Epic Data International Inc.
TSX VENTURE : EKD

Epic Data International Inc.

April 23, 2008 17:00 ET

Epic Data Delivers Significant Business Results to a Leading Heavy Equipment Manufacturer

Epic Data Material Management System (MMS™) reduces inventory loss and improves working capital and material management

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - April 23, 2008) - Epic Data International Inc. (TSX VENTURE:EKD), provider of data collection, material management and manufacturing visibility solutions, today announced a mining and construction heavy equipment manufacturer has successfully deployed and is operating its MMS which is designed to improve inventory accuracy, reduce labor costs and increase profit margins.

With several plants located in North America, each having multiple product lines, Epic Data was able to assist the client in the management of orders, materials and the delivery of thousands of parts to multiple lines and line-side manufacturing cells. The client selected Epic Data's solution to implement key components of their "lean manufacturing" strategy.

MMS provides real-time visibility and knowledge of what, when and where specific parts and sub-assemblies would be delivered. This real-time capability allows clients to solve material management requirements and "lean-out" their manufacturing operations by providing clients the ability to identify part shortages, inventory shortages and warehouse delays. MMS also allows clients to streamline production via the delivery of inventory only when needed, track inventory against specific purchase orders and streamline final production. The 'make to order' tracking and visibility capabilities within MMS ultimately allow customers to minimize inventory costs and line-side inventory hoarding, allowing clients to optimize plant floor space planning and the ability to deploy millions of dollars of manufacturing related working capital elsewhere within the business.

"According to the customer, Epic Data's MMS has delivered amazing results including an 11% improvement in inventory accuracy, a 10% increase in staff productivity and a reduction in inventory management errors equating to nearly $500,000 per year in annual labor savings," stated James Dodds, CEO, Epic Data.

"The planning and delivery of materials to the line when required eliminated excessive reliance on safety stocks and the total work-in-progress inventory was nearly eliminated providing a significant contribution to the customer's strategy for lean manufacturing," continued Dodds.

About Epic Data International Inc.

For over 30 years Epic Data has been a leader in automatic identification and data collection solutions for the world's most progressive organizations. In aerospace, automotive, high technology and industrial equipment & machinery manufacturers, our systems are used to increase plant productivity and production velocity while identifying the continuous improvement initiatives vital to winning in today's competitive manufacturing environments.

People and technology make Epic Data a global leader in automated data collection solutions for the extended enterprise.

Information about Epic Data is available at www.epicdata.com.

Note: Forward-looking statements in this news release are based on current expectations of management. Epic Data cautions investors that, due to risks and uncertainties, actual events may differ materially from current expectations.

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