Friuli-Venezia Giulia plans production with CyberPlan

The Friuli-Venezia Giulia region is known for its industrial production. Among the different provinces there are some heterogeneities that have led to specialisation in some sectors and therefore to the development of specific industrial districts.

The regional economy had a strong growth in the nineties, a period in which it had a strong opening to the outside world, favoured by both political and monetary factors. The export of regional companies experienced a real explosion in recent years, doubling between 1992 and 1995. Mechanical industries still concentrate the largest share of exports at the regional level, followed by furniture.

The industrialization of Friuli began already in the eighteenth century and in particular the textile industry experienced a considerable expansion throughout the region. In the following century, the silk industry was established.

The Friulian industry emerged from the two world wars completely destroyed and resumed its expansion around the sixties with the creation of a fabric of small industries and craft enterprises. Great impetus to the development of industrial activity was given by the birth of industrial districts, including:

  • The “chair triangle” in the south-eastern part of the province of Udine (Manzano, San Giovanni al Natisone, Corno di Rosazzo);
  • The ham factories of San Daniele del Friuli;
  • The “furniture triangle” in the province of Pordenone (Brugnera, Prata di Pordenone, Pasiano di Pordenone).

As for the Udine area, the steel and food industry of the past has been replaced by a medium-large commercial distribution network, while heavy industries have moved to the Udine hinterland or away from the capital.

In the Trieste area there are plants that deal with metallurgy and industrial and naval mechanics, some of which have been in operation since the late nineteenth century. In particular, there is the largest plant in Europe for the production of naval engines as well as one of the most important for components for power plants and the headquarters of the world leader in the design and construction of cruise ships. In Trieste there are also the laboratories of important companies operating in the telecommunications sector. The food sector is also well represented by important coffee, cured meats, pasta and alcohol companies.

Among these companies, many play an important leading role at national and international level, thanks to the specialisation, the strategic position of the region at European level and the investments that companies in the north-east have made over the years in production tools and infrastructures. These solutions have in fact allowed companies to remain in a position of advantage over the competition and to enjoy the benefits deriving from them. 


Leading companies in Friuli-Venezia Giulia plan with cutting-edge software

Many of these leading companies in Friuli-Venezia Giulia plan and schedule the activities of their production department thanks to modern and advanced software. Among these we have selected five, known for the quality of their products and the high level of service offered to the customer. The selected companies are based in the provinces of Pordenone, Udine and Gorizia, three cities of great importance for the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region. Let’s briefly discover the paths of innovation and improvement carried out by these important companies:


Managing production in the furniture sector with innovation and control, the case of ILCAM

In the province of Gorizia there is a company at the top of Europe in the production of fronts for the furniture industry: Ilcam. This company has implemented APS software and since then has grown considerably so much that turnover has more than doubled in the last decade. The company’s foresight has allowed Ilcam to obtain significant advantages with a wide margin compared to its competitors:

  • optimisation of lines and raw materials,
  • increase in the quantity of products made from the same quantities of materials,
  • time savings and compliance with the required delivery dates,
  • levelling of production on all the various lines,
  • up-to-date information on the situation of the production department and on the portfolio,
  • ability to simulate future production scenarios.


Manage strong growth optimally, such as Lima Corporate

Lima Corporate, a company active in the province of Udine in the production of orthopaedic solutions, has evolved its production planning processes from a raw MRP to a modern APS. The implementation project, driven by the need to manage significant business growth, helped the company to:

  • manage business growth,
  • optimize and reduce warehouses,
  • reduce production lead time,
  • increase data quality,
  • improve accessibility to information,
  • obtain a configurable and flexible planning system.


A fast APS and great results for LTL lenses

LTL lenses is a leading company in the design and manufacture of finished and semi-finished lenses for eyeglasses and sunglasses. The company, which is based in San Vito al Tagliamento, in the province of Pordenone, and is part of the Essilor International group, wanted to improve the implementation of forecasting, demand planning and reordering logics. The CyberPlan implementation project has thus led to considerable results and benefits:

  • reduction of warehouses,
  • increasing the level of customer service,
  • adoption of a flexible and configurable APS system,
  • better communication between departments,
  • high speed in information processing.


Modulblok, cutting-edge work tools for the planning department

With offices in Pagnacco and Amaro, both in the province of Udine, Modulblok designs and manufactures solutions for warehousing and logistics. The company has always been a reference in terms of innovation and technologies applied to production. In particular, Modulblok has implemented a fully integrated and real-time system for the acquisition, scheduling and complete management of sales orders. Thanks to these innovative projects, it has thus obtained:

  • increased reliability of delivery dates,
  • reduction in the time needed to draw up production plans,
  • maximum possible visibility into the production process,
  • ease of communication between operations and management,
  • 98% service level,
  • 60% reduction in lead times,
  • 50% reduction in the cost of planning,
  • strong reduction of the missing ones.

Buildings, increase productivity and yield, simplifying work


Palazzetti is a company based in the province of Pordenone active in the design and manufacture of stoves, hearths and barbecues with high yield and low consumption. The company has reorganized and integrated the entire Supply Chain, from demand management to short-term programming, also thanks to the adoption of an APS software: CyberPlan. The project has made it possible to abandon the spreadsheets, now outdated, and obtain benefits such as:

  • improvement of integration between departments,
  • creation and monitoring of the master plan in a short time,
  • better response to demand spikes,
  • more efficient and punctual reordering of materials,
  • better distribution of work phases on an optimal combination of human and line resources,
  • increased productivity and yield,
  • possibility to act in advance on critical issues and to simulate alternative production choices in a short time,
  • reduction of production costs.


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