Mitsubishi outsources infrastructure services

Mitsubishi Motors Australia has outsourced infrastructure services in a five-year, multimillion-dollar deal.

The car maker has expanded its partnership with Vectra Corporation which will manage Mitsubishi's mainframe and more than 100 mid-range computer systems that control vehicle assembly processes ranging from computer-aided design to critical business activities.

The vendor has already worked with Mitsubishi on its mainframe operation for the past seven years, and won the new contract based on its track record and pricing.

Mitsubishi Motors Australia general manager for information systems, Tony Newman, said Vectra's role will be "fundamental" to the successful production of Mitsubishi's new locally made car, to be launched in October.

"We have updated everything from our business processes to the systems we use to increase quality control, parts traceability and electronic modelling," Newman said.

"IT plays a pivotal role in ensuring we can track and trace the component parts from external suppliers for our new model.

"Much of the planning for our new car is about eliminating waste, reducing inventory and improving efficiency. Vectra has demonstrated strong project management capabilities that offer us the potential to improve the way we do business."

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