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WMS Receives Award; Debuts New Platform

Slot manufacturer and Scientific Games subsidiary WMS Gaming last month reached two milestones.

WMS received one of 11 High Achiever awards from the Manufacturing Leadership Council at the 2014 Manufacturing Leadership Summit.

High achievers were selected in nine categories from recipients of the Manufacturing Leadership Awards, which were announced in March. WMS was recognized in the Supply Chain Leadership category for the WMS Procurement Transformation Project, which simplified the WMS supply chain by implementing sourcing strategies to increase efficiency and shorten material lead times. The initiative directly advanced WMS’ ongoing integration with Scientific Games and expedited the completion of prioritized organizational goals.

“This achievement represents truly collaborative innovation across the entire WMS end-to-end supply chain,” said Chris Hillman, WMS vice president of global supply chain. “The High Achiever distinction is a testament to our industry leadership and commitment to optimizing performance for our customers, and I am incredibly proud of the team’s accomplishment.”

And WMS Gaming used the Canadian Gaming Summit June 24-25 to debut CPU-NXT 3, the third generation of the sophisticated operating system that runs the supplier’s slot machines.

WMS, now a business unit of new parent company Scientific Games, presented a complete range of new products at the trade show, which marked the first time the company is presenting its three business units—Lottery, Gaming and Interactive—together at an event.

The WMS Colossal Jackpots series, designed to combine the mechanics of the successful Colossal Reels family with the Blade cabinet, also made a CGS 2014 debut. The series launch includes two base games, the Lunaris and Open Kimono themes, each with a unique player experience and 100 lines of high-definition 1080P graphics.

A number of new game series on the CPU-NXT3 platform were featured, including Supercharged Reels, Reel Intensity and the Wheel Bonus series.


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