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Production Modeling Corporation (PMC) and Lanner Group Partner to Deliver �Best in Class� Simulation and Optimization Solutions

Sep 07, 2006

DEARBORN, MI and REDDITCH, UK August 25, 2006 � Working to provide organizations with a uniquely visual and quantitative business improvement methodology, PMC and Lanner announced a strategic alliance, effective August 2006, to deliver the most compelling simulation and optimization software and consulting solutions based on WITNESS, the world�s leading business simulation system, and PMC�s globally recognized �best in class� cutting-edge productivity solutions.

Lanner specializes in process simulation technology and its effective deployment, having developed its software and domain expertise across a wide range of industries and applications.

�The relationship with PMC will provide customers with access to an extended skill set experienced in delivering productivity solutions based upon our technology� said David Jones, CEO, Lanner Group. �PMC provides a unique and significant capability that complements our existing market position. We are excited about where this new partnership can take our simulation based solutions; both to new levels of innovation as well as delivering accretive value to our respective customers."

�PMC's goal is to complement our client�s business know-how with our engineering, manufacturing, business and information systems expertise, providing answers for companies challenged to steer a successful business course. Partnering with Lanner, we have the opportunity to add value by integrating generic process improvement and lean/IE techniques with visual tools so that the clients can virtually see and perform analysis in optimizing their systems,� said Dr. Onur Ulgen, President of PMC. Dr. Ulgen further added that �Visual simulation-based tools enhance new idea generation and involve experienced managers in performing what-if scenario analysis without becoming bogged down in the details of the systems.� PMC�s strategic software, consulting, and training relationship with Lanner Group and WITNESS simulation software will provide broader service to Lanner�s current customers due to the complementary services of PMC in areas of lean systems implementation, traditional Industrial Engineering, and Six Sigma.

To date, Lanner has helped over 1000 international organizations realize billions of dollars in business benefit. Working with Global 1000 customers since 1979, PMC has completed over three thousand complex projects involving advanced industrial engineering, supply chain management, lean systems implementation, finite capacity scheduling, software design, and shop floor control solutions.

About Lanner Group Ltd

Lanner Group specializes in process simulation technology and its effective deployment. The resulting blend of Process Simulation Tools, experience & capability and process understanding enables us to consistently deploy the full power of simulation for our customers and partners worldwide. Lanner has a portfolio of industry and application services and technology offerings including the world-leading WITNESS simulation and optimization software. Lanner is widely acknowledged as the world's pioneering leader in business simulation and optimization. Based in the UK with subsidiaries and partners in Europe, The Americas and the Far East, Lanner has a worldwide customer-base of more than 3500 companies globally and has implemented solutions for over 1000 customer projects.

About PMC

PMC is the largest productivity improvement services company in North America providing software, consulting, technical staffing/contracting services, and training in all major productivity improvement tools. More information about PMC services can be found at

Press Contacts:

Claudia Gdowski


(313) 441-4460 Ext 1131

Virginia Kirtley

Lanner Group, Inc.

713-532-8008 Ext 216

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