Infor, a leading provider of beautiful business applications specialized by industry and built for the cloud, today announced that Scott Bader, a global chemical company, who manufactures, sells and distributes a wide range of synthetic resins and polymers, has extended its investment in Infor with a deployment of the maintenance management capabilities of Infor M3 at the Scott Bader manufacturing site in the UK. The enterprise resource planning (ERP) application will help improve productivity by automating compliance processes and increasing the visibility of maintenance trends.
Building on the existing deployment, Scott Bader is set to use Infor technology to help reduce manual administration and paperwork for the preventative and breakdown maintenance undertaken. Scott Bader will also develop better data for the analysis of trends such as the types of breakdown suffered, and the equipment most prone to failure.
By improving the efficacy of the preventative maintenance program Scott Bader aims to reduce the inventory of spares held and better align spares re-ordering to the needs of the production department, reducing downtime.
Building on the existing improvements to productivity realized by Infor M3, the increased visibility will help improve traceability for compliance with regulatory demands and best practice. It will also help enhance management decision-making as department leaders will have better access to details on any equipment downtime and can make decisions accordingly.
"As we expand our relationship with Infor, we look for continual, incremental improvement to our processes," said Kathryn Mclean, IS manager, Scott Bader. "This deployment is simply about enabling us to do our maintenance better. It will automate more of our compliance processes and increase the alignment of maintenance operations and the business. That equates to greater productivity and better customer service."
"Chemical manufacturers face ever-increasing compliance demands," said Mike Edgett, director industry marketing, process manufacturing, Infor. "That means automation of processes around maintenance is a critical part of ensuring that they can continue to operate at maximum capacity. This implementation shows how Infor M3 continues to offer value to Scott Bader as the relationship with Infor develops."
About Scott Bader
Scott Bader (scottbader.com) was established in 1921. Today it is a €253 million global chemical company, employing over 650 people worldwide. It is a common trusteeship company, having no external shareholders, with a strong commitment to supporting its customers, workforce and the environment.
Scott Bader's headquarters is based in the UK where it has purpose-built, state-of-the-art technical facilities that provide R & D as well as complete evaluation, testing and application support. It has manufacturing facilities in Europe, The Middle East, India, South Africa, Canada and South America.
For further information regarding Scott Bader call +44(0)19 3366 6638 or e-mail enquiries[.]scottbader.com.
Infor (infor.com) builds beautiful business applications with last mile functionality and scientific insights for select industries delivered as a cloud service. With 13,000 employees and customers in more than 200 countries and territories, Infor automates critical processes for industries including healthcare, manufacturing, fashion, wholesale distribution, hospitality, retail, and public sector. Infor software helps eliminate the need for costly customization through embedded deep industry domain expertise. Headquartered in New York City, Infor is also home to one of the largest creative agencies in Manhattan, Hook & Loop, focused on delivering a user experience that is fun and engaging. Infor deploys its cloud applications primarily on the Amazon Web Services cloud and open source platforms.