Berkeley Heights, NJ--November 19, 1996--The Microelectronics Group of Lucent Technologies (Berkeley Heights, NJ) and DHL Worldwide Express signed an agreement that assures delivery of integrated circuits to customers anywhere in the world in 48 hours.
This program is part of a broader Lucent effort aimed at reducing the average time from order of ICs to delivery from up to eight weeks to one week. This shorter delivery cycle will enable Lucent's customers to eliminate warehousing costs, shorten manufacturing cycles, and implement just-in-time manufacturing.
Prior to this contract, Lucent Technologies' Microelectronics Group shipped finished products to warehouses to await delivery to customers. With the new system, the product is manufactured and shipped directly to customers' manufacturing facilities.
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