To stay competitive and meet customer
requirements, metal fabricators need effective supply chain
synchronization that allows them to get the right materials to the right
place, at the right time.
But, at the end of the day, the true measure of their success is how well their manufacturing plants perform.
Within those four walls, metal fabricators can’t afford anything less
than optimum flexibility and agility, with systems that support the
smooth flow of information and materials through all operations. Lean
manufacturing is the key to efficiency for metal fabricators in the
punching, cutting, bending, stamping, and forming micro-verticals. Mixed
modes of production help these manufacturers respond to constantly
changing customer demand. Besides customer demand, metal fabricators are
faced with a changing distribution environment that’s moving from a
reactive, stable set of relationships to a continually changing network
of supply and demand, with the distributor as the intermediary.
The manufacturing capabilities of Infor™ ERP SyteLine
help address both sets of challenges. This fully-integrated, enterprise
solution helps metal fabricators gain visibility into their plant
operations and their customers’ changing product requirements. It also
supports lean initiatives and allows metal fabricators to build and
enhance relationships with their extended supply chain to reduce costs,
optimize capacity, and improve customer satisfaction.
Do Business Better.
To address these challenges and deliver a
cost-effective way for manufacturers to improve business agility, Infor
and IBM® offer a Vertical Industry Program (VIP) for metal fabricators.
IBM VIP delivers business-specific solutions for metal fabricating
companies backed by Infor and IBM’s manufacturing and industry
expertise—running on proven IBM technology.
Leverage The Experience Of Infor And IBM.
VIP brings together Infor’s market-leading
enterprise resource planning (ERP) capabilities and the latest IBM
System x™ and BladeCenter® server technology in a lowrisk,
easy-to-implement solution designed to meet the specific needs of metal
fabricators. Together, they deliver:
• Industry know-how —VIP is backed by the dominant forces in the manufacturing industry: IBM and Infor.
• Expanded capabilities —Infor and IBM deliver the
business functionality, expertise, and technology to create a
comprehensive enterprise solution, plus a complete set of extended
warehouse management, ecommerce, demand planning, supply chain
management, and enterprise asset management capabilities.
• Usability —Infor solutions are designed to meet the
needs of today’s metal fabricators, and deliver the information they
need to boost productivity and profitability.
• Lower TCO —VIP combines greater server processing
power and Infor’s industry-specific capabilities to deliver significant
cost reductions and hardware maintenance savings for metal fabricators.
According to Aberdeen Group, Infor is a leader in delivering low total
cost of ownership for ERP software worldwide.
• Ease of use — Infor’s business-specific solutions
deliver the information metal fabricators need to boost user
productivity and support complex manufacturing, including mixed mode
manufacturing. Features include personalization of the user experience,
event modelers and workflow.
• Competitively priced financing —The addition of IBM
Global Financing means customers have greater flexibility in purchase
and financing options with their VIP solution and a more affordable and
manageable IT and business solution. Highly competitive rates and
end-of-lease or end-of-life options maximize purchase flexibility while
minimizing risk. A VIP business and technology solution lets
manufacturers better manage costs, improve their bottom line and grow
Get Business Specific.
Infor ERP SyteLine is built, serviced, and
managed by manufacturing professionals who understand the production
requirements of metal fabricators, as well as their need to keep
processes running smoothly. And, because Infor ERP SyteLine helps
fabricators meet their lean manufacturing and quality goals, it helps
them create ongoing value.
Infor ERP SyteLine can help metal fabricators
deal with new manufacturing materials, greater complexity of final
products, new production methods, increased customer outsourcing, and
Mixed mode manufacturing.
Infor ERP SyteLine accommodates
true mixed mode manufacturing. From repetitive to engineer-to-order,
Infor ERP SyteLine enables the processes metal fabricators need to
accelerate production and meet customer demand more quickly.
Advanced planning and scheduling (APS).
includes a fully integrated, lean advanced planning engine that
synchronizes material and capacity to customer orders. This capability
allows metal fabricators to provide accurate and real-time
capable-to-promise estimates to their customers, so when they make a
promise, they keep it.
Complex product configuration.
Infor ERP SyteLine provides
integrated management tools to ensure configured orders are accurate
for the customer and feasible for the production department.
Materials and inventory management.
Metal fabricators can
keep inventory low while avoiding shortages with Infor ERP SyteLine. The
solution automates the process of calculating and monitoring inventory
drivers, such as forecasts, safety stocks, and order size.
See Results Now.
Combined, IBM and Infor bring the largest
base of resources dedicated to serving the needs of the manufacturing
industry to help maximize your business success and growth. With over
45,000 manufacturers and 70,000 companies worldwide actively
collaborating with Infor on their business needs, Infor offers the
leading solutions for doing business better. Infor can help you:
• Manage increasingly complex products and product offerings
• Increase the productivity of your inventory
• Reduce operating costs
• Enhance customer satisfaction
• Improve agility and supply chain performance
• Achieve greater flexibility to address changing market conditions
Register here to watch a 6 minute demo of state-of-the-art Infor SyteLine ERP technology that can specifically address the needs of Metal Fabrication Manufacturers.
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