Ducati’s production director Silvano Fini (pictured) has moved to a new role as supplier development manager with the Italian motorcycle manufacturer. Fini has been with the company for 27 years. 

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He he will work alongside Federico Sabbioni, who is responsible for supply chain on Ducati’s management board, to organise and offer Ducati’s suppliers a specialised consultancy service.

The new arrangement is designed to optimise processes, improve quality and enhance efficiency along the entire supply chain, the Bologna-headquartered company said.

Fini is replaced as production director by Andrea Gesi, who has been director of quality management for the past eight years.