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BAE Systems firm selects Infor solutions

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Land Systems, a BAE Systems company and manufacturer of mine-protected and armoured vehicles, has selected Infor Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) LN and Infor Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) 8An to improve product design and production efficiency.

These solutions will help to provide more accurate product configuration, reducing the costly need to retrofit products and resulting in better service and faster delivery times for customers.
Softworx, an EOH company and distributor of Infor in Sub-Saharan Africa, will provide the professional services consulting and implementation for the project. Jane Thomson, MD, Softworx, says the Infor solutions BAE will be adopting were selected in a rigorous evaluation process that included other leading industry ERP solutions.
"The selection by BAE underscores the suitability of the Infor solutions for this industry. The tight integration between the PLM and ERP solutions will ensure a quicker, easier and more cost-effective implementation with a faster return on investment."
Infor was also chosen for its deep understanding of the manufacturing and defence industries and its ability to meet Land Systems OMC's specific needs for an integrated solution that encompassed conceptualisation, design, development, manufacture, production, re-manufacture and global in-service support. The quality control, product configuration and service management features of Infor's solutions were also important selection factors.
Gert Pretorius, engineering and business improvements director at Land Systems OMC, says that another key factor in the selection was that Infor's people showed a depth of knowledge and experience.
"Our operations are complex due to the development of new models and custom projects in the same production environment as our existing product range. We must control many engineering and configuration changes while maintaining stringent levels of reporting to satisfy requirements for progress payments from our international customers. These factors place huge demands on our systems for accurate production planning, which requires integration between the shop floor and back office."