Supply Chain Management System at Ducati - the Position of Information Systems in Enhancing Management of Operation in the Supply Chain at Ducati Motor Holding S.P.A.

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Supply Chain Management System at Ducati The position of Information Systems in enhancing management of operation in the supply chain at Ducati Motor Holding S.p.a. Report’s length: 1995 words, 9 pages. AUTHOR Andrea P.F. A. Table of Contents Executive summary ............................................................................................................................3 1. Introduction.....................................................................................................................................4 1.1 Definition and aim ................................................................................................................................................. 4 1.2 Background…show more content…
SCMS assist firms in managing operations such as procurement, order processing, inventory management, production scheduling, logistics operations, relations with suppliers and distributors. The purpose of this research was to evaluate the position of Information Systems (IS) in enhancing management of operation in the supply chain at Ducati. The report is divided into four parts: 1) Introduction, 2) Research methodology, 3) Findings and 4) Conclusions and recommendations. 1.2 Background Ducati, located in Italy and established in 1926, is one of the world’s leading motorcycle manufacturers with a brand presence in 40 countries and a total revenue income of 630.3 $m. (Ducati Motor Holding S.p.a., 2008). According to Rae (2005a), after the acquisition in 1996 by the private venture capital Texas Pacific Group (TPC), the new aim was to drastically increase in a five years term the bikes’ production volumes by maintaining the acquired assets. Consequently, Ducati’s management chose to redesign the firm by adopting the lean enterprise culture, a concept that leads to a demand-driven strategy and the outsourcing of non-core activities, maximising throughput and R&D. (Tinham, 2006a). Ducati migrated from the old IBM AS/400 system, unable to meet the new requirements, to a new integrated system: Oracle E-Business Suite, with a particular interest on the Supply Chain Management

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