Infor partners with NMIS to power model digital factory

Infor has entered into a long-term strategic partnership agreement with the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS).

Infor’s investment will underpin the development of Model Digital Factory Demonstrators (MDFD) for the NMIS Digital Factory environment at the new NMIS 11,500m² headquarters. This follows Infor’s role as founding sponsor of The Smart Factory in Wichita, an immersive experience centre launched by Deloitte and Wichita State University in Kansas.

Operated by the University of Strathclyde, NMIS is a group of industry-led manufacturing research and development centres with a network of partners brough together to boost the manufacturing community and is part of the UK’s High Value Manufacturing Catapult.

The new NMIS headquarters will provide facilities where ground-breaking manufacturing and related supply chain research is undertaken to transform productivity levels, making companies more competitive and boosting the skills of the current and future workforce.

The dedicated MDFDs will demonstrate how modern, advanced technology and solutions can help companies automate processes and transform workplaces.

Anwen Robinson, Infor GM and SVP for UK and Ireland, said: “At a time when manufacturing is beset with local and global business challenges, there has never been a greater need for government, industry, and academia to join forces to help drive transformational change. Infor is wholly owned by Koch Industries, one of the largest industrial companies in the world, and our investment in NMIS highlights Infor’s commitment to supporting manufacturing through not only the latest advancements in technology but through the continual development of key skills right across the sector.”

Chris Dungey, research director at NMIS, said: “I am delighted Infor has decided to join the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland’s community and is committed to working with us to transform manufacturing in Scotland and the wider UK.

“When it comes to solving problems, growing businesses and ultimately becoming more competitive, data is invaluable to manufacturers and by partnering with Infor we can, together, help companies embrace the digital revolution, boost productivity and futureproof their offering.”