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Infor Helps Third-Party Logistics Providers Grow Profitably


NFI Industries Uses Infor Supply Chain Management Solutions to Create Customer Value and Capitalize on Growth Opportunities

Atlanta, GA, November 21, 2008 --(PR.com)-- Infor today highlighted the benefits of integrated supply chain management solutions for the third-party logistics, public warehousing and refrigerated warehousing industries. Infor offers a complete range of supply chain solutions that help companies capitalize on growth opportunities and increase profitability.

Infor SCM for third-party logistics providers (3PLs) provides a comprehensive supply chain solution, from network design, transportation planning, and route planning and dispatch, to warehouse management and billing. Leading 3PLs rely on Infor solutions to increase revenues and improve profitability, operational efficiency, costing, and billing processes. Infor SCM for 3PLs enables logistics providers to select customers for profitability, streamline business development processes to ensure fair and accurate Request for Proposal and Request for Quote processes, enhance operations efficiency and effectiveness through better transportation and warehouse management, and cost, bill and charge to ensure payment for services rendered.

NFI Industries, a leading third-party logistics leader, with an over-the-road fleet of more than 10,000 tractors and trailers and 15 million sq. ft. of warehousing nationwide, utilizes a range of Infor solutions including Infor SCM Warehouse Management 4000, Infor SCM Warehouse Management FOURSITE, Infor SCM Transportation Planning, and Infor SCM Network Design.

“One of the advantages that Infor provides us is the ability to deliver the right business solution to each of our customers,” said Ed Tuso, vice president, client services, NFI Industries. “For instance, Infor offers individual warehouse management solutions that are specific to the needs of local and national distribution centers. This allows us to offer our customers low operational overhead in smaller operations while also delivering the advanced capabilities we need to manage more complex warehouse operations.”

Over the years, NFI has relied on Infor solutions to grow its business and capitalize on trends, such as handling containers direct from China and managing distribution of goods to distribution and retail centers across the nation.

“NFI is an example of a logistics provider that goes the extra mile to add value to its customers,” said Wilson Rothschild, senior manager, industry and product marketing, Infor SCM. “Our relationship with NFI is characteristic of the strong partnerships we form with 3PLs, providing them with the best-in-class software solutions they need to retain customers and rapidly scale to acquire new ones.”

Customer to Cash White Paper
Through Infor solutions and professional services, 3PL providers can implement a “Customer to Cash” approach, which means taking the broadest view of all variables to improve profitability, reduce operational expenses, increase customer service, and drive growth. To read Infor’s eight strategies for leveraging “Customer to Cash,” download the whitepaper at http://snipurl.com/3pl-whitepaper.

For more information on Infor SCM for 3PLs, visit http://snipurl.com/scm-3pl.

About NFI Industries
Founded in 1932, NFI Industries offers a variety of services to help businesses manage, grow and succeed in today’s logistics marketplace. The company is one of the largest privately-held third party logistic providers in distribution, transportation, logistics and real estate. NFI Industries is a one-stop resource for integrated supply chain solutions. For more information visit: www.nfiindustries.com.

About Infor
Infor acquires and develops functionally rich software backed by thousands of domain experts and then makes it better through continuous innovation, faster implementation options, global enablement, and flexible buying options. In a few short years, Infor has become one of the largest providers of business software in the world. For additional information, visit www.infor.com.

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