MTI Systems Confirms Contract With Major Manufacturer For Costimator OEM Software

MTI Systems Press Release

W. SPRINGFIELD, MA (June 21, 2004) - MTI Systems, Inc. today announced that Caterpillar Inc. has purchased a Corporate License of their Costimator OEM cost estimating software.

Costimator OEM is—the first of its kind—software solution that helps OEMs estimate the cost of manufactured parts. The system allows design and cost engineers to evaluate functional and design differences in a part to determine which design is most cost effective.

“Costimator OEM helps OEMs implement effective costing strategies by breaking down and quantifying the true costs of manufactured parts. This cost information is then used by procurement personnel as benchmarks for negotiating with suppliers,” comments Mr. David LaJoie, VP Sales & Marketing at MTI Systems. “The system allows design engineers and purchasing professionals to identify and understand the cost drivers associated with the parts they design and procure, enabling them to plan and implement uniform and predictable costing strategies. This is a critical supply chain strategy in today’s highly competitive marketplace.”

MTI Systems, Inc. is a world-leader in the development of innovative cost-estimating software and consulting services, providing competitive-edge solutions for manufacturing since 1982. For more details on Costimator OEM or Costimator JS for Job Shops, contact David LaJoie at MTI Systems, 59 Interstate Drive, West Springfield, MA 01089, 800-644-4318, Fax 413-739-7250, email: david.lajoie@mtisystems.com, or visit www.mtisystems.com.