Chuo Spring standardises global operations with Infor ERP

Automotive parts maker Chuo Spring has adopted at its Indonesian sites Infor CloudSuite Industrial, an ERP solution for manufacturing industries, to enhance business visibility and standardise its operations globally.

Using its control cable technologies, Chuo Spring is expanding its product range outside of automotive components as well, developing businesses in areas such as construction equipment and welfare-related equipment. The Japan-headquartered firm’s overseas network comprises 10 sites in five countries as part of its commitment to overseas expansion.

However, because each overseas site operates different core business systems, and conducts operations differently, it has been difficult for head office in Japan to obtain accurate real-time information. As a result, each site has been left to implement its own business improvements, and governance from head office has been largely ineffective.

Chuo Spring made the decision to use Infor CloudSuite Industrial as a dedicated core system for its overseas sites, and deploy the solution in its Indonesian sites in the latter half of 2019, and is using it to manage shipping, sales, procurement, warehousing, and accounting at its Indonesian sites.

The company is gradually deploying Infor’s single-instance ERP, built for global operations, across its overseas sites, starting with Indonesia. In this way, its head office in Japan will be able to understand data in real time across its global network, and drive business improvements based on companywide data, including from those overseas sites.

Going forward, in addition to more accurate inventory management, accelerated financial reporting, and other operational improvements at its Indonesian sites, Chuo Spring will expand its standardisation model to other overseas sites as well.

“To enable continued expansion at Chuo Spring, we needed an ERP solution to visualise our overseas site data in real time and enable data-driven business decisions,” said Kenta Koide, VP of Chuo Spring.

“In addition to the rich functionality and proven achievements for global manufacturing businesses offered by Infor’s ERP solution, we were impressed with its versatility, flexible licensing structure, and development environment enabling easy implementation and meeting local requirements,” added Koide.