Infor Helps Ferrari Report Sizable Production Increases
MUMBAI, March 28, 2013
MUMBAI, March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
High Quality Production Demands met Using Infor LN and ION
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.
*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 manufacturing.
*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.
"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."
"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."
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
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