Major Tool & Machine, Inc. Successfully Navigates Manufacturing Complexities with Infor VISUAL

United States – April 23, 2013, 11:51 AM

Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving more than 70,000 customers, today recognizes its long-standing partnership with Infor VISUAL user Major Tool & Machine, Inc., a leader in providing world-class manufacturing, engineering, fabrication, machining, and assembly services to a variety of global customers. Marking 20 years of continued innovation and improvement, Infor VISUAL is a manufacturing-centric software solution designed to provide end-to-end functionality, low cost of ownership, and ease of use to serve the needs of diverse manufacturing business models.

Successfully using and upgrading the application since 1996, Major Tool has been able to track and manage critical projects from start to finish. "We have been on the system for a long time and have years worth of data, more than 1.5 million inventory tickets and 3.5 million labor tickets, that we can still easily sift through to track trends," said Steve Denkers, Corporate Systems Specialist, Major Tool. "In a business like ours, some of the work comes around again or something similar, so we can easily refer back to a project we did 10 years ago and be confident that Infor VISUAL will deliver the information the team needs." Also, in dealing with Aerospace and Nuclear parts, it's important for Major Tool to have dependable traceability due to a time commitment that records might need to be kept to meet customer, government or industry requirements.

Infor VISUAL also assists Major Tool in making parts quickly for customers, and delivering exactly what was promised to them. The application provides the team with actionable information, a real-time picture of the supply chain, and how the parts of the manufacturing process relate to each other so the team can quickly resolve any bottlenecks, make effective schedules, and price jobs accurately. Major Tool is better able to deliver consistent results to their customers and provide confident answers when asked about delivery dates using Infor VISUAL's accurate and immediate access to inventory information.

"We were able to tailor the solution for our company to meet specific quality and welder qualification requirements. Working with Infor, we've been able to meet these types of specific business needs, and the system is flexible and robust enough to make those kinds of additions," continued Denkers. "We have unprecedented reliability and visibility into parts, machinery, and people, and at this point we couldn't run our business without Infor VISUAL."

Infor VISUAL also provides Major Tool with consistent business intelligence, allowing decision makers to view and analyze key factors and performance trends in the areas of sales, purchasing, production, and finance.

"Order-driven manufacturing is complex enough, and it's critical for organizations to manufacture at a level of speed and efficiency that makes the best use of resources," said Mark Humphlett, director of industry and product marketing, ERP, Infor. "Building upon years of knowledge and innovation, Infor VISUAL provides the tools to help remove any guesswork and quickly start delivering consistently profitable results. Partners like Major Tool are proof that our software's industry-specific capabilities bring value throughout the enterprise and provide a platform for long-standing results."

About Major Tool & Machine, Inc.

Established in 1946, Major Tool & Machine started business as a custom job shop specializing in the production of tooling and aircraft ground support equipment, and has since significantly expanded its market scope and capabilities.

Today, we are recognized as a critical leader in providing world-class manufacturing, engineering, fabrication, machining, and assembly services to a variety of United States and International customers. Major Tool & Machine manufactures hardware for a variety of industries including Aerospace, Defense, Power Generation, Commercial Industrial, and the Nuclear markets.

About Infor

Infor is fundamentally changing the way information is published and consumed in the enterprise, helping 70,000 customers in 194 countries improve operations, drive growth, and quickly adapt to changes in business demands. Infor offers deep industry-specific applications and suites, engineered for speed, and with an innovative user experience design that is simple, transparent, and elegant. Infor provides flexible deployment options that give customers a choice to run their businesses in the cloud, on-premises, or both. To learn more about Infor, please visit

Infor customers include:
" 19 of the top 20 aerospace companies
" 12 of the top 13 high tech companies
" 10 of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies
" 23 of the top 50 largest US hospitals
" 43 of the top 50 industrial distributors
" 26 of the top 35 global retailers
" 5 of the top 9 brewers

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