Advanced Planning Technology for Efficient Microscope Production Management

The company TESCAN, a.s., global supplier of instrumentation and scientific device of especially scanning electron microscopes decided to make use of the grant program of the European Union ICT in companies to increase efficiency of planning and customer relationship by means of realization of project of implementation of advanced planning system (APS). The winner of the tender is LOGIS a.s. Within the project it will provide for implementation of JDA Factory Planner system in the upcoming seven months.

Brno, 1.9. 2010

The joint stock company TESCAN is purely Czech enterprise, whose brand built its position especially thanks to development and production of scanning electron microscopes and their application for various purposes. “The city of Brno is a traditional research centre in the area of electron microscopy and instrumentation in general”, sais Ing. Jaroslav Klíma, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the company and adds: “TESCAN puts all the effort in the continuous development of its products and ensurance of maximum technological advantage for its clients. Thanks to that our products rank amongst the globally reputable instruments in the area of micro- and nano- technologies. The technology alone, however, could hardly succeed in the global competition without perfect customer service.” Jaroslav Klíma comments the decision about investment in the change of process planning as follows: “Our clients are still increasingly exacting. We are subject to pressure of delivery times, which, together with our every-year growth of the production volume, complicates meeting of the promised delivery terms and increases the demands for coordination of individual activities between the company departments of sales, production and purchasing. Our current management and planning possibilities within the corporate ERP system are limited, hence the change. We realize that the way we have taken, will costs us a lot of energy. However, from the point of view of long-term growth and increase of the standard of our services this project belongs to the key ones.” RNDr. Petr Němec, financial director of TESCAN and coordinator of tender proceedings, clarifies the decision of selection of the supplier of solution: “Our initial goal was to select such partner, about whom we will be convinced that he can reliably understand our requests, specific nature of production of microscopes and that he will be able to propose and realize changes necessary to increase efficiency of the process of business planning and realization. The LOGIS company, as the only of the suppliers was able to present the planning model of our company after realization of the project meeting all our criteria and requirements. Reference visit in one of our customers of LOGIS company then reinforced our view that LOGIS belongs to the best in the field and that it can be entrusted the implementation of such a demanding change of production planning and control process in the environment of our company.” Ing. Tomáš Vojtík, member of the Board of Directors and Executive Director of LOGIS Company adds: “We are glad that in this uneasy period, when the companies consider each investment, there is an enterprise, whose representatives realize the necessity of high efficiency of the production control and planning to ensure long-term and perspective growth and to secure competitive strength on the international level. I strongly believe that with our experience we will be a reliable partner and assistant to TESCAN in this heading.” During the APS project we will create an interface for company ERP system Microsoft Dynamics AX. The supplier of this system, company Autocont CZ, a.s., will take a significant part in this step.


TESCAN a.s. is a Czech company dealing with research, development and production and sale of scanning electron microscopes (SEM) for various applications, it delivers accessories for scanning electron microscopes and software to control these instruments. The quality of TESCAN products has been verified in more than 800 installed devices in more than fifty countries of the world.


LOGIS is a supplier of expert services and information technologies focused on improving the quality of management and competitive strengths of the customer enterprises. The supplies are realized in the form of projects with the aim of increasing management efficiency and developing business successes of the customers’ enterprises. Within its solutions, LOGIS applies advanced management and planning methods and procedures (best practices), including highly efficient information technologies from the field of supply chain management (SCM) and advanced planning and scheduling (APS).