"Since we operate both engineer-to-order and make-to-stock production environments, IFS' mixed-mode production capabilities were a critical factor in the selection of IFS Applications," said Keith Randall, chief financial officer of Stolle Machinery. "The IFS system gives us better control over our inventory and planning processes, and will allow us to manage shorter lead times for customer orders."
"IFS Applications is the ideal choice for multisite, mixed-mode manufacturers such as Stolle Machinery," said Cindy Jaudon, president and CEO of IFS North America. "Our software is built on IFS Service-Oriented Component Architecture(TM), which makes it easier for companies to accurately anticipate and swiftly respond to changing market demands and new technologies."
Industrial manufacturing is one of IFS' targeted vertical markets. IFS has a broad customer base in the industry, focusing on medium- to large-size manufacturers that need support for complex order-driven and mixed-mode manufacturing across the extended enterprise. With strong support for project management, engineering, constraint-based scheduling, product configuration, and after-sales support, IFS' business solution helps companies improve quality, contain costs, and improve their competitive position in manufacturing industry segments such as machinery, defense, fabricated metal products, and plastic products. Industrial manufacturing companies also benefit from IFS' lifecycle management solution, which goes beyond product lifecycle management (PLM) to provide better integration and management of three critical business areas-products, customers, and resources-throughout their lifecycles.
IFS customers in the industrial manufacturing industry include Deere & Co., Roper, Dresser-Rand, Gehl, Star Cutter, Remmele Engineering, and Johnson Pump.
About Stolle Machinery Co., LLC
Founded in 1961, Stolle Machinery designs, engineers, and assembles complex production machinery. The company is the worldwide market leader in the can machinery industry, offering a complete line of equipment for manufacturing can ends and can bodies. In addition, with its Didde web press product line, Stolle Machinery is a leader in the web offset printing industry, having the largest installed base in North America. Stolle Machinery has five manufacturing facilities in the United States: three plants in Ohio, and two in Denver. More information is available at www.stollemachinery.com.
About IFS and IFS Applications
IFS develops and supplies component-based business applications for medium and large enterprises and organizations. IFS Applications, which can be implemented step by step, is based on web and portal technology. The solution offers 60+ enterprise application components used in manufacturing, supply chain management, customer relationship management, service provision, financials, product development, maintenance and human resource administration. IFS offers customers an easier, more open alternative.
IFS is a leading global business applications supplier with sales in 45 countries and more than 350,000 users worldwide. The company is listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange (XSSE: IFS).
IFS Applications is a trademark of IFS Industrial and Financial Systems. All other referenced company or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
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