The mill’s goal was to have a modern system that could be the catalyst to further improve processes and overall operations.
One important area was recipe management. This had been very challenging in the old system particularly because the mill has so many different types of coatings and base papers, making the volume hard to manage. Now recipes are integrated with the production planning module, so they have the right recipe for the right schedule.
“With ABB, there is much more than our old system could give us,” said Hesso. “When we did this investment, we had a payback calculation, and we have been able to achieve at least partly those paybacks in six months. We can now better utilize our over production. The level of savings that we can achieve with this current system is impressive.”
Another area that has improved is within the sales department, which can now save time and effort inputting orders. The new system implementation enabled the mill to streamline documentation, which has reduced sales effort, and the mill sees even more potential when they roll out more of the automatic features that are included in the Order Management module.