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Farplas became a MODEL COMPANY in Digital Transformation with its SAP S/4HANA Project

Farplas became a MODEL COMPANY in Digital Transformation with its SAP S/4HANA Project
30 September 2020

The experiences derived from best practices in the global automotive industry were integrated into the business processes of Farplas using Industry 4.0 technologies.


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ISTANBUL (TR) - Now empowered by an experience on a global scale with the SAP Model Company system, implemented for the first time in the Turkish automotive industry, Farplas is ready to write new international success stories as it steps into the next era in its history of more than half a century. The experiences derived from best practices in the global automotive industry were integrated into the business processes of Farplas using Industry 4.0 technologies.

Operating in the automotive supply industry for over 50 years, and supplying parts to all the passenger car and commercial vehicle manufacturers, Farplas Otomotiv, a Fark Holding company, wrote a global success story with its 2,000+ employees. With the implementation of the SAP S/4HANA project, which meets the current and future requirements of intelligent enterprises, Farplas Otomotiv is now a Model Company.

Ahu Büyükkuşoğlu Serter, President, Fark Holding, mentioned that the SAP S/4HANA application serves as a tool to improve productivity, and commented on the project: We are leveraging SAP S/4HANA to digitalize all our business processes; and using this system well with many of its components will play an important role in our transformation. Employing the SAP Model Company approach not only brings us pride but also means that the project is much more than a software and actually enables us to interconnect all processes. This solution model increases our productivity, scales our data, and allows instant connection with other platforms. Having a solution model that enables us to tap into the opportunities and think about where to guide them while saving us time is a great luxury. As a matter of fact, the whole world is on its way toward becoming a platform. As we sought to build our own platform for improving production efficiency and IoT solutions, this collaboration with SAP and Detaysoft became a milestone. Our next goal is to become an exemplary company in the world.”

Ömer Burhanoğlu, CEO & Board Member at Fark Holding, said that the company defined 2020 as the year of “conversion and transformation” and added: “The major reason for the adoption of Industry 4.0, and therefore digitalization by the manufacturing industry is that it enables end-to-end integration, optimizing the workforce and minimizing faults, and standardization in quality and production. By implementing the SAP S/4HANA project this year, we are adopting the ‘model company’ approach with innovative technologies as a first in the automotive industry. We have launched large-scale projects to support our Industry 4.0 efforts in the last two years. We are now in the process of deploying SAP’s MES (Manufacturing Execution System) modules. The new big data architecture makes it possible for us to see all the activity at our plant and in the machinery in real time.”

A first in the Turkish automotive industry

Alkin Aksoy, General Manager, Detaysoft, expressed the company’s pride in accompanying Farplas on its digital transformation journey, an SAP Model Company project that marks a first in the Turkish automotive industry, and said: “For the project, experiences derived from best practices in the global automotive industry were integrated into the business processes of Farplas to build the Industry 4.0 infrastructure. Then, all the processes of Farplas from supplier management and purchasing to orders, advanced planning and shipment, from manufacturing management with MES (Manufacturing Execution System) to analytics were redesigned end to end, and a big data analysis platform was created.”

“Industry 4.0 is critical for the digitalization of automotive companies”

Uğur Candan, General Manager, SAP Turkey, commented, “In today’s world, companies that follow their customers’ experiences and reflect the feedback onto the product and business model have a much higher chance of succeeding. At SAP, we offer companies the solutions that will allow them to better understand their customers’ needs and to provide unique experiences. With SAP S/4HANA, companies can transform into intelligent enterprises and make more informed and faster decisions, and also gain a competitive edge in the market with this speed and agility. Innovative technologies in various areas such as Industry 4.0, process optimization and supply chain 4.0 play a critical role in the digitalization of automotive companies. We are delighted and proud to support the digital transformation journey of Farplas, which became a first in the automotive industry.”

About SAP Model Company:

SAP Model Company is a service that consists of ready-to-use, preconfigured processes for individual industries and lines of business. Designed specifically for the automotive industry, SAP Model Company offers solutions for processes ranging from supply chain, production planning, orders and collections to warehousing.