NEW YORK - Jun 09, 2016
Infor, a leading provider of beautiful business applications specialized by industry and built for the cloud, today announced that Astute Electronics, a leading global specialist electronic component distributor, has chosen to standardize on Infor CloudSuite Industrial (SyteLine) in the UK, and across its sites in the United States, China, India, Mexico and Israel. Deployed on premise in the UK with direct access for around 100 users across the globe, Infor CloudSuite Industrial will help Astute develop industry-specific processes to support the continuous planned growth of the business.
Infor CloudSuite Industrial replaces a legacy system within Astute. Following a thorough review of the market, Infor CloudSuite Industrial was chosen on the basis of its flexibility and the capacity to deliver standard processes across the different areas of the Astute Electronics business.
Using Infor ION, Infor CloudSuite Industrial will integrate with a wide range of customer and supplier systems to enable Astute to support vendor managed inventory and automatic replenishment. Infor CloudSuite Industrial will also integrate the counterfeit testing systems managed by Astute Electronics, enabling them to support the requirement for captured images and test results.
"We have a diverse range of offerings, from component sourcing and supply including counterfeit mitigation, to logistics solutions and new-design support," said Geoff Hill, managing director, Astute Electronics. "This range of services has driven rapid growth and we now need a system that can offer standardized processes, designed specifically for the needs of our company to support our targeted growth.
"Manufacturers and distributors are very familiar with the benefits of standardization," said Phil Lewis, vice-president, solution consulting, Europe, Infor. "But chief amongst these possibilities is the chance to establish consistency that can drive growth. Be it template processes that underpin different service offerings, or cost efficiency as the company scales, a flexible, open ERP is the technological base of that growth and this is precisely what Astute has selected with Infor CloudSuite Industrial."
Astute Electronics have supported the defence and aerospace industry for over 25 years and deliver customers the best in quality, service and reliability. Astute Electronics is both an electronic components distributor with a strong and increasing portfolio of franchise partners; and a global and UK parts supplier. Astute's main business is in the defence sector with a focus for growth in other markets that value the total quality supply chain management that is a standard part of the Astute offer. The company's highly-qualified team is experienced in procurement, engineering, logistics, finance, program management and QA. Astute are headquartered in the UK with technical and sales offices and logistics and test operations soon to be located in Stevenage. Further offices are located in the USA, China, India, Mexico and Israel. Astute has relationships with the world's leading OEMs and EMS companies, providing services including buffer stocking, price-supported contracts and obsolescence management. Astute is AS9120 accredited and has achieved Silver Status in the SC21 program.
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Infor builds beautiful business applications with last mile functionality and scientific insights for select industries delivered as a cloud service. With 14,000 employees and customers in more than 200 countries and territories, Infor automates critical processes for industries including healthcare, manufacturing, fashion, wholesale distribution, hospitality, retail, and public sector. Infor software helps eliminate the need for costly customization through embedded deep industry domain expertise. Headquartered in New York City, Infor is also home to one of the largest creative agencies in Manhattan, Hook & Loop, focused on delivering a user experience that is fun and engaging. Infor deploys its cloud applications primarily on the Amazon Web Services cloud and open source platforms. To learn more about Infor, please visit www.infor.com.
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- 18 of the top 20 aerospace companies
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- 10 of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies
- 21 of the 25 largest U.S. healthcare delivery networks
- 18 of the 20 largest U.S. cities
- 20 of the top 20 automotive suppliers
- 17 of the top 20 industrial distributors
- 15 of the top 20 global retailers
- 4 of the top 5 brewers
- 21 of the top 30 global banks
- 6 of the 10 largest global hotel brands
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