Infor SyteLine ERP:
Furniture & Fixtures Industry

Infor SyteLine ERP (CloudSuite Industrial) will help you overcome the challenges of your industry

The Furniture and Fixture Industry is very broad in both the kinds of products manufactured as well as the quantity. Products can range from low volume, engineer-to-order to high volume, repetitive manufacturing needs and all points in between. Products can be made of wood, plastics, metal, fabric and the list goes on. The challenges that face the industry are streamlining production in low volume environments so that money can be made despite manufacturing quantities as low as one piece flows, but also managing high volume needs where work-in-process and finished goods inventories can rapidly skyrocket. Compliance issues face companies who manufacture for the medical, dental & aerospace industries. When the combination of these issues come together, the challenges grow quickly. Fortunately, Infor SyteLine ERP (CloudSuite Industrial) has the answer.

Whatever markets you serve…
  • Home furnishings
  • Interior & exterior lighting
  • Office furniture
  • Dental & medical
  • Aerospace & airport
  • Store furniture and fixtures
  • Institutional furniture & fixtures
  • Seating products for automotive and transportation industry
  • Recreational industry
  • Golf course fixtures
  • Education
  • Sports bleachers & crowd control fixtures
  • And more
SyteLine has you covered…
  • Product Configuration — Simplify the most complex configuration requirement for Engineer-to-Order products that require rules-based, parametric configuration capabilities, as well as less complex features / options requirements to support your Configure-to-Order situations.
  • Kitting — Allows a number of components to be bundled in a pack from a sales order perspective. On the picking list / packing slip, the sales order “kit” item is printed together with the indented components that are embedded inside that “kit” item.
  • Application Event Automation — Customize your system without modifying your source code, and improve your workflow in the process. When you upgrade your system, you’ll automatically upgrade your customizations at the same time.
  • Roll-forward Personalization — Change the look and behavior of screens and forms without impacting source code. This provides you the ability to adapt SyteLine where required to provide not only a functional fit but more importantly to achieve a Business Process fit. These changes are automatically migrated forward in conjunction with patches and upgrades to the base product.
  • Single or Multi-Site Operations — SyteLine allows your companies to work together or separate based on your needs. A “site” or organization / company represents any place where work is done. A site may correspond to company headquarters, a manufacturing plant, or a distribution center. SyteLine automates intercompany operations where sites supply each other with products or services.
  • Mongoose Rapid Application System — Infor Mongoose is an application development framework that lets you easily design and deploy applications that enhance your core enterprise solution. When needed, you’ll be able to create enhancements in a fraction of the time and with far less effort than is required with traditional development approaches.
  • Role-based Home Pages — No more confusing, multiple layer menus. Access everything you need with one click from one screen. Save time, be more efficient and less stressed. Everything you need is brought to you instead of you searching endlessly for it.
  • Personalized User Experiences — Personalize your user interface (UI) to fit the unique needs of your company, team, or even you as an individual user. Add, remove, and move fields and labels without having to call on IT for help. Get the information you need, when you need it.
  • Field Assembly / Installation Support — Some manufacturers deal with products that are sent to the customer for assembly & installation by field service staff. SyteLine easily supports this need with mobile access and updates with everything needed by field workers to complete their work. That includes drawings, manuals, technical specifications and more.
  • Mobile Information Access — Mobile Access puts key functions on your mobile device for various user roles within SyteLine. This allows your staff to be productive when away from the office, with the use of their cell phone. Checking in on information from multiple sites is available for roles like Executives, Controllers, Operations Managers, Salespeople and even IT Staff.
  • Point of Sale — Manage over-the-counter transactions and phone-in requests. Streamline the Order Entry, Order Fulfillment, Order Invoicing and Order Payment process. Print invoices and posts payments at the same time. POS supports multiple cash drawers generating invoices simultaneously.
  • Integrated Accounting & Financial Management — Every task performed in SyteLine that requires a financial transaction is integrated to the solution’s own accounting and financial management applications. From inventory and production transactions to shipping, invoicing, field service and more — they all flow seamlessly into accounting. View cash impact information that incorporates all anticipated sources and uses of cash. From unshipped orders to invoices, outstanding purchase orders, A/R and A/P transactions as well as current cash balances. A simple time phased snapshot of cash available on demand.
  • Forecasting — Determine the right amount of raw materials and components needed to meet production requirements. Automate the calculation of forecasts and other inventory drivers, such as safety stock. Alerts notify you when actual demand varies from the plan.
