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TOC Reference Bank - Afrox Ltd
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Company Afrox Ltd Division Industrial & Special Products
Location Johannesburg - South Africa.
Company Contact   Derylynne Kent
Source of Reference 

SAPICS Conference 2002

Sales $650,000,000
Location Afghanistan
Industry Segment Other
Revenue 250000000
Implementation Date From November 2001 to May of 2002
Markets and Company Share Afroxs ISP provides gas and welding products to South African and African companies and consumers.
Products In South Africa, ISP has the ability to supply thousands of gases, special gases and gas mixtures as
Type of operation Comination of Process (Gas) and Discrete Manuf, Design,manufacture and installation
Systems in use ERP S
TOC Applications Replenishment, TOCs Demand Chain Replenishment (PULL), Constraint and Buffer Management in Supply Chain Management.
Software implemented Existing ERP and APO changed to support new TOC Replenishment Rules
Processes The scope of the project, of which the analysis phase was completed during Nov 01 to Feb 02 included the Afrox I&SP Supply Chains with special focus on the ability to meet the On-the-shelf-availability (OTSA) and Delivered-in-full-on-time (DIFOT) perfor
TOC Experts involved 
TOC company Goldratt Group
On-time performance
To 99%
Percent improvement
Lead times
To Daily Replenishment Deliveries to Depots offering next business day service
Percent improvement
Brief summary The implementation of a Constraint and Customer focused PULL system has been piloted in the central warehouse and a few of their distribution sites. Simulations and actual results have shown a significant improvement and reduction in the variability of the OTSA & DIFOT performance (sustaining levels within target levels of 99% to priority customers on priority products) while at the same time enabling a reduction in overall stockholding. TOC has also been implemented at one of the �problem� factories that frequently jeopardised the OTSA and DIFOT targets with excellent results. Based on the results to date, a decision has been made to roll-out TOC to other sites