Infor Helps Ferrari Report Sizable Production Increases

Infor Helps Ferrari Report Sizable Production Increases 
High Quality Production Demands Met Using Infor LN and ION 
NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 03/19/13 --  Infor, a leading
provider of business application software serving more than 70,000
customers, today announced that Infor has helped Ferrari achieve
substantial production growth using Infor LN and Infor ION. Ferrari
leveraged its ERP upgrade to Infor LN to meet a growing global demand
and increases in production quantity without compromising on quality. 
Infor provides Ferrari with the unique capability to build 7,000
individual custom-configured vehicles a year in sequence while
maintaining high operating line efficiencies and full sequencing with
the supply chain. Ferrari is confident that the speed of transition
from Baan to LN will contribute a significant rise in annual
production volumes expected especially on the engine production side. 
News Points 

--  Infor LN, together with Infor ION - Infor's Intelligent Open Network
    which provides connectivity between Ferrari's software applications,
    enables Ferrari to build individual custom configuration vehicles in
    sequence (in conjunction with the MES -- Manufacturing Execution
    System), while maintaining a high level of operating line efficiencies
    within the supply chain. With Infor, Ferrari does not rely on multiple
    external sequencing, allowing for a decrease in complexity, risk,
    errors and cost.
--  Ferrari uses Infor to raise efficiency throughout the organization.
    From order taking and manufacturing to the supply chain and providing
    the finished cars to customers. The process improvements allow Ferrari
    to obtain logistical supply chain efficiency at all stages of
--  Ferrari uses ION to provide connectivity between Infor and non-Infor
    applications, providing integrated business processes such as order
    configuration, advanced planning and scheduling, assembly line
    scheduling and sequencing and asset maintenance and management.
--  The solution will also enable Ferrari to optimize the supply chain
    processes, supporting the increase of production of engines for other
    members of the FIAT group such as Maserati.

Ferrari Quote
 "Infor has enabled us to reduce the number of anomalies
in the system, further allowing us to streamline the production
process further," said Vittorio Boero, chief information officer,
Ferrari. "Not only has Infor helped us to increase production, but
also helped us to established better relationships between many
business departments and IT." 
Infor Quote
 "Ferrari is constantly in demand for greater agility in
its production processes. Infor's products allow them to not only
increase speed and efficiency but it also helps them to maintain a
high level of production quality," said Warren Smith, director of
global automotive market strategy, Infor. "Our companies have a great
relationship supported by close communication so changes can be made
more efficiently. We have the right ways of working in place to
continue to make Ferrari highly effective in satisfying their global
customer demands." 
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About Ferrari
 Established in 1929, Ferrari is a truly iconic Italian
sports car manufacturer based in Maranello, Italy with a name known
around the world. Originally founded by Enzo Ferrari as Scuderia
Ferrari, the company moved into the production of street-legal
vehicles in 1947. Throughout its distinguished history, Ferrari has
been noted for its continued participation in racing, especially in
Formula One, where it has enjoyed great success as well as being an
engineering, design and innovation leader in the high performance
automobile market. 
About Infor
 Infor is the third-largest provider of enterprise
applications and services, helping 70,000 customers in 194 countries
improve operations, drive growth, and quickly adapt to changes in
business demands. Infor offers deep industry-specific applications
and suites, engineered for speed, using ground-breaking technology
that delivers a rich user experience, and flexible deployment options
that give customers a choice to run their businesses in the cloud,
on-premises, or both. To learn more about Infor, please visit 
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