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Infor has announced that M+R Spedag Group will implement Infor SCM Warehouse Management (WM) to assist the expansion of its supply chain and logistics services across Asia.
M+R Spedag is a current Infor customer utilising Infor FMS SunSystems for financial management. This most recent investment validates Infors strategy to bring value to its customers by offering best-in-class extensions to their existing installed solutions and highlights Infors capabilities as a global, single source enterprise software provider.
Based in Switzerland, M+R Spedag is a leading independent logistics provider with more than 1,000 employees globally. The group is operational in 58 locations across 23 countries with its own offices and has a global network of partners comprising of 12,500 logistics experts. Represented in Asia since the mid-1980s, M+R Spedag has continuously expanded its activities in the region and today offers comprehensive logistics and transportation solutions in all major trading centers.
M+R Spedag chose WM because the solution allows them to provide better supply chain and fulfillment services to their customers. The solutions ability to scale as their business continues to grow was also an important factor in the selection. WM has a modern, standards-based architecture that will allow M+R Spedag to adjust and change processes depending on customers needs. It provides real time information about inventory and stock levels 24/7 throughout their supply chain, both inside and outside of the four walls of the warehouse, through embedded performance management dashboard, analytics and reporting capabilities.
The logistics industry is extremely competitive. Infor SCM WM gives M+R Spedag a competitive edge. It helps us combine our expertise, high quality IT solutions and a customer-oriented focus to deliver our highly flexible supply chain solutions to our customers. As a result, we are able to increase customer satisfaction as well as improve our internal processes through lead time reduction, productivity improvements and cost-efficiencies, said Mr. Holger Schaurig, General Manager Logistics & SCM Asia, M+R Spedag.
"Having gone through a vigorous evaluation process, we firmly believe that Infor WM will satisfy our needs as well as the demanding requirements from our customers. said L.K. Pang, Regional IT Manager Asia, M+R Spedag. "While we have aggressive plans to further expand our services in the region, the Infor WM equips us with the right tool to achieve that."
"Infor delivers business specific solutions with industry experience built in.
Infor SCM WM solution was developed based on 25 years of experience in third-party logistics. Based on our strong existing relationship with M+R Spedag, we knew that the multi-lingual feature of Infor WM would add significant value for them. The product supports nine different languages including, English, Simplified Chinese, Korean, Japanese, German and Spanish amongst others. As a global company with further plans to expand across Asia, this is an essential component for M+R Spedag," said Mark Wang, Area Vice President, Asia for Infor.
To mark the official announcement, Infors Chief Operating Officer, Robin Pederson, together with Mr. Ruediger Elste, Regional Director Asia of M+R Spedag Group conducted a contract signing ceremony on the 13th of July 2007.
During the ceremony, Pederson said Infor was particularly excited to be implementing the WM solution for M+R Spedag Group because of the already strong relationship between the companies. "Infor has been helping M+R Spedag grow in Asia for many years. We are proud to be their strategic IT partner and excited to play a role in helping the company achieve its goals for expansion in the region, said Pederson.
About M+R Spedag Group
The M+R Spedag Group is a Swiss based international Forwarding & Logistics Company with more than 1,000 employees at 58 locations in 23 countries. M+R Spedag manages Seafreight, Airfreight, Warehouse-Logistics, Value Added Service, and comprehensive IT Systems. Over the past two decades, Asia has been one of the driving forces in the world economy, and has shown dramatic growth. In order to serve its clientele, M+R has begun to expand to Asia in the mid 80s. With offices first in Hong Kong, Taipei and Singapore, this operation has now grown into a sizeable network with offices in most major trading centers in Asia. M+R Spedags aim is to offer the highest standards by merging local touch with international logistics expertise.
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