1,000+ chemical manufacturers trust Infor’s 30+ years of expertise

Chemicals

Infor understands unique process manufacturing challenges chemical companies face while taking a product from molecule to market. With Infor solutions most granular level data flows across functions to simplify work for each user. Here are some challenges Infor helps formulate effective solutions for:

Complex supply chain management

Global and local supply/demand push-pull, asset combinations, and new product introductions can lead to suboptimal planning.

Asset and operations throughput

Frequent downtime and unplanned shutdowns impact capacity utilisation and profitability—and can often contribute to additional safety and compliance risks.

R&D spend and speed to market

Lack of standard processes and insights into costs and regulatory data results in missed opportunities and higher costs.

Workforce productivity

Attracting, training, and allocating talent is a challenge due to a shrinking manufacturing workforce and safety and process conformance requirements of a chemical plant.

Legacy platforms and applications

Siloed and customised solutions limit access to insights and analytics, and create barriers to adopting innovations such as smart manufacturing.

Micro-vertical expertise delivers business value faster

CASE

CASE

Specialty Chemicals

Specialty Chemicals

Cleaning

Cleaning

Resins

Resins

Agricultural

Agricultural

Inorganics

Inorganics

Solutions for your most critical challenges

Infor CloudSuite Chemicals provides chemical manufacturers enterprise solutions to augment safety and compliance, improved time-to-market, increased throughput, and optimised productivity.

Make SI&OP process a winning strategy

Improve supply/demand, scheduling and planning, inventory, and warehouse processes

  • Improve predictiveness with machine-learning enabled demand sensing
  • Create balanced plans with a constraint-based optimisation engine
  • Optimise international shipping routes and increase visibility of inventory in transit
  • Perform finite-capacity planning that adheres to constrains and bottlenecks
  • Run “what-if” scenarios to optimise between time, volume, costs, and price

Optimise asset productivity

Institutionalise predictive asset maintenance to increase throughput, reduce costs, and improve safety

  • Increase capacity utilisation by improving overall equipment effectiveness (OEE)
  • Maintain high uptime for high profitability
  • Improve safety and regulatory compliance with prescriptive dashboards and planned shutdowns
  • Increase reliability with predictive maintenance via extended reality (XR) and artificial intelligence (AI)
  • Jumpstart capital expenditure process and drive accuracy

Accelerate innovation and improve ROI on R&D spend

Improve return on R&D by automating and standardising formulation and new product innovation processes

  • Enable quick innovation via data-driven formulation development
  • Check for ingredient allowance and compliance per requirements and targets
  • Improve project success by leveraging stage-gate process management capabilities
  • Conduct scenario comparisons for costs, margins, and performance

Increase employee productivity

Reduce time spent on finding the right talent and increase focus on employee engagement, training, and team dynamics

  • Tie output, quality of work, and certifications to performance and compensation
  • Find the right talent based on technical requirements and aptitude/personality parameters
  • Flag advanced certification and license requirements for EHS compliance
  • Improve employee allocation and management

Create a platform for digital transformation

Enable an Industry 4.0 transformation with a complete, industry-specific platform

  • Apply last-mile, industry-specific functionality in a scalable and secure cloud implementation with extensibility for personalisation instead of customisation
  • Deploy as cloud-based multi-tenant via Amazon Web Services® (AWS®) or on-premises
  • Improve decision-making with IoT connectors AI, machine learning, predictive analytics, and more
  • Increase productivity with social collaboration, role-based homepages, and industry-specific KPIs

Productivity by the numbers

15-25%

improvement in productivity of cost accounting and management team

10-20%

improvement in production equipment uptime

1-2%

increase in top-line sales due to responsive supply chain improving volume throughput

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Infor solutions for chemical companies

Infor CloudSuite™ Chemicals

CloudSuite™ Chemicals is a complete, yet flexible software solution designed to conquer the unique challenges of chemical manufacturing—including planning of co-products and by-products, formula optimisation, seasonality, attribute costing, regulatory compliance, quality, back flushing, catch weight, tank liquid management, traceability, and more. By optimising your supply chain around your business’s unique needs, you’ll be able to reduce your manufacturing costs, total cost of quality, cost to provide service, and total cost of compliance.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Planning and scheduling optimisation across multiple facilities
  • Tank scheduling optimisation
  • Extensive quality management and traceability capabilities
  • Efficient adherence to regulatory and compliance mandates
  • Creation and continuous improvement of formulas
  • Raw materials sourcing for lower costs
PRODUCTS INCLUDED
  • Infor M3
  • Infor OS
  • Infor Birst® Industry Analytics
  • Infor Implementation Accelerator
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Infor PLM for Process

