Infor has announced that Lineage Logistics has successfully implemented Infor Supply Chain Execution (SCE) version 10.3 in a Cloud-hosted environment. Lineage, one of the largest temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics companies in the world, sought to improve process efficiencies while consolidating Warehouse Management Systems (WMS).
By moving to a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model for hosting core supply chain systems, Lineage is able to create a more stable and more scalable business ecosystem, which can help them deliver better inventory visibility and more dynamic allocation to their customers. As a logistics provider, Lineage serves customers that operate with considerable sensitivities to disruptions or delays, which made it critical to find a strategic partner like Infor to help deliver a more rapid, yet made-to-order, implementation process.
"The logistics industry provides very little room for error, and our top priority is delivering reliable service, and therefore value, to our customers. By consolidating our existing systems to Infor SCE in the Cloud, we are better able to provide streamlined visibility to customer inventory and more efficiently manage the needs our business," said Sudarsan Thattai, Chief Information Officer, Lineage Logistics. "Infor understood the unique challenges of our organisation during the implementation process and was able to execute goals in a quick timeframe."
Lineage supports a wide variety of WMS systems as a result of various acquisitions activities made over the last several years. To help improve enterprise-wide processes, the organisation is undertaking a consolidation initiative with the goal of making each warehouse activity more efficient. Lineage selected Infor as one of their strategic partners for this initiative to help minimize disruptions and delays that could impact Lineage customers. In choosing and implementing Infor SCE in the Cloud, Lineage gains a highly scalable solution that combines enhanced warehouse management functionality, labour management, and 3PL billing and transportation execution in a single, unified cloud-enabled solution.
As it runs in the Cloud, Infor SCE makes the solution easier to maintain with enhanced functionality, improved security and greater flexibility. Without the need for dedicated IT resources, the Cloud deployment requires a reduced capital investment, which can help the organisation achieve a faster time to value.
"The complexities of the modern supply chain are rapidly evolving, making it more essential than ever before to utilise a fluid technology platform. With Infor SCE in the Cloud, companies like Lineage Logistics can be in a position to better manage processes or handle changes on the fly, which can help deliver value to customers," said John Bermudez, vice president, Infor. "We look forward to growing our relationship with Lineage and helping them deliver better value to their customers for years to come."