Automotive Industry


IFS Applications has a long history as a solution of choice for automotive ERP (enterprise resource planning).

Our automotive industry software customers enjoy support for the total lifecycle – from design integration through demand management, supply chain management, full-scale production, sales and aftersales service—fully integrated with financials and human resources. Plus support for lean initiatives like Kanban. IFS Applications’ automotive industry ERP software solution is appropriate for vehicle manufacturer/assemblers and tier 1 to tier N suppliers.

IFS Applications for Automotive Suppliers includes solutions for manufacturing & distribution, supply chain, services, asset and project management, fully integrated with financials and human resources. These operate stand alone; integrated with existing corporate enterprise systems; or as part of a comprehensive IFS Applications deployment.

Some automotive suppliers need the same complex order-driven and mixed-mode functionality as other type manufacturers using IFS Applications. However, automotive-related production often specifically involves lean manufacturing—including Kanban—electronic data interchange (EDI), n-level packaging and multi-site planning & execution.

Of specific interest to vehicle manufacturers/assemblers are multiple-algorithm-based demand-planning and forecasting; service-level-based spare parts and planning; design-, engineer- and configure-to-order capability; program/project management, including make-to-project; and dynamic order processing/Seiban.

With IFS Eco-footprint Management, environmental impacts are assigned to product units. Reports detail impacts by product line, manufacturing process, business unit or business enterprise.