Infor SyteLine ERP:
Transportation Equipment Industry

Optimize your manufacturing process while enhancing your capabilities gaining real-time visibility and premium analytics to enable better decision-making

The Transportation Equipment manufacturing business has its share of challenges. Missing parts or raw materials needed for production, high inventory, production bottlenecks, supply chain challenges, and the list goes on. Combine that with service needs and dynamics can make or break your reputation in the industry. Whether you are a specialty vehicle builder, original equipment manufacturer, Tier 1 or Tier 2 supplier, or an aftermarket service parts provider, your business can be incredibly complex whether you provide standard, configure-to-order, or even engineer-to-order products. Infor SyteLine ERP (CloudSuite Industrial) provides 360°, real-time visibility of your entire operations from the front office accounting to multi-site production facilities and logistics. SyteLine delivers the ability to deliver speed and internal efficiency so you can focus on what you do best, which is making a quality product.

Whether you manufacture…
  • Horse trailers
  • Yachts
  • Pleasure, hunting & fishing boats
  • Pontoon boats
  • Cargo & livestock trailers
  • Dump truck bodies
  • Food catering trucks
  • Semi trailers
  • RV & travel trailers
  • Aircraft tugs
  • Golf carts
  • Motorhomes
  • Buses & motorcoaches
  • Limousines
  • Aftermarket parts
  • Military vehicles
  • And More
SyteLine has you covered…
  • Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) — Find out if you have the materials, people, machines, and tools you need to manufacture an item.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Business Intelligence & Dashboards — Simple-to-use tools for decision-making and analysis. Dashboards are dynamic and up-to-the-minute.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 360° Customer Management — Manage all aspects of your relationships with customers and prospects, from estimating to invoicing to service management.
  • Lean Manufacturing — Including Kanban replenishments, back flushing of materials, labor & machine time, and rapid recording of production information- with or without labor recording.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Intelligent Lot & Serial Numbers — Each item / part can have its own set of serial numbers. That includes their own uniquely formatted, intelligent serial number.
  • 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.
  • Hybrid Manufacturing — Any combination of engineer-to-order, configure-to-order, make-to-order, assemble-to-order, make-to-stock, Kanban and repetitive needs.

Infor SyteLine ERP (CloudSuite Industrial) is changing the way information is gathered, evaluated and processed in the enterprise. It’s about driving growth, cutting costs, improving customer relations and adapting to changes in business demands. The Lake Companies and SyteLine can help your business become more efficient and productive. At the same time you and your staff will enjoy greater clarity and confidence in decisions they make by getting information that is more accurate and available faster than ever before. Call us at (920)406-3030 to learn more about how Infor SyteLine (CloudSuite Industrial) can help your business.

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Customer Profile
MCL Industries

Customer Profile: MCL Industries

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Did You Know?

Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway (BNSF) has a major cost and environmental advantage over trucking, their main competitor. Last year, BNSF moved each ton of freight it carried a record 500 miles on a single gallon of diesel fuel. That’s three times more fuel-efficient than trucking is, combined with reduced greenhouse emissions and a much smaller need for imported oil.

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