Kanban and production planning software for the “Italian Toyota”

APS (Advanced Planning and Scheduling), Metalworking Sector

Pietro Fiorentini is considered the Italian Toyota for its deep-rooted lean philosophy. The foresight and direct study of the entrepreneur Mario Nardi have allowed the world of lean thinking to coexist with the world of software, within the processes of planning and scheduling of production, .

“Pietro Fiorentini started the lean transformation path in 2000, after a business crisis, and has been able to translate the operational results in terms of turnover and product diversification: today Pietro Fiorentini is a sort of Italian Toyota, a destination of international pilgrimage for companies that want to learn how to restructure a production process” (Arnaldo Camuffo, professor of Lean Management at the Bocconi University of Milan, 2014).

MRP, Lean, Kanban and Scheduling Software

In this context of corporate reorganization, we chose to use CyberPlan, Cybertec’s Advanced Planning and Scheduling system that has made it possible to centralize the logic of MRP with lean philosophies such as Kanban in a single tool. In this way, Pietro Fiorentini introduced an advanced schedule that takes into account the constraints of Kanban and gives information on any stock breaks due to an unforeseen increase in demand.

Case study of Pietro Fiorentini

“Cybertec and Fiorentini can be said to have grown together; the project was in fact started in 1995. At the time, Fiorentini was already a great industrial reality and as such a precursor compared to other companies in the field of innovation not only of products but also of processes.”

Read the full interview with Romeo Menti, CIO and Supply Chain & Logistics Manager of the Pietro Fiorentini group. Click here >

Production programming remotely and with lean logic


Most manufacturing companies do not have adequate solutions to support planning processes from sales forecasting to detail scheduling.

Even fewer have an MRP capable of supporting lean thinking (or lean production) ensuring excellent planning and scheduling performance.

Processes that require computing power to optimize the plan and generate rapid simulations that maximize efficiency and reduce costs.
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