Infor Updates Automotive Supply Chain Collaboration Solutions

Infor recently announced the release of Infor Automotive Exchange v11.0 and Infor Supplier Exchange v11.3, two products that deliver embedded industry-required collaboration throughout the automotive supplier value chain. Infor Automotive Exchange (previous version 10.3 and previous product name AutoConnect) provides automotive suppliers with connectivity with their OEM and up-tier customers, whereas Infor Supplier Exchange (previous version 11.2 and previous product name SupplyWEB) provides connectivity with their downstream supply chain.

Both solutions are generally available now, and are integrated with Infor ION, Infor's purpose-built integration solution built on industry standards, and a part of the Infor 10x technology platform. The idea is to create an automotive industry solution suite, which provides the connectivity, capabilities, and user experience required for the automotive industry.

Infor Automotive Exchange works with enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions such as Infor LN to create more fluid information and process flow, enabling best practices and versatile communication between manufacturers and their customers. The latest version provides contemporary, rules-based electronic data interchange (EDI) to extend the ERP and streamline the order to cash process. The Exchange maintains compliance (provides standard maps) between the customer's EDI and the shipping rules that are packaged within trading partner business requirements. Preconfigured business rules and trading partner formats provide ready-to-run solutions that help suppliers meet OEM requirements without custom coding or in-house design.

Infor Supplier Exchange is a Web-based solution that streamlines two-way collaboration for procurement, performance metrics, and billing information between manufacturers and their suppliers. By integrating with the existing ERP, the Supplier Exchange mitigates risks and enables lean inventory procurement policies to help drive down costs and increase customer responsiveness. Suppliers that need to address industry requirements such as Materials Management Operations Guideline/Logistics Evaluation (MMOG/LE) can now hit the ground running and deliver faster to their customers.
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