Infor enables larger, more complex supply chains with 64-BIT solution

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Molson Coors First to Install Infor SCM Advanced Planner 5.0

Infor has announced the availability of Infor SCM Advanced Planner 5.0, a new version of its proven supply chain planning and optimisation solution. Built on a 64-bit architecture, Infor SCM Advanced Planner 5.0 allows companies to address a growing number of increasingly complex supply chain planning challenges, including movement of more products through more sites, and incorporates real-world scenarios in a single, holistic model.

Infor SCM Advanced Planner 5.0 enables companies to tackle globalisation challenges, such as multiple sources of supply and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, where they must recognise real-world constraints in sourcing products from approved suppliers and countries. The solution accurately models what-if scenarios, helping organisations proactively develop contingency plans for risk mitigation, and supports least-cost supply chain optimisation. Utilising 64-bit technology and parallel processing to tackle these challenges, the solution allows more responsive optimisation to changes in supply-demand conditions and enhanced problem solving performance.

Molson Coors is the first company to take the holistic approach by deploying Advanced Planner 5.0 to solve its highly complex supply chain, which incorporates more than 750 product lines across six breweries and 40 distribution centres. The solution enables Molson Coors to manage inventory and production for all sites while also factoring in capacity constraints of production, warehousing and distribution.

"The new version of Advanced Planner allows us to incorporate more detail into the planning process, increasing from 7 million to 38 million the number of variables that we factor in," said Dan Brown, Director of Supply Chain Planning for Imports and Systems for Molson Coors. "The accuracy from the additional detail enables us to reduce inventories while maintaining our high customer service levels."

"We are now extending our model to dynamically source product beyond the plant level into the individual line level within the plant, further improving the productivity of our plant and resources" said Jeff Turner, Manager Supply Chain Processes & Systems for Molson Coors. By encompassing all variables within a supply chain, companies like Molson Coors can meet changing demand ahead of time and understand how these changes affect their business.

"Other solutions force their users to break the model up into silos which compromise the quality of the total supply chain plan," said Andrew Kinder, Infor Director Product Marketing, Supply Chain Management. "Infor SCM Advanced Planner 5.0 uniquely combines flexibility and adaptability with scalability, which makes it the leading choice for companies with complex, global supply chains to manage."

Additional features of the upgraded solution include 'Priority Solving', an enhancement that makes it easier and faster to develop new planning models to rapidly adapt to changes in supply network conditions.

Infor's Supply Chain Management solutions enable the world's leading companies to improve their profitability, competitiveness and growth through network design, demand and supply chain planning, manufacturing optimisation, warehousing, transportation management and supply chain analytics.  By synchronising cycles of demand, supply and replenishment, Infor's solutions allow our customers to get their product to their customers quickly and cost-effectively.

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Infor delivers business-specific software to enterprising organisations. With experience built in, Infor's solutions enable businesses of all sizes to be more enterprising and adapt to the rapid changes of a global marketplace. With more than 70,000 customers, Infor is changing what businesses expect from an enterprise software provider.

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