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Aras to present on Lean Product Development and PLM at SME Conference at IMTS 2006


Industry Leader Explains Strategies Critical to Product Development for Lean Manufacturing and Product Lifecycle Management

LAWRENCE, MASS. - August 31, 2006 - Aras Corporation, a premier provider of product development &quality compliance enterprise software solutions for performance driven companies, today announced that Marc Lind, vice president of marketing, will speak at the Society of Manufacturing Engineers [SME] Competitive Manufacturers Conference at the upcoming International Manufacturing Technology Show 2006. The biannual IMTS show is a leading event for manufacturing executives and professionals.


The conference will be held on September 6 - 8, 2006 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. Mr. Lind will speak on Wednesday, September 6 at 1:00 pm CST on Product Development for Lean Manufacturing (session #825) and on Thursday, September 7 at 1:00 pm CST on Product Lifecycle Management (session #126). Mr. Lind's presentations will cover Lean Product Development strategies and PLM technology to achieve supply chain readiness resulting in the elimination of waste, improved cycle times and better product quality for profitable new products and growth opportunities.


About Aras Corporation
Aras® delivers product development &quality compliance enterprise software solutions for performance driven companies. Aras enterprise solutions provide a process-oriented approach to product lifecycle management [PLM] helping companies achieve alignment with customer requirements, reduce new product risks, ensure quality compliance, and shorten development cycles. The Aras Innovator® application framework is a next generation model-based, service-oriented architecture [SOA] in Microsoft® .NET with unmatched flexibility enabling companies to deploy quickly and adapt easily for the lowest Total Cost of Ownership on the market. Customers include Rolls-Royce, Freudenberg-NOK, Ingersoll-Rand and ACCO Swingline. Aras is privately held and headquartered in Lawrence, Mass. For additional information call [978] 691-8900 or visit www.aras.com