TRUMPF Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH + Co. KG, Ditzingen (Germany)
The Swabian machine builder TRUMPF is a global player with 51 subsidiaries in 26 countries and production locations in 19, and employs 7,200 employees worldwide; the company spent 135 million euros in 2007 on research and development.
Standardization and internationalization are the current focus at TRUMPF. SAP plays an essential role as a group-wide central Enterprise Resource Planning system. The ERP system comprises all the production entities, and the nine larger national subsidiaries. The TRUMPF Group had VMS check the SAP landscape in detail, so that the company would be well-equipped for international growth.
“There are two possible reasons for a CIO to carry out benchmarking. Either he or she is trying to gather arguments in order to curry favor with upper management, or he or she really is looking for ideas on better control methods.
If you are looking for concrete, realizable suggestions on the way to better control your options, VMS is a great choice. We were able to considerably raise our efficiency through a stringent application management strategy suggested by VMS.”
Dr. Simone Rehm, CIO, TRUMPF Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH + CO. KG