Infor PLM for Process is a cloud-based product lifecycle management solution specifically designed for food, beverage, chemical, and life science manufacturers. It maximises the value of process manufacturers’ R&D teams and helps reduce the time spent performing key PLM processes, such as new product development and introduction, formula optimisation, regulatory compliance, and project management. The solution seamlessly integrates with ERP, CRM, LIMS and other key business systems.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Unify data and processes across the enterprise
  • Develop and launch new products faster
  • Ensure 100% global labeling compliance
  • Deploy quickly in the cloud
  • Utilize collaborative project management
  • Improve formula optimisation
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Infor SCP

Infor SCP is a powerful end-to-end platform that balances supply and demand to optimise inventory, service, and performance across the supply chain. Businesses can tap into solutions for Demand Planning and Sensing, Supply Planning, Production Planning and Scheduling, Inventory Optimisation, and Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP).

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Reduce transportation, overtime, and inventory holding costs
  • Predictive financial analysis and reconciliation
  • Customised alerts for flexible forecasting
  • Collaborative forecasting with sales, finance, production, customers, and trade partners
  • Modeling of business cycles and demand spikes
  • Optimise key supply chain variables such as capacity, material, inventory, and distribution constraints
  • Real-time data to track and optimise the production schedule
  • Scenarios guide resolution to capacity constraints, allocation challenges, new product surprises, and performance shifts
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Infor EAM

Infor EAM is best-in-class asset management software that can help digitize and optimise maintenance operations to reach new levels of efficiency. This 21st-century solution is built in industry-specific editions to address unique challenges. Unlike niche solutions that simply can’t grow, or ERP add-on products that require extensive customisation, EAM is a purpose-built asset management software that's ready to scale and transform with any organization.

Highlights
  • Maximise the reliability and performance of assets
  • Predict equipment failure and carry out preventative maintenance
  • Comply with strict legal and environmental regulations
  • Streamline purchasing and procurement
  • Track labour costs and reduce downtime

Infor Nexus

Infor Nexus™ is the world’s largest and only single-instance, multi-enterprise business network platform that powers many of the world’s most complex supply chains to drive efficiency and agility by optimising the flow of goods, information, and capital from source to delivery and pay. Boost overall supply chain performance by improving on-time delivery and customer service, with increased velocity; all while significantly reducing costs, lead times, freeing up working capital, and improving partner relationships.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Single connection with your network of partners
  • Supplier collaboration
  • Transportation sourcing and execution
  • Multi-leg, multi-mode shipment tracking and monitoring
  • e-invoicing and payables automation
  • End-to-end supply chain visibility and control
  • Innovative supply chain finance
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Infor Workforce Management

Optimise every aspect of labour management and productivity with Infor® Workforce Management. Strategically enhance workforce planning, execution, and analysis with an engaging, industry-specific, enterprise workforce management software solution built on a proven technology platform that delivers time and attendance, demand-driven scheduling, workforce scheduling, and absence management tools.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Enable your people to access workforce data anywhere, anytime
  • Track employee time and get the right data to payroll—every time
  • Leverage vertically specialized shift- or demand-driven scheduling tools
  • Take advantage of intuitive, industry specialized software for budgeting, planning, and forecasting labour demand
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Infor Factory Track

Infor Factory Track™ is an end-to-end manufacturing automation solution, along with warehouse mobility, traceability, and tools for tracking labour and time. Designed to help companies streamline production, properly inventory materials, speed inventory operations, keep labour costs in control, and integrate with Infor's industrial manufacturing platform. Get the visibility and insight to understand true costs, improve cycle times, and respond to customer expectations for on-time delivery.


HIGHLIGHTS
  • Barcode handling
  • Inbound Logistics
  • Job material transactions
  • Time & Attendance automation
  • Labour data collection
  • Overtime rules
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