Infor, a global leader in business cloud software specialised by industry, has announced Dutch trailer manufacturer Broshuis has gone live with Infor LN and other production solutions from Infor to better respond to the needs of its customers and to support its new strategy. In the past, Broshuis mainly supplied tailor-made trailers and worked according to the engineer-to-order principle. The company is now working according to the configure-to-order method to create a better connection with its e-commerce activities.
After using Infor VISUAL enterprise resource planning (ERP) for 20 years, Broshuis was looking for new functionalities, including better and integrated production planning, barcode scanning in the warehouse, more standardised automation and tighter logistics control. Broshuis is constantly innovating and monitoring the market to improve its products and customer service. A few years ago, it introduced a product configurator that allows customers to configure a trailer. The online tool provides direct insight into the target prices, which facilitates the selection process. After starting the automated parts factory, the next step towards the trailer factory of the future was taken by choosing a new ERP solution.
Five ERP vendors were selected from a long list of 15. Infor was ultimately chosen because of its extensive industry-specific functionalities for the factory and the unique capabilities of its middleware solution, Infor ION.