London, UK – August 18th 2016 – Greycon first implemented its advanced scheduling tool (S- Plan) at Fedrigoni’s Salto (Brazil) site in 2010. At the time the site was owned by ArjoWiggins, a world leading manufacturer of creative & technical papers with headquarters in France. The Brazilian subsidiary of ArjoWiggins was acquired by the Italian group Fedrigoni in 2015.
The Fedrigoni group is a leading international player in the production of graphic papers, security papers and self-adhesive products with a history of more than 125 years. Fedrigoni owns 13 factories worldwide, producing more than 470,000 tonnes per year of paper and films, and 705 million m2 per year of self-adhesive products.
Greycon’s S-Plan solution has successfully worked at the Salto site since 2010, with both ArjoWiggins and the current owners Fedrigoni. S-Plan was developed in 1988 as one of Greycon’s premier advanced scheduling solutions and interestingly one of the first customers then was Stoneywood mill in Scotland which belongs to ArjoWiggins group. With the release of the Greycon suite v7.6 in November 2012,
S-Plan was replaced by opt-Studio®.
The implementation of S-Plan at Salto mill in 2010 was so successful, both in terms of reducing production costs and yielding excellent results year on year that Fedrigoni decided to extend the Greycon scope to their Jundiaí site as well.
The implementation at the Jundiaí site is due to be completed by the end of November 2016. It will include Greycon’s world class trim optimisation system, X-Trim®, as well as the advanced planning & scheduling system, opt-Studio®, integrating with the plant ERP system (Protheus). Greycon solution will provide optimised trim solutions for the converting operations of Jundiaí site as well as improved visibility and efficiency gains with the integrated planning & scheduling process.
Greycon will also be upgrading the current S-Plan system at Fedrigoni’s Salto site to the latest GreyconSuite GR8.8 by the end of August 2016. Testing has already been carried out at the site, on which Greycon received very positive feedback regarding the new ‘tool’ opt-Studio®.
Abder Guezour, Global Business Development Director at Greycon states; “We are very pleased with the excellent results our solutions have produced and the long-standing partnership with the ArjoWiggins Group since the origins of Greycon, continued with Salto and now carried forward with Fedrigoni group. The regular release of new versions, the upgrade at Fedrigoni’s Salto site and the extension of the system to Jundiaí site is a testament to our continued efforts developing and improving our products to get the best results for our clients and to provide business continuity.”
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 operate throughout the world. Greycon’s strength is the extensive range of specialist software solutions for Paper & Board, Plastic Films & Flexible Packaging, Nonwovens, Metals and Converting industries supported by powerful optimisation algorithms and a highly experienced team of consultants.
Since its foundation in 1888, Fedrigoni has specialised in fine paper for printing, editing, labels, bookbinding, packaging and paper products.
While this remains very much at the heart of the business, the company continually creates new paper processes and technologies that satisfy the ever-changing aesthetic and technical demands of the market.
Thanks to an advanced logistics system benefiting from 11 warehouse branches in Italy and seven abroad, Fedrigoni builds strong relationships with customers and provides them with highly tailored services, with very fast turnaround times.
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