Specialists in the manufacture of printed circuit boards, the AEL Group opts for the SyteLine ERP from Infor with G4

This Loire-based business of a hundred people over three separate sites has just acquired a new ERP to support its growth and to optimise its procurement and manufacturing processes.

Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving over 73,000 customers, and G4, ERP integrators, can announce that the AEL group, specialists in the design and manufacture of PCBs, has just selected the ERP Infor SyteLine to replace its aging management system and to reconfigure its entire IT system based on one single solution and one single database.

With two production sites and a design office sited at a distance from each other, the company wanted to be able to set up a single, integrated solution to better manage production planning and the associated resources, both material and human. 30 users will be trained over the coming months in the use of Infor SyteLine, the aim being to reduce current production times by around 40% and to put in place, in parallel, a flexible and scalable management system, able to withstand the fluctuations of various production workloads.

The Key Points

The AEL Group chose Infor SyteLine, a management tool that will allow it to remain in the race to better manage the manufacturing complexity of its products (each sub-assembly can go as far as integrating over 400 components)

This deployment is part of the group’s desire to unite its 3 units around a common project, to harmonise its various processes and to then adjust and monitor supply times in real time, based on customer demand.

Through Infor SyteLine, the AEL Group also intends to implement a number of automated analyses to enable it to get an overview of common indicators, based on an identical configuration for all of its entities.

Following a benchmark that compared four of the biggest market solutions, the Infor software was selected for its ability to meet the manufacturer’s business needs and in particular for its ability to manage, in a simple manner, the various brands and suppliers for a single item. The choice of solution also focused on the business competence of the integrator G4.

While the installation project has only just started, and six months of training are scheduled to train the 30% of the workforce required to use the tool, deployment is expected in May 2015. The company G4, long-time partners of Infor, will ensure its integration.

The AEL Group’s opinion

« Having been equipped with an outdated system with 2 different tools we felt the need to update with a single, central, scalable solution, able to support our development for the next 10 years and bring together our teams around unified objectives and processes. Despite having launched our project in early 2013, our selection of the Infor solution only took place in mid-2014, following a tender process carried out fully and correctly. The flexibility and intuitiveness of SyteLine, as well as its rich functionality that met 100% of our requirements, are the main reasons for our choice », said Frédéric Miramand, Director of the AEL Group.

Infor SyteLine is an ERP solution that helps manufacturing companies improve their performance, customising and adapting their business processes to market requirements. It allows users, in particular: to plan and schedule on demand; to improve the timeliness and accuracy of forecasts; to minimise manual intervention and the risk of errors; to respond more quickly to last minute orders; to reduce the volume of stock and any disruptions that may result; to improve customer satisfaction, as well as manufacturing and delivery times.

About AEL Group

With over 30 years of experience, the AEL group is one of the pioneers of French PCB manufacturing and offers comprehensive and customised offers to meet all the electronics requirements of businesses. With two production sites and a design office, the group employs over 100 employees and posted a turnover in 2013 of €20 million, of which 10% was exported to Europe.

A propos de G4

G4 is an optimisation and IT systems management company: the distribution and integration of ERP solutions & business intelligence, specialising in the discrete type of industrial sector
Manufacturing and made-to-measure industries such as electronics, mechanical engineering and capital equipment, aerospace, packaging…
G4 has been a partner of the publisher Infor and expert in ERP SyteLine for over 20 years.