After implementing Infor ERP VISUAL, a manufacturer of chemical resin materials for the architecture and design industry boosted revenues from $3 million to $70 million within five years, increased productivity in sales and all accounting processes, improved accounting accuracy of each product cost, and developed a more seamless engineering process.
Zildjian implemented Infor F9 in approximately three weeks and was one of the first companies to use it with the SyteLine system. "Infor F9 requires no maintenance once the initial setup is complete. We have scheduled it to update automatically every night, so the Infor F9 data tables and the SyteLine data tables are always in sync."
A world-class manufacturer of high quality bricks has leveraged technology to increase its data visibility with Infor ERP LN, resulting in cost reductions, minimized scrap, real-time order status, and a competitive advantage to keep the company looking towards the future.
A longtime Infor ERP Business (SyteLine) customer, Brentwood routinely reassesses its technology infrastructure. "Every seven to ten years, our company wants to re-evaluate what's out there to see if there's a better product for our business," says Kenneth Kemp, Brentwood's IT manager. Like any other company in an industry as competitive as plastics, Brentwood constantly seeks to increase workforce efficiency, product quality, and operational excellence by improving the speed of access to data throughout the company. The most recent assessment came at a crucial moment. Despite being mired in of one of the toughest recessions that manufacturers had ever seen, Brentwood still maintained a healthy 45% rate of growth over six years. The company needed its technology to support that level of growth while keeping margins strong. Managers also wanted to consolidate their list of software vendors to improve global visibility for all operations and provide users easier access to data.
With Infor ERP Business (SyteLine), Brookline Engineering Laboratories has gained the ability to support all continuous improvement processes, simplified and reduced the number of process steps and transactions, and maintained the high quality levels required by ISO 9000 standards. The company’s revenue recently reached record levels.
Computer Designs is a manufacturer of custom thermoformers for the medical, surgical, electronic, and OEM markets. The company focuses on quality, striving to meet its customers ever-changing requirements with innovative designs and flexible customer service. Based in Whitehall, Pennsylvania, Computer Designs also has plants in North Carolina, Arizona, and Puerto Rico. To learn more, visit www.computer-designs.com.
Custom Plastic Specialties, a promotional products printer, used EPAK to help their staff make the transition from their DOS-based system to Syteline ERP. They currently use EPAK to maintain their business process documentation, roll out new processes and support their Syteline ERP users.
After relying on disparate systems that couldn’t communicate, the manufacturer of kitchen cookware successfully integrated all of its production operations with Infor ERP VISUAL. The results were reduced lead times and inventory, streamlined and automated processes, and visibility into production levels that led to improved deliveries. Productivity and customer satisfaction soared.
The manufacturer of systems and components in the plastics extrusion industry deployed Infor ERP Business (SyteLine) in the cloud to quickly integrate all disparate systems and support growth without increasing IT costs, provide one data source accessible in real time to users everywhere, and maximize visibility across all business units for improved decision-making. The company can monitor the shop floor; easily perform financial reporting; and closely track prospect, customer, and account information to improve customer service.
After implementing Infor ERP Business (SyteLine), Governair has grown its business from $21 million to $35 million in just two years, with plans to reach $50 million soon. The manufacturer of HVAC systems for commercial and industrial use has integrated its disparate systems and provided real-time visibility into all its operational processes, increasing productivity, improving decision-making, accelerating time to market, and boosting customer satisfaction and loyalty.
Graphicast, Inc. is the premier supplier of ZA12 (zinc aluminum alloy) castings. Founded in 1978 and based in Jaffray, NH, Graphicast has built a reputation as an innovative and collaborative supplier of machined and as-cast parts to a wide range of industries, including medical and diagnostic equipment manufacturers. For more information, visit www.graphicast.com.
Deploying Infor ERP VISUAL Easy Lean meant a wide range of improved processes for this manufacturer of fasteners and precision machine parts. The company reached 95% on-time shipment rates, cut lead time by 20%, and reduced production setup times by 20%. It also became a net exporter to China.
