Why You Should Move Your Manufacturing ERP to the Cloud

February 13, 2020 | Discrete Manufacturing

Whether you already have an ERP in place or are considering taking advantage of all that enterprise resource planning has to offer, your organization must make an important decision. Will you move your manufacturing ERP to the cloud or keep it on-premises? A cloud manufacturing ERP provides many benefits over an on-site ERP, so it […]

Automation Training: Maximize The Efficiency of Your ERP System

February 11, 2020 | Discrete Manufacturing

With enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, your business can easily automate nearly every aspect of operations, which means saving time, maximizing on resources, and freeing up a renewed focus on plans and ideas that call for a human touch. Here’s the tricky part — automation doesn’t always come naturally to your staff!  Much like your work to […]

Why an ERP System Makes a Great Predictive Analytics Tool

February 6, 2020 | Discrete Manufacturing

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) and predictive analytics go hand-in-hand, helping to solve many age-old challenges in manufacturing environments, including: How manufacturers can deliver goods on time and accurately How manufacturers can operate efficiently, without having too much or too little inventory on hand How to properly schedule staff to avoid paying overtime when demand is […]

Koch Industries Acquires Infor

February 4, 2020 | DRI News, Industry News

Infor, provider of CloudSuite Industrial ERP and other leading industry-specific software, announced today that the company will be acquired in its entirety by Koch Equity Development LLC (KED), the private investment arm of Koch Industries, Inc.  Prior to today’s news, Koch Industries already owned about 70% of Infor. KED will purchase the remaining Infor equity […]

How an ERP System Helps with Supply Chain Management

As the saying goes, you’re only as strong as your weakest link. In manufacturing, the supply chain is one of the most critical links there is, but it’s becoming increasingly difficult to manage. Customers expect quick responses and deliveries, while suppliers are globalizing every day, adding new challenges to accessing the materials you need. As […]

Features to Look for in a Manufacturing ERP System

January 30, 2020 | Discrete Manufacturing

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) features for manufacturing often crossover with ERP features for other industries, but there are some areas where manufacturing companies need specific software qualities. Luckily, there are ERP solutions providers who understand the need for manufacturing-specific features and functionalities. Today, you can find an ERP with features for manufacturing without having to […]

Benefits of ERP Software for the Manufacturing Industry

January 28, 2020 | Discrete Manufacturing

The benefits of an ERP system in the manufacturing industry are plentiful. You may have heard others in your industry talking about their enterprise resource planning system, or you might have looked around a bit at what different solutions providers are offering. But there’s more to the benefits of an ERP system in the manufacturing […]

Why You Should Choose Infor as Your Manufacturing ERP System

January 23, 2020 | Discrete Manufacturing

The enterprise resource planning (ERP) market is plentiful, which is excellent for finding the specific ERP you need for your business. But, as such a prolific product, getting your hands on that exact ERP–and quickly–is easier said than done. That’s why we’re here to help you narrow down your options with a strong recommendation for […]

Mixed-Mode Manufacturing ERP System Recommendations

January 21, 2020 | Discrete Manufacturing

A mixed-mode manufacturing ERP (enterprise resource planning) system modernizes your company’s approach, ensuring you can compete by handling custom and make to stock manufacturing equally well. Mixed-mode manufacturing requires flexibility and agility, a strong focus on customer satisfaction, and smart decision-making. The right mixed-mode manufacturing ERP gives your company advantages in all of those areas […]

Intro to Advanced Planning and Scheduling with Infor ERP

December 17, 2019 | ERP Systems

Planning and scheduling form the backbone of every smart business decision, especially in an industrial setting. Processes like mixing, cooking, reacting, or distilling depend on perfect timing based on known capacity and product flow. There is no room for guessing, but, all too often, manufacturers rely on estimates and assumptions. With advanced planning and scheduling, […]