Turner Supply Enhances Off-Site Inventory Replenishment
ATLANTA - July 19, 2007 - Infor today announced Turner Supply, a leading industrial distributor with 11 locations throughout the Southeast, has selected Infor ERP SX.enterprise, a robust ERP solution for distributors, to manage inventory replenishment at customer locations. The solution will enable Turner Supply to gain a comprehensive view of their entire operation, helping them to streamline business processes for improved efficiency and customer service.
Having outgrown its legacy system through both acquisition and market expansion, Turner Supply required a more robust, scalable enterprise system that would support both present and future growth. Turner needed a technology solution that could provide better visibility into its operations in order to reduce redundancies, improve inventory turns and gain a competitive edge.
"We've grown a lot in the past 25 years and needed to make sure that we had the resources at our disposal to stay competitive with larger Fortune 500 'big box' distributors and the niche players who serve different product segments in our marketplace," said Howard M. Schramm, Jr. president of Turner Supply. "We're a 102-year-old company making every effort to stay on the cutting edge of technology and emerging trends in our industry. Infor's experience within the wholesale distribution industry and its business-specific solutions for the industrial supply segment will enable us to gain a clear competitive advantage."
In addition to SX.enterprise's robust capabilities in order and inventory management, Turner Supply will benefit from enhanced crib management functionality. The company manages inventory at various customer locations, a growing trend among industrial distributors, especially those servicing the automotive industry. This feature allows the distributor to keep parts in a designated portion of the customer's warehouse known as a "crib." As the customer uses in stock inventory, the distributor generates an invoice for the used items and replaces the inventory, resulting in more efficient and cost-effective replenishment.
"More and more we see distributors utilizing our business-specific solutions to offer their customers improved service and support," said Thad Zylka, Infor's vice president of Distribution and Supply Chain Group. "SX.enterprise's comprehensive capabilities are designed to not only better forecast demand but to enable distributors to serve that demand with accuracy and reliability."
Today, Infor has 64 percent market share among building materials distributors with revenue of $25 million and above, and nearly half of the nation's top 100 electrical distributors use Infor distribution solutions. Additionally, a third of industrial distributors worldwide with revenue over $25 million use Infor.
Infor ERP SX.enterprise, a feature-rich solution with an intuitive graphical user interface, provides companies with business-specific functionality including advanced order processing with contact and activity management, integrated eCommerce storefront and catalog, and an extensive data warehouse reporting tool to monitor success. Some of the world's leading distributors use SX.enterprise to manage complex products, improve inventory accuracy, control forecasting demand and simplify fleet scheduling.
About Turner Supply
Turner Supply Company currently operates from 11 locations throughout Alabama, Mississippi, Northwest Florida, Central Tennessee, and Southwest Georgia, with Mobile, AL and Birmingham, AL serving as distribution centers. Turner Supply Company is a member of Affiliated Distributors, A-D, an organization dedicated to providing new technology and cost saving programs to its partners. Since 1905, Turner Supply Company has made the commitment in resources, personnel, technology, and foresight to meet the changing needs of our industrial and manufacturing customers.
Infor delivers business-specific software to enterprising organizations. With experience built in, Infor's solutions enable businesses of all sizes to be more enterprising and adapt to the rapid changes of a global marketplace. With more than 70,000 customers, Infor is changing what businesses expect from an enterprise software provider. For additional information, visit www.infor.com.