Kyowa Chemical Industry Adopts Infor Cloud Solution for Global Business Visibility and Overseas Expansion

Achieves centralized cloud-based management of sales, purchasing and inventory information, and faster overseas sharing and business decision-making


TOKYO, JAPAN - Media OutReach - 7 August 2019 - Infor, a global leader in business cloud software specialized by industry, today
announced that
Kyowa Chemical Industry, a manufacturer and seller of chemical products for industry and healthcare,
has  implemented
Infor M3 Cloud, Infor's ERP software for large
global manufacturers, distributors, and after-sales service providers, to
enhance business data visibility and business efficiency in its global
operations as it gears up for international expansion.


Kyowa Chemical Industry develops safe and secure
products that are both people- and eco-friendly. It manufactures and sells
industrial products, pharmaceuticals and food additives using the magnesium in
seawater as the main raw material, and possesses the largest share in the
domestic market for inorganic industrial chemicals and active pharmaceutical
ingredients. In recent years, it has sold an increasing percentage of products
overseas, mainly for industrial use, and with five production/sales sites
overseas, including in the Netherlands and China, it is also focusing on
international expansion.


To further grow its business in Japan and
overseas, Kyowa Chemical Industry is working to achieve business data
visibility and business efficiency improvements. Close information sharing with
overseas sites, in particular, is necessary for it to achieve a stable supply
of products while expanding its business globally. It was unable to reform its
business practices with the previous office computer-based system it has used
for sales, purchasing and inventory management.


As its office computer systems aged, Kyowa
Chemical Industry decided to adopt Infor M3 Cloud because it packages together
all the functionalities required for global sales, purchasing and inventory
management, and enables centralized data management with a single system.
Another factor for the decision was that Infor has extensive experience in
production management for domestic and international process manufacturing
industries, and Kyowa Chemical Industry is considering adopting a production
management package in the future.


Using Infor M3 Cloud, Kyowa Chemical Industry
built a new business platform for managing its sales, purchasing and inventory,
which it launched across its domestic sales offices in April 2019. The
platform is being rolled out in the company's overseas sales offices to enable
centralized management of global sales, purchasing and inventory information,
which will accelerate information sharing and business decision-making with
overseas sites. Promoting standardization of skills-dependent business
processes, Infor M3 is also expected to become the cornerstone of future
company-wide initiatives to improve business efficiency.


In addition to sales, purchasing and inventory
management, Kyowa Chemical Industry is considering using Infor M3 as the core
factor of the system to realize optimal coordination of supply and demand on a
global scale.


"At Kyowa Chemical Industry, we have continually
worked on enhancing our sales and production sites in Japan and overseas to
directly provide our customers around the world with unique products. We
adopted Infor's ERP cloud solution to enable connection with branches overseas,
which are growing in importance, and to drive business efficiencies," said
Mitsunori Kado, director and head of human resources at Kyowa Chemical
Industry. "Going forward, we hope to draw from the extensive process
manufacturing knowledge of Infor to continue enhancing our business platforms
and expand our range of high-safety, eco-friendly products globally."

About Kyowa Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.

Kyowa Chemical Industry was founded in 1947 in
Takamatsu, Kagawa Prefecture. As a developer of safe and secure products that
are both people-friendly and eco-friendly, it manufactures and sells a range of
industrial products, such as non-halogen resin stabilizers and flame
retardants, and pharmaceutical and food additive products, such as antacids,
and functional additives, using the magnesium in seawater as the main raw
material. For further details, see

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