About the Customer
Toyota Motor Corporation is a global automotive industry leader manufacturing vehicles in 27 countries or regions and marketing the company’s products in over 170 countries and regions.
Scope and Challenges
Toyota Group, the Japanese multinational automotive manufacturer, chose SAP S/4HANA and SAP HANA to help regulate the group’s accounting system in line with global standards. With the implementation of these SAP solutions in its new accounting system, Toyota will have a centralized information sharing system to help the company respond promptly to business and market changes.
“As a global leader in automotive manufacturing, we turned to SAP to help us build the infrastructure of Toyota’s new company-wide accounting information system. We are excited to reap the benefits of faster response times to growth strategy decisions and latent and future risks in our business,” said Hiroaki Kitazawa, Toyota executive general manager and field general manager of the Information Systems Group.
Outcome and Implications
Kinaxis Inc., provider of RapidResponse, a leading cloud-based supply chain management solution based on concurrent planning, announced Toyota Motor Corporation has selected Kinaxis to manage its automotive demand and supply chain processes.
Toyota, one of the world’s largest automotive manufacturers, will replace its manual planning systems with RapidResponse to unify the company’s global demand and supply planning between its sales and production divisions and to help better manage vehicle and unit volume.
“We are looking forward to working with Kinaxis to optimize inventory and enable more flexible responses to customer demand. RapidResponse will help us unify sales and production and will become the foundation upon which we can continue to realize improvement in demand and supply planning,” said Iwao Nakano, General Manager Corporate IT Division at Toyota.
“We are confident that with the integrated use of both SAP S/4HANA and SAP HANA, Toyota Group will see improvements in the range, volume, and speed of information management,” said Yuzuru Fukuda, president, and representative director, SAP Japan.
“We are excited to help drive breakthrough results for one of the world’s most prestigious brands,” said John Sicard, Chief Executive Officer, Kinaxis. “
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