PAPCEL commenced the APS implementation project

The company PAPCEL, a.s., a traditional Czech manufacturer of paper-making machines and technological equipment, has decided to enhance efficiency of its management system. During the upcoming half year, advanced planning technologies (APS) will be deployed in this company. Company LOGIS have become the implementation partner of this project. The i2 Factory Planner system will be implemented during the project.

Litovel, 1/7/2008

of PAPCEL production is designed for export. On May 15, 2008, the company PAPCEL initiated the APS implementation project of i2 Factory Planner system. The project will take place in three implementation phases in total duration of 7 months. Ing. David Dostál, Chairman of the Board of Directors of PAPCEL, quotes the following concerning the project: „PAPCEL is a fast growing company – we have doubled our sales in the last three years and we do not want to be down-to-earth with our future goals. We feel an increased interest in our products. However, production capacity of our business remain the same, which is why it is more and more complicated to maintain economic effectiveness, as well as promptness, reliability and flexibility in fulfillment of our orders. The PAPCEL orders are characterized in their high complexity, low repeatability and high proportion of creative work. Therefore, managing the realization of such orders is very demanding. You need more than just a pencil and paper or usual software tools for these purposes. Available resources of our company must be utilized to the maximum extent, which is why we shall deploy highly efficient advanced planning technologies. Deployment of such technologies is not a trivial matter. We shall change business processes, our people will have to handle new management tools. However, we are sure that the enhanced performance of the business management system is a precondition of the maximum leverage on our business opportunities. It is a necessary condition of our success.“ Ing. Ivan Dzido, Executive Director of PAPCEL, adds: „A couple of years ago we were sure that the way to resolve problems was clear – we would select some modern ERP system, and achieve needed results through the system implementation. We shall gain control of the main company process and learn to manage it effectively. This will then result in stock savings, higher production throughput, short and reliable delivery terms. We carried out the selection of ERP supplier, when we participated in the Inspiration conference, where a number of contributions were shown, in which Czech business representatives informed about results achieved by improved performance of their business management systems through advanced planning technologies deployed. All the projects presented have been supplied by LOGIS who is specialized in these problems. The conference became a real inspiration to us. We could compare results of communication with both ERP and APS systems customers and suppliers and we came to the conclusion that the high-performance planning system of APS class was definitely able to increase value to our business. We have chosen LOGIS as an implementation partner. We were made familiar with results of a number of projects of this company, which implements advanced planning technologies at their customers in order to improve delivery capabilities and operating effectiveness. We have to state that we have not found another supplier who would be able to present similar results of their projects nor similar understanding of our needs. Our decision for LOGIS was unambiguous.“ Ing. Dalibor Konvička, General Director of LOGIS company, says to the project the following: „Our new client shows high commitment to change their business, determination to improve the performance of the main business process to the level comparable with leading world authorities in the field. At the same time, it is clear to them that that they have to cope with a number of changes and overcome many obstacles to be successful. We believe that our planning technologies, know-how and rich experience with successful tuning of performance of the main business process in different companies will help PAPCEL achieve their goals.


he joint-stock company PAPCEL, a.s. has been manufacturing machines and technological equipment for paper-making industry, mainly for complete lines of paper machines and stock preparation plant, for nearly 60 years. Company provides on-order products, repairs, renovations, reengineering of production units and entire technologies. Spare parts and complete after-sales services are ensured for the equipment supplied. An overwhelming majority of PAPCEL production is designed for export. Nearly 300 employees participate in project realization. They have available all needed pre-production departments, technical and technological development, engineering, design, testing room, servicing and namely manufacturing premises and assembly halls with all technical equipment for the machine engineering production required. In it’s history, the company have supplied more than 70 new or reengineered paper-making lines. In the period 2004-2006, more than 35 stock preparation lines have been commissioned just in the Eastern Europe territory.


LOGIS is a supplier of expertise services and information technologies. The deliveries are executed in the form of projects aiming at improvement of management effectiveness and development of business success at the customers’ businesses. Within the framework of their solutions, LOGIS applies advanced managing and planning methods and procedures, including high-performance information technologies in the field of Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS).