The Porsche name is synonymous with technical perfection and elegant design. So it’s no surprise that Porsche would demand the same type of perfection from its logistics processes in its Leipzig plant. The goal: make the fastest, most precise, modern manufacturing facilities worldwide.
This means eliminating all stock, resulting in a perfectly coordinated process chain from delivery all the way through to the finished car. To make it happen, Porsche turned to SAP.
Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG
Information Technology, Supply Chain
SAP Advanced Planning & Optimization, SAP Supply Chain Management
Every Porsche is one of a kind—which poses great challenges to Porsche’s processes and systems. The car maker’s IT has to be highly innovative, flexible, and efficient. It allows Porsche’s customers to change the specification of their car right up to the production point.
Porsche has more than 70 affiliate companies and is present practically all over the world. This poses a unique challenge when it comes to harmonizing the IT environment. Systems must support and optimize the processes within any given plant, while simultaneously
The intelligent performance principle of more performance with less consumption applies to every process in the company. Logistics must work just-in-time and just-in-sequence. Porsche’s employees need to get the right part at the right moment.
SAP ERP and SAP SCM fit perfectly into Porsche’s existing system environment, while seamlessly allowing individual solutions to be implemented at the respective locations. In Leipzig, for example, there are special modules for call-off orders, incoming goods, material supply and consignment.
Within the same plant, the two models, Panamera and Cayenne can be built practically simultaneously. Each model requires a degree of vertical integration and cooperation with other Porsche plants. As parts are delivered every hour, the flow of goods is depicted in real-time.
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The SAP solutions are crucial to streamlining and speeding up production. Thanks to this high degree of flexibility, Porsche in Leipzig can react to the market quickly and smoothly. So not only are Porsche’s car models trailblazers, the company raises the bar in manufacturing processes as well.
The impulse to move forward, to be faster, to come first is established deep in Porsche’s genes – not only when it comes to crossing the finishing line, but especially with new ideas.
Porsche is continuing to work on the future of mobility and hybrid sports car technology. Because the company firmly believes that common sense can be fun and can also make sense. Especially in a Porsche.