1,500+ food and beverage manufacturers improve speed and productivity with Infor

Food & Beverage

Some business drivers facing today’s food and beverage manufacturers may feel familiar, but the specific challenges have evolved. Infor® helps food and beverage companies digitally transform and take a fresh look at core competencies. Here are some key challenges and goals that Infor helps its customers address every day.

Balance innovation and time to market with quality and compliance

Keeping pace with trends (e.g., eco-friendly packaging, plant-based recipes) and regulations requires agile systems.

Manufacturing and operations complexity

Margin pressure, increasing ingredient costs, and expensive manufacturing assets drive need for efficiency gains.

Supply chain complexity and lack of collaboration

Managing inventory, production capacity constraints, and transportation costs requires advanced orchestration.

Maintaining employee productivity

Recruiting and retaining, while addressing skills gaps creates compounded challenges.

Modernize processes and drive innovation to meet current industry needs

Industry 4.0 requires support for IoT, AI, machine learning, and advanced analytic technologies.

Micro-vertical expertise delivers business value faster

Agri-food

Agri-food

Bakery

Bakery

Dairy

Dairy

Meat, Poultry and Fish

Meat, Poultry and Fish

Food Ingredients

Food Ingredients

Beverage

Beverage

Fruits & Vegetables

Fruits & Vegetables

Grains & Cereals

Grains & Cereals

Animal Feed

Animal Feed

Confectionary & Snacks

Confectionary & Snacks

Convenience Food & Ready Meals

Convenience Food & Ready Meals

Solutions for your most critical challenges

Exceed customer expectations, maintain quality and compliance, tame the supply chain, and much more with cloud-based, Infor CloudSuite™ Food & Beverage and modern ERP, PLM, and EAM solutions for food and beverage manufacturers.

Enable rapid product innovation

Leverage modern technology to get products to market faster than the competition

  • Manage recipes and continually optimize formulas and cost
  • Accelerate new product introductions to meet consumer demand for change and variety
  • Collaborate with partners on innovation to be first-to-market

Increase, quality, safety, and compliance

Reduce contamination and injuries, while maintaining end-to-end quality and compliance

  • Achieve end-to-end quality management with visual traceability and graphical lot tracking
  • Test according to specifications to meet to product, regulatory, and customer requirements
  • Reduce non-compliance penalties, risk of injuries, and quality/contamination issues

Benefit from supply chain transparency

Optimize processes and seasonality, reduce costs, and collaborate across the end-to-end supply chain network

  • Achieve upstream and downstream supplier transparency and traceability
  • Leverage advanced statistical forecasting and demand sensing
  • Efficiently manage fast-paced distribution to deliver near-perfect order fill rates
  • Balance stock-build and demand for items with limited shelf-life
  • Incorporate promotional and new product history for better decisions

Empower employee productivity

Increase employee efficiency and satisfaction

  • Offer an intuitive and personal user experience to accelerate responsiveness and improve user adoption of IT investments
  • Leverage insights from collaboration and role-based BI
  • Utilize science-based analytics to recruit, train, and retain talent

Ensure operational excellence

Evolve assets and processes, and reduce costs—while delighting customers

  • Minimize planned and unplanned downtime
  • Improve asset and energy management and equipment efficiency through automation and use of IoT
  • Implement byproduct use, recycling, and other eco-friendly practices
  • Enhance warehouse management with highly configurable, mobile solutions
  • Gain actionable insights to manufacturing, distribution, and purchasing costs

Productivity by the numbers

90%

reduction in month-end reporting time

50%

factory emissions reduction

50%

reduction in time to create nutrition labels

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Food & Beverage CloudSuites

Infor CloudSuite™ Food & Beverage

CloudSuite™ Food & Beverage is a complete, yet flexible software solution that has all the right ingredients to help overcome business challenges that are unique to the Food and Beverage industry—such as managing short lead-times, evolving your channel-to-market strategy, and meeting ever-changing regulatory requirements.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Forecasting and demand planning, down to hours and minutes
  • Production planning and scheduling
  • Shelf-life and seasonality management
  • Tracking and traceability, Integrated quality management
  • Recipe and least-cost formulation
  • Labeling support for nutritional information, ingredients, and allergens
PRODUCTS INCLUDED
  • CloudSuite Food & Beverage
  • Infor M3
  • Infor OS
  • Implementation Accelerator
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Infor HCM

Infor HCM is a leading-edge, end-to-end talent-focused solution that helps organizations strategically align people initiatives and talent capabilities to overall business strategies.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Get all the human capital management functionality you need in one complete solution, with the broad capabilities from a single cloud HR vendor.
  • Utilize a consumer-grade, personalized, role-based user interface with prebuilt, interoperable components across your HR organizational structures-world-wide.
  • Use relevant and timely data, based on behavior science and analytics to engage employees and reach their greatest potential.
  • Apply modern HR cloud technology to give you complete employees visibility; optimally hire, develop and retain the right talent.
  • Boost employee performance, improve workforce effectiveness, and maintain control over your company’s talent strategy and HCM technology with a flexible, secure, and cost-effective cloud infrastructure.
PRODUCTS INCLUDED
  • HCM
  • Talent Management
  • Global HR
  • Talent Science
  • LMS
  • HRSD

Infor Facilities Management

Infor Facilities Management is an award-winning, secure set of proven solutions that includes a core enterprise asset management system combined with high-value extension applications. Deployed in the cloud, it's designed for facility managers, service providers, and owners of buildings of all types, from public, commercial, and industrial spaces to offices and multi-unit residential buildings.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Property management; track, locate, and analyze physical assets
  • Incident management; work orders for preventative maintenance and scheduling
  • Records retention in compliance with service level agreements, labor regulations, and accounting requirements
PRODUCTS INCLUDED
  • Facilities Management
  • EAM
  • ION
  • Ming.le
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Infor Financials

Financials & Supply Management is an integrated finance and supply management software solution suite that couples modern financial functionality with tools to track supplies and streamline order processes. End-to-end, fully integrated capabilities are designed specifically for today’s users.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Personalized home pages
  • Beautiful and intuitive role based user interface
  • Unlimited financial calendars
  • Unlimited ledgers and basis reporting
  • Unlimited dimension strings
  • Full visibility of indirect spend
  • Strengthened supplier relationships
  • Increased policy compliance
  • Multiple cost savings opportunities
  • Powered by data-science
  • Embedded analytics directly in users’ work streams
PRODUCTS INCLUDED
  • Infor Financials & Supply Management
  • Infor OS
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Infor Industrial for Process Manufacturing

Food, beverage, chemical, and life science manufacturers have unique requirements when it comes to manufacturing operations. Infor Industrial for Process Manufacturing is built on 30 years of manufacturing ERP solution expertise of Industrial (SyteLine) and a Process Industry Pack making it easy to adjust formulas, build batches based on exacting manufacturing specifications, and monitor and respond to the evolving regulatory environment.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Manage multiple units of measure for any item
  • Model formulas based on weight or volume as well as loss or yield percentages
  • Account for materials used in the formula that are soluble or are removed from the process prior to packaging
  • Resize a formula based on production needs, using percentages to accurately scale all of the components
  • Maintain a full history of formulation revisions and be able to recall prior versions and place into production, as needed
  • Issue materials quickly and efficiently by reporting in batch production quantities
  • Take advantage of ERP functionality that addresses costing and lot traceability
PRODUCTS INCLUDED
  • Infor Industrial (SyteLine)
  • Process Industry Pack
  • Infor OS
  • Implementation Accelerator
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