An Integrated Logistics Solution (Poland)

The need to improve warehousing and logistics

An Integrated Logistics Solution (Poland)

The need to improve warehousing and logistics

Poland is a major influence in the future development of the European Union. It was chosen as the European manufacturing centre for TCL, one of China's largest consumer electronics enterprises, employing more than 60,000 people.

TCL needed to develop highly efficient production, warehousing and logistics operations. In March 2012 it embarked on a journey to find a partner to help it do this.

The demands of the fast moving market are constantly increasing

TCL's production lines needed to be more flexible to react faster to the market demands and they needed to minimise the risk of errors and production line stoppages, due to the high cost associatedwith both.

We have a huge 17,000 sq metre warehouse, and we needed to maximise its efficiency.

Tomasz Olender, Deputy General Manager, TCL

All the recommendations dramatically improved efficiency and flexibility

ESA Logistika created a special logistics audit group, including logistics experts from Hitachi in Japan. They began a detailed audit of TCL operations, which highlighted the weaknesses. They proposed a full overhaul including reorganising the storage and warehousing space, simplified process management and improved communications.

This meant we were able to discuss all the issues openly and find a win-win solution.

Krysztof Dejnek, Special Project Manager, TCL

Also ESA would take over and employ the staff from TCL, so we could change the culture and motivation system.

Jaroslaw Kierski, Logistics Project Manager, ESA Logistika

A unique reference project for other organisations within Poland

Based on the experience of Hitachi Transport System, ESA Logistika created a unique dedicated and comprehensive logistics solution. They improved process management, working practices and workforce environment of managed warehousing. It is a great example of Social Innovation and is inspiring other companies to look for change and innovation for the future.

We are finding significant increases in efficiencies, including on-time material delivery, accuracy of inventory, speed and flexibility.

Tomasz Olender, Deputy General Manager, TCL

Over the coming years Hitachi and ESA Logistika expects to continue working with TCL to strive for continued improvement.

Teodor Kula, Managing Director, ESA Logistika

About TCL

TCL Operations Polska Sp. z o. o. has been operating on the market for over 15 years. Its core activity is electronics manufacturing and assembly services of other products.

About ESA Logistika

The ESA Group is one of the leading logistic companies represented in four Central European countries (CZ, SK, PL, HU). At present, ESA employs about 1,000 people.

About Hitachi Transport System

Hitachi Transport System, Ltd. (HTS), a global Japanese leader in transport and logistics providing customers all over the world with the 3PL service, became the strategic partner of ESA at the turn of 2007/2008.

TCL Operations Polska SP.Z O.O.
Release Date: 
September 2015
Products & Services: 
Complete Logistics Solution
Solutions By: 
ESA Logistika (a company of Hitachi Transport System Group)