Chuo Spring adopts Infor ERP solution at overseas sites to improve business visibility and standardize operations globally
Chuo Spring is an automotive components manufacturer engaged in the development, manufacturing, and sale of springs, control cables, and other components incorporated into vehicles. Using its control cable technologies, the company is expanding its product range outside of automotive components as well, developing businesses in areas such as construction equipment and welfare-related equipment.
Chuo Spring's overseas network comprises 10 sites in five countries as part of its commitment to overseas expansion. However, because each overseas site operates different core business systems, and conducts operations differently, it has been difficult for head office in Japan to obtain accurate real-time information. As a result, each site has been left to implement its own business improvements, and governance from head office has been largely ineffective.
Chuo Spring made the decision to use Infor CloudSuite Industrial as a dedicated core system for its overseas sites, and deploy the solution in its Indonesian sites, in recognition of its ability to adapt Japanese standardized operations to sites overseas and support centralized management and global operations from its Japanese head office.
– Results of adoption
Chuo Spring deployed Infor CloudSuite Industrial in the latter half of 2019, and is using it to manage shipping, sales, procurement, warehousing, and accounting at its Indonesian sites. The company is gradually deploying Infor's single-instance ERP, built for global operations, across its overseas sites, starting with Indonesia. In this way, its head office in Japan will be able to understand data in real time across its global network, and drive business improvements based on companywide data (including from those overseas sites).
Along with adoption of Infor CloudSuite Industrial, Chuo Spring's Indonesian sites are standardizing operations in line with Japan. They are improving the efficiency of their operations, including eliminating data entry work for shipping processes, reducing conversion time through a unified code system, and eliminating double entries through data centralization. Going forward, in addition to more accurate inventory management, accelerated financial reporting, and other operational improvements at its Indonesian sites, Chuo Spring will expand its standardization model to other overseas sites as well.
– Comment from Kenta Koide, Vice President, Member of the board, Chuo Spring Co., Ltd.
"To enable continued expansion at Chuo Spring, we needed an ERP solution to visualize our overseas site data in real time and enable data-driven business decisions. In addition to the rich functionality and proven achievements for global manufacturing businesses offered by Infor's ERP solution, we were impressed with its versatility, flexible licensing structure, and development environment enabling easy implementation and meeting local requirements."