Sony Barcelona Plant (a)

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Sony Barcelona Plant (A)
This paper is written to analysis the case of “Sony Barcelona Plant (A)”. This case is mainly to discuss how was going on in new strategy plan in Europe plants. In this report, there have some of main topics will be discussed which are including that what factors causes STAR project difficult to complete smoothly, how to define a new strategy, what are Information system problems, what are the different opinions in changing the Information system and why to select Oracle ERP Suite. Then, some recommendations will be provided at the end as well.
What factors causes STAR project difficult to complete smoothly?
1. According to different real situation or environment, there were different needs among the different plants which made it difficult to create the synthesis hoped for; 2.Not significant advances had been made and the real implementation of any application was not being planned; 3.The NTT consultants’ lack of experience; 4.A lack of commitment because the entire project team was centralized in one location; 5.Production information system was built base on the theoretical idea.
How to define a new strategy?
1.Create more flexibility and economies of scale in the production process and in the procurement of common elements; 2.Reduce production time cycles; 3.Improving materials and resource planning and shortening the “time-to-market” and “time-to-delivery” cycles; 4.Reduce inventory costs and improve material planning; 5.Increase collaboration with suppliers; 6.Develop transversal processes for each production line; 7.Each plant focuses on the market situation in its geographic area; 8.Share knowledge and procedures among plants to increase their efficiency and productivity.
What are Information system problems?
1.The system did not support purchasing by “part numbers” marking it use very complex; 2.Plant systems were oriented…...

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