Financial Times: Ferrari Tunes Up ProductionPosted on - 10:40 AM on Wed, Dec 19, 2012

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Financial Times: Ferrari Tunes Up Production

Speed and precision are as vital in Ferrari's processes as in its cars. In a Financial Times article, Ferrari's CIO lays out its ERP overhaul using Infor.

"We are in the middle of a major overhaul of our enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, targeting a flexible and responsive supply chain, better commercial logistics, and better finance processes," writes Vittorio Boero, Ferrari chief information officer, in a Dec. 17 article headlined "Powering sports car production."

Here are some excerpts:

  • "… With our customisation and fast manufacturing demands, combined with the precision we always take, there can be a lot of pressure on these systems to provide accurate data to the right people at the right time."
  • "Our supply chain changes mark a major development at Ferrari. We have introduced a new SCM process with the target of "zero shortages" along the production line, including a very tight connection between the SCM and Manufacturing technology, and the ICT works hand-in-hand with it."
  • "We use our Infor ERP system very widely, right across people in manufacturing and the supply chain, and over to the Ferrari dealerships taking the orders and providing the finished cars to our customers. We are much happier with our new setup: as well as improving flexibility, we have reduced the number of anomalies in the system."
  • "We also learned ways of working very closely with our IT suppliers - and by having a great relationship supported by close communication with our ERP supplier, we have been able to efficiently make all the changes we needed."

Read "Powering sports car production" on Financial Times.

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