March 29, 2021
In its newly released SCP Technology Value Matrix 2021, Nucleus Research outlines that “resilient plans and operational agility are crucial for companies to successfully navigate dynamic environments while accounting for resource constraints and customer service requirements.”
Nucleus has named Infor Supply Chain Planning a Leader in this assessment, recognized particularly for its statistics with machine learning, end-to-end multi-enterprise networks visibility, cost optimization, and third-party connectivity.
Infor Supply Chain Planning is a best-of-breed suite of comprehensive tools to support your journey to continuous planning, a critical step toward end-to-end value chain orchestration and a key requirement to weather disruption and overcome uncertainty.
In its Value Matrix analysis of Infor SCP, Nucleus notes: “While its overall strategy pledges support for all deployments, Infor has facilitated transitions to the cloud by extending the structural integrity of its on-premises solution to a cloud-native delivery model. … As Infor expands its coverage of supply chain use cases, Nucleus expects its value proposition to resonate with both current customers and organizations that need to overhaul their supply chain planning processes.”
Infor SCP is designed to help users simultaneously optimize service levels, cost of goods sold and working capital, improving supply chain resiliency and agility. Infor SCP provides capabilities to support Integrated business planning (IBP) or sales & operations planning (S&OP), demand planning, constrained supply planning and optimization, along with synchronization and optimization of plant schedules – all built on a multi-tenet cloud with advanced analytics, AI and machine learning.
Infor Supply Chain Planning customers can improve forecast accuracy, reduce inventory, drive customer service improvements, increase capacity utilization, reduce manufacturing lead time, and optimize their supply chain costs. Productivity opportunities abound for supply chains, and Infor SCP helps companies unlock trapped benefits and value.
By leveraging Infor’s collaborative platform, IBP customers can manage their strategic IBP/S&OP processes, generate scenarios capturing assumptions and amendments for audit, complete financial reconciliation and track strategic business metrics and KPIs.
With demand planning, users can calculate statistical forecasts, seamlessly launch new products, manage promotions and even determine safety stock.
In contrast, supply and inventory planning modules create optimized and constrained plans for capacity, materials, inventory and distribution, along with combined replenishment.
Additionally, Infor’s production scheduling tools synchronize schedules for the entire factory, optimizing sequence based on unique user criteria such as labor resources, change-over time or cleaning requirements. With tank management, push/pull planning, and shelf life and maturation time built in, Infor Production Scheduling is a leader for the process industries, including food & beverage, chemical and oil & gas.
Infor Supply Chain Management ignites the world’s most complex supply chains. With the right strategy and solutions in place, planning professionals can overcome today’s challenges, continue to drive productivity, and ensure agility, resiliency and velocity of their supply chain.