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Messier-Dowty selects AMS REALTIME for enterprise-wide project
Integrated program and project management solution to be deployed
across Europe and North America.
(Herndon, VA) March 6, 2000 - Messier-Dowty, the world leader
in the design, development and manufacture of landing gear systems,
has selected AMS REALTIME to implement a program and project management
solution for its Toronto, Canada facility with an objective of applying
it enterprise wide during the next year. AMS REALTIME will support
Messier-Dowty's need for a solution to manage their portfolios of
projects as well as providing planning and control of project schedules
at all levels of detail.
Messier-Dowty employs 2,700 employees at eight sites in Europe, North
America and Asia. Messier-Dowty's customers include many of the world's
leading commercial and military aircraft manufacturers.
Ken Chandler, Director of Program Management with Messier-Dowty commented
on the reasons for choosing AMS REALTIME, "We needed an enterprise-wide
tool that would help us manage the differing layers of complexity
in our business, from the program level to individual tasks and cost
accounts. AMS REALTIME provides an environment which completely supports
our organization structure and project management methodology."
AMS REALTIME will be used to manage all project tasks throughout the
lifecycle of each contract, from contract award to completion, coordinating
the schedules and work between different departments. This includes
all program activities and associated major milestones, such as design,
development, procurement, manufacturing, test and deployment.
An important factor in the choice of AMS REALTIME was its support
for shared resources across multiple projects and non-project work.
Ken Chandler commented "To achieve a balance between project
objectives and overall efficient use of company resources, we have
adopted a highly matrixed organization structure. AMS REALTIME gives
us the flexibility to manage individual projects, while also helping
us understand our overall resource capacity to take on new work and
react to change".
Diane Angell, Chief Executive Officer with Advanced Management Solutions
commented "Messier-Dowty recognizes the benefits of an integrated
approach to managing all the work in their organization. We are delighted
to help Messier-Dowty deploy a solution to manage its project portfolio
within a controlled environment, so that they achieve maximum efficiencies
and benefit from their business operations".
About Messier Dowty
Messier-Dowty is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture
of landing gear systems, with 46% in world market share and an annual
turnover of US$500 million. Messier-Dowty landing gear are in service
on more than 15,000 aircraft making over 20,000 landings every day.
The company supplies more than 30 airframe manufacturers and supports
over 600 operators of large civil aircraft, regional and business
aircraft, military aircraft and helicopters. Messier-Dowty has 2,700
employees in 8 operational sites in France, the United Kingdom, Canada,
the USA and Singapore. For more information visit
About Advanced Management Solutions
Advanced Management Solutions (AMS) provides innovative project and
resource management software together with implementation services
that enables organizations to effectively plan and control their work,
time and resources in real time. The AMS REALTIME™
products are employed by many of the world's leading companies to
ensure effective project delivery while optimizing use of resources.
AMS REALTIME products are widely recognized for providing a powerful
combination of functionality and flexibility. Designed for enterprise-wide
implementation, the software can support hundreds or even thousands
of users without sacrificing performance. The AMS REALTIME products
run on Oracle and are ODBC compliant. The products are cross-platform
compatible across Microsoft® Windows 98,
NT & 2000, Linux, Apple Macintosh® and
UNIX, providing a consistent look-and-feel to all users and allowing
seamless data interchange. Web-based publishing and timesheets are
provided to support users wherever they are around the world. AMS
REALTIME also integrates with Microsoft Project and ERP systems, providing
a single repository of all project and resource data across the enterprise.
For more information contact:
USA: 909 793 0111