Toyota Material Handling
Toyota Material Handling Manufacturing – part of Toyota Industries Corporation (TICO) – is a European company with plants in Sweden (Mjölby), France (Ancenis) and Italy (Bologna).
Toyota Material Handling offer a wide range of warehouse equipment and counterbalanced trucks produced according to the quality standards of the Toyota Production System (TPS).
The products – characterized by their high quality – are sold under the TOYOTA, BT and CESAB brands.
Design a new production support system and a new way of working in harmony with TPS (Toyota Production System).
Harmonization of factory processes in order to optimize time, costs and risks.
Review processes in terms of digital transformation: aim for smart factories, but also for smart work.
Shift from a sale philosophy based on product quality to a strategy that takes also care of the quality of customer service and customer experience.
After an in-depth assessment aimed at optimizing processes, we started with the implementation of Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne.
We set out to use the standard functions of JD Edwards EnterpriseOne as much as possible in order to optimize time, costs and risk management.
Where it was not possible to stick to the standard, we always tried to implement a solution that was really able to guarantee a lever effect on TMHMI daily work.
The methods of interaction with suppliers have improved.
The MRP system is even more powerful and complete. It was shaped to meet the peculiar needs of the KANBAN and Junjo message regulating the delicate mechanism of deliveries that arrive from the outside directly to the assembly lines.
TMHMI has now a smarter and automatic planning and a production system that can better adapt to errors.
Fewer people are involved in daily planning allowing to redeploy these resources to higher-value duties.
SURPRISING IS THE METHOD
In its peak phases, the project involved around 20 experts from Sinfo One and about 40 key users from TMHMI. On average, 20 to maximum 25 key users worked during the various implementation stages. The “big bang” formula was chosen for the go-live: on the set date the old system was shut down and the JD Edwards Enterprise One was switched on. Today, out of the 570 people working for TMHMI approximately one third – counting white collars and technical staff – have access to the new ERP.
The project is monitored with great interest by the top management of Toyota, committed to the success of its ambitious digital transformation strategy
Giorgio Polonio - CEO
Greater harmonization in our information systems allows us to do better work in the direction of service objectives. Digitization can be a good lever to introduce new concepts such as Agile and other approaches
Patrick Malservisi - IS/IT Director in Toyota Material Handling Europe Supply