Mike Johnston of Cummins Turbo Technologies and Tom Crowe of PL Developments were recognized for their impactful leadership in transformational Supply Chain IT projects
SAN FRANCISCO, October 02, 2013,- KPIT (BSE: 532400; NSE: KPIT), a Platinum level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), congratulates their clients for winning prestigious 2013 Oracle Excellence Awards. Mr. Mike Johnston, Global IT Supply Chain Leader, Cummins Turbo Technologies (TT), a business unit of Cummins Inc. is the winner of the Oracle Excellence Award: Leadership in Value Chain Management in EMEA, and Mr. Tom Crowe, Chief Supply Chain Officer of PL Developments, is the winner of the Oracle Excellence Award: Leadership in Value Chain Management in North America. 
Mr. Johnston and Mr. Crowe were both recognized for demonstrating outstanding leadership and technology vision in the successful deployment of Oracle products and services to simplify IT, power innovation, and drive transformational change in their organizations. The winners were selected by a panel of Oracle executives and industry experts who considered factors including the uniqueness of the business case, the degree of innovation in the solutions and change management methodologies employed, and the business benefits realized to the candidate's respective lines of business or entire organization. 
"My team along with experts from KPIT restructured the demand management part of our supply chain, providing long term visibility to our entire supply chain ecosystem," said Mike Johnston of Cummins TT. "By using KPIT's Predict-to-Plan-to-Consensus (P2P2C) solution, we improved data analytics and collaborative demand planning. Together we created a practical IT roadmap with a clear emphasis on Proactive Risk Identification and Management. With Oracle Demantra, Cummins Turbo Technologies successfully developed a global forecasting model to enable strategic analysis of changing markets, our customers and business requirements." 
Tom Crowe of PL Developments (PLD) stated,"In partnership with KPIT, we deployed a comprehensive value chain transformation incorporating solutions for both process and discrete manufacturing. By leveraging KPIT's extensive experience and its Oracle Warehouse Management All-in-One solution, PLD increased inventory accuracy, recovered warehouse space, reduced travel time and completed the installation and troubleshooting of RF data collection and labeling equipment."
Pawan Sharma, President and Head, Integrated Enterprise Solutions, KPIT said, "I am excited that both the North America and EMEA awards for Value Chain leadership were awarded to KPIT's clients and pleased to be associated with these two outstanding companies and leaders. Their business vision, understanding of the complex supply chains and ability to drive the team has been exceptional. We are honored that KPIT could help contribute to their success."
About Cummins Turbo Technologies 
Cummins Turbo Technologies (NYSE: CMI) is one of the world's largest designers and manufacturers of turbochargers for the medium-heavy duty diesel engines market and has a reputation for producing innovative and dependable solutions for specific product requirements of this key market sector. Its Holset brand is one of the best known in the industry having developed an enviable reputation in pursuit of improved engine efficiencies and emissions reduction in on- and off-highway, marine and power generation applications worldwide. Cummins Turbo Technologies is a business unit of Cummins Inc., one of the largest independent makers of diesel engines and related products in the world with operations in more than 190 countries, a workforce of over 44,000 employees and revenues of $18 billion in 2011.
About PL Developments 
Founded in 1988, PL Developments has evolved into the position of a trusted industry partner in the Rx, OTC and nutritional supplements industries, serving national retailers and many global CPG brand companies. Its mission is to deliver products with the highest level of quality and service at an affordable cost. PLD's commitment to quality ensures that every product produced meets or exceeds industry standards. For more information, visit www.pldevelopments.com.
About KPIT
KPIT (BSE: 532400, NSE: KPIT), a global IT consulting and product engineering partner, is focused on co-innovating domain intensive technology solutions for corporations specializing in automotive& transportation, manufacturing and energy & utilities . A Platinum level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) and leader in technology solutions and services, KPIT currently partners with 180+ global corporations including Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), high-tech manufacturers, oil & gas manufacturers and automotive Tier 1 companies. For more information, visit www.kpit.com.
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