Tags: Automotive

REV Group shows SAP is alive and well

SAP has announced that REV Group has selected SAP S4/HANA to replace several legacy systems. It is looking to consolidate its systems on a single ERP solution. The project is massive and will update all 29 brands by the end of 2017. The project involves ThoughtFocus, a SAP S4/HANA partner. They recently announced the completion…

Infor goes after Honda supply chain

Infor has announced an update to Infor CloudSuite Automotive. There are several enhancements in this release including improved shipment fulfilment, line side labelling and repetitive manufacturing and quality management. However the largest benefit is the certification of and support for American Honda Motor EDI and bar-codes. This will enable clients to interact with Honda and…

IFS beats off SAP and QAD for manufacturer

IFS has announced that it has won a competitive tender against SAP and QAD for Plastics 7A in Valencia, Spain. Plastics 7A has four manufacturing site in the city and was looking to replace its original ERP solution Lyonsoft. Lyonsoft is a small Spanish software company that has developed vertical industry ERP applications for the plastic…

SAP offers jump start for IoT projects

SAP has announced a new program to help companies jump start their Internet of Things (IoT) projects. IoT is one of the many trends that analysts believe will see growth in customer solutions. Mike Krell, an analyst at Moor Insights & Startegy wrote in Forbes recently that 2017 will see a growth in the use…

Why are global supply chains becoming more fragile?

Supply chains keep making headlines around the world for the wrong reasons. General Motors recently recalled nearly 4.3 million vehicles with defective software. The bankruptcy of Hanjin Shipping, one of the world’s largest ocean carriers, left half a million containers with $14 billion worth of goods stranded at sea. Fiat Chrysler recalled 1.9 million vehicles…

Recovering a lost sale for autoparts

Epicor has added new features to Epicor Parts Network (EPN) Automotive Aftermarket B2B eStore. The new features focus on reporting functionality that helps part distributors to increase sales. EPN is one of the largest eCommerce networks in the USA. It integrates to 57 different shop management system (SMS) products. These include Microsoft Dynamics AX and Epicors own…

For ERP is relationship or functionality more important

Epicor issued an announcement last week that Full Service Auto Parts is to upgrade its ERP software. The Texas based automotive aftermarket distributor will upgrade from Epicor Ultimate to Epicor Vision. Is this just a customer announcement barely worth a mention? Or does it raise an interesting question for many in the market, how important…

Mitsubishi fails to secure car Wi-Fi

In a blog entitled “Hack it like you Stole it”, David Lodge, CHECK Team Leader, Pen Test Partners has exposed poor vehicle security from Mitsubishi. The story revolves around the Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) which is rated as the second best hybrid SUV by Car Buyer. The majority of modern cars, especially…