Jana Volfová was born in 1966 in Mladá Boleslav. After graduating from high school, she continued her studies at the University of Economics in Prague, majoring in industrial economics.
This field of study directed her to the company Škoda Auto a.s. in Mladá Boleslav. Her first position was in the purchasing department of incoming parts for Škoda Auto a.s. This position allowed her to become acquainted with suppliers who supplied parts in both the metal commodity and the plastic commodity. In the position of purchasing coordinator, she communicated and negotiated the input prices of material for both Škoda models and models manufactured in foreign plants.
She then used the experience she gained in the field of logistics, where she moved after maternity leave in 2001. In logistics, her journey began in the logistics planning department, specifically the planning of JIS processes for all models. This position has taught her to precisely lead a team of people who are responsible for the perfect planning of processes throughout the logistics chain.
After ten years, her journey in logistics led to the Škotrans department, where transport concepts are planned for both material deliveries and the dispatch of finished cars. Here she held the position of head of Škotrans for a year, where she had to solve both strategic and operational problems related to transport on a daily basis. Transport costs make up 2/3 of logistics costs, so accurate planning and negotiation of transport rates is a key milestone for maintaining lean logistics processes.
In 2015, she moved to the Foreign Project Management Department. This department coordinates for logistics all processes entering foreign plants for the production of the company’s models in Aurangabad, India, or Pune. Other plants are in Nizhny Novgorod and Kaluga in Russia. The cars are also delivered to Ukraine, and at this time the company also introduced a new destination, namely the production of Škoda models in Algeria.
She currently works in the logistics planning department, specifically packaging planning and development. The goal of the whole team is to acquire the right amount of special pallets and be able to react in time to possible fluctuations in production. The pallet is the heart of the logistics process.
Throughout her career, she has emphasized communication between partners in order to ensure functioning processes.