Group Dekko experienced dramatic reductions in inventory, quoting time, and the time it takes to move customer orders into production after implementing Infor ERP iEnterprise (LX). The company has also increased on-time shipping and supports global sourcing through Infor’s multilanguage and multicurrency capabilities. Group Dekko has also easily implemented several complementary Infor systems, and has partnered with Infor for close to 30 years.
By implementing Infor SyteLine, Herman Miller was able to reduce US inventory by $1.2 million in two years, tripled their production capabilities, and enhanced their JIT (Just-In-Time) supply chain. Herman Miller is also upgrading to the latest version of ERP Business, including Infor ION, to integrate and enhance inter-company, company-supplier, and company-customer communications.
One of the world's largest providers of innovative vehicle roof systems deployed Infor PLM and ERP BaanIV to redefine, integrate, and standardize a majority of its business processes which has enabled the company to respond more quickly to market changes—resulting in reduced costs and increased efficiencies in all areas by an average of 30%.
The world leader in the design, production, and sales of modular carpet and a leading manufacturer and marketer of broadloom carpet, panel fabrics, and upholstery fabrics selected Infor HCM Infinium Self Service to automate the new employee recruitment, payroll, and employee benefits processes, and at the same time reduce its carbon footprint. The company has streamlined all of its business operations to improve efficiency and ensure profitability while moving closer towards its goal of becoming the world's first environmentally restorative company by 2020.
J&E Manufacturing Company is a contract manufacturer of precision metal components. J&E's extensive range of in-house capabilities includes sheet metal fabrication, stamping, welding, CNC turning, CNC milling, powder coating, screen printing, and assembly. The company chose to implement Infor ERP Express (VISUAL) and Easy Lean to reduce workload and errors, improve the visibility of workload and due dates, and to better manage inventory. Since implementation, the company has reduced missed ship dates, required fewer people to schedule production and order materials, improved on-time delivery and productivity, and decreased the amount of on-hand inventory required.
A leading manufacturer and supplier to the automotive, telecommunications, and consumer electronics markets integrated Infor SCM SupplyWEB with Infor ERP BPCS, resulting in improved supplier communication, more precise inventory accountability that eliminated safety stocks, lower premium freight costs, and greater credibility with the customer toward continuous improvement.
Mohawk Fine Papers is leveraging Infor's EAM solution on the Microsoft platform to better understand the energy consumption occurring on its equipment in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and support its overall efforts to become a greener company. Mohawk's VP of IT calls Infor EAM "the market leader" and describes the product as "scalable and easily integrated." He also says, "I haven't seen a product in many years that is as effective and user-friendly as this product."
A global manufacturer of in-store programs that connect with shoppers and drive sales for brand marketers and retailers incorporated modules of Infor ERP LN. Only three months after implementation, RTC had the biggest shipping quarter in the company’s history—without adding order entry staff and without one system glitch.
Plumbing products distributor, TMS South, specializes in "hard-to-find" items and repair parts for industrial, commercial, and residential applications. The company uses Infor ERP FACTS to enhance customer service, optimize inventory levels, increase productivity, and improve profitability enabling TMS South to leverage its resources in new ways to improve its efficiency.
The manufacturer of components for aerospace and medical applications used Infor ERP Business (SyteLine) to dramatically reduce its paper processing and costs. ERP Business also helped the company maintain better control over engineering information to ensure everyone was using the most up-to-date drawings.
Wanavit Manufacturing selected Infor ERP Business (SyteLine) as its new enterprise resource planning system after a careful comparison of competitors’ offerings, and following a popular vote by some 50 users who heard several presentations and responded in a questionnaire drawn up by the IT consultant. The conclusion was that Infor's resources for manufacturing were superior to those of the competition while Infor ERP Business (SyteLine) offered much potential for customization.