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iGATE signs IT transformation pact with Owens Corning

Written by: Staff

Bangalore, May 3 (UNI) iGATE Global Solutions, the integrated technology and operations (iTOPS) company, today announced signing of a multi-year agreement with the Ohio-based Owens Corning to be one of its strategic partners for providing Supply Chain Technology Services.

Through the agreement, iGATE would provide Owens Corning, a Fortune 500 world leader in building materials systems and composite solutions, additional scalability, agility and technical depth in a range of Supply Chain technology initiatives. As part of this multi-location relationship, iGATE was setting up a dedicated SAP and supply chain technology centre for Owens Corning at its corporate campus here. The centre would offer a range of Core SAP services across Sales and Distribution, Materials Management, Production Planning, CRM, Advanced Planner and Optimiser modules in addition to others like Financial Accounting Controlling and HR, a company release here said.

Focused competency groups were being formed to assist with peripheral Business Information Warehouse, Supplier Relationship Management and Exchange Infrastructure modules. iGATE would support these for Owens Corning globally, including the USA, Mexico, Latin America, Europe, Japan, Korea and India. The agreement builds upon iGATE's existing association with Owens Corning, the release said.

''This is a challenging and a strategic deal for us in the Supply Chain area with a client who has invested in creating a world-class supply chain organisation,'' iGATE CEO Phaneesh Murthy said.

Owens Corning Senior Vice-President/CIO David L Johns said ''we continually strive to improve flexibility and scalability in technology solution creation and delivery. In iGATE, we have a strong partner who can help us in our focus of taking waste out of our supply chain, thereby improving productivity and driving customer service.'' UNI GD SKB1034

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