Arctic Paper improves production performance with greycon upgrade

Poland’s Arctic Paper has contracted Greycon to upgrade its manufacturing execution system with Greycon’s latest scheduling and trim optimization solutions, opt-Studio and X-Trim.

In 2002, Greycon first implemented S-Plan and X-Trim at Arctic Paper’s paper mills based in Kostrzyn, Poland. Arctic Paper has been a Greycon client ever since.

Arctic Paper Kostrzyn SA is the largest manufacturer of offset papers in Poland. The mill produces over 280 kt/y of high-quality papers in both reels and sheets. More than 75% of this is exported to countries like Germany, Great Britain, France and the Benelux.

The Greycon planning solution tightly integrated with the mill’s manufacturing execution systems forms a critical component in the daily management of Arctic Paper’s operation.

The migration to opt-Studio and XTrim’s latest releases has delivered additional benefits to Arctic Paper. There is improved usability and performance compared to the existing daily scheduling solution from Greycon, which kept the mill in operation 24/7. Incoming orders are automatically scheduled into runs and trimmed with market leading algorithms to minimize waste at the winder and cutter machines.

“One of the benefits we are really pleased with in the new Greycon solution is the enhanced functionality. (The) other departments did not even notice that the old system disappeared and a new one came instead. This means of course that the integration was functioning very smoothly from day one,” says Piotr Stolowski, Arctic Paper’s planning and supply chain manager.

Greycon provides production planning, scheduling and manufacturing execution systems designed specifically for roll-based & flat sheet industries. It is based in London, UK, has a US operation in Birmingham, AL, and operates throughout Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia.

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