Scuderia AlphaTauri has announced that Epicor, a global leader of industry-specific enterprise software would be the team’s Official ERP Partner in the future.
The Epicor Kinetic industry productivity platform for manufacturers will enable the Faenza-based outfit to centrally manage all processes and data across its operation, optimizing every aspect of its production, inventory, component testing, and financials with greater speed, accuracy and organizational visibility.
Today, with Kinetic, Scuderia AlphaTauri can automatically render an entire schematic structure of its racing cars and every part, all serial-tracked, and store a snapshot of that structure coded to a specific race. During component production, Kinetic automates the job creation process for each part, minimizing data entry and speeding productivity. The team also has granular visibility into which machine, operator, and tools were used to manufacture each part, helping develop cost-analysis models that inform make-or-buy decisions, as well as quickly correcting any production issues before getting to the track.
During testing, Scuderia AlphaTauri overlays all telemetry data collected on the track from the more than 900 sensors onboard each car, providing a precise and accurate view into individual part performance, when each part is installed or replaced, and predictive analytics. The software also enabled the team from Faenza to automatically “unwind” the data to earlier snapshots of the car structure to pinpoint potential component issues and ensure a problem is not replicated.
Epicor also plays an essential role in eliminating unplanned costs, over-ordering, and waste. With Kinetic, the team can better manage inventory and materials through every phase of production, particularly vital for use of carbon that must be maintained at a precise refrigerated temperature. Epicor provides immediate visibility into how much carbon fiber is in stock, its integrity and lifecycle, and real-time consumption, so the team never orders more than required.
“In our data-driven world, there is no off-season. The demand for high quality data and intelligence across every aspect of our business and racing operations is paramount.” said Franz Tost, Team Principal of Scuderia AlphaTauri. “Epicor is at the center of everything we do, and this technology partnership makes perfect sense for us. We’re able to quickly deliver the right information to the right people at the right time, which gives us a competitive edge. We are looking forward to go racing with Epicor for many years to come and achieve always greater results.”
“F1 demands a commitment to excellence, something in which the Epicor and Scuderia AlphaTauri teams align,” said Paul Stoddart, Epicor CMO. “Epicor is excited to be an essential partner enabling the team’s constant drive for performance, something we strive every day to deliver for all of the makers, movers and sellers we serve worldwide.”