Infor, a provider of business application software, announced the availability of Infor10 Supply Chain Execution, a new application designed to help companies eliminate obstacles to quick information flow, operate at a faster pace and deliver more customer value at less cost. By bringing warehouse management, labor management, billing and transportation planning into one solution, Infor10 Supply Chain Execution reduces complexities, automates repetitive processes and enables faster decision-making, the company says.
Using Infor10 Ion, Infor’s interoperability platform, the application interfaces with other solutions throughout the supply chain. According to the company, Infor10 Supply Chain Execution integrates with enterprise solutions such as enterprise resource planning, customers’ systems for stock balances and transaction details, and vendor solutions.
Infor10 Supply Chain Execution offers manufacturers, distributors, retailers and logistics service providers a unified approach to automating and simplifying complex warehouse and transportation management processes. The company says the solution uses advanced integration tools to upload master data and transaction data more quickly, enabling companies to add new customers faster and start generating new revenue sooner.
According to the company, Infor10 Supply Chain Execution capabilities include:
• Better work force management. Users can monitor labor in real time to measure work force performance, optimize the distribution of work using task management and analysis capabilities, bill for nontransaction-based activities and use easy-to-understand interfaces to reduce training time;
• Automated inventory management. The solution automates inventory management and movement activities to reduce inventory levels where possible and manage product shelf life efficiently to avoid the need to scrap outdated products;
• Self-service for customers, vendors and employees. Customers can see the status of their order using an interactive Web portal and also directly place holds on inventory and upload their SKUs. Vendors have tools to manage their own inventory and print and attach labels to goods they distribute. Employees and managers have better visibility into warehouse operations;
• New value-added services. Companies quickly and easily can offer customers profitable new value-added services such as kitting, support for sales promotions, and billing services; and
• Accurate reports and alerts. Built-in reports and ad hoc reporting capabilities provide more accurate reports to executives and customers. Alerting capabilities detect issues early and bring them to the attention of key stakeholders to avoid major problems.