Natuzzi has been selling high quality Italian-designed furniture worldwide since 1959. In the last few years it has transformed its internal audit function to provide similarly streamlined support to the business, with the help of TeamMate+.
When you buy an Italian sofa for your city apartment or cool coastal beach house, you look for sleek, modern, sophisticated design. When you recline on it to enjoy a glass of Barolo, you expect the comfort of high-quality fabrics, a robust frame and an ergonomic structure.
If you happen to be an internal auditor, you might be interested to learn more about the streamlined and high-tech business processes that went into creating it.
Producing a chic sofa is one thing, but ridding any complex, multi-jurisdictional manufacturing and retailing business of its lumps and bumps is quite another.
When Michele Variale became chief internal auditor for Natuzzi Group in 2017, he knew that his team had to streamline its operations and sharpen its focus if it was to offer senior management what they needed to take the business forward.