Ceská zbrojovka Increases Production by 30 Percent with Infor

Share  
Infor SyteLine Advanced Planning and Scheduling Enables More Accurate Delivery Projections

NEW YORK -  Dec 09, 2013

Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving more than 70,000 customers, today announced that Ceská zbrojovka a.s, the largest manufacturer of weapons in the Czech Republic, has successfully launched the Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) functionality within their existing Infor SyteLine solution. Thanks to APS, Ceská zbrojovka was able to significantly increase the volume of products delivered within one year.

The company's wide product portfolio includes nearly 300 different weapons, with each weapon comprised of approximately 50 parts. On average, each of these parts requires 30 different operations to manufacture. The complete product mix is dynamically influenced by ever-changing customer demand, making it critical for the company to rely on Infor SyteLine's APS component to support manufacturing processes.

Effectively meeting customer demand for products and delivery terms has been a challenge for Ceská zbrojovka. To enhance planning processes, the company launched the APS functionality in cooperation with ITeuro, an Infor implementation partner. Since August 2013, APS has enabled the company to increase daily plans fulfillment significantly, and further improvement is anticipated in the future.

Ceská zbrojovka has reduced delivery delays, improved coverage of customer demand, increased production volume, and now more effectively uses existing manufacturing capacities. The company has increased its production by 30 percent and now delivers more than 20,000 units monthly.

Ceská zbrojovka Quote

"We have been challenged to cover a high level of customer demand, and our standard planning functionality didn't provide us with needed support to improve planning processes," said Bogdan Heczko, chief operation officer, Ceská zbrojovka a.s." After launching Infor SyteLine's APS functionality, we have achieved a dramatic improvement. Thanks to trustworthy results, we can promise realistic delivery terms to customers. We are aware of our narrow points and can manage them, and we know the impact of all potential disruptions."

Infor Quote

"Ceská zbrojovka uses the APS functionality in a very progressive way," said Dave Iles, senior product support analyst, Infor. "This project has demonstrated how advanced scheduling can improve manufacturing effectiveness, as the customer was able to increase production by 30 percent on identical manufacturing capacities."

About Ceská zbrojovka

Ceská zbrojovka a. s., established in 1936, is the direct successor of traditional Czechoslovak arms industry in between the wars. The company success is based on well balanced combination of civil and armed military and police units weapons contributed by precision manufacturing focused on automotive and aerospace industry. Over 30 % the production is exported to more than 100 countries in the world. Ceská zbrojovka produces nearly 300 types of weapons and delivers almost 200,000 units to customers. The company employs 1,500 people and achieves annual revenue of 2.5 billion CZK (100 million EUR).

Keep Current on Infor:

About Infor

Infor is fundamentally changing the way information is published and consumed in the enterprise, helping 70,000 customers in more than 200 countries and territories improve operations, drive growth, and quickly adapt to changes in business demands. Infor offers deep industry-specific applications and suites, engineered for speed, and with an innovative user experience design that is simple, transparent, and elegant.  Infor provides flexible deployment options that give customers a choice to run their businesses in the cloud, on-premises, or both. To learn more about Infor, please visit www.infor.com.

Infor customers include:

  • 19 of the top 20 aerospace companies
  • 12 of the top 13 high tech companies
  • 10 of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies
  • 21 of the 25 largest US health delivery networks
  • 16 of the 20 largest US cities
  • 84 of the top 100 automotive suppliers
  • 31 of the top 50 industrial distributors
  • 5 of the top 9 brewers

Press contacts

Media contacts - Americas

Dan Barnhardt
U.S.A. and Canada
Phone:+1 646 336 1731
Email:dan.barnhardt@infor.com

Claudia Vazquez
Latin America
Phone:+54 11 4010 8079
Email:claudia.vazquez@infor.com

Media contacts - Europe, Middle East and Africa

Richard Moore
United Kingdom, Southern Europe,
Middle East and Africa
Phone:+44 121 615 8189
Email:richard.moore@infor.com

Tanja Hossfeld
Central, Northern and Eastern Europe
Phone:+49 172 7481 111
Email:tanja.hossfeld@infor.com

Media contacts - Asia Pacific and Japan 

Phyllis Tan
Phone:+65 9799 9133
Email:phyllis.tan@infor.com

Industry analyst contact

Sharon Sulc
Phone:+1 614 537 6634
Email:sharon.sulc@infor.com



Download the Infor logo

Specialized by industry.
Engineered for speed.
© Copyright 2014. Infor. All rights reserved.