Infor, a business application software provider has announced Infor Factory Track – a manufacturing process automation solution that helps manufacturers synchronise their enterprise plans with plant activities; bridging the gap from idea to execution.
Built for the cloud, Infor Factory Track offers flexible deployment options and a lower total cost of ownership. It was developed using Infor Mongoose, a rapid application development platform that enables more configurability and ease of enhancements. It also offers the latest consumer-grade user experience from the shop floor kiosks to handheld barcode scanners.
With this solution manufacturers can increase their operational efficiency and improve visibility across the warehouse and the shop floor. It has three key modules – Warehouse Mobility, Time Track and Shop Floor.
Overall it supports all the functions of the enterprise and has the capabilities to increase inventory accuracy, reduce inventory carrying costs, reduce overhead, understand the true cost associated with labor, create strategic plans and increase compliance and traceability. In addition, users can align with lean manufacturing principles by eliminating waste – time and materials – and better optimising processes.
“Manufacturers invest significant time and resources in planning solutions, such as their ERP, to help manage enterprise level business processes like financial management, order processing, and operational planning. However, there is an inherent gap between planning systems and their ability to execute when it comes to automation of shop floor and warehouse business processes,” said Mark Humphlett, Director – Industry and Solution Strategy, Infor.
Infor Factory Track is available in English and Portuguese, German, Italian, Dutch, Polish, Mandarin, Thai, French, and Spanish versions expected to be available later this year.