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Dial-up service at flat rate debuts

DETROIT - ANXeBusiness Corp. has begun offering a dial-up connection to its ANX Network for a flat monthly rate.

The service will be available Sept. 30 in North America. It is $49.95 a month. The ANX Network is a vir-tual private net-work with more than 900 users. With the monthly flat rate, users can gain access to the ANX Network and ANXVelocity, which provides network translation services.

Pricing and availability for the service in Europe and Asia-Pacific will be announced later.

ANX Network dial-up service is intended to make the network more affordable for smaller users. Tier 1 suppliers and automakers that use the network usually pay for the connection depending on the number of characters they transmit.

BorgWarner offers trade link

DETROIT - Nearly 200 North American suppliers to Borg-Warner Inc., a supplier of power-train systems and components, are using GE Global eXchange Ser-vices to trade with the com-pany electronically using a Web browser.

GE Global eXchange Services provides suppliers with access to GE TradeWeb, a multilingual service that allows smaller suppliers to use a Web browser to send and receive documents, such as schedules or invoices without additional software.

GE Global eXchange Services is part of General Electric Co.

Mitsubishi tracks vehicles

LOS ANGELES - Mitsubishi Motor Sales of America Inc. has selected ICL Inc. of Las Vegas to provide a Web-based vehicle tracking and vendor audit system for all vehicles shipped from its domestic and Japanese plants to its 513 franchised dealers in the United States.

ICL will collect information from Mitsubishi and the automaker's transportation partners to generate a continuously updated estimated time of arrival for all vehicles .

Terms were not disclosed. ICL is a privately owned provider of logistics systems software and consulting services.

JCI to use i-Supply

DETROIT - Johnson Controls Inc. will use SupplySolution's i-Supply Service software in its North American manufacturing plants.

JCI suppliers can use i-Supply to access just-in-time production inventory, and consumption, logistics and planning information.

Jim Pell, vice president and general manager of North Amer-ica Operations for JCI, says the technology will improve commu-nica-tions and collaboration within JCI's supply chain.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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