Greycon’s opt-Studio optimises production planning at SAICA


SAICA selected Greycon to implement opt-Studio, Greycon’s advanced scheduling planning system.

All systems went live for the first pilot Mill in France as planned in July, 2017. With this initial go-live, SAICA has improved visibility over French production planning, done completely remotely from Spain offices.

SAICA and Greycon have been partners for more than 12 years. Initially SAICA used Greycon’s opt-Studio trimming capabilities to reduce material waste and machine throughput.

In 2015, SAICA engaged Greycon to implement a complete Supply Chain Management solution, to sustain their increasing Make to Stock market. At the same time, they needed tools to appropriately forecast and plan their dynamic Make to Order market.

Abder Guezour, VP of Global Sales at Greycon states: “Greycon and SAICA have been close business partners for many years. The success of this project makes an even tighter relationship with SAICA for the long term, visioning similar implementations in other key business areas. SAICA’s Supply Chain Management and team had a clear understanding of the business objectives, which is being key for the results that they are obtaining by using the full extent of the new systems”

Greycon’s opt-Studio planning and trimming solution seamlessly integrates with SAICA’s in-house ERP and a Supply Network Planning system Using the sourcing needs provided by Supply Network and Demand Forecasting systems opt-Studio automatically produces an optimized production plan, considering machine restrictions, setup costs and order due dates, dramatically improving service levels, addressing inventory replenishment due dates and reducing machine downtime.

Fernando Pelegrin, Information Systems Manager at SAICA: “Completing our planning solution with Greycon’s software ensures system’s future sustainability and maintenance cost reduction, with a long-standing partner. This new state of the art tools will enable us to quickly evolve with our customer’s needs.”


About Greycon
Greycon is the world’s leading provider of production planning, scheduling and manufacturing execution systems that have been designed specifically for coil-based & flat sheet industries. Greycon operate 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.

The company was founded in 1943 in Zaragoza (Spain). Since then, SAICA has been working and investing in efficient machinery, quality and technology for the benefit of its customers.

SAICA was founded over 70 years ago, but remains a family owned business, which is a market leader in Spain that produces sustainable solutions for paper and board packaging.

SAICA employs 9,000 people in 4 Paper Mills located in Spain, France and London, besides more than 60 packaging factories around Europe.

SAICA Paper is one of the world leaders in the manufacturing of paper for corrugated cardboard with a production capacity of 2,4 million tonnes per year.

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