The Infor ERP LN IS will support manufacturing procedures in all DAIDO Metal automotive production plants.
Infor announced that DAIDO METAL CZECH, a manufacturer of parts for the automotive industry, launched the operation of the Infor ERP LN software solution. GEMMA Systems, Infor’s implementation partner, implemented the solution in accordance with the agreement on the supply and implementation of the Infor ERP LN system in DAIDO METAL CZECH premises (hereinafter referred to as the DMC) concluded with the Japanese system integrator HITACHI. The system will support DMC production control and planning procedures, starting from logistics through financial management up to business and partner management procedures.
DAIDO METAL is a Japanese company and global leading automotive supplier of slide bearings, among other products. The company started to expand their business activities in Europe in 2004 and as part of this expansion opened a new manufacturing plant in the Černovická terasa industrial estate in Brno, Czech Republic, in 2006.
Along with finishing this new plant, DAIDO opened a question of choosing a new information system for the whole DAIDO METAL Group. They chose the new DMC plant in the Czech Republic as a pilot project of the Infor ERP LN implementation, and decided on the implementation of the functionality comprised of purchasing and sales management, warehousing management and financial management subsystems in the first phase.
Several aspects resulted in choosing the Infor ERP LN: possibility of global deployment (support of languages and regional SSA/Infor or partner agencies in countries where the DAIDO METAL Group affiliates reside), sophisticated production operation support and automotive specific support (lot control, call-off handling, EDI and barcode support). DAIDO expect the new system to provide visibility of internal DMC procedures and allow communication with business partners and with the DAIDO METAL head office in Europe. The communication system is a customized solution supplied by GEMMA Systems.
On January 1, 2007, started the IS routine operation, with the fixed assets functionality and reporting tools implemented. The just started second phase will include implementation of the production control and company resource planning functionality.
Mr. Tetsuro Nishiyama, DMC General Manager comments the first implementation phase: “We had to rise to the challenge of starting the logistics and finance management parts of the new information system within a quarter of a year, and we succeeded. The success was a result of enormous efforts, professional approach and responsibility of my colleagues, expertise and competence of GEMMA Systems consultants, and keen support of the parent company in Japan.”
GEMMA Systems is also preparing a detailed implementation documentation for HITACHI. The documentation will serve as an instruction base for the implementation roll out across other companies of the DAIDO METAL Group.
“The DAIDO METAL CZECH project proves the power of the Infor ERP LN solution in the manufacturing sphere,” said Mr. Tomáš Matějovský, Commercial Manager Infor ESG Eastern Europe. “The Czech Republic and central Europe as a whole are becoming a center of the automotive industry and our company can witness a dynamically rising demands for Infor solutions in the local automotive environment.”
Infor ERP LN is a highly scalable solution with integrated planning, configuration, production control and service control functions. The solution helps the customers with multinational manufacturing and distribution demands efficiently control complex supply chains. Benefits of the Infor ERP LN include fast and easy implementation and integration with other solutions and low proprietary costs.