Automotive

Below is a small sampling of Infor customers; please contact us for more customer stories.


AUNDE Brazil

AUNDE Brazil replaced several of its enterprise application tools with Infor Automotive Exchange, a suite of enterprise software solutions for automotive companies. With Infor Automotive Exchange, 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 Exchange simplifies AUNDE’s complex production process by providing the company with real-time identification and tracking of all products.

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AxleTech International

AxleTech International implemented a new Infor VISUAL ERP system with local support in four months, reduced costs and avoided errors and delays with system-generated electronic invoices, streamlined processes, gained efficiency, provided more accurate information by consolidating data from disparate financial and production systems, and closed financial books 30% faster.

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Cofran Group

With Infor VISUAL, the Cofran Group has improved decision making with greater accuracy and visibility into financial data, optimized sales processes with better access to order information and customer history, and reduced the processing time of purchase orders from 20 minutes to 5 minutes.

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Darmex

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 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%.

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Eberhard

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 Infor VISUAL and Infor VISUAL 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.

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ElringKlinger Sevelen

With Infor Xpert, ElringKlinger Sevelen increased speed and performance, increased OEM orders, accommodated all of its customers’ EDI requirements, and reduced staff workload. Additionally, the company boosted customer satisfaction by improving time to market as well as meeting and exceeding customer expectations.

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Ferrari

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 Infor 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 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.

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Guangzhou Automobile Group Co Ltd (GAC)

Peng Quan, Project Director, GAC Motor explains why China’s fourth-largest auto maker chose the Infor Automotive Exchange solution over SAP and Oracle. He cites Infor’s quality, industry specialization and best TCO.

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Holden Special Vehicles

The Australian car manufacturer uses Infor Warehouse Mobility 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.

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Hutchinson

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 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.

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Jardine Motors Group

By implementing Infor Corporate Performance Management, Jardine Motors Group achieved its goals to eliminate the use of spreadsheets, provide users more intelligent tools for preparing budgets and forecasting, improve decision making, and allow users access to budget and operational information from any facility at any time.

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Lacks Enterprises Inc.

A leading manufacturer and supplier to the automotive, telecommunications, and consumer electronics markets integrated Infor Supplier Exchange with Infor 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.

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LEONI

LEONI reduces stock with Infor Supplier Exchange. 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.

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Lippert and Kinro

Lippert Components and their sister company, Kinro, streamlined order entry, manufacturing planning and product data management, while reducing the model development time required to maintain hundreds of different BOMs and routings by at least 25%.

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New Wei San Industrial

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 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.

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Nissan

With Infor Enwisen HR Service Delivery, Nissan has achieved its goals of providing more efficient and effective HR services at a low cost. The company has achieved or exceeded world-class status on its HR key performance indicator measures of speed to answer calls, call abandonment rate, and resolution on the first contact. Compared to industry peers, Nissan has also moved from the bottom HR quartile with highest expenditures for service delivered to the top HR quartile with lowest expenditures for high-quality service.

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Orio AB

Orio AB takes control of planning with Infor Demand Planning and Infor Supplier Exchange.

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Taranto

After implementing Infor EAM, the Argentinian auto parts manufacturer Taranto was able to easily achieve its customers’ quality requirements, while also meeting the strict regulations of the automotive industry. Additionally, the company implemented and migrated all of its data utilizing the manufacturing-specific capabilities built into Infor EAM.

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WAIglobal

After upgrading from Infor Baan to Infor LN, this automotive aftermarket company saw system performance improve by two to three times, saved $800,000 operationally, reduced customization from 60 percent to less than 1 percent, and realized tremendous process efficiency improvements. With an array of improvements, users adopted the system within a month.

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