, YCH is also ISO 9002, EMS 14001, OHSAS 18001 certified and a member of the Singapore Quality Class. YCH won the prestigious Singapore National Infocomm Awards in October 2004 and attained the highly-regarded Singapore Innovation Class in October 2005. More recently, YCH was also awarded the highly-regarded Frost & Sullivan ASEAN 4 Logistics Awards for being Singapore�s Best Domestic LSP and Best IT/Electronics LSP, and conferred the Asian 3PL of the Year award by Supply Chain Asia in 2007. More information on YCH is available on http://www.ych.com
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