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Infor Enables Larger, More Complex Supply Chains with 64-Bit Solution.



Molson Coors First to Install Infor SCM (1) (Software Configuration Management, Source Code Management) See configuration management.

(2) See supply chain management.
 Advanced Planner 5.0

ATLANTA -- Infor today announced the availability of Infor SCM Advanced Planner 5.0, a new version of its proven supply chain planning and optimization solution. Built on a 64-bit architecture, Infor SCM Advanced Planner 5.0 allows companies to address a growing number of increasingly complex supply chain planning challenges, including movement of more products through more sites, and incorporates real-world scenarios in a single, holistic model.

Infor SCM Advanced Planner 5.0 enables companies to tackle globalization globalization

Process by which the experience of everyday life, marked by the diffusion of commodities and ideas, is becoming standardized around the world. Factors that have contributed to globalization include increasingly sophisticated communications and transportation
 challenges, such as multiple sources of supply and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, where they must recognize real-world constraints in sourcing products from approved suppliers and countries. The solution accurately models what-if scenarios, helping organizations proactively develop contingency plans A plan involving suitable backups, immediate actions and longer term measures for responding to computer emergencies such as attacks or accidental disasters. Contingency plans are part of business resumption planning.  for risk mitigation, and supports least-cost supply chain optimization Supply Chain Optimization is the application of processes and tools to ensure the optimal operation of a manufacturing and distribution supply chain. This includes the optimal placement of inventory within the supply chain, minimizing operating costs (including manufacturing costs, . Utilizing 64-bit technology and parallel processing parallel processing, the concurrent or simultaneous execution of two or more parts of a single computer program, at speeds far exceeding those of a conventional computer.  to tackle these challenges, the solution allows more responsive optimization to changes in supply-demand conditions and enhanced problem solving problem solving

Process involved in finding a solution to a problem. Many animals routinely solve problems of locomotion, food finding, and shelter through trial and error.
 performance.

Molson Coors is the first company to take the holistic approach holistic approach A term used in alternative health for a philosophical approach to health care, in which the entire Pt is evaluated and treated. See Alternative medicine, Holistic medicine.  by deploying Advanced Planner 5.0 to solve its highly complex supply chain, which incorporates more than 750 product lines across six breweries and 40 distribution centers. The solution enables Molson Coors to manage inventory and production for all sites while also factoring in capacity constraints of production, warehousing and distribution.

"The new version of Advanced Planner allows us to incorporate more detail into the planning process, increasing from 7 million to 38 million the number of variables that we factor in," said Dan Brown, Director of Supply Chain Planning for Imports and Systems for Molson Coors. "The accuracy from the additional detail enables us to reduce inventories while maintaining our high customer service levels."

"We are now extending our model to dynamically source product beyond the plant level into the individual line level within the plant, further improving the productivity of our plant and resources," said Jeff Turner Jeffrey Steven Turner (born April 9 1962 in Bangor, Maine) is an American former professional basketball player. A 6'9" forward/center from Vanderbilt University, he was selected by the New Jersey Nets with the 17th pick of the 1984 NBA Draft. , Manager Supply Chain Processes & Systems for Molson Coors.

By encompassing all variables within a supply chain, companies like Molson Coors can meet changing demand ahead of time and understand how these changes affect their business.

"Other solutions force their users to break the model up into silos which compromise the quality of the total supply chain plan," said Andrew Kinder, Infor Director Product Marketing, Supply Chain Management. "Infor SCM Advanced Planner 5.0 uniquely combines flexibility and adaptability with scalability, which makes it the leading choice for companies with complex, global supply chains to manage."

Additional features of the upgraded solution include 'Priority Solving', an enhancement that makes it easier and faster to develop new planning models to rapidly adapt to changes in supply network conditions.

Infor's Supply Chain Management solutions enable the world's leading companies to improve their profitability, competitiveness and growth through network design, demand and supply chain planning, manufacturing optimization, warehousing, transportation management and supply chain analytics. By synchronizing synchronizing,
n a technique that a therapist uses to coordinate his or her breath with that of the client; builds trust and establishes relationship.
 cycles of demand, supply and replenishment replenishment

the addition of an appropriate quantity of properly prepared solution containing the correct concentration of chemicals to the developer solutions used in radiography.
, Infor's solutions allow our customers to get their product to their customers quickly and cost-effectively.

About Infor

Infor delivers business-specific software to enterprising en·ter·pris·ing  
adj.
Showing initiative and willingness to undertake new projects: The enterprising children opened a lemonade stand.
 organizations. With experience built in, Infor's solutions enable businesses of all sizes to be more enterprising and adapt to the rapid changes of a global marketplace. With more than 70,000 customers, Infor is changing what businesses expect from an enterprise software provider. For additional information, visit www.infor.com.
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