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Forger implements Datastream 7i to identify and correct asset performance issues at its Houston plant.

Datastream Systems, Inc. has announced that Wyman-Gordon, a Precision Castparts company, has chosen its Datastream 7i asset performance management solution to optimize plant operations and create a standard for managing and maintaining machine assets at its Houston plant. Wyman-Gordon Houston selected the asset performance management solution to manage internal and external functions like work orders, requisitions, purchase orders, and inventory management. Wyman-Gordon Houston will also monitor key performance metrics like machine downtime and maintenance costs. "We are using Datastream 7i because it's flexible, easy to navigate, and rich with capabilities that allow us to effectively track and manage our machine assets," said Nathan Wade, planning analyst of Wyman-Gordon Houston. "The implementation process has been highly efficient and the support from Datastream's professional services organization has been instrumental in making the deployment successful." Datastream 7i's analytical capabilities reportedly enable Wyman-Gordon Houston to gain a better understanding of its operations and to be better equipped to predict and prevent future downtime. The company has also integrated Datastream 7i, through the Databridge advanced module, with Oracle ERP General Ledger, providing a seamless transfer of financial information between the two systems. Wyman-Gordon is a global leader in the design, manufacture, assembly and integration of complex metal components and products. The company provides titanium, nickel, steel, powder, and aluminum alloy products to a multitude of markets including aerospace, power generation, oil and gas exploration, medical, automotive, locomotive, food processing, and nuclear power. The company operates in five countries with 3,400 employees. "Datastream 7i is designed specifically for environments like Wyman-Gordon's where there is a need to optimize asset performance and integrate systems into a seamless IT infrastructure," says Larry Blackwell, president and CEO of Datastream. "By deploying Datastream 7i, Wyman-Gordon can reduce the costs of finished products by optimizing the performance of its production assets. Additionally, the company will be able to use asset data to drive business decisions." Datastream Systems, Inc. provides Asset Performance Management software and services to enterprises worldwide, including more than 65 percent of the Fortune 500. Datastream's solutions combine world-class asset management functionality with advanced analytics to deliver a powerful platform for optimizing enterprise asset performance. By using Datastream's solutions, customers can maintain and manage capital assets -- such as manufacturing equipment, vehicle fleets and buildings -- and create analyses and forecasts so they can take action to improve future performance. Datastream's flagship product, Datastream 7i, delivers a complete Asset Performance Management infrastructure by combining an Internet architecture with broad enterprise asset management functionality, integrated procurement, advanced analytics and multi-site capability. Datastream was founded in 1986 and has customers in more than 140 countries. For more information, visit Precision Castparts Corp. is a worldwide manufacturer of complex metal components and products..