The chief building contractor for machines, systems and services with core competencies in the field of asphalt and for worldwide road construction. That is how Swiss Ammann Group Holding AG describes itself; it also includes the Czech production plant Ammann Czech Republic a.s., which specializes in the manufacturing of compaction machines – various types of rollers. Always have a competitive edge in parameters such as customer service and operational efficiency, is the strategic plan of the company, which is why it decided to support its fulfilment via the advanced planning and scheduling (APS) project. The partner selected for its implementation was LOGIS.
Nove Mesto nad Metují, Czech Republic, June 11, 2013
Ammann is a dynamic company that increases its annual production volume, extending also the range of its product portfolio and thus having to face significantly increasing demands for production management and planning. The performance of the existing tools to support the planning process is proving to be inadequate and therefore it was decided to implement a system for advanced planning and scheduling (APS). The problem was to choose a solution that would respect the internal corporate standards set in the SAP information system while still offering a high degree of certainty of increase in the operational efficiency. After having carefully chosen a partner for the implementation of this solution, which was based on the detailed study undertaken by the candidate, the selected implementation partner was LOGIS with JDA Factory Planner tool.
Managing Director of the Czech plant Ing. Jiří Špaňhel, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, formulates his expectations as follows: “We have chosen a partner that best met our requirements; its project feasibility study convinced us of the validity of this choice. I believe that mutual cooperation will bring the expected results, in particular a more efficient and accurate process control.”
Director of Sales for the discrete manufacturing of LOGIS, Ing. Prokop Havlik, states: “It was not easy to find a solution that would not interfere within corporate settings of SAP information system and at the same time meet the expectations of Ammann regarding advanced planning and scheduling features. For our part I can guarantee that the project will allow us to apply the experience in production planning, which we have gathered during more than twenty years of history of our company through the implementation of dozens of successful projects in the field of custom engineering. I believe that the combination of our experience and enthusiasm of the key project team members on the part of Ammann will lead to the objectives outlined.”
Ammann Czech Republic a.s. is part of the AMMANN Group Holding AG and specializes in the manufacture of compaction machines (from packer to trailer roller, from additional compaction technology up to intelligent compaction system) – it offers a comprehensive range of products of the highest quality.
LOGIS is a supplier of expert services and information technologies focused on improvement of the quality of management and competitive strength of the enterprises. The supplies are realized in the form of projects, whose aim is to increase efficiency of management and to develop business success in the customers’ enterprises. Within its solutions LOGIS applies advanced management and planning methods and procedures (so-called practices), including highly efficient information technologies from the area of supply chain management (SCM) and advanced planning and scheduling (APS).