TOKOZ has completed the implementation of the Advanced Planning System

A major supplier of security mechanisms, furniture fittings and building fittings, components for the automotive industry, company TOKOZ, has completed the project of implementation of the Advanced Planning System (APS) i2 Factory Planner. The information technologies have been supplied and implemented by the company LOGIS.

Žďár nad Sázavou 23/3/2005

Company TOKOZ, a.s. has successfully completed a project, within which the Advanced Planning technologies have been implemented. The information technologies were supplied and implemented by the company LOGIS, the supplier of expert services and information technologies focused on improvement of the quality of management and the competitive ability of companies. The implementation took place within seven months in accordance with the planned schedule. The general manager and vice-chairman of the Board of Directors of the company TOKOZ, Ing. Vladimír Chládek characterizes the purpose of the project as follows: “We are a fully customer-oriented company. Our motto “We deliver what we promise” expresses our ability to reliably, flexibly and quickly respond to our clients’ needs. We want to further develop this ability we have, we want to be even better, and we also want to learn how to secure that the price we pay for the satisfaction of our customers already now was not too high. Such a high price includes unnecessarily high inventory, insufficient overall throughput of our production-logistic chain, not always optimum use of the available resources, and so on. In order to be able to provide the high-standard customer service with maximum efficiency, i.e. with minimum costs, we have to learn how to plan more precisely and to respond with high sensitivity to the changes in any component of the logistic chain. There are many opportunities for improvement in this area. That is why we have invested in the acquisition of an Advanced Planning System, which is at our disposal now, and which will help us increase the throughput of the production, reduce the lead times, improve the stock turn, or in other words: improve the level of our operational excellence. Thanks to this, we will be able to deliver even better what we promise, but with lower related costs.” Ing. Stanislav Havliš, technical and production manager of the company, comments on the course of the project as follows: “Like perhaps most of companies, we also have rich experience with projects involving the implementation of information technologies. I want to express my pleasure that although the project of the APS system implementation was in this respect probably the most complicated one we have ever done, it has worked out best from the point of view of our expectations. LOGIS set a demanding, yet feasible schedule, and provided a highly elaborate and effective project methodology, thanks to which we were able to avoid dead ends and to proceed with much insight. The professionalism of the supplier’s experts and the project discipline were exemplary as well. The project output is not only a functioning Advanced Planning System, but also a quality documentation. In the course of the work, we demanded a lot from each other, and it was a strict imperative for both sides to follow the budget – in spite of that, LOGIS always searched for and often found a way to satisfy some of our additional requirements, while respecting the budget. We often work on common projects with our German partners, but even with them, we usually don’t find projects managed on such a quality basis. Ing. Jaroslav Sýkora, head of the logistics, was appointed the project coordinator and the key user on behalf of the company TOKOZ at the same time. “LOGIS, the supplier of our project, not only has considerable experience in the field of advanced planning, but it also has the top technologies and experts at its disposal, and it achieves very good practical results. I believe that this fact is crucial for the success of the project. I have never participated in anything so demanding and complicated. However, it was a valuable experience, and I am glad that I have had the opportunity to be there. The product i2 Factory Planner has confirmed its reputation of a strong planning tool. Everything important and necessary has been incorporated into the planning model. Already in the course of the implementation, we acquired a much better insight and control of the realized orders. We have used this fact to reduce the total number of delayed deliveries to customers. However, much work is still before us. Now, after the completion of the implementation, we will focus on using the APS system in the best way to continuously improve our capabilities of controlling the routine operation of the company. We must get the system deep under this skin of the processes. We will focus on such activities as increasing the production throughput, reducing the inventory, optimum use of the capacities, but at the same time, improvement of the reliability, flexibility and speed towards our customers.” Ing. Dalibor Konvička, general manager of the company LOGIS, adds: “You would be wrong, if you said that TOKOZ products are not too complex, so the planning of their production cannot be a hard nut to crack, either. To the contrary, we have created a planning model, which definitely does not belong to the simple ones, in this company. In TOKOZ, we met goal-oriented people, exacting in the proper way, but ready to step up a gear at the same time – this is the environment that suits us best. I believe that the implemented planning technologies will bring a high value to our client and will enable the company TOKOZ to use the hidden reserves of its production logistic program in favour of lower costs and higher customer satisfaction.”


Company TOKOZ, a.s. is a major supplier of security mechanisms, components for the automotive industry, furniture fittings and building fittings. TOKOZ is a stable and flexible company in terms of economy and business, providing its customers with professional services. Stable production, innovation and sale of standard TOKOZ products enable the company to focus on custom manufacturing and services, and these activates have been continuously growing in the last two years. The company’s growing export reflects its activities on new foreign markets, where TOKOZ cooperates with many well-known producers. TOKOZ is a registered trademark of the company TOKOZ, a.s.


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).