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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

€13,865 million

Number of Employees


Stuttgart, Germany

Customer Website

Line of Business
Platform and Technology, Supply Chain

SAP Solutions
SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization, SAP Supply Chain Management (SAP SCM)

Customer Snapshot: History

Time Sure Flies When You’re a Porsche

Customer Snapshot: Success Strategy

Intelligent Performance is Porsche’s commitment to the future of the sports car.

Unique Cars, Flexible Production

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.


When you want to compete on the global race tracks, you can only succeed with innovative technology. More than 28,000 victories prove that point.

The Challenge

Finding Harmony

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 integrating across the entire corporate structure.
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.

Even when a car has left the assembly line, Porsche wants to stay with it for its entire lifecycle.That’s why the company needs a system that provides absolute transparency.

Enter SAP

SAP Lays the Foundation for Peak Performance

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.

Better Business

Thanks to the SAP ERP and SAP SCM solutions, Porsche in Leipzig has created a masterpiece in logistics.

Better Business: Benefits

A Logistical Masterpiece

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.

No inventories, no waiting times—instead, the highest degree of precision and flexibility. Even if faced with a change on short notice, production will be able to stay in synch.


flexible and reliable logistics across the production network


synchronized logistics processes and assembly


integrated logistics processes and systems


of just-in-time/just-in-sequence concepts and systems

Better Business: Run Simple

Enabling the Trailblazer

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.

Journey Ahead

A Future of New Ideas

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.

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