Press Release Summary:
Supply chain management solution, Infor SCM Warehouse Management v9.0, delivers visibility upstream to customer and downstream to supplier. With this insight, solution enables organizations to intelligently respond to changes in inventory demand and supply. Interior support is provided for RF, voice, wave planning, cross docking, and labor reporting, while exterior capabilities include yard, event, and performance management; transportation and logistics; and RFID.
Original Press Release:
Infor Breaks Through the Walls of Traditional Warehouse Management with Next-Generation Solution
ATLANTA - March 15, 2007 - Infor today unveiled its next-generation supply chain management solution, Infor SCM WM 9.0, which breaks down the boundaries of traditional warehouse management by providing business specific capabilities to global manufacturing, distribution, logistics and retail enterprises. This completely re-architected solution drives business agility by extending warehouse management capabilities beyond the four walls.
Traditional market approaches to warehouse management are focused within the four walls of the warehouse and have limited ability to share information with other systems such as transportation & logistics, supply chain visibility and control, as well as event and performance management solutions. WM 9.0 breaks down these barriers to provide visibility both upstream to the customer and downstream to the supplier. Enterprises are now able to change their processes more easily. With this new insight, organizations are able to more intelligently respond to changes in inventory demand and supply, virtually eliminating the risk of stock outs and delayed deliveries.
According to Aberdeen Group's The Extended Warehouse Benchmark Report, published December 2006, effective supply chain management does not stop inside the four walls of the warehouse. To reduce warehousing costs and cut order fulfillment times, companies must focus on how they manage inventory in the "extended warehouse". Inventory in satellite warehouses as well as in transit must be visible across the enterprise. Furthermore, once product arrives at a distribution center it must be quickly unloaded and received into inventory.
Infor recognizes market conditions, business needs and customer demand for real-time visibility of goods in the supply chain can bring about immediate and necessary process change for enterprises. Traditional warehouse management solutions have proprietary platforms, scheduled releases and complex upgrades. Infor WM 9.0 grows and adapts with the company, regardless of size, helping them differentiate their businesses by helping them create value across the supply chain.
"The majority of systems in use today are inflexible to changes in customer requirements or business needs, and are complicated and expensive to maintain and upgrade," said Eric Nilsson, vice president, product management, Infor. "Infor SCM WM 9.0 provides inherent business specific functionality, without the need for costly customization. This significantly speeds installation and optimizes performance with third party systems."
WM 9.0 focuses on efficiency inside the warehouse and the highest level of support for RF, voice, wave planning, cross docking and labor reporting. Outside the warehouse, the solution creates value by extending capabilities including Yard Management, Event Management, Performance Management, Transportation and Logistics, and RFID.
Infor SCM Warehouse Management 9.0 is available in Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish.
Infor's Supply Chain Management solutions enable the world's leading companies to improve their profitability, competitiveness and growth through network design, demand and supply chain planning, manufacturing optimization, warehousing, transportation management and supply chain analytics. By synchronizing cycles of demand, supply and replenishment, Infor's solutions allow our customers to move product to their customers quickly and cost-effectively.
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.
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