Ceská zbrojovka Increases Production by 30 Percent with Infor
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.
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"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."
"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).
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