Press Release

Timken successfully goes live with LOGIS Caster Scheduler

Last year, an Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) software implementation project was carried out at The Timken Company. Since September, the company has utilized LOGIS Caster Scheduler product during routine operation to help achieve its operations goals.

Canton, Ohio: 14/1/2011

LOGIS, a Czech producer of Advanced Planning and Scheduling software technologies, announced today that it has successfully completed the implementation of its LOGIS Caster Scheduler product for The Timken Company, a global friction management and power transmission products provider. The Caster Scheduler is being used by the company's Steel Group, which produces alloy steel bars and tubing and offers value-added steel processing. “Creating a high-quality order fulfillment plan for Timken’s Steel Group meant dealing with large number of constraints and business objectives that need to be satisfied. LOGIS Caster Scheduler can deal with these challenges quickly and efficiently. Thanks to that, today we have top-quality plans for our short- and long-run orders. The LOGIS Caster Scheduler is helping us enhance service to our customers and increase our operational excellence,” said William P. Bryan, director – supply chain and supply chain economics at Timken. “From the inception of our relationship with LOGIS, we have had a common vision…that we will only accept success. This philosophy is prevalent in all that LOGIS does. They have all the required tools and skills to succeed, but most importantly they have the desire to provide business benefits to their customers and they will not rest until they deliver what they have committed.” “The cooperation with the Timken team was a professional experience for us. The teams on both sides worked under heavy pressure and had to deal with a number of demanding tasks. None of that, however, had any effect on the good atmosphere, which was present throughout the implementation,“ said Dalibor Konvicka, Chairman and CEO at LOGIS. “Timken is known for being one of the first major companies that used advanced planning software technologies in the early 90s. We are glad to be able to contribute to the increase of their planning and ordering system at this highly progressive company.“

About The Timken Company

The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR, http://www.timken.com) keeps the world turning, with innovative friction management and power transmission products and services, enabling our customers’ machinery to perform more efficiently and reliably. With sales of $3.1 billion in 2009 and operations in 26 countries, Timken is Where You Turn™ for better performance. SOURCE: The Timken Company

About LOGIS

LOGIS (http://www.logis.cz) 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).

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