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Vitopel

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01
Who?

Vitopel is the leading BOPP company in Latin America, producing over 127,000 tons every year.

In 2003, after two years of a careful selection process, Vitopel decided to implement X-Trim, Greycon’s solution for trim optimisation, on the two mills it owned at the time.

Six years later, X-Trim implementation has proven to be profitable and easy to expand to newly acquired locations.

  • Location: Mauá and Votorantim in Sao Paulo, Brazil and Totoral in Córdoba, Argentina.
  • Industry: Plastic films
  • Products and Services: Paper for filters
  • Annual production: 127,000 tons
02
Why?
  • Minimise trim waste through trim optimisation
  • Initial goal: 1%
  • Automate trim process
  • Standardise processes
  • Observe company’s strict budget
03
Solution
  • X-Trim interfacing with Vitopel’s system via Greycon’s standard interface
  • Standard interfaces provided solid integration with mill systems
  • Functional and technical training
  • Implementation was completed in two months, one month in each location

Benefits

  • Reduced trim waste by 3%
  • Return on investment – less than a month
  • When Vitopel acquired Vototrantim, X-Trim was installed two consultants within a week
  • 20% of reduction on the labour force in S&OP area (head count)

With X-Trim we were able to reduce our trim waste by 3% obtaining a ROI in a matter of weeks

Eduardo Furlan
Supply Chain Coordinator & International Logistics

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