Infor, the industry cloud company, and ABeam Consulting today announced an alliance partnership around supply chain management (SCM), an area that underpins the core of enterprise management. As a member of the Infor Partner Network (IPN), ABeam will embark on the development and promotion of SCM solutions and consulting centered on Infor Supply Chain Execution (SCE) and Infor Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP). By combining ABeam's expertise on building global supply chains with Infor's globally proven solutions, both companies will help customers to further improve supply chain efficiency and precision by building common platforms for easier information sharing and the integration of business processes.
With the growing globalization of markets and production bases across all industries, enterprises must optimize supply chains to improve production management capabilities across the organization. Supply chain optimization requires SCM solutions, such as Infor SCE or Infor S&OP, that enable flexible responses to business demands that differ according to industry or country, and attentive consulting services backed by extensive experience.
"I am delighted that we have reached an agreement with ABeam Consulting on this collaboration," said Isao Obazawa, president of Infor Japan. "We will work with ABeam Consulting to do our utmost to optimize the supply chains of Japanese companies as a first step to delivering Japanese quality across Asia."
Infor SCE combines all key components required for warehouse management, helping to enhance productivity through its versatility, support for global logistics and task manager functions. Infor SCE has been deployed by more than 700 companies overseas and more than 80 companies in Japan. As an SCM planning solution, Infor S&OP enables cost reductions across the supply chain through the use of a unique modeling approach, and helps to improve customer services and plant capacity utilization through its total optimization engine. Built with Infor 10x, these solutions boast exceptional scalability that enables flexible responses to diverse business demands.
"Building global supply chains that can adapt quickly and flexibly to rapidly changing business environments is crucial to the continued growth of Japanese companies in global markets," said Toshinori Iwasawa, president of ABeam Consulting. "By enhancing our service lineup through this collaboration with the addition of Infor's solutions and their proven global track record, we will be able to provide consulting services with even more added value to customers seeking to boost the efficiency and sophistication of their supply chains."
Infor and ABeam will aim to expand the scope of collaboration over the next few years to include cloud-based services and solutions in addition to SCM. To learn more about becoming an Infor partner, please visit infor.com/partners.
About ABeam Consulting
With offices in over 20 countries in Southeast Asia, Europe and North America as well as Japan and China, ABeam Consulting (abeam.com) leverages more than 30 years of involvement in SCM and a workforce of 400 highly experienced SCM consultants to support the building of global supply chains by manufacturers based both in Japan and overseas that do business worldwide. ABeam supports the building of flexible and agile supply chains tailored to this global era by providing comprehensive consulting in all areas including management strategy formulation, business process reform and IT system deployment and operation. The company also caters to customers aspiring to more forward-looking approaches by supporting utilization of the latest IT to focus on more intricate aspects of business, including supplier management, improvement of demand forecasting accuracy, and reduction of indirect purchasing costs.
Infor (infor.com) is fundamentally changing the way information is published and consumed in the enterprise, helping 73,000 customers in more than 200 countries and territories improve operations, drive growth, and quickly adapt to changes in business demands. Infor offers deep industry-specific applications and suites, engineered for speed, and with an innovative user experience design that is simple, transparent, and elegant. Infor provides flexible deployment options that give customers a choice to run their businesses in the cloud, on-premises, or both.