Infor Supply Chain
The Networked Supply Chain
The Networked Supply Chain
Total network orchestration is the highest and most sophisticated state a global supply chain can attain. Networked companies win because they’re agile, fast, and efficient. They’re the first to sense and the first to respond to events, the right way. That’s operational excellence. Infor supply chain solutions combine advanced supply chain planning, execution, and finance capabilities with the GT Nexus Commerce Network to help companies achieve the velocity and control needed to compete in today’s rapidly-evolving markets.
Infor supply chain solutions connect planning, execution, and financial applications to the GT Nexus Commerce Network, which links partners and processes through a “single source of truth” information model. This unique combination delivers faster actionable insights across the entire supply chain, end-to-end.
When 80% of your supply chain data lives with your trading partners, manual processes and one-to-one information sharing models will not work. Infor solutions network together thousands of buyers, suppliers, banks, carriers, and 3PLs together on a single, powerful cloud-based information and application platform that supports more than $500 billion in commerce each year.
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Visibility is the foundation of supply chain excellence. Internal and external silos must be removed for any supply chain initiative to be successful. Through an advanced cloud-based network, Infor solutions offer end-to-end visibility, so that companies can respond decisively to disruptions, seize opportunities, and orchestrate and fulfill demand from anywhere in the supply chain.
Infor’s intelligent supply chain applications automate key processes from planning, through execution, to final settlement. Advanced algorithms, optimization engines, and machine learning turn data, from across the value chain, into actionable insights and prescribe better decisions. Integrated execution allows users to easily turn plans into action.
Supply chains across different industries have unique characteristics. But they all face certain common challenges – rapidly evolving customer demands, volatile markets, unexpected disruptions, and cost pressures. Infor supply chain solutions solve relevant problems in your industry through greater visibility, real-time insights, and best practices from across the world of supply chain.
Today's retail customers have unprecedented choice over what, how, when, and where they buy. As new technology upends retail business models, the best-positioned companies will understand that strong, agile supply chains will play a critical role in fulfilling consumer demand. In a world of always-on commerce, having a responsive supply chain is essential.Learn more about solutions for retail ›
A year in fashion is no longer four seasons. Top brands now produce as many as 26 distinct collections each year in the race to keep up with customers' swiftly-changing demands. In an increasingly consumer-driven world, fashion brands need deeper insight into the production and movement of goods, ensuring that their new products meet customer expectations – maximizing revenue while preventing excess inventory buildup.Learn more about solutions for fashion ›
Wholesale distributors face a tough balancing act, maintaining optimal inventory levels while facing thin margins and volatile customer demand. By leveraging intelligent and responsive planning, warehousing, and transportation technologies, distributors can redefine value to the customer while maintaining operational excellence.Learn more about solutions for distribution ›
The food & beverage industry faces a number of supply chain challenges in its effort to deliver safe, high-quality products to consumers around the globe including shelf-life, freshness and waste, supply and asset utilization, shifting consumer expectations, blurring channel lines, and emerging regulations, just to name a few. Demand and supply sensing and balancing can help food & beverage companies maintain the right amount of inventory to meet service level goals while minimizing total costs.Learn more about solutions for food & beverage ›
The high tech industry is diverse—full of specialized manufacturers, components suppliers, and global brands, many with a large retail presence. Products range from high-margin proprietary components, to commodity parts that compete on cost and availability, to electronics that consumers think of as "fashion accessories." It’s a fast-changing industry. Companies need flexibility across their outsourced partner network to respond swiftly to demand shifts.Learn more about solutions for high tech ›
We’re entering a new era of advanced, demand-driven manufacturing that requires innovation and a tight focus on delivering quality products and services to customers, while also controlling costs and inventory. Infor harnesses supply chain data from across the network, providing visibility and insights into orders, production, and inventory so that manufacturers can optimize their supply chains and costs, while ensuring that their customers receive products on-time.Learn more about solutions for industrial manufacturing ›
Industrial machinery and equipment manufacturers deliver complex products in a variety of methods, such as engineer-to-order or configure-to-order, coupled with an increasing amount of service and aftermarket offerings. To achieve profitability these businesses must effectively manage their supply chain to ensure efficiency in inventory management and the effective use of capital.Learn more about solutions for industrial machinery ›
The global automotive industry is transforming before our eyes. As automakers prepare for an increasingly electric and autonomous future, they are under significant pressure to protect margins and deliver safe, efficient vehicles today. But the supply chain is more complex than ever and efficiently connecting to suppliers and logistics providers s critical. Inventory visibility and up-to-the-moment transport coordination is essential to make just-in-time production effective.Learn more about solutions for automotive ›
The chemical industry’s asset-intensive operations create many supply chain challenges. Capacity utilization, raw material volatility, waste, sustainability, and regulations create enormous risk if forecasts miss. Market volatility and sequencing requirements further stress resources. Long planning horizons create moving bottlenecks. But synchronizing demand and supply can yield major improvements in service levels and the bottom line.
