Enterprise software firm Infor is releasing its ERP XA MES software suite, which is designed to provide manufacturers with greater shop control, seamless collaboration, and increased traceability of the manufacturing process.
Infor says that its software provides a critical link between upper level enterprise resource planning (ERP) and manufacturing resource planning (MRP) and the shop floor control systems to control inbound and outbound supply chain logistics.
Designed for Infor ERP XA customers, the new software consists of ERP XA lean execution and planning, a manufacturing execution system tool specifically designed to support lean initiatives on the shop floor; ERP XA manufacturing data collection & communication, a real-time shop floor communications system providing timely and accurate feedback to and from the shop floor; and ERP XA quality management, which streamlines quality process procedures and data collection, decreasing the cost of compliance and improving overall product quality.
Integrating the three systems along with XA removes the need for customers to manage numerous disparate systems. Infor says that XA customers using the new XA MES suite will benefit from real-time production reporting, shorter manufacturing cycle times, faster inventory turnover, more on-time deliveries, a higher quality end product and enhanced cash flow.