Infor Japan K.K., the Japanese subsidiary of Infor, recently announced that Fujikin K.K., a metal-processing company specializing in automotive components, has selected Infor CloudSuite Industrial, Infor’s cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution for manufacturing industries, as part of its business expansion plan with the aim of standardizing its production management processes and reducing operational workloads. Per the press release, Fujikin needed a cloud ERP solution that came packaged with the functionality for supporting its existing business, including the Toyota Production System (TPS) scheduling that it was already using. The solution also needed to support future business requirements and reduce operational workloads through the cloud. Fujikin adopted Infor CloudSuite Industrial as a cloud ERP solution focused on production management, with support for purchasing, sales and inventory management. A huge advantage is that Infor CloudSuite Industrial’s existing standard functions, such as TPS-compliant production scheduling, already accommodate 85% of its existing business. It also had the ability to support the requirements of planned future business partners without customization, and could help standardize systems that do not rely on specific employees. Furthermore, through this standardization and use of the cloud, Fujikin currently expects to reduce its workload by 170 man-hours per month.