SOURCE: Informance International

July 18, 2007 09:17 ET

Cargill Selects Informance for Process Manufacturing Insight

MINNEAPOLIS, MN and REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - July 18, 2007) - Cargill, Incorporated announced today that it has extended the use of Informance manufacturing intelligence solutions to include its Dressings, Sauces and Oils North America (DSONA) business unit. The "DSO" group will use Informance Process Edition to enhance control in its process lines. The firm also leverages the Informance Discrete Edition and the Informance Enterprise Solution to accelerate manufacturing performance across many plant sites throughout the U.S.

The "DSONA" business unit of Cargill offers a range of food ingredients and value-added services for food manufacturers around the world and is a recognized leader in producing safe, consistent, economical food ingredients. Together with Informance, the Cargill Dressings, Sauces & Oils team will focus on some of the unique challenges that process manufacturers face in order to boost performance, using Informance Process Edition for real-time analysis of process variables and equipment conditions.

"Informance has a proven track record of delivering results in this industry, and for other Cargill business units," comments Steve Rieke, vice president of Operations for Cargill DSONA. "We can build on that success and continue to exceed our customers' expectations for quality and service while achieving our operational and financial objectives."

Informance, a leader in Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence (EMI) solutions, offers the Informance Process Edition to help manufacturers boost process manufacturing performance through real-time analysis of process variables and equipment conditions. The solution boosts manufacturing performance by providing access to real-time performance issues to plant staff -- enabling them to react and minimize the impact of problems as they occur.

"We are honored to continue working with Cargill and we maintain our strong commitment to helping them build on their manufacturing excellence through ongoing performance improvements," said Sunil Singh, CEO and president of Informance International. "We believe that manufacturers that take a real-time approach to key performance indicators (KPIs) achieve greater manufacturing control and quickly improve operating efficiencies, so that they can continue to deliver outstanding value."

Process manufacturers like Cargill reduce and prevent cycle time loss using real-time process manufacturing analysis to:

--  Track processes and performance real-time
--  Gain insight to streamline operations
--  Monitor and record process parameters for all batches and steps in
    real-time
--  Track key performance indicators (KPIs) in real-time
--  Obtain rapid and easy-to-understand root-cause and impact analysis
    

To learn more about Informance Plant, Process Edition visit http://www.informance.com/_06_PRODUCTS/plant.asp

About Cargill:

Cargill Dressings, Sauces and Oils North America is a business unit of Cargill, Incorporated, an international provider of food, agricultural and risk management products and services. With 153,000 employees in 66 countries, the company is committed to using its knowledge and experience to collaborate with customers to help them succeed. For more information, call 1-800-CARGILL (227-4455), visit www.cargill.com or contact:

David Feider, Media Relations Director
david_feider@cargill.com
(952) 742-6910

About Informance International:

Informance delivers Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence (EMI) solutions to help clients accelerate operational performance initiatives, drive operating strategies and capture actionable insight; measured by speed-to-value. Clients quickly unlock hidden capacity, increase productivity without additional capital investment, reduce inventory and labor costs, and increase working capital. To learn more, call 1-877-464-6262 or e-mail info@informance.com. For more information, visit www.informance.com or contact:

Diane Murray, Marketing Communications Manager
Diane.Murray@Informance.com
(847) 498-1844 ext. 235

This press release contains forward-looking statements that are based on current expectations, estimates, projections and assumptions. Words such as "expects," "anticipates," "plans," "believes," "scheduled," "estimates" and variations of these words and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, which include but are not limited to projections of revenues, earnings, performance, cash flows, and production. Forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks and uncertainties, which are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual future results and trends may differ materially from what is forecast in forward-looking statements due to a variety of factors. Neither Cargill nor Informance assumes any obligation to update the information contained in this press release.

Contact Information

  • Diane Murray
    Marketing Communications Manager
    Email Contact
    (847) 498-1844 ext. 235