Ferrari SpA

Case study

Ferrari SpA

Ferrari S.p.A. MES Project


Ferrari SpA


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The protagonist

Ferrari S.p.A. MES Project

The art and commitment of Francesco Ferrari were the foundation, in 1920, of the birth of the company that bears his name.


Later, passed on from father to son for three generations, the business continued to hand down the experience and direct know-how in the production, management and marketing of the finished product.


Today Ferrari is a major manufacturer and its name has become a sector leader.

The challenge


Ferrari used production management tools designed in house, based on information recorded on paper.


The main need was to provide production with an efficient integrated system able to track every single unit handled along the supply chain. The objective was to ensure greater precision in managing customer requests, an information visualization system that makes it possible to reduce finishing errors and consequently to better meet the delivery dates and system reaction time to unforeseen production issues. All the changes made to day-to-day operation needed to be carefully structured so as to ensure better ergonomics and department control. Integration with the existing ERP system completed the picture of what has been done.


Ultimately, the needs of the NET@PRO MES project at Ferrari were therefore:


- Integration of a system for tracking every single part along the production chain
- Complete integration with machinery and minimal impact on operations
- Flexible adaptation to equipment/specs changes
- Improvement of the overall efficiency of the production system

The project


Since the introduction of the system and given similar conditions, the increase in machine efficiency has been on average between 5 and 10% based on different production lines. The NET@PRO MES software is for Ferrari an indispensable analysis and production flow control tool. Integration of the client department system has been structured with a key requirement in mind: the easy interpretation of production department information.

Consequently, thanks to the simple and intuitive user interface, production staff had no problems rapidly learning how to use the system. Integration of the MES and ERP makes it possible to access correct information that is always up to date and to reduce planning times, a requirement that is increasingly more important in markets that constantly experience demand volatility.

“A system that is seemingly an add-on has produced indispensable evolution. It's the detail that changes the horizons: now people can think...”

Federica Ferrari, Project Manager at Ferrari SpA

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