Topre picks Infor’s Automotive Industry Cloud ERP

Topre in Japan has selected Infor Japan’s CloudSuite Automotive, their cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution for the automotive industry.

Topre is a manufacturer of a range of products that supports people in their daily lives, from pressed automotive components for frames and other parts of automobiles, to refrigerated trucks.

The company will leverage this ERP solution on its core business system for the management of production, sales, purchasing and inventory for its domestic automotive business across seven sites, and will also use the suite for accounting management across its entire domestic operations.

Topre plans to roll out the cloud ERP solution to all its global sites, including the US, China and Thailand. Infor’s cloud ERP is viewed as a platform with capability in production management, which is an absolute priority among automotive companies seeking accurate production-planning and on-time customer delivery.

Infor CloudSuite Automotive is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)-based cloud ERP suite of solutions for the automotive industry. With functionalities for the automotive industry incorporated into a user interface, it is delivered on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform.

Enabling advanced production and quality management, coupled with the sharing of data with automakers, and visualisation of supply chains, the suite offers cloud-based functionality for agile responses to marked changes in the industry.

Also, Topre will adopt Infor Birst, a cloud-based business intelligence platform to use data accumulated in the cloud for its transformation. Together with Infor CloudSuite Automotive, Topre will build a platform for driving digital transformation aimed at improving business processes through standardisation and efficiencies, and implement data-based management and policies.

“To survive what people are calling a once-in-a-century transformation in the automotive industry, we have to transform our business structures in cooperation with the automakers,” said Tesshu Harada, acting general manager of the business process re-engineering department at Topre’s auto parts headquarters.

“We will start this process by stepping away from our old systems and rebuilding a core business platform in a highly scalable cloud environment to drive further digital transformation across Topre,” said Harada.