Motor Manufacturing of America, Inc., (MMMA) is accelerating use of the Internet
and related business-to-business technologies by conducting pilot programs with
Covisint, the e-business exchange for the automotive industry.

Covisint facilitated two trial online auctions July 17 between MMMA and 11 of
its suppliers.

"One element to becoming profitable over the past two years has been
our commitment to reducing and controlling costs. Covisint’s online auction
process helps us do just that and ensures that our supplier partners are onboard
with pricing that is market-driven," MMMA President and Chief Operating
Officer Rich Gilligan said.

The results of the July 17 auctions were so encouraging that MMMA plans to
pilot other Covisint tools, MMMA Executive Vice President of Procurement &
Supply Keith Lawrence said. Trials are being planned for Catalog Services, which
is designed to increase the efficiency of MMMA’s internal purchasing activities,
and Virtual Project Workspace, a design and development collaboration technology
to help reduce new model development time.

"We are pleased to share in the recent successes of Mitsubishi Motor
Manufacturing of America and look forward to introducing the company to Covisint’s
tools for product development and supply chain management," said Kevin
English, Chairman, President and CEO, Covisint. "The time and cost savings
realized by Mitsubishi are significant, but not atypical. We encourage all in
the automotive industry to follow Mitsubishi’s lead and take our suite of products
for a spin."















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