Infor, provider of beautiful business applications specialised by industry and built for the cloud, has announced that Scott Bader, a global chemical company, who manufacture, sell and distribute a wide range of synthetic resins and polymers, has extended its investment in Infor with a deployment of the maintenance management capabilities of Infor M3 at the Scott Bader manufacturing site in the UK.
The ERP application will help improve productivity by automating compliance processes and increasing the visibility of maintenance trends.
Building on the existing deployment, Scott Bader is set to use Infor technology to help reduce manual administration and paperwork for the preventative and breakdown maintenance undertaken. Scott Bader will also develop better data for the analysis of trends such as the types of breakdown suffered, and the equipment most prone to failure.
By improving the efficacy of the preventative maintenance programme Scott Bader aims to reduce the inventory of spares held and better align spares re-ordering to the needs of the production department, reducing downtime.
Building on the existing improvements to productivity realised by Infor M3, the increased visibility will help improve traceability for compliance with regulatory demands and best practice. It will also help enhance management decision-making as department leaders will have better access to details on any equipment downtime and can make decisions accordingly.
"As we expand our relationship with Infor, we look for continual, incremental improvement to our processes," said Kathryn Mclean, IS manager, Scott Bader. "This deployment is simply about enabling us to do our maintenance better. It will automate more of our compliance processes and increase the alignment of maintenance operations and the business. That equates to greater productivity and better customer service."
"Chemical manufacturers face ever-increasing compliance demands," said Mike Edgett, director industry marketing, process manufacturing, Infor. "That means automation of processes around maintenance are a critical part of ensuring that they can continue to operate at maximum capacity. This implementation shows how Infor M3 continues to offer value to Scott Bader as the relationship with Infor develops."