Infor SyteLine ERP:
Industrial Machinery & Equipment Industry

Reduce costs, improve accuracy of inventory and schedules, and develop customer responsiveness from the addition of Infor SyteLine ERP (CloudSuite Industrial)

This industry commonly deals with complex bills of materials. A customer order for a single product can result in hundreds of manufacturing orders, a flurry of purchasing activity, and can consume months of shop floor activity. Whether you manufacture large pieces of equipment or small motors, pumps or valves, the process of making sure the right materials, components, outsourced services, manufacturing operations and capacity align is a balancing act that can make or break a manufacturer. In addition, how effectively you manage the service needs associated with the product has a tremendous impact on your companies’ reputation. We get it. We understand that the interdependence of the individual tasks performed by everyone throughout the organization determines how well cash is managed, the ultimate cost and profitability of the finished product as well as the reputation your customers will bestow on your organization.

No matter what you manufacture …
  • Machinery & Equipment
  • Pumps & Valves
  • Servos, Actuators and Handling Automation Systems
  • Conveyor Systems
  • Power Generation
  • Material Handling Equipment
  • Palletizing Machinery
  • CNC & Robotic Machinery
  • Flight Simulators
  • Railroad Equipment
  • Agriculture Equipment & Accessories
  • Power Generation and Power Grid Systems
  • Electronic Signs and Display Systems
  • Air Coolers, Vehicle Radiators
  • HVAC Systems
Infor 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 360° Customer Management — Manage all aspects of your relationships with customers and prospects, from estimating to invoicing to service management.
    • Product Genealogy — Traceability of components and material, along with related information. Trace lot numbers, serial numbers and compliance documentation, from material receipt all the way to the finished product.
    • Quality Management — Quality control for incoming goods, outgoing shipments and in-process production quality checking.
    • 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.
    • Program/Contract Management — Complete Project based manufacturing capabilities that combine the production, scheduling, engineering, logistics, financial, and project management tools users need to manage complex project requirements, long lead times, and strict cost controls.
    • Compliance Management — Management of compliance and certification documentation as well as certification requirements, like RoHS.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Lean Manufacturing — Including Kanban replenishments, back flushing of materials, labor & machine time, and rapid recording of production information- with or without labor recording.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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 — SyteLine 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.
    • 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.

Infor SyteLine (CloudSuite Industrial) is a perfectly unified, single or multi-entity solution. It supports synchronized supply chain fulfillment, real-time order processing, lean manufacturing practices, centralized planning and scheduling, cross-operational visibility and complete internal-to-customer-to-vendor collaboration. With a sharp awareness of the challenges facing the Industrial Machinery and Equipment Industry, SyteLine was created to resolve challenges allowing you to grow your organization efficiently and confidently. To learn more about how Infor SyteLine (CloudSuite Industrial) and The Lake Companies can help your organization solve its challenges, contact us at (920)406-3030.

Making it easy… to order configured products online

Since custom products represent a large portion of our business, making it easy for our distributors to order configured products online has helped us increase sales.

Tom Seymour

Infor Equipment for
Equipment Manufacturers


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Did You Know?

The U.S. is the world’s largest market for machinery. American manufacturers hold (approximately) a 62.4 percent share of the U.S. domestic market.

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