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China’s largest producer of coated and uncoated white top test liner and world-class preprint home base, Sunshine Paper, has automated its scheduling process for its five cutters by integrating opt-Studio with its SAP ERP solution. The system went live last month (April 2018).

2018 05 31 110139Shandong Century Sunshine Paper Group Company Limited, founded in 2000, listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange Market in 2007 owning total assets of RMB 10 billion. Sunshine Paper has a total paper capacity of 1.3 million tons per year, is one of China’s top 15 papermakers and a global top 100 papermaker.

Mr. Li Jinhai, CIO, at Sunshine Paper said: “In our endeavours to improve and optimise production processes to mitigate the increased environmental costs due to the new Environmental Protection Tax which has been implemented in China, we approached Greycon which implemented its X-Trim trim optimisation application for us in 2009, to review the planning functionality for our sheeting processes. Following its review, and based on the success of its trim solution X-Trim which they implemented for us in 2009, we requested Greycon integrate its advanced scheduling planning software, opt-Studio, with our ERP to schedule the sheet orders in our five cutters.

“The adoption of opt-Studio provides us with improved short and mid-term planning capabilities; we can refresh the schedule automatically on every machine in seconds, giving the planner and other users full visibility of the impact of the decisions or external events.”

Tian Jinlong, Business Development Director at Greycon said: “Rising environmental costs will intensify the competition in the paper industry and companies are implementing new solutions and upgrading existing products to ensure efficiencies are maximised. Profitable Chinese companies are finding it easier to invest in upgrading however, smaller companies are under more pressure and may even be squeezed out the market.

“Sunshine Paper approached us with a brief to optimise its planning functionality on its cutters. The integration of opt-Studio enables the optimisation of schedules, improving the production throughput. Since the system manages the scheduling of the orders, the effort of the planners will now be diverted to analysis and optimisation instead of the routine work to feed the orders and their sequence into the ERP-system. opt-Studio will also change decision-making from that of being based on past experience, to fact-based decision-making. The powerful what-if functionality allows the planners to perform different kind of analyses to determine the most efficient way forward.

“The integration was organised using Greycon’s standard methods, Integration Manager and schedule release to Microsoft SQL Server based database table,” said Jinlong.

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    About Sunshine Paper

    Shandong Century Sunshine Paper Group Company Limited, founded in 2000, listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange Market in 2007 owning total assets of RMB 10 billion. It has eight subsidiaries including Sunshine Paper, Numat Paper, Sunshine Oji (Shouguang) Specialty Paper, Shanghai Wangreat, Shengshi Power, Shandong Sunshine Conceptual Packaging, Weifang Dahuan Recycle Resource and Shenyi Logistics. With a total paper capacity of 1.3 million tons per year, it is one of China’s top 15 papermakers and a global top 100 papermaker.

    Sunshine Paper is located in Changle Economic zone, Changle County, Weifang City, Shandong Province PRC.

    http://www.centurysunshinepaper.com/

    About Greycon

    Greycon is the world’s leading provider of production planning, forecasting, scheduling and manufacturing execution systems that have been designed specifically for roll-based & flat sheet industries. Greycon operates throughout the world. Greycon’s strength is the extensive range of specialist software solutions for Plastic Films & Flexible Packaging, Nonwovens, Metals, Converting, Paper and Board industries supported by powerful optimisation algorithms and a highly experienced team of consultants.

    www.greycon.com

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Gold Transparent colour logo 2018Greycon has won the coveted Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category in recognition of the company’s sustained success in overseas expansion. 

The Queen’s Award for Enterprise is the UK’s most prestigious business accolade. The Queen’s Award highlights outstanding achievement in the fields of innovation, international trade and sustainable development. The Award celebrates companies and individuals who are outstanding in their field. Greycon demonstrated successfully to the judging panel that its strategic diversification into new growth markets and geographies across the globe deserved recognition at the very highest level. 

Constantine Goulimis, Greycon’s CEO and founder, commented: “I’m delighted to announce Greycon’s important achievement in one of the most high-profile and celebrated awards for commercial success. The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade is a wonderful validation of our achievements. I am immensely proud of the whole Greycon team for winning the highest business accolade that a UK company can receive. It is the peak of achievement in terms of recognition for our proactive, dedicated approach to championing international business growth. Greycon’s strong profile outside the UK is one of our key differentiators and winning the award is further proof that the strategy to diversify Greycon is working.”

Colleague David Mushin said: “Targeting growth, Greycon has proved highly responsive at aligning business with our target industry’s priorities such as Sustainability, Customer Service, geographies and buoyant global sectors that offer the greatest opportunities, such as the Plastic Film & Flexible Packaging, Nonwoven, Metals, Converting, and Paper & Board industries. We have combined our reputation with organic growth and new strategic appointments in key markets internationally, while QA Emblem IT 2018continuing to improve our position in the UK.”

