18 April 2006

UGS’ Raj Khoshoo Selected by Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine for the "2006 Provider Pros to Know”

FOR RELEASE Tuesday, April 18, 2006

PLANO, Texas– UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced that Raj Khoshoo, vice president of strategic initiatives for UGS, has been selected by Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine for the “2006 Provider Pros to Know” list.

Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazineis the executive’s user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation.  The annual “Pros to Know” listing is a Who’s Who of leading executives across a variety of industries that make up an enterprise’s supply and demand chain.  The sixth annual “Pros to Know” list highlights executives working to give their companies a competitive edge by transforming their supply chains.  “Provider Pros to Know” are individuals from a software, services, consultancy and research firms who exhibit thought leadership within the industry.  Through a dedication to continued improvement in supply and demand chain technology, these individuals have worked to help supply and demand chain management professionals by equipping them with the proper tools.

Each honoree was selected by the editorial team and advisory board of Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine.  The full listing of the “2006 Pros to Know” is available at http://www.sdcexec.com/article.asp?article_id=8380.

Khoshoo, the first UGS executive to be featured on the list, was recognized for his efforts for integrating procurement and PLM technology.  Khoshoo has been a pioneer in merging eSourcing and PLM technologies to unlock value across the total supply chain.

“The value of sourcing can only be sustained when coupled with product design and program management.  Organizations have an acute need for a direct, efficient connection between product development, procurement and suppliers,” Khoshoo said.  “UGS’ Teamcenter for Supplier Relationship Management, SRM, for example, merges the best of e-Sourcing, supplier analytics and PLM capability to provide this connection.  In addition, this solution enables suppliers to influence the design process in early stages of product development through the availability of information regarding capacity.  Companies recognize the financial impact of engaging the entire supply chain through a collaborative environment that supports better cost management and accelerates the design process.” 

Teamcenter® for SRM software is a proven portfolio of configurable strategic sourcing solutions that allows procurement professionals to provide input in all product lifecycle stages beginning with design decisions in the product development process.  This fully-integrated Web-based solution transforms the strategic sourcing process to enable complete sharing of data across supply management modules delivering unparalleled design to source functionality.  Teamcenter for SRM delivers value during the post-launch engineering change process to ensure cost savings.  The solution is ideal for capturing knowledge that enables process improvement in all stages of the product lifecycle.

About Supply & Demand Chain Executive

Supply & Demand Chain Executive is the executive’s user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, utilizing hard-hitting analysis, viewpoints and unbiased case studies to steer executives and supply management professionals through the complicated, yet critical, world of supply and demand chain enablement to gain competitive advantage. On the Web at www.SDCExec.com.

About UGS
UGS is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with nearly 4 million licensed seats and 46,000 customers worldwide.  Headquartered in Plano, Texas, UGS’ vision is to enable a world where organizations and their partners collaborate through global innovation networks to deliver world-class products and services while leveraging UGS’ open enterprise solutions, fulfilling the mission of enabling them to transform their process of innovation. 

Note:  UGS, Teamcenter and Transforming the process of innovation are trademarks or registered trademarks of UGS Corp. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries.  All other trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks belong to their respective holders.

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