I-Plan® extends the offering to include detailed scheduling and trim optimisation

I-Plan® now provides a complete planning solution from enterprise level strategic and tactical planning through to detailed scheduling and trim optimisation for paper, tissue, plastic film, converting, nonwovens and packaging industries. Well known for its cloud-based Sales and Operations Planning capability, I-Plan® has teamed up with Tieto to embed their Simplified Holistic Planning (SHP) and Trim Optimisation tools into I-Plan® to create a business and production planning solution with unrivaled capability.

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‘TIPS I-Plan’ – Tieto and I-Plan launch the next phase of their 10 year partnership, and set a new precedent for collaborative Integrated Business Planning solutions

Jari Kaukiainen explains the significance of this exciting new venture, and shares the ambitions that I-Plan and Tieto have for the future of their partnership, with words from Alan Cheesbrough, MD of Trading Science and Carsten Henke, Head of Production Excellence and Managing Director Tieto Germany.

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SAICA transforming supply chain with I-Plan

Leaders at the Spanish multinational paper and corrugated packaging manufacturer, SAICA, have made a strategic commitment to achieve market leadership through customer service and are engaged in a project  to transform their entire supply chain model.

The recently formed Supply Chain department is focused on a major transformation project that will enable them to respond faster to changing customer needs as well as integrating more closely into their customer supply chains.

SAICA recognised that they needed more sophisticated supply chain planning tools (S&OP) in order to support their transition to ‘make to stock’ and to keep tight control as they rolled out more vendor management inventory. Continue reading

Suominen selects I-Plan for demand-driven supply chain

Suominen, a leading manufacturer of nonwovens for wipes, hygiene and medical products, selected I-Plan from Trading Science for integrated business planning.

A top strategic priority for Suominen is to become highly market-focused and in particular to implement a demand-driven supply chain. To support this objective, they are running an initiative to replace the majority of their IT systems. The project is being delivered by Tieto, one of Europe’s largest IT service providers. Continue reading

BillerudKorsnäs selects I-Plan for strategic S&OP

A year after the amalgamation of Billerud and Korsnäs was completed the new Company, BillerudKorsnäs, selects I-Plan® by Trading Science to support it’s ambitious sales and operations planning strategy.  BillerudKorsnäs is a leading player in primary fibre-based packaging materials and packaging solutions with an annual turnover of approximately SEK 20 billion. The company seeks World Class Process Efficiency through systematic improvement in its business processes with I-Plan® being part of its demand and supply planning process strategy.  The aim is to improve customer service, reduce operating cost and maximise profitability through the deployment of a formal Sales and Operations Planning process allowing the key stockholders to make informed operational decisions against ever changing supply and demand challenges.

Trading Science provides expertise in major re-engineering project

Trading Science has been retained to manage the supply chain consultancy on a global re-engineering project.  One of the top 10  companies globally is re-engineering its order-to-cash process using SAP.  Trading Science consultants have been retained to provide expertise in this project, which involves multiple partners. As well as providing a single consistent business process framework for the extended enterprise, significant operational improvements and cost savings will be realised.

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Korsnäs selects I-Plan software for Supply Chain Improvement Project

Korsnäs AB, premium packaging materials producer, has selected I-Plan supply chain optimisation software from Trading Science.  I-Plan will be implemented with Tieto TIPS system to provide a paper-industry specific solution for Korsnäs supply chain planning and execution needs. Implementation work has started to deliver the solution over the next year. Once the solution is in place, Korsnäs will be able to better service and support its customers while improving its internal efficiency.

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Cansun Technology opens Chinese Market for I-Plan

Trading Science has signed an agreement with Cansun Technology to market its services and solutions in China. Cansun Technology is a new venture using expertise in the Chinese market from Cansun pulp trading specialists and supply chain experts who have worked in the paper industry in Asia for many years. Cansun employees have extensive knowledge of the Chinese market and the benefits that supply chain planning and optimisation can bring to major companies.

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