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As the life sciences industry doubles down on patient safety, new regulations, expiring patents, and mega mergers are adding uncertainty into the mix. Profitability requires bringing innovation to market by simultaneously improving patient outcomes and driving performance. Customized products are one way to do this, but they increase R&D costs, and stress the supply chain. As the industry expands globally, advanced techniques are needed to meet growth objectives while reducing costs.
Logistics Services Providers are expected to deliver more agile solutions in the face of e-commerce growth, shorter timelines to re-position inventory, and increasing globalization. They also need to provide increasingly detailed visibility, order management, and collaboration capabilities to remain competitive.
Infor Supply Chain products provide unparalleled visibility and collaboration capabilities, from planning, to execution, to connecting with your entire network of trading partners. Infor Supply Chain offers the most comprehensive set of solutions to run your supply chain, end-to-end, no matter where you’d like to start.
Blind spots can hide lurking disaster or missed opportunities. It’s important to defuse supply chain disruptions before they hurt your bottom line. With the Infor GT Nexus Commerce Network, you can plug into the digital world of multi-enterprise, global business visibility and collaboration to sense-and-respond better to both demand signals and potential supply disruptions. Faster, smarter collaboration and execution minimizes risks, reduces the need for costly inventory buffers, and improves supply network velocity.
Create agility and grow amidst rising customer expectations and competitive pressures. The Infor Supply Chain Planning suite enables proactive, network-wide synchronization. Modular applications leverage a common platform for end-to-end supply chain planning, or target specific areas of business complexity. Components include Demand Planning, Demand Management, Supply Planning, Inventory Optimization, Production Planning, Manufacturing Scheduling and Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP).
Infor Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) enables cross-functional alignment, linking supply and demand. Supply chain and business units collaborate on a regular cadence to identify risks, address shifts and constraints, and support growth. Decisions seamlessly drive supply chain response. An Integrated Business Planning (IBP) platform extends the process to financial planning, connecting network nodes for customer engagement and business transformation.
Infor combines core and advanced warehouse capabilities with embedded labor planning, transportation execution, and 3D visualization in a modern warehouse management system (WMS). Holistically improve fulfillment, integrate value-added services, and eliminate bottlenecks. Simultaneously enhances service levels, inventory management and space utilization, aligning company assets toward growth.
Supplier Collaboration allows buyers to share and collaborate with multiple tiers of suppliers on plans, forecasts, and commitments on the network, improving responsiveness to dynamic demand. With faster collaboration and automated alerts, companies can proactively balance supply and demand to improve on-time delivery rates and reduce cycle times while reducing inventory costs.
Procure-to-Pay is fundamental part of any supply chain process. Yet, automating procure-to-pay remains an overlooked supply chain improvement. Procure-to-Pay automation on the Infor GT Nexus Commerce Network drastically cuts the procure-to-pay cycle time and provides buyers and suppliers with earlier cash flow visibility. Negotiate and confirm orders collaboratively, create electronic fulfillment documents, automate invoice reconciliation & approval, and track inventory and payments--all in real-time.
By connecting the physical and financial supply chains, the Infor GT Nexus Commerce Network provides a unique opportunity for companies to strengthen their supply chains holistically through finance. Buyers can increase reliability, free up working capital, reduce risk, and cut total supply chain costs by providing suppliers capital throughout the transaction lifecycle, not just at time of approved invoice. Finance providers already on the network also offer innovative programs where financing eligibility and rates are based on attributes such as buyer-credit, transaction performance or social and environmental sustainability performance.
GT Nexus Commerce Network Transportation Management lets you take control of your global logistics performance and freight spend across geographies, service providers, business silos, and various TMS systems. Orchestrate transportation flows with your critical partners and service providers through rich platform applications and a worldwide carrier and LSP community. Manage and monitor multi-modal, multi-stop, and multi-party transportation execution.