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EXE Technologies' EXceed Yard Extends Inventory, Asset, and Labor Management Beyond the Four Walls.

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DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 12, 2002

Global supply chain execution (SCE) leader EXE Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXEE), continues to expand its supply chain execution solution footprint with the release of EXceed(TM) Yard, a yard management software application that enables more effective inventory, asset, and labor management.

EXceed Yard extends inventory visibility into trailers and expands control of the distribution center to the boundaries of the yard, helping to increase customer service levels, revenues, and inventory productivity. Orders can now be filled using inventory that has yet to be unloaded from the trailers - or trailers containing hot inventory can take priority for unloading. This reduces production line stoppages, short shipments, and out-of-stocks, increasing sales and overall customer service levels. EXceed Yard also reduces spoilage of temperature-sensitive products by alerting personnel of the need to re-fuel climate controlled trailers.

To maximize trailer utilization and reduce unnecessary detention or demurrage charges, EXceed Yard tracks the location, dimensions, owner, and count of all trailers within all the enterprises' yard operations. Trailers can be tracked using RFID technology or through the windows-based product. EXceed Yard also manages trailer maintenance schedules to ensure the fleet is in good working condition. All trailer and driver event information - including arrival time, location, unloading, return to yard, loading, and departure - is captured and maintained for performance analysis and billing verification.

"Today's thin margins, short product life cycles, and ever-demanding customers require companies to closely manage their inventories," said Benjamin Hood, vice president and general manager of EXE's EXceed Fulfill Business Unit. "In addition, whether owned, leased, or contracted, idle trailers are costly. With EXceed Yard, customers can substantially improve their inventory visibility and asset utilization, delivering significant results to their bottom line."

Traditional yard management is a labor-intensive process. EXceed Yard helps reduce labor costs and maximize yard productivity through system directed task management. Using trailer profiles, driver profiles, and proximity information EXceed Yard determines the most cost effective task assignments. EXceed Yard's task management functionality can also be extended to meet the needs of complex yard operations through task linking. EXceed Yard finds trailers matching user-defined criteria and links together multiple tasks to create task dependencies that further automate the task management process. Task Assignment in EXceed Yard is RF enabled to eliminate costly recording, keying, and verbal communication errors.

Available now, EXceed Yard is an open solution that can operate as a stand-alone application or be integrated easily to existing warehouse management, transportation management, order management, and dispatching systems. Through a preconfigured integration with EXceed Fulfill WMS, the Yard system will automatically generate move tasks for putaway of empty trailers or bring empty trailers to the dock for loading.

About EXE Technologies, Inc.

EXE Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXEE) is a leading provider of supply chain execution software solutions that deliver the vital, frontline supply chain intelligence to drive customer execution decisions and processes. EXE's products and services help customers worldwide reduce inventory and operational costs while increasing customer loyalty and satisfaction. The company provides global service and support from offices located in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia. For more information about EXE Technologies, Inc., call (214) 775-6000 or visit

EXE Technologies, EXE and EXceed are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of EXE Technologies, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks or service marks contained herein are the properties of their respective owners.

Statements contained or implied in this press release that are not historical facts may be forward-looking statements, as the term is defined in the Private Litigation Reform Act of 1995. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as "anticipate", "estimate", "expect", "project", "intend", "plan", "believe" and other words and terms of similar meaning in connection with any discussion of future operating or financial performance. Many factors, including the risks outlined from time to time in the documents filed by EXE with the Securities and Exchange Commission, will be important in determining future results.

The forward-looking statements contained in this press release include, among other things, statements relating to the capabilities of EXE's software, EXE's ability to implement its software and customers' ability to realize certain results from the implementation of EXE's software . Any and all of our forward-looking statements can be affected by inaccurate assumptions we might make or by known or unknown risks and uncertainties including, among other things, the length and complexity of the implementation cycle for EXceed software, which may result in delays and/or customer dissatisfaction. Actual future results may vary materially.
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