Marchesi Antinori Accelerates Wine Shipment by 50% and Supports International Growth with Enterprise Resource Planning System
 
 

Marchesi Antinori Accelerates Wine Shipment by 50% and Supports International Growth with Enterprise Resource Planning System

Marchesi Antinori s.r.l. is one of the largest winemakers in Italy, in a world with a history that dates back to 1385. It is the seventh-largest producer in Italy and the most profitable.

 
 

 
 

Challenges

A word from Marchesi Antinori s.r.l.

  • “With plans for growth in Italy and abroad, Marchesi Antinori required a single, integrated enterprise resource planning system that would help us to automate core business processes and achieve end-to-end enterprise visibility. We’ve greatly improved operating efficiency, including the acceleration of wine shipment processing by 50%.” – Renzo Cotarella, Chief Executive Officer, Marchesi Antinori s.r.l.

  • Update the company’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform to meet the highest market standards and support a rapidly growing business in the dynamic wine sector
  • Achieve greater efficiency and better collaboration among departments by computerizing and integrating all management and administrative processes—even with pre-existing wine sector applications—and facilitating information sharing with department managers (from production to marketing, and from viticulture to distribution)
  • Centralize and standardize financial management and logistics to reduce operating costs
  • Reduce IT management costs associated with maintaining disparate systems and complex integrations
  • Improve data consistency, accuracy, and management for intercompany transactions—including purchasing and production—critical as the company centralizes sales and distribution data

Solutions

  • Cut 10% off time to prepare the annual budget, thanks to the presence of a single system that allows quickly collecting required information from all departments
  • Automated forecasting by using Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and cut by 10% the time and the manual work required for control activities
  • Saved 15% of time spent on strategic information consolidation and database management—now common practices within the company, thanks to system unification
  • Automated distribution procedures—both internally and externally—reducing wine shipment processing time by 50% and optimizing logistic resources
  • Implemented core business processes, thanks to the scalable system, to include customer relationship management, financials, sales orders, inventory, purchasing, forecasting, and manufacturing planning, enabling the addition of companies into the portfolio (such as Tormaresca and Prunotto)
  • Implemented JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Grower Management, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Grower Pricing and Payments, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Blend Management modules for the most effective,  personalized management of Antinori’s farms and harvests, wine-making contracts, and winery operations
  • Unified and centrally controlled updates for product and client data by centralizing all company systems, optimizing purchasing and production processes
  • Automated electronic reporting to reduce paper use among the many Antinorifarm managers
  • Improved collaboration across all Antinori’s departments, from production to marketing, from viticulture to distribution, to improve data accuracy and enable more strategic decision-making that aligns with the company’s evolving business and market needs
  • Computerized the entire harvest process—from land identification, to pouring the mass into bottling tanks, thanks to the implementation of a single, integrated ERP system equipped with many dedicated modules

Why Oracle

“The JD Edwards EnterpriseOne application suite enabled us to consolidate and unify our IT systems and provide a common model for all our entities and business processes,” said Emanuela Martuccelli, chief information officer, Marchesi Antinori s.r.l.

Implementation Process

The implementation took 18 months, and executive participation was an important element in the plan, with the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Head of Strategy and Development, and Head of Planning and Control all taking part in the planning process. In operative terms, the work teams involved about 35 key users, divided into three main groups, led by three process owners: finance, distribution, and manufacturing.

Partner

“Oracle Specialized Partner GN Informatica proved to be a competent and reliable partner, with a great understanding of Oracle technology. Throughout the project, GN Informatica delivered results with an effective and timely approach,” said Martuccelli.