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[January 30, 2014]

Camstar Announces Manufacturing Star Awards Winners

CHARLOTTE, N.C. --(Business Wire)--

Boston Scientific, ConforMIS and Infineon Technologies (News - Alert) have been selected as Exclusive Winners of Camstar Systems, Inc. Manufacturing Star Awards. Judges comprising the winners' peers and industry analysts selected the winning teams for creating top value in their Enterprise Manufacturing Execution System (MES) implementations. The winners showed high measurable project benefits, best practices for sustainability and integration into the company's fabric, long term impact on perception and adoption of technology, adherence to schedule and budget, and project originality.

Boston Scientific is one of the world's largest and most innovative medical device companies. Judges determined that the business and team made an impressive commitment to global MES and paperless manufacturing, and have created a sustainable competitive advantage through improved product quality and efficiencies. "Boston Scientific's significant achievements are due to their commitment to global MES, and ingraining it in their manufacturing DNA," said Daniel R. Matlis, President of Axendia, Inc. and Manufacturing Star Awards chief judge.

ConforMIS innovatively delivers a new generation of patient-specific imlants and instrumentation. The team at this emerging medical device company demonstrated valuable foresight by investing in MES to enable rapid growth, shorter lead times and ensured quality. "ConforMIS gives a lesson for all to follow, regardless of size of your organization," said Mark Lincoln, VP of Global Operations for Terumo Cardiovascular Group and Manufacturing Star Awards judge.


Infineon is a leader in semiconductors and system solutions. The well-orchestrated team from all areas of the organization showed they can automate best practices from equipment to total plant information, further improving productivity and quality. "Their strong team approach is likely to further enhance sustainable competitiveness," said Julie Fraser, Principal of Iyno Advisor, and Manufacturing Star Awards judge.

The prestigious Manufacturing Star Awards program received a high number of excellent team submissions. As a result, the judges selected teams at Extreme Networks (News - Alert), Ethicon - a division of Johnson & Johnson, and Roche Diagnostics for Special Commendation Awards.

Winners of the competition will be honored in a special ceremony at the Camstar Global Conference 2014, and will be featured in team videos and presentations throughout the event.

"The teams who won Manufacturing Star Awards not only had a clear vision of value and strong execution to deliver business improvements through manufacturing, but also pioneered repeatable, sustainable models for transforming their manufacturing capabilities" said Karim Lokas, Senior Vice President of Product and Marketing Strategy for Camstar. "We are excited to recognize these MES teams' success and contributions resulting from their Enterprise Manufacturing Execution System projects."

For more information about the winners visit the Manufacturing Star Awards website.

About Camstar Systems, Inc.

Camstar provides the world's easiest to use and most robust manufacturing execution systems (MES), enabling global networks of manufacturers, brand owners and suppliers to produce the highest quality products, quickly and efficiently. For nearly 30 years, Camstar has served hundreds of satisfied customers worldwide. For more information, please visit www.camstar.com.


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