Case Study: Emos

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Basic Information

Sales: 44 119 218 USD
Profit/Loss: 1 886 666 USD
Total assets: 31 472 760 USD
Increase in service level to current: 98%+
Decrease of Working Capital: -17%

Contact information

Web: www.emos.cz
Headquarters: Přerov, Czech Republic

The Benefits

  • Increase in service level to current 98%+
  • Working capital in supplies reduced by 17% (while increasing service level!)
  • Integrated planning of sales in one system for all of the business territories
  • Efficient planning of promotion and marketing events in the following chains: OBI, GLOBUS, Electro World and BAUMAX

Customer

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.  There are over one hundred suppliers of the goods from all over the world. The technical support and the purchases are provided by so called product groups which estimate the quality of the imported products on the measuring devices either in the headquarters or in the authorized testing rooms. The offer of the company includes more than 1300 active items which are ready for an immediate delivery.

The company EMOS is active in 4 major territories - Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary which means there is a complicated process of delivering the goods towards its final destination.

Before implementing the Planning Wizard system which is at the core of Inventoro.com solution the company EMOS used the Microsoft Dynamics NAV and management information system on the platform of IBM COGNOS to support its supply management.

Our Solution

The Planning Wizard system (core of Inventoro.com solution) is implemented on the full scale. It means on the whole product portfolio of the company EMOS as well as on all its sales channels. Automatic forecast is then approved by individual salesmen responsible for individual sales channels.  At the same time, advanced support for planning the promotion activities on the individual chains (GLOBUS, OBI, BAUMAX, Electro World) is being run, which can significantly influence the final demand and accuracy of forecasts.

Afterwards Planning Wizard suggests optimal orders to more than one hundred suppliers from all over the world, especially from the high priority Chinese suppliers. Orders respect the size of the package and Minimum Order Quantity attribute which significantly reduces the need for manual checking and adjustments of the orders. After quick check by the purchasing officer, the suggestions are exported to the IS Microsoft Dynamics NAV as an issued order which then undertake standard order process.

For part of the portfolio Planning Wizard also suggests needed production and final assembly while respecting assembly times and technical piece lists.

About EMOS

The company EMOS is based in Přerov and was founded in 1991. It has undergone a dynamic development and growth since its foundation. Currently, it is one of the biggest companies concentrating on the electronics market in the Czech Republic. It has more than 200 employees and it holds the ISO 9001 certificate. It acquired its position on the Czech market by vast business activities as import, export, retail and wholesale distribution. The company also offers the assembly of low-voltage current devices. EMOS company 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. There are more than one hundred suppliers of the goods from all over the world. The technical support and the purchases are provided by so called product groups which estimate the quality of the imported products on the measuring devices either in the company headquarters or in the authorized testing rooms. The offer of the company includes more than 1300 active items which are ready for an immediate delivery.

Logistics centre: In December 2001 a new warehouse of the company EMOS was put into operation in Lipnická Street. New warehouse is equipped with mobile pallet shelves with the capacity of 5200 pallets which was put into operation in 2004. The warehouse was finished in 2008 when the last part of the warehouse was built with modern automatic lines for receiving of goods.

Currently the warehouse has shelf positions, pallet locations and completion and expedition workplace. The overall surface of the warehouse is 6750 m2 with overall capacity of 8900 pallet spaces and 850 shelves.

At the final evaluation of the implementation process of the Planning Wizard in the company EMOS it was stated that the implementation was successful and it achieved the planned savings and higher item accessibility. We can express overall satisfaction with the process of implementation of Planning Wizard as well as with the helpfulness of the company LOGIO regarding the finalization of the implementation which will help to optimize the functionality of Planning Wizard in the company EMOS.

I would like to thank all participating parties in this project for the trouble free cooperation and wish the company EMOS more and more efficiently spent hours working with the Planning Wizard.

– Ing. Jiří Střípek, CIO