AUNDE Brazil replaced several of its enterprise application tools with Infor Automotive, a suite of enterprise software solutions for automotive companies. With Infor Automotive, AUNDE can fully integrate all its manufacturing operations into one system, optimizing process planning and control. The solution’s business-specific capabilities have helped AUNDE reduce inventory levels, increase productivity, and eliminate waste. In addition, Infor Automotive simplifies AUNDE’s complex production process by providing the company with real-time identification and tracking of all products.
Darmex—a manufacturer of high-quality chemical products used by the rubber industry in general and the automotive tire industry in particular—needed an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that would enhance the company’s processes. Darmex implemented Infor™ ERP VISUAL, which helps identify and avoid bottlenecks in production. In turn, this helps reduce manufacturing costs per unit, and increases capacity without adding inventory. Since implementing this solution, Darmex has realized significant improvements in productivity, scheduling, and quality control, which have contributed to an overall company growth rate of approximately 25%.
For more than 140 years, Eberhard Manufacturing has been a leader in providing high-quality industrial hardware. With over 7,000 products available, Eberhard offers a wide choice of variations and options, many not available from any other source. The company sought to reduce long lead times, eliminate late shipments, and increase inventory turns. With Infor10 ERP Express (VISUAL) and EasyLean, Eberhard was able to save $700,000 over a 2- to 3-month time period through improvements in inventory, reduce lead times, and improve on-time deliveries.
Ferrari has been based in Maranello, Italy since the 1940s. At more than 250,000 square metres, the factory's 45 buildings house more than 3,000 workers and combine passion, innovation, and technology to create the company's GT and Formula 1 cars. In 1998, Ferrari adopted ERP Baan IV to support the main production processes for sports cars, racing cars, and spare parts. A dozen years later, by migrating to Baan’s next-generation product, Infor ERP Enterprise (LN), the company gained deeper functionality while leveraging their long-term investment and transitioning more than 10 years’ worth of IT knowledge without having to reshape the IT team or its know-how. Infor ION will provide business and technical integration for a complex environment.
Peng Quan, Project Director, GAC Motor explains why China’s fourth-largest auto maker chose the Infor Automotive solution over SAP and Oracle. He cites Infor’s quality, industry specialization and best TCO.
The Australian car manufacturer uses Infor Barcode in its warehouse to receive goods directly in the warehouse, print a barcoded receipt label to identify all parts, and look up and adjust stock levels. HSV also uses the solution to ship and invoice sales directly from the barcode scanners and print a shipping label. The company has realized significant efficiency improvements in receiving and shipping with fewer resources.
Hutchinson, which supplies rubber auto parts to automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), needed an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that would help the company compete more effectively in the global marketplace. Since implementing Infor™ ERP XA, Hutchinson has streamlined its Argentine manufacturing operations and improved global collaboration, cutting costs, inventory, and redundant business processes worldwide. The solution has also helped Hutchinson increase customer satisfaction, and improve lead times and operational efficiency.
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%.
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.
LEONI reduces stock with Infor Supplier Commerce Portal (SupplyWEB). Since the introduction of Supplier Commerce Portal as the centerpiece of CMI at LEONI, 80 to 85 % of material volumes are managed using this solution.
The manufacturer of automobile, engine, and general industrial parts gained visibility into real-time data across the enterprise and an integrated business process after implementing Infor ERP Enterprise (LN). As a result, New Wei Industrial improved its inventory, sales, finance, purchasing, and production processes. The company reduced inventory process steps by 50%, automated manual purchasing functions, and streamlined the end-to-end sales process. Financial reporting improved through easy data updates, and month-end closing reports were consistently timely. Daily updates to production scrap ratios are now possible, compared to a process taking more than two days previously.
Saab Automobile Parts takes control of planning with Infor Demand Planning and Infor Supplier Exchange (SupplyWeb).
After upgrading from Infor ERP Baan to Infor ERP LN, this automotive aftermarket company saw system performance improve by two to three times, saved $800,000 operationally, reduced customization from 60% to less than 1%, and realized tremendous process efficiency improvements. With an array of improvements, users adopted the system within a month.
The manufacturer of plastic components for the automotive industry gained visibility into real-time data across the enterprise and standardized and streamlined its business processes after implementing Infor ERP Enterprise (Baan). The company has been able to meet continually changing and stepped-up customer demands using the stable and flexible ERP system, including strengthening communications with customers and suppliers.
By implementing Infor ERP Enterprise, Zhongxing Automotive achieved an exceptional new level of performance. The firm’s employees have progressed rapidly and brought about dramatic business improvements in a few short months, which augurs a promising future for Zhongxing Automotive.