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Manthey: Racing toward peak performance and operational insight

Explore Manthey’s journey with SAP

Always on the cutting edge of motorsport innovation, Manthey Racing GmbH needed a better way to ensure operations were also running at peak performance. With SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public edition Manthey is achieving greater simplicity, efficiency, insight, collaboration, transparency, and compliance across projects, production, procurement, logistics, and finance.

20%

increase in revenue supported by SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public edition.

Lower

total cost of ownership using cloud software as a service.

Faster

time to value compared to using an on-premise ERP solution.

Manthey’s motto is, ‘Closer to perfection.’ It is the fundamental principle by which we work and research – from the factory to the racetrack. When it comes to operations, SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public edition plays a key role in making that possible.

Dirk Schuler
Lead for SAP S/4HANA Cloud, Manthey Racing GmbH

The Challenge

Streamlining processes and gaining deeper cost and inventory insight

One of the world’s leading Porsche race teams and a specialist in Porsche GT models, Manthey Racing GmbH is committed to delivering speed, reliability, and performance.

 

Made up of five business units – factory racing, customer racing, engineering, services, and experiences – Manthey is continually looking to innovate business models and grow performance products. But for the company to stay competitive, performance must also be achieved at a competitive cost – which means resource, space, and inventory optimization.

 

Across Manthey’s production processes, there was a heavy reliance on spreadsheets and e-mail – making it hard to control material flow and production in a market that is difficult to predict. The company also needed to balance the building of race cars in small-batch production while providing the same and additional components to customers at the racetrack and in repair shops.

 

To streamline processes, harmonize data, and increase insight, the race was on for digital transformation.

Digital technology helps us control material flow and production in a market that is difficult to predict. AI capabilities in SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public edition can help us find the right balance of delivery performance, production capacity, and cost.

Dirk Schuler
Lead for SAP S/4HANA Cloud, Manthey Racing GmbH

The Solution

Choosing built-in best practices and the speed and agility of the cloud

Manthey chose SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public edition to support its digital transformation.

 

A key driver was built-in functionality to enable industry best practices for service products, development, and the production of new performance products. At the same time, the user configuration concept would help ensure a fit-to-purpose implementation.

 

A quick deployment was another critical factor – with cloud technology enabling faster setup without the need for new IT resources to operate the solution.

 

Manthey’s SAP S/4HANA Cloud transformation covers projects, production, procurement, logistics, finance, and controlling. So now, in addition to the company gaining a lower total cost of ownership for these areas, its existing IT team can stay focused on value-adding activities instead of managing system operations.

The Result

Improving processes and insight while lowering costs and boosting revenue

With SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public edition, Manthey now has greater operational integration, simplicity, and efficiency as well as better collaboration, transparency, and decision security.

 

Purchasing is seeing lower operational costs as well as improved supplier compliance – increasing confidence that processes and components are up to snuff. Cross-departmental reporting also yields greater cost insights – helping Manthey evaluate suppliers and get the best prices.

 

In production, the permanent digital feedback loop between as-is and forecasts makes it possible to recognize patterns and have the right components available at the right time without overstocking. It also provides the transparency needed to manage small lot sizes and a large variety of products.

 

Sales has seen a 20% increase in revenue from new products and services, due in part to SAP S/4HANA Cloud. Plus, an increase in on-time delivery means that customers can count on cars and parts being available when promised.

There was almost no financial impact on our business caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Manthey was well prepared with the launch of new business models and SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public edition.

Dirk Schuler
Lead for SAP S/4HANA Cloud, Manthey Racing GmbH

SAP helps Manthey run better

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Key business outcomes and benefits

  • Lower operational costs, improved supplier compliance, and a 20% increase in revenue
  • Cross-departmental procurement reporting that provides greater insight into suppliers, costs, and pricing
  • Transparency needed to manage production of small lot sizes and a large variety of products
  • Ability to recognize patterns and have the right components available at the right time without overstocking
  • Increase in on-time delivery, so customers can count on cars and parts being available when promised

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Featured solutions and services

  • SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public edition enables integration, simplicity, and efficiency as well as harmonized data and advanced analytics to improve collaboration, transparency, and decision-making.

About Manthey

For over 25 years, Manthey has been one of the world’s leading Porsche race teams and a specialist in GT models. Brothers Martin and Nicolas Raeder manage the company, and Porsche is a majority stakeholder, with a 51% stake. Manthey’s motorsport successes include seven wins in the Nürburgring 24 Hours, three wins in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and five world championship titles in the FIA World Endurance Championship.

Industry Region Company Size
Sports and entertainment Meuspath, Germany 220 employees
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