'Going Green' Software Makes Supply Chain Greener

Dec. 19, 2007
Infors new product helps companies reduce meet their sustainability goals.

Infor on Dec. 19 announced "Going Green," an initiative to help organizations implement green and sustainability programs through the use of enterprise software. The company is spreading the word that technology can help supply chains reduce energy consumption through Enterprise Asset Management (EAM), decreasing carbon footprint through Supply Chain Management (SCM) and using Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) to minimize landfill waste and the environmental impact of product manufacturing.

"The common thread for organizations that are going green is the need to meet sustainability objectives and drive a return-on-investment," said Melissa Puls, senior director of solutions marketing for Infor. "These objectives aren't mutually exclusive. Infor is focusing its efforts to help customers achieve both."

Infor's SCM software helps companies implement supply chain optimization processes that reduce their carbon footprint and maximize cost efficiencies in areas such as supply chain design, planning and execution, and warehouse management. Their EAM can track the energy consumption of individual assets to identify underperforming equipment and take corrective action that results in cost-savings and energy conservation. Through preventive maintenance programs, the EAM can help keep assets in optimal condition, extending their life and reducing waste. And the SCM allows customers to model and optimize transportation networks to reduce fuel usage and carbon emissions. Using forecasting tools, organizations can predict customer demand to minimize excess inventory, reducing the waste associated with manufacturing, distributing and stocking unneeded products.

Infor's PLM provides visibility into the environmental impact of products, such as landfill content and hazardous material exposure, which are relevant to government regulations like the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive and the Clean Water Act. It can also help reduce non-value added material content or dematerialization, which improves the carbon footprint of the manufacturer.

For more information visit www.infor.com/goinggreen

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