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AeroScout Industrial and Three AeroScout Customers Receive 2013 Manufacturing Leadership 100 Awards


Deere & Co, Genentech and TowerJazz recognized for Operational Excellence

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AeroScout today announced that Frost & Sullivan's Manufacturing Leadership Council honored three of its customersDeere & Co, Genentech and TowerJazzwith 2013 Manufacturing Leadership 100 (ML100) Awards for Operational Excellence. For its role in supporting these customers, AeroScout Industrial received an ML100 Technology Partner Award.

"I would like to further congratulate AeroScout Industrial on winning an ML100 Technology Partner Award in recognition for helping to drive change at these companies."

ML100 Awards recognize companies and individuals that are shaping the future of global manufacturing. This year's winners were honored earlier this month at an event following the ninth annual Manufacturing Leadership Summit. Manufacturing leaders from around the globe convened in Palm Beach, Florida for the summit and award celebration.

"Congratulations to AeroScout Industrial for its contribution in driving lean manufacturing initiatives at Deere & Co, TowerJazz and Genentech and a hearty well done to those companies for achieving the distinction of winning ML100 awards this year," said David R. Brousell, Global Vice President and Editorial Director, at Manufacturing Executive. "I would like to further congratulate AeroScout Industrial on winning an ML100 Technology Partner Award in recognition for helping to drive change at these companies."

Deere & Co enhances efficiency of mainline assembly, kitting processes

Multi-billion-dollar heavy-equipment manufacturer Deere & Co received an ML100 Award for improving processes related to its MaxEmerge™XP row-crop planters. With 27 mainline assembly stations operating with a high degree of variability, Deere & Co used AeroScout-enabled wireless asset tracking to monitor day-to-day performance and derive operational insights to support longer-term efficiency improvements. Deere & Co also implemented a Real


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