Alcar Ruote rolls with changing car sector thanks to Oracle
Swiss maker of steel wheels for the automotive aftermarket taps Oracle Cloud SCM apps to automate supply chain processes and improve time to market.
“One of the prerequisites for our business success is a state-of-the-art, fully integrated cloud solution that provides our managers real-time data. We see Oracle as not only a vendor, but also as a partner.”
The company, part of a multinational based in Austria, designs, produces, and distributes steel wheels for the automotive aftermarket.
Swiss quality is a sort of dogma. Alcar Ruote’s customers expect top-level of quality and on-time deliveries. But because the company’s costs are higher than its competitors, it needed to rely on technology to continue to produce with Swiss quality but remain competitive in the global market.
The company wanted to move from on-premises applications to the cloud to gain real-time data in order to respond quickly when a new car hits the market, to evaluate business systems, and to correct any problems. The company’s top priority was to build more flexible and effective planning and order management processes.
Why Alcar Ruote Chose Oracle
Alcar Ruote selected Oracle Fusion Cloud Supply Chain Management and Manufacturing and Oracle Fusion Cloud ERP applications to manage its planning, procurement, manufacturing, and distribution, while also enhancing visibility across those operations.
Key to its decision to implement Oracle solutions was Oracle Fusion Cloud Order Management, part of the Oracle Cloud SCM suite of applications, to automate order-to-fill processes and boost productivity.
Since the migration to Oracle Cloud, the company has dramatically reduced downtime and enhanced maintenance. Oracle IoT technology with embedded AI capabilities enabled Alcar Ruote to analyze sensor data, identify trends, predict failures, and take action.
Powerful Oracle analytics capabilities help Alcar Ruote collect data, appropriately structure the data, and provide users with relevant insights and information for their respective roles. With fully integrated supply chain and ERP applications, the company automatically sends data to corporate headquarters to manage financials, view invoices in real time, and also generate invoices in PDF format to customer accounting teams.