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Infor Partners with China’s Industry Experts & Customer Dongfeng to Discuss New Opportunities for Smart Manufacturing

Dongfeng Equipment hosts tour and seminar at its manufacturing base in Shiyan, Hubei

SHIYAN, HUBEI, China – November 23, 2020 – Infor today joined hands with its customer Equipment Company of Dongfeng Motor Corp. (Dongfeng Equipment), to hold a media walk-in tour at Dongfeng Equipment’s manufacturing base in Shiyan, Hubei, China, to discuss smart manufacturing and opportunities in the new normal.

As part of the event, a small seminar series involving industry experts was held to introduce attendees to Infor’s solutions and their implementation, and to share with media how Infor’s digital transformation solutions can help manufacturers overhaul their business. The seminars covered topics ranging from digital transformation in the automotive and automotive equipment manufacturing fields, the implications of China’s 14th Five-Year Plan on digital transformation, best practices for intelligent manufacturing and more. After the seminar series, discussion groups were held to allow experts, media and enterprise leaders to discuss ideas about the future of digital transformation.

Dongfeng Equipment implemented two digital transformation solutions, Infor LN and Infor EAM, helping it standardize its business, processes and data management. Dongfeng Equipment established a real-time production system, business and financial integration, full-spectrum quality control, and comprehensive traceability. During the pandemic, they were able to quickly transition to producing protective masks.

Dongfeng’s digital journey with Infor has been recognized by the International Data Corp. (IDC), which awarded Dongfeng Equipment for its digital transformation successes — “boosting quality and efficiency” with the help of Infor’s digital solutions in September.

“Before we set down the path to digital transformation with Infor, Dongfeng Equipment was struggling to manage all of the diverse tasks required by our operations,” said Fang Mingqiang, chief engineer of information systems planning at Dongfeng Equipment. “Infor’s flexible and powerful solutions allowed us to optimize and standardize our processes company-wide to better keep up with the rigorous and dynamic demands of modern automotive equipment manufacturing, greatly increasing performance, lowering costs and boosting customer satisfaction. With this media tour and seminar series, we hope to show the world the great strides we’ve made with Infor as our partner, while demonstrating the ways other equipment manufacturers empower digital transformation with the help of Infor’s solutions as we move into the future.”

During the talks, Infor spokespeople Becky Xie, vice president of sales for Greater China and Korea, Chong Lu, director of business consulting for Greater China and Korea, and other experts from a variety of industries helped introduce Infor’s solutions and explain how these solutions can help businesses during the new normal left in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“The pandemic has us in the midst of a new normal, and many enterprises, whether they be in manufacturing or other fields are still trying to find ways not only to adjust but to leverage the opportunities within this crisis to succeed and flourish as they move forward,” said Pei Huang, president of Eworks. “Intelligent manufacturing solutions can help businesses better meet some of the supply chain, distribution, personnel and other challenges that arose during the initial outbreak and after Covid-19 had run its course in China. I am confident that Infor’s solutions can help other businesses find the same success Dongfeng Equipment has seen.”

“As organisations head into uncertain times in the new year, Infor is a strategic partner with a portfolio of industry-specific solutions that can help reconfigure operations and transform businesses to achieve success,” said Infor’s Xie. “We are confident Dongfeng Equipment will benefit from its use of Infor LN and Infor EAM solutions, and we are excited that it is also helping to bring together top industry experts, media and manufacturers to up-level industry knowledge on smart manufacturing, and discuss the possibilities that our solutions can help open up.”