  • Collaborative Design & Engineering — From a simple CAD interface, to more functional Product Data Management, and even more sophisticated Collaborative Design & Engineering PLM functionality. SyteLine spans multiple locations and keeps your team working efficiently together.
  • Equipment & Plant Maintenance — Manage your entire internal maintenance process, from scheduling preventative maintenance events to handling the unexpected service repair. Advanced Plant Maintenance helps prevent interruptions in production which can lead to bottlenecks in the system, inventory shortfalls and missed customer order deliveries.
  • Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) — Find out if you have the materials, people, machines, and tools you need to manufacture an item.
  • Service and Warranty Management — Installation and repair service orders, time and expense tracking, cost management and billing. Service Contract administration including billing rates and options. Warranty tracking with complete component history for as built, as sold and as-is. Plant Maintenance including automated maintenance scheduling.
  • Manufacturer’s Part Numbers — SyteLine items can have multiple manufacturers’ items that can be ranked with controlled use.
  • Document Management & Automation — Complete management of all documentation: emails, email attachments, CAD drawings, scanned documents, outbound documents, purchase orders, invoices, estimates, and more. Document Book functionality pulls all related documentation for any manufacturing job through assemblies and all the way back to purchased materials—including certification documentation.
  • Hybrid Manufacturing — Any combination of engineer-to-order, configure-to-order, make-to-order, assemble-to-order, make-to-stock, Kanban and repetitive needs.
  • Lean Manufacturing — Including Kanban replenishments, back flushing of materials, labor & machine time, and rapid recording of production information- with or without labor recording.
  • Engineering Change Control — Control and track revisions made to a Bill of Materials or to the routing of an item. When it is critical to ensure high quality, safety and consistency of products, the ECN process is crucial.
  • Business Intelligence & Dashboards — Simple-to-use tools for decision-making and analysis. Dashboards are dynamic and up-to-the-minute.
  • Intelligent Lot & Serial Numbers — Each item / part can have its own set of serial numbers. That includes their own uniquely formatted, intelligent serial number.
  • Complete Project, Job and Product Costing — The Cost Accounting features within SyteLine support both actual costing and standard costing, providing you with the flexibility to choose the Cost Type and Cost Method that works best for each specific product. SyteLine automatically charges work order costs for customer orders to the Cost of Goods Sold upon shipment to the customer.
  • 360° Customer Management — Manage all aspects of your relationships with customers and prospects, from estimating to invoicing to service management.
  • Labor Collection / Time & Attendance — Touch screen labor recording, production status, real-time dispatching, production recording, material issues, lot & serial recording, time & attendance and manufacturing document automation.
  • Quality Management — Quality control for incoming goods, outgoing shipments and in-process production quality checking.
  • Manufacturing Execution — Top manufacturers have a new secret weapon with SyteLine Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES). Real success in manufacturing requires a great planning system like SyteLine and an equally great shop floor execution system. Multiple systems on the shop floor as well as paper-based reporting and schedules simply can’t keep a modern manufacturing workforce like yours operating at peak efficiency. Utilizing touch screen technology along with drag & drop capabilities, you will accelerate and simplify shop floor operations while garnering excellent user acceptance.
  • Materials and Inventory Management — Buy what you need, when you need it. Do away with side systems, which are difficult and costly to maintain. Shorten order entry time, eliminate duplicate orders, cut down on costly data entry errors, and make sure data is consistent — leaving you with more time to work on activities that grow your business.

Infor SyteLine (CloudSuite Industrial) is a best-in-class ERP solution designed to keep your production operations fast and lean, while increasing efficiency throughout your organization. By solving the major issues in running your business, SyteLine combines ease-of-use with incredibly powerful applications that can easily be personalized to meet the special needs of your unique business. SyteLine will help you reduce costs by automating much of the manual effort that goes into running your business. The result is the right information at the point of need so your staff and workforce is not wasting their time hunting it down. To find out how Infor SyteLine ERP (CloudSuite Industrial) and The Lake Companies can team with you and improve your business, please call us at (920)406-3030.

SyteLine helped us… deliver superior customer service

Infor SyteLine has undoubtedly helped us achieve the fast turnaround and product quality that we need to deliver superior customer service.

Kevin Hall
Herman Miller

Infor Industrial Manufacturing for Furniture & Fixture Manufacturers


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Did You Know?

Lower unemployment and rising housing prices have had a positive impact on the Furniture industry. It marks the fourth straight year of gains since the 2007-2009 recession.

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