September 22, 2009 09:00 ET

TWSCO Selects TECSYS - The Emerging Market-Leading Supplier of Distribution Software Solutions to the Gas and Welding Supplies Industry

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Sept. 22, 2009) - TECSYS Inc. (TSX:TCS), an industry-leading supply chain management software company announced today that TWSCO (Texas Welders Supply Co., Inc.), a leading distributor of industrial gases, specialty gases, welding equipment and related services, has selected TECSYS' EliteSeries to streamline their business processes, reduce operating cost, strengthen their competitive advantage and improve customer service and delivery.

TWSCO provides packaged gas, microbulk, and bulk solutions, along with welding equipment, and related services to the industrial, petrochemical, scientific, laboratory and environmental industries. The Company operates in one of the most competitive and diverse markets and it is not unusual for them to compete with ten or more suppliers in a single sales opportunity. TWSCO has always maintained a single focus at being "The Best" at what they do, and up until the recent economic slowdown, has maintained a 25-30% annual growth rate.

To strengthen its business processes, TWSCO embarked on a continuous improvement program using the Kaizen methodology. The fundamental objective of Kaizen is the implementation of a measurement-based strategy that focuses on the customer, process improvement, and the elimination of waste. By empowering people with tools and methodology, such as those offered by TECSYS, TWSCO is able to eliminate step redundancies, increase production and effectiveness, and achieve higher levels of customer satisfaction.

"After evaluating the current state of our business systems and processes and comparing that to where we need to be, it became obvious that our current system could no longer support our business objectives moving forward. We selected TECSYS' EliteSeries because of its inherent support of "best practices" and the ability to extend the system to support our unique requirements. The solution's fit to our industry is "out of the box" as well as the ability to support the "Kaizen Philosophy"; in essence it is delivery and service quality at the lowest cost that was attractive to us. Our decision was very timely! The slower business climate allows us to focus on restructuring our business processes on a solid footing and deploy technology to get ready for the challenges ahead when the recovery takes full effect," stated Scott Chenoweth, President of TWSCO.

With TECSYS' EliteSeries and TrackAbout, TWSCO will have better control over their distribution operations. TWSCO will be assured of the quality and accuracy of data collected in the field and gain real-time visibility to the information needed to make better business decisions. TWSCO will also realize the following benefits:

- Efficient supply chain execution - effectively address the many challenges of transaction-rich processes with the processing power and access to pertinent, real-time information. Virtually no manual functions compared to before.

- Access to information at their fingertips - Easy access to accurate information, reporting and analysis, ensuring that management has the information they need to make the right decisions.

- Improved customer service - real-time information, tracking of inventory and cylinders at all times wherever they are. Enables management and customer service representatives to better serve customers and respond to their queries, quickly and efficiently.

- Strengthened support - substantially strengthened support to their IT infrastructure and brings TECSYS' proven distribution applications and methodology to its operations.

- Significant competitive advantage - automation/streamline of their business processes, quality of delivery and the ability to have clear visibility across their supply chain will empower TWSCO to deliver quality service to their customers and significantly improve their competitive advantage.


TWSCO is a leading distributor of industrial gases, specialty gases, welding equipment and related services to the industrial, petrochemical, scientific, laboratory, and environmental industries. The Company provides the highest quality of industrial and certified pure gases, mixtures and calibration standards, complimented by an extensive line of gas handling equipment, systems and welding related equipment, and a broad range of services to provide a complete product supply solution.


TECSYS is a leading supply chain management software provider that delivers powerful enterprise distribution, warehouse and transportation logistics software solutions. The company's customers include over 500 mid-size and Fortune 1000 corporations in healthcare, heavy equipment, third-party logistics, and general wholesale high-volume distribution industries. TECSYS' shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol TCS.

The statements in this news release relating to matters that are not historical fact are forward looking statements that are based on management's beliefs and assumptions. Such statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to a number of uncertainties, including but not limited to future economic conditions, the markets that TECSYS Inc. serves, the actions of competitors, major new technological trends, and other factors beyond the control of TECSYS Inc., which could cause actual results to differ materially from such statements. More information about the risks and uncertainties associated with TECSYS Inc.'s business can be found in the MD&A section of the Company's annual report and annual information form for the fiscal year ended April 30th, 2009. These documents have been filed with the Canadian securities commissions and are available on our website (www.tecsys.com) and on SEDAR (www.sedar.com).

Copyright (C) TECSYS Inc. 2009. All names, trademarks, products, and services mentioned are registered or unregistered trademarks of their respective owners.

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