Infor SyteLine ERP:
Window & Door Industry

Revitalize your business operations with maximum flexibility in your complex environment allowing you to quickly respond to change

The Window and Door manufacturing sector has its share of difficulties. Missing parts or materials needed for production, overstocked inventory, supply chain challenges, and more. Whether you are a specialty window firm, original equipment door manufacturer, aftermarket service parts provider, coupled with being an engineer/design-to-order, make-to-order, made-to-stock, or have products configured to meet the needs of the customer, your business can be very complex and demanding. Your products can be made with wood, plastic, fiberglass, aluminum, glass and the list goes on. The challenge of keeping inventory under control, while streamlining production in low-volume environments, even with quantities as low as one piece flows creates significant barriers to solid profitability. Combine all of these issues, with on-going change orders and scheduling challenges, and the sheer thought of being able to operate efficiently can seem insurmountable. Relax, Infor SyteLine ERP (CloudSuite Industrial) opens the door to delivering speed and internal efficiency so you can focus on what you do best, which is making superior products.

Whatever markets you serve…
  • Specialty aluminum glass doors
  • Fireproof doors
  • Security doors
  • Swinging patio doors
  • Aircraft window and doors
  • Bevel Cluster glass doors
  • Hurricane impact windows
  • Custom skylight windows
  • Special shaped windows
  • Partial arch head windows
  • RV windows and doors
  • Sunroof windows
  • Elliptical windows
  • Boat windows
  • Multi-panel door systems
  • Multi-slide door systems
  • Operable door wall systems
  • Pocket doors
  • Curved door panels
  • Curved glass windows
  • Commercial windows and doors
  • Exterior office windows and doors
  • Carriage House Doors
  • Dutch doors
  • Sliding barn doors
  • Horse stall and trailer doors
  • Garden shed doors
  • Carriage house doors
  • Bi-folding doors
  • Church doors
  • Overhead doors
  • and more
SyteLine has you covered…
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

The Infor SyteLine ERP (CloudSuite Industrial) manufacturing software provides you a fully-integrated prospecting, sales, engineering, supply chain, production, service and accounting solution, complete with the tools to be an operationally efficient, cost competitive, highly flexible and disruptively automated force in your industry. Deliver your products faster and more efficiently, while benefiting from greater organizational clarity from design to manufacturing, to outsourcing and delivery. To find out how Infor SyteLine (CloudSuite Industrial) and The Lake Companies can team with you and improve your business, please call us at (920)406-3030.

Savings of over 14 hours per day in the Payroll process alone!

The simplicity, accuracy and time savings resulting from using SyteLine Shop-Trak provide the greatest benefits. Shop-Trak’s simplicity has translated into savings of over 14 hours per day in the Payroll process alone!

Tim Olig
Midstates Aluminum

Infor Product Configuration Management for Door & Window Manufacturing


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Did You Know?

A recent survey from the National Association of Home Builders found that one of the top factors home buyers look for in a home is energy efficiency. More than 80 percent of windows sold today are Energy Star-certified.

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