ICT Strategy Definition

Nitto Europe

Challenge

Nitto Europe NV is the regional headquarter for the Japanese Nitto Group. Nitto Europe defines the strategic direction for the Nitto companies in the EMEA region.

Nitto manufactures sealing materials, reinforcing and damping materials and various kinds of industrial adhesive tapes such as double-sided tapes, surface protection tapes and electrical insulation tapes. These products are used in worldwide markets such as automotive, electronics, furniture, paper production, aerospace and metal processing.

In order to sustain future growth, to realise its strategic objectives as a technology-oriented company,  Nitto Europe decided to align its in house developed IT systems and applications, with a new organisation and to implement an ERP based environment for all its European entities.
 

Project approach

Frans Beckers was in charge of Nitto’s strategic project to define the future ICT approach and set-up. The ICT strategy was based on a pragmatic approach of COBIT and ITIL principles and best practices. Main elements of the project included the design of the application portfolio, business processes standardization, the IT organization structure, IT governance, ERP implementation scenario’s and organizational change in an ERP environment. 

Results

The project resulted in a common view and actionable plans to address the opportunity for new and existing information technologies to enable IT to support new business operations. A clear vision and project portfolio plan was developed of where and how the company would evolve and final decisions were taken for the future IT environment (architecture, applications, processes, organisation, governance,…) supporting the Make-to-Order principles.

Contact persons

Contact
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0032 475 61 14 62
Carve-out of IT environment
ENI (Distrigas)
Enhanced performance registration
De Scheepvaart
Implementation of a new ERP
Collivery (Solucious)
Flexible and purposeful development environment
VDAB
Central administration moves to a new office
De Watergroep

Striking results

Every transition process we jointly achieve is unique, as are our clients. Mutual trust arises due to our personal way of working and our passion, yet also because where necessary, we opt for client-specific solutions above 'easy' standard methods. Essential to achieving the common goal.

This trust implies that we have had the pleasure of working with the following clients:

 

 

Aeneas Project implementation (supporting administrative processes) • Introduction of project-based way of working
Training and coaching around project management, based on PMBok
Process description and advice in outlining organisational chart and job descriptions
Performance evaluation of dealer network
Optimisation of the customer service department • Process management improvement
Business case and program management for setting up a customer centre
Introduction of BBC (Policy and Control cycle)
RDV project to improve communication to travellers: process and role descriptions, operational planning with Hastus
Support of product range alignment
Job descriptions and accompanying wage classification
Set up project management methodology and change management for the "New Directions" programs
Optimisation of Finance Controlling in IT EMEA (as result of SAP implementation)
Assistance to the IT Mgr in setting up PMO and ad hoc project management
Reorganisation of various departments • Reorganisation the services of the City Manager
Set up of call centre with front & back office, incl. job descriptions
Analysis of and optimisation of distribution processes