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An important supplier of electronics uses Planning Wizard - EMOS


EMOS is one of the biggest importers of component parts, as well as the prime importer of the following brands: GP Batteries, GP Powerbank, EMOS, Commax, Farfisa, Topfield, Homecast and Opentel. It buys the products from a hundred of suppliers from all over the world. The technical support and the purchasing are provided by so- called product groups, which evaluate the quality of the imported products on their measuring devices either directly in the headquarters or in authorized testing rooms. The offer of the company includes more than 1,300 active items which are ready for an immediate purchase.

“I would like to thank all the participating parties for the trouble-free cooperation, and I wish to all of us in EMOS many hours spent working efficiently with the PW.
– Ing. Jiří Střípek, leader of the IT department

EMOS is active in four major territories - Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary. That implies a very complex process of directing the goods towards their final destination.

Before the implementation of the Planning Wizard system, EMOS used the Microsoft Dynamics NAV and manager information system on the IBM COGNOS platform to support its supply management.

Solution

The Planning Wizard system is implemented on the full scale - on the whole portfolio of the company as well as on all sales channels. The automatic forecast of the system is subsequently approved by individual salesmen responsible for the sales channels. Advanced support for promotion activities planning for the individual chains (GLOBUS, OBI, BAUMAX, Electro World) runs in parallel with sales planning, as they can significantly influence the final demand.

Subsequently, the system calculates optimal orders from more than one hundred suppliers from all over the world, especially from high priority Chinese suppliers. The MOQ (Minimum Order Quantity) attribute and packaging size are considered when rounding the suggestion. Thanks to that, the necessity of manual checking and order adjustments is significantly reduced. After a quick check by the purchaser, the suggested amounts are exported directly to the IS Microsoft Dynamics NAV as an issued order, which then undertakes the standard process.

For a part of the portfolio, Planning Wizard calculates also the necessary production / final assembly, which has to respect the bill of materials and the assembly time.

About Emos

The Přerov-based company was founded in 1991. Since its foundation, it has undergone a dynamic development. Currently, it is one of the largest companies in the electro field in the Czech Republic. It is 100% Czech-owned. EMOS has more than 200 employees, and it holds the ISO 9001 certificate. It acquired its market share by vast business activities, including import, export, retail and wholesale distribution. The company also offers assembly of low-voltage devices. EMOS is one of the biggest importers of components as well as a leading importer of the following brands: GP Batteries, GP Powerbank, EMOS, Commax, Farfisa, Topfield, Homecast and Opentel. It buys its products from hundreds of suppliers from all over the world. The technical support and the purchasing are provided by so-called product groups which evaluate the quality of the imported products on their measuring devices either directly in the headquarters or in authorized testing rooms. The offer of the company includes more than 1,300 active items which are ready for immediate purchase.

Logistics centre: In December 2001, a new EMOS warehouse was put into operation. Another warehouse equipped with mobile palette shelves with the capacity of 5,200 palettes was opened in 2004. The final lay-out of the current warehouse was finished in 2008, when an additional part of the warehouse was built with modern automatic lines for goods receipt.

Currently, the warehouse has shelving units, palette locations and an expedition area. The overall warehouse surface amounts to 6,750 m2, with overall capacity of 8,900 palette spaces and 850 shelving units.

“During the final evaluation of the implementation process of the PW into EMOS, we concluded that the implementation was successful and it reached the planned savings and higher item availability. We can express overall satisfaction with the PW implementation as well as with the helpfulness of LOGIO with regards to the customization of the implementation, which will help to the optimal functionality of PW in our company.“
– Ing. Jiří Střípek, leader of the IT department

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