Nylacast Forges Future-Proof Operations with Infor
Global engineered polymer solutions provider takes to the cloud with Infor CloudSuite Industrial
Infor today announced that Nylacast, a worldwide leader of precision engineered polymer solutions, has chosen Infor CloudSuite Industrial as its core technology platform. Supporting an aggressive growth strategy, Nylacast will use the application to shorten the timeline of achieving new capabilities within both its automotive and engineered products divisions, helping to reduce risk and minimise business disruption.
Deployed via multi-tenant cloud and implemented by Infor partner JPO Solutions, Nylacast will move existing operations to CloudSuite Industrial for more than 150 named users. Nylacast will then enhance operations using a range of additional modules including Infor Factory Track.
Nylacast chose CloudSuite Industrial based on the enhanced functionality it offers over the existing on-premises application, the reduced management demands it is expected to make on Nylacast resources, and the robustness and flexibility cloud-based technologies offer.
Following the uplift to the cloud, Nylacast will embark on a series of ‘sprint’ projects for contained functionality in specific departments — both internally and customer-facing. Planned sprints include a reduction in paper-based processes on the manufacturing floor, improved customer support via portals connecting key suppliers and customers, and an automated purchase ledger.
“This decision is based in our desire to develop a truly future-looking ERP system,” said Mark Bevan, CFO of Nylacast Group. “Moving to the cloud not only reduces cost but cuts the complexity of managing the hardware and enables us to continually evolve new capabilities instead of being confined to large-scale, cyclical releases that come with larger risk. This will make us more agile and able to respond to market changes better and faster. The future enhanced system robustness and flexibility will help improve our response to events like COVID-19 as we currently have large numbers of staff working off-site. The additional functionality that will come with this implementation will also help drive our post-uplift projects that will keep us at the forefront of the industry.”
“Moving to the cloud is more than just a cost-efficiency play,” said Simon Quinton, Infor VP and managing director for UK & Ireland. “It goes beyond the ability to keep technology in the most up-to-date version. Cloud delivers a platform that enables rapid, diverse evolution that keeps businesses ahead of the competition.”
About Nylacast Group
Nylacast Group is a world-leading innovator in the design, development, and supply of precision manufactured engineering polymer solutions with high-performance, low-weight and low-friction characteristics. Nylacast’s unique Research and Development capability provides full engineering solutions from initial concepts and raw chemistry, through to final products. Nylacast employs passionate teams across nine international sites (UK, USA, South Africa and China), and is committed to meeting the needs of critical applications within key global industries; including Oil, Gas, Energy, Automotive, Transport, Food & Beverage, Marine, Defense, Pharmaceutical and Renewables, including Offshore Wind Farms.
Infor is a global leader in business cloud software specialized by industry. Providing mission-critical enterprise applications to 67,000 customers in more than 175 countries, Infor software is designed to deliver more value and less risk, with more sustainable operational advantages. We empower our 17,000 employees to leverage their deep industry expertise and use data-driven insights to create, learn and adapt quickly to solve emerging business and industry challenges. Infor is committed to providing our customers with modern tools to transform their business and accelerate their own path to innovation. To learn more, please visit www.infor.com.