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ELIT, automotive parts distributor, selects Syncron’s Supply Chain Planner solution

The Supply Chain Planner solution was selected to improve the company’s inventory management capabilities.

ELIT will implement the Syncron solution across their entire network spanning Central and Eastern Europe to improve the planning and distribution of inventory. The project incorporates all levels of ELIT’s supply chain from the central and regional warehouses to the branches. The aim of the implementation is to increase the availability of parts to their customers through improved demand foreing, and to reduce total inventory levels in their supply chain with better planning and distribution of stock.

ELIT conducted an analysis of its inventory planning and distribution capabilities across its network, and found that the existing solution was unable to support the improvements that they needed to achieve. "We identified a gap in the performance of our existing software and our requirements in terms of planning and SKU distribution across the ELIT network. In order to fully optimize our distribution we needed a solution that could provide the level of functionality that we needed while being able to fit easily with our business processes" says Jirí Vorlícek of ELIT.

Syncron was selected ahead of 15 competing software providers because of the advanced capabilities of the Supply Chain Planner solution to optimize inventory levels between locations, coupled with specific experience of implementing such solutions in the automotive sector. Another key factor was Syncron’s ability to complete the implementation within ELIT’s requirements of 3 months.

"In the current economic climate many companies are looking for efficiencies in their supply chain operations, and they need to see significant and lasting improvements quickly" says Anders Grudén, CEO Syncron. "We are delighted that ELIT has selected Syncron to support their business, and look forward to developing our partnership with them."

About ELIT
Headquartered in Prague, ELIT, part of the Rhiag Group, is a leading distributor of automotive parts in the Central and Eastern Europe. It has 800 employees across almost 70 locations, with 2008 annual revenues of €130 million.

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