Job-order Manufacturing and the Benefits of the Infor ERP SyteLine in the Otavské strojírny Company

Hana Klčová, Dagmar Šulová, Petr Sodomka

Infor ERP SyteLine is a component of the product portfolio of the Infor Global Solutions company, third in the world as regards ERP systems. The most recent studies conducted by the Gartner Agency oriented on ERP systems intended for the medium-large segment of the market rank them as challengers – that is to say, higher than a whole range of more well-known competitors. One of the strongest aspects of the SyteLine system is its ease of modification, based upon its architecture built upon the Microsoft.NET platform and a wide spectrum of functionality predetermined for industrial manufacturing companies. This article presents the main characteristics of the possibilities provided by this leading world-renowned ERP product in the field of planning and managing production in its practical application in the Otavské strojírny Company, the case-study based upon this prestigious mechanical engineering company deals with the whole course of events during the implementation project and summarises the main benefits which were clearly demonstrable in the course of the operations of the firm. The text of this article was created on the basis of the qualitative research results of the CVIS organisation – i.e. the qualitative questioning of professional consultants from the Iteuro organisation, dedicated providers of the Infor ERP SyteLine system and the processing of an in-depth product study, the qualitative questioning of the managers responsible for the implementation of this project in the Otavské strojírny company and their elaboration into the form of a case-study.

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