Metcam Recognized with 2014 Infor Excellence in Action Award

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Metcam, a fabricator of sheet metal components and assemblies for OEMs, today announced it has been recognized by Infor, one of their key software vendors, with an Excellence in Action Award. The Award was presented at Inforum 2014, Infor’s annual user conference, in New Orleans on September 17.

“This award serves to recognizes the concerted efforts of our team alongside the consultants from Infor to help us realize our substantial goals for improved financial efficiency, said Metcam President Bruce Hagenau.

Metcam, a fabricator of sheet metal components and assemblies for OEMs, today announced it has been recognized by Infor, one of their key software vendors, with an Excellence in Action Award. The Award was presented at Inforum 2014, Infor’s annual user conference, in New Orleans on September 17.

Excellence in Action Awards honor organizations that have successfully deployed Infor technology to drive business value, reduce complexity, and improve overall performance in four distinct categories - Financial Excellence, Operational Excellence, Employee Excellence and Customer Excellence, and an overall Customer of the Year. Metcam’s award honored their efforts in Financial Excellence.

Metcam first approached Infor for assistance in enhancing the company's overall material planning and control activities through improved material flow, improved operational efficiencies, and reduced inventory levels. Success in these competitive markets means providing the highest quality products, delivered on time at a competitive price. To meet these goals, Metcam utilized Infor Syteline for their Materials Planning and Inventory Control project.

The financial and performance impacts of Metcam's project have already proven to be substantial. The organization has able to reduce man hours to execute and manage scheduling and planning, overtime required to meet sales order activity, raw material dollars required to support business activities, and costs for expedited activity of all types (purchasing, manufacturing and customer order fulfillment). In addition, Metcam increased visibility to enterprise-wide business practices, streamlined and refined processes throughout the organization (administrative, production, sales, financial and quality), and improved the overall corporate culture through better visibility and collaboration.

“This award serves to recognizes the concerted efforts of our team alongside the consultants from Infor to help us realize our substantial goals for improved financial efficiency, said Metcam President Bruce Hagenau. “ We’re already realizing the positive impacts of our Syteline deployment and expect to recover the investment made over the past two years within the next twelve months, yielding a positive financial return as early as 2015.

Others winners of the 2014 Infor Excellence in Action Awards include:

  •     Customer of the Year – CERN
  •     Customer Excellence - VV-Auto Group
  •     Employee Excellence - Memorial Healthcare System and Transplace
  •     Operational Excellence - Coca-Cola Enterprises Norway and Dematic

"Infor's industry-specific applications positively impact more than 73,000 customers around the globe, and these awards serve as an opportunity for us to formally recognize their innovative use of technology to do business better," said Stephan Scholl, president of Infor. "We are excited to honor these companies and their ability to set strategic goals and achieve outstanding results that directly impact their customers, operations, finances, and employees."

About the Excellence in Action Award Evaluation Process
A panel of Infor industry and product experts evaluated each applicant's nomination based on their ability to demonstrate new processes and tactics, which were deployed in the last year using Infor technology. The 2014 winners were chosen based on the scope of performance improvement, quantifiable business benefits, customer focus and satisfaction, and technology use and innovation.

About Infor
Infor is fundamentally changing the way information is published and consumed in the enterprise, helping 73,000 customers in more than 200 countries and territories improve operations, drive growth, and quickly adapt to changes in business demands. Infor offers deep industry-specific applications and suites, engineered for speed, and with an innovative user experience design that is simple, transparent, and elegant. Infor provides flexible deployment options that give customers a choice to run their businesses in the cloud, on-premises, or both. To learn more about Infor, please visit http://www.infor.com.

About Metcam
Metcam is a fabricator of precision sheet metal components and assemblies for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) representing a wide variety of industries including telecommunications, electronics and HVAC. Metcam’s advanced metalworking capabilities include laser cutting, punching, forming, hardware insertion, welding (including robotics), powder painting, silkscreen and parts assembly. Metcam also assists clients with product design and manufacturability to reduce their total cost of production. Metcam’s award-winning service, combined with an aggressive focus on quality, environmental management and lean manufacturing, simplifies the outsourcing decision for firms worldwide.

For more information, visit http://www.metcam.com.

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