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AGY Modernizes Enterprise Asset Management and Procurement With Assistance From Signum Group - Efficient Transition to Oracle eAM and iProcurement Expedites Return On Investment


Atlanta, GA, August 30, 2006 – Signum Group today announced that AGY has gone live with Oracle eAM and iProcurement at their production facilities in Aiken, SC, and Huntington, PA.  AGY manufactures glass yarns used in electronic products, telecommunications gear, automotive equipment, and other industrial applications.  Signum Group, an Oracle Certified Partner (CP), was chosen to assist AGY with the product implementation at the two sites.

Signum Group’s professional and technical services included system configuration, data gathering guidance, data migration, report writing, training, and documentation.  Signum Group also created a model in Oracle for AGY to use for consignment inventory, and facilitated the use of additional advanced features.  Following are some specific project accomplishments:
•    Asset Migration
•    PM Text and PM Schedule Migration
•    Breakdown Work Order Form for Production Employees
•    Alerts and Notifications
•    Purchase Requisition Approval Hierarchy
•    PES to Oracle Interface
•    Work Order Reports
•    Inventory Consignment

“Signum has a well-rehearsed implementation methodology that brought us live on the new system very fast.  We were live in Aiken within four months, and in Huntingdon in just over two months,” said Bob Mohler, reliability engineer for AGY.
AGY currently has roughly 200 total eAM and iProcurement users responsible for managing approximately 2,900 assets in Aiken and 2,200 assets in Huntingdon.  The Oracle solutions replaced a legacy system that was soon to be unsupported.
The Oracle products were chosen because they integrate well with AGY’s existing Oracle E-Business Suite.

“We are pleased to have been a part of AGY’s successful transition to Oracle’s Enterprise Asset Management and Internet procurement solutions.  The company is now fully equipped to conduct best practice work scheduling, maintenance, and spare parts purchasing.  We look forward to helping AGY leverage additional advanced maintenance practices enabled within the Oracle solutions,” said Susan Hrib, president and CEO of Signum Group.
About AGY Holding Corp
AGY is a leading global producer of fiberglass yarns and high strength fiberglass reinforcements used in a wide variety of composites applications. Headquartered in Aiken, S.C. (USA), AGY has a European office in Lyon, France, and manufacturing facilities in Aiken, S.C., and Huntingdon, Pa. Additional information may be found at the company’s website, WWW.AGY.COM