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Infor M3 Overview

Infor M3 is designed for companies that make, move, or maintain products. This robust, international, multi-site solution offers a rich user experience that allows you to make faster, smarter decisions. Infor M3 delivers ultimate flexibility in operations, technology, and scale, empowering your organization to easily adapt to changing business needs. It provides flexibility in managing mixed-mode and complex environments, with the agility to make quick adjustments at any time.

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Industry Support

  • Food & Beverage
  • Wholesale & Distribution
  • Building Material
  • Chemical
  • Fashion

Infor M3 10x

We’ve added more than a thousand new features and improvements since the last major M3 release. Explore highlights and contact your Infor representative for more information.

Industry Enhancements

  • Fresh Food Planner
  • Infor Fashion PLM
  • Counter Sales for Distribution
  • CRM for Equipment
  • Marketing Programs and Rebates for Equipment
  • Improved ship and debit capabilities in Distribution
  • New Laboratory and Quality Control module
  • Integration to other SL Optimizers

Technology

  • New platform for faster time to market
  • Increased usability and less need for modifications
  • Six certified ION process integrations and growing
  • Simple upgrade from all older M3 versions

Highlights

  • Java-based for hardware and database independence
  • Intuitive interface built for best user experience
  • Multi-site, multi-company, multi-country, multi-currency, and multi-language
  • Built-in flexibility allows you to configure the solution to meet your unique business processes

Manufacturing

Manufacturers today must provide flexible capacity, continuous replenishment, collaborative designs, and the ability to vertically integrate sourcing on a global basis. With Infor M3, You can get visibility across your global supply chain and system-wide transparency for all key stakeholders. Infor’s M3 manufacturing solution is purpose built, comprehensive, designed to support multiple manufacturing strategies (ETO, MTO, CTO).

Infor M3 Manufacturing features:

  1. Quality control and alerts
  2. Centralized procurement spending
  3. Capacity planning
  4. Job shop, production cell, and flow manufacturing support
  5. Hybrid manufacturing support
  6. Rules-based Configurator
  7. Master planning and detailed order planning

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Building Material

Building materials (BMAT) distributors like you need to  hold enough inventory to supply your customers as the seasons change. You also need to increase order entry flexibility, coordinate contractor jobs more efficiently, better manage inbound and outbound truck activity, and use your shipping resources more wisely to improve your sales process. It all boils down to doing more with less to be competitive today.

Infor M3 helps you to manage the following processes:

  1. Supply chain collaboration
  2. Project cost and margin management
  3. Business Automation
  4. Claims/Claims/Subcontractor management

Wholesale Distribution

With Infor M3 for Wholesale & Distribution, you can optimize every facet of your operation—from inventory and warehouse management to financials, multichannel sales orders, purchasing, and more. Accelerate your pace of business and profitability as you manage transactions with unparalleled visibility across departments, allowing for better and faster decision making.

Highlights

  1. Multichannel Sales, Supply Chain Execution, and integrated Financial Management
  2. Price management, promotions, ship, and debit
  3. Built-in CRM & POS integration
  4. Front-office applications for over-the-counter sales and e-commerce
  5. Value Added Services: Kitting, assembly, ticketing, packing, and rental

Chemicals

Generic ERP solutions can’t meet all of the challenges of your industry—but M3 can. With M3, you can solve unique chemical industry-specific challenges such as the planning of co-products and by-products, formula matching and optimization, attribute costing, safety, and quality.

Highlights

  1. Recipes: Co-products, by-products, and alternatives
  2. Advanced Quality Management including Customer Specifications
  3. Lot Traceability to quickly identify contaminated product
  4. Potency of raw and intermediate materials
  5. Lot Level Attributes enable planning, stock, quality, and pricing

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Food & Beverage

M3 enables Food & Beverage companies to respond rapidly to changes in customer demands, a key factor for staying ahead of the competition. You can manage and speed up your global supply chain to improve efficiency, minimize shelf-life issues, and reduce waste. In the event of a recall, M3’s track and trace tools can help you address the issue swiftly and effectively.

Highlights

  1. Manage ingredients with characteristics such as grade, brix, fat, moisture, and weight
  2. Down-to-the-minute planning
  3. Specification Management with advanced quality and laboratory processes
  4. Reverse Bills and Catch Weight
  5. Graphical Lot Tracker for transparency and rapid traceability

Fashion

Seamlessly manage the entire fashion process—from design to distribution to customer service—with M3. Develop consumer products more quickly and move them to market faster than your competition, giving you the edge in your ever-changing industry.

Highlights

  1. Flexible style/color/size/fit matrix plus inventory characteristics
  2. Handling of style and non-style items
  3. Global Inventory Management to support omni-channel
  4. Product Configuration for embellishment, personalization, and make-to-order
  5. Support for pre-packs and kitting

Integrations

Infor M3 easily extends to best-in-class applications that are unified by a common platform and a stunning user interface. Maintain agility and simplify user adoption with software that is fast, intuitive, and enjoyable to use.

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