Infor has released Infor Advanced Planning 11, a configurable constraint-based supply chain planning solution to optimize supply chains.
Infor has made significant investments in Infor Advanced Planning scale and performance to help users identify and solve problems before they slow or halt the fluidity of the supply chain. Benchmarking performed by Infor and customers to date indicates that this release is more than 30 percent faster across the board.
Infor Advanced Planning offers customers an optimized plan that considers cost and constraints across the entire supply chain, through sourcing, inventory, manufacturing, labor and warehousing, distribution and transportation. Advanced Planning is designed to help secure the lowest total supply chain costs while meeting organizational objectives and customer demands.
Enhancements to Infor Advanced Planning include a supply chain optimization model, which helps reduce implementation times and lower the total cost of ownership. Improved performance and scale is achieved with a new version of the optimization engine CPLEX 12.6, and by converting the application to run exclusively in 64bit, which provides the needed scale to solve larger supply chain problems.
"For this Advanced Planning release, Infor really honed in on improving the scale and overall performance to provide customers with increased flexibility and visibility across the entire supply chain," said John Bermudez, Infor vice president of product management.