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Automotive & Specialty Vehicle

 

Be a leader in your industry by leveraging technologies for greater business results.

Infor CloudSuite Automotive is a complete industry solution, engineered specifically to enable organizations in the Automotive & Specialty Vehicle manufacturing industry to take advantage of the latest technology. Infor CloudSuite Automotive offers a single solution that handles all manufacturing needs for automotive & specialty vehicle manufacturers including, projects for engineering and program launch, repetitive, lean / Kanban for production, job orders for service parts and low volume.

We understand the challenges in Automotive & Specialty Vehicle Manufacturing.

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Industry Modernization & Consolidation

As Automotive and Specialty Vehicle manufacturers look to grow their business they are challenged by siloed business solutions that may be heavily customized. These legacy solutions are expensive to maintain and hold Automotive and Specialty Vehicle manufacturers back from taking advantage of emerging technologies. They do not prepare them with industry best practices to support efficiency, effectiveness, and competitiveness. In additional complex EDI demands make it essential to connect internally and externally more easily.

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Reducing Costs & Driving Services

Automotive and Specialty Vehicle manufacturers must have systems in place to support manufacturing efficiency and visibility. Self-monitoring capabilities for predict maintenance & service, need to support multi-mode manufacturing and Just in Sequence are now industry standard requirements. Changing platforms, new requirements in service models, increasing material and production costs mean manufacturers must focus on reducing costs and driving profitable services.

 

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Increased Pace of Product Innovation

The Automotive and Specialty Vehicle industry is experiencing major shifts in customer buying behavior, particularly related to product personalization. This increased demand for personalization generates a new level of options/complexity for OEMs. In addition dramatic changes to overall vehicle technology are proving to be challenging for Automotive and Specialty Vehicle manufacturers to keep up with.

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Reducing Costs & Driving Services

Automotive and Specialty Vehicle manufacturers must have systems in place to support manufacturing efficiency and visibility. Self-monitoring capabilities for predict maintenance & service, need to support multi-mode manufacturing and Just in Sequence are now industry standard requirements. Changing platforms, new requirements in service models, increasing material and production costs mean manufacturers must focus on reducing costs and driving profitable services.

 

Infor CloudSuite Automotive Solves Industry Challenges

Manage your Business from End-to-End

  • Product Lifecycle Management with embedded regulatory, quality, and supply chain impact analysis
  • Improve productivity and drive growth with industry-specific functionality
  • Embedded EDI/Release management
  • Scalable and secure cloud solution
  • Integrated global business process support

RESULTS:  15-30% increase in productivity, 10-20% improvement in operational efficiencies, and 10-15% faster time to value

Improve Efficiency and Effectiveness

  • Shop floor automation and Workforce Management
  • Integrated multi-mode & Just in Sequence manufacturing
  • Optimize utilization and throughput with best-in-class Enterprise Asset management
  • Enable product traceability warrantee tracking

RESULTS: >50% reduced production time and 50% reduction in MRP run time

Meet Customer Demand for Unique Products

  • Product Lifecycle Management with Automotive specific regulatory, quality, and supply chain impact analysis
  • Respond more for effectively with configure, price, and quote capabilities

RESULTS: 19-21% increase in sales & operations planning process productivity, 4-6% increase in quote to order conversions

Improve Supply Chain Visibility

  • Maintain full visibility with an end-to-end commerce network
  • Multi-site, multi-logistics inventory planning
  • Integrated warehousing and fulfillment
  • Holistic supply chain planning and optimization across all demand channels

RESULTS: 14-16.5% cost reduction to plan & manage inbound material flow, 7% inventory reduction in first year of use, $155M total inventory reduction

DIFFERENTIATORS VERTICALS INFOR SAP ORACLE
Mulit-mode manufacturing - project / job / repetitive / lean and assembly All
Embedded EDI - OEM Compliance Tier 1 Suppliers
Supplier Collaboration All
On-Line, Real-Time Business Intelligence Analytics and Reporting All
New Product Introduction All
On-Line, Real-Time Business Intelligence Analytics and Reporting All
Configuration for Vehicle Specialty Vehicle Manufacturers
90% 80% 75%

Successful Automotive & Specialty Vehicle Clients

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Multi-Mode Manufacturing in a Single Solution

Infor CloudSuite Automotive offers a single solution that handles all manufacturing models including projects for engineering and program launch, repetitive, lean / Kanban for production, job orders for service parts and low volume.

Infor Cloudsuite Automotive is single solution that meets all tier supplier, aftermarket parts manufacturing and specialty vehicle needs. It enables Automotive and Specialty Vehicle manufacturers to manage a part throughout its entire lifecycle in one system, with one history. These unified manufacturing operations result in higher efficiencies and flexibility throughout the organization.

Advantages

  • Deepest manufacturing capabilities
  • Integration with other automotive solutions

Embedded EDI - OEM Compliance

Infor CloudSuite Automotive has an embedded EDI solution that comes preconfigured with OEM ready transaction sets, business rules and labels. A fully integrated EDI solution results in a faster time to on-board an OEM customer and “hands free” trading partner maintenance (no internal software development).

Infor CloudSuite Automotive provides Automotive & Specialty Vehicle manufactured with reduced value added network costs, reduced errors and EDI issues, and faster communication for customers.

Advantages

  •  Reduced costs
  •  Reduced errors and faster time to respond to OEM mandates

Supplier Collaboration

Infor Automotive CloudSuite incorporates an industry leading supplier portal that enables bi-directional collaboration and EDI. The Supplier Portal is fully integrated to Infor ERP and means no costs to suppliers because customer choose how to deploy to their supply base.

Infor CloudSuite Automotive with the Supplier Portal address MMOG requirements of OEMs, increase supplier responsiveness to reduce costs, and enable supplier visibility and measurement.

Advantages

  • Supplier Portal integration to Infor ERP
  • Low cost of ownership
  • Covers majority of MMOG level 1 requirements for collaboration, communications, and measurements.

New Product Management

Efficient New Product Introduction is critical to automotive suppliers who are taking on more product development responsibilities for increasingly complex products. The trend toward more customization is also driving automotive OEM’s to offer more products at lower volumes.

Infor CloudSuite Automotive allows for Automotive and Specialty Vehicle manufacturers to react to RFQ’s faster than competitors and provide realistic customer quotes. It enables manufactures to mitigate financial risk through real-time, integrated financial performance management capabilities and maintain high levels of customer service.

Advantages

  • Increased levels of customer service
  • Increased internal efficiency throughout the RFQ procedures
  • Streamlined new product production processes
  • Improved profitability
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Infor CloudSuite Automotive is a ready-to-run software solution, built specifically to meet the needs of automotive manufacturers.
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