About Greycon

Greycon is the world’s leading provider of production planning, forecasting, scheduling and manufacturing execution systems that have been designed specifically for roll-based & flat sheet industries. Greycon operates throughout the world. Greycon’s strength is the extensive range of specialist software solutions for Plastic Films & Flexible Packaging, Nonwovens, Metals, Converting, Paper and Board industries supported by powerful optimisation algorithms and a highly experienced team of consultants.

www.greycon.com

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Turkish coated cardboard producer, Kartonsan has appointed Greycon to implement its full range of solutions including opt-Studio for production planning, X-Trim for trim optimisation and GreyconMill as Manufacturing Execution System at its facilities in Turkey.

1510061065Kartonsan is the leading coated cardboard producer in Turkey with about 40% market share, and is the 4th largest producer in Europe. Founded in 1967, Kartonsan has been increasing its capacity and production volume over the last few years by investing in the expansion and modernisation of the company.

Mr. Umit Ozkan, Mill Manager at Kartonsan said: “Production power supported by expertise, experience and technology, as well as strong corporate competencies and efficient human resources are among the most important factors and the founding principles for Kartonsan. The implementation of Greycon’s products will ensure we continue to meet and exceed our customer’s needs delivering superior customer satisfaction based on uncompromising quality standards as well as on our production and logistics capacity.”

Greycon’s systems will bring numerous benefits to Kartonsan including:

  • Trim efficiency – expected improvement between 0.5% and 1.0% of reduced waste;
  • Improved item genealogy and quality tracking;
  • Production progress visibility for planning and sales department with opt-Studio and web reports;
  • Customer service improvements due to scheduling capabilities.

Constantine Goulimis, CEO at Greycon commented: “Kartonsan maintains its production procedures with a high level of environmental awareness and a minimum use of natural resources and pollution. The usage rate of waste paper in Kartonsan is 99%, exceeding the average use in Europe. We are excited to be working with Kartonsan to implement this project and embed our solutions to assist them in furthering their achievement of targets and objectives, both in economic growth and sustainability.”

About Kartonsan

Kartonsan was founded in 1967 as the “first” private producer of coated cardboards in Turkey, under challenging market conditions at a time when paper production was a state-controlled business. Having begun its production in 1970, Kartonsan, today, is the leading coated cardboard producer in Turkey and the 4th biggest in Europe. According to data gathered in 2015, Kartonsan commands a 40% share of the coated cardboard market in Turkey.

http://www.kartonsan.com.tr/en/

About Greycon

Greycon is the world’s leading provider of production planning, forecasting, scheduling and manufacturing execution systems that have been designed specifically for roll-based & flat sheet industries. Greycon operates throughout the world. Greycon’s strength is the extensive range of specialist software solutions for Plastic Films & Flexible Packaging, Nonwovens, Metals, Converting, Paper and Board industries supported by powerful optimisation algorithms and a highly experienced team of consultants.
www.greycon.com

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Greycon were appointed by Tatrafan to implement a trim optimisation solution after a careful evaluation of the current slit optimisation system at Tatrafan’s plant in Svit, Slovakia. Tatrafan is a BOPP (Bi-Oriented Polypropylene) packaging film producer part of the Terichem Group and produce 17,000 tonnes of packaging film per annum.

2017 07 06 132140After a successful pilot where some of the benefits from Greycon’s solution included; reduction of trim waste and optimisation of knife changes. Tatrafan could see the benefits to implementing Greycon’s trim optimisation solution, X-Trim. X-Trim was integrated with Tatrafan’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, SAP.

Jari Kaukiainen, Sales Manager for EMEA states; “Tatrafan represents a great example where the benefits became obvious through a small pilot project before the implementation. This is one of those supercool aspects with the X-Trim solution, as it is possible to run X-Trim as a stand-alone solution for a period and afterwards integrate it seamlessly with SAP, showing Tatrafan a significant improvement almost from day one.”

“We were very happy to continue on from the successful pilot project and move Greycon’s state of the art optimising tool into daily production at Tatrafan. It is the combination of the various efficiency improvements such as waste minimisation, optimisation of knife changes, minimisation of number of patterns as well as managing different winder types combined with the easy-to-use trim solution which make a difference in Tatrafan’s daily production processes” comments Martin Lach, Managing Director at Tatrafan.

About Greycon
Greycon is the world’s leading provider of production planning, scheduling and manufacturing execution systems that have been designed specifically for roll-based & flat sheet industries. Greycon operates throughout the world. Greycon’s strength is the extensive range of specialist software solutions for Plastic Films & Flexible Packaging, Nonwovens, Metals, Converting and Paper & Board industries supported by powerful optimisation algorithms and a highly-experienced team of consultants.

www.greycon.com

About Tatrafan/Terichem
More than 80 years of tradition of packaging film and BOPP film production in Slovakia and Finland created the foundations on which Terichem was built.

Terichem is the joint venture of Finnish company Ab Rani Plast Oy and the Slovak company CHEMOSVIT, a.s. with production sites in Slovakia, Finland and Ukraine.

For the last 20 years Terichem has been operating successfully in the global market of BOPP film manufacturers and suppliers under the brand TERICHEM.

Since 1.1.2017 Terichem operates in the market of BOPP film for packaging of tobacco, food and other products under the brand TATRAFAN. The division for BOPP film for production of capacitors is separate and operates today under the brand Tervakoski film.
www.terichem.sk

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