The solution was delivered on-time and within budget with deliverables exceeding our expectation
Marvin Metzger, IT Director

Business Challenge

International Paper’s Industrial Packaging Division needed collaborative planning solution to align their vast production network with their 50 converting operations and extensive outside customer base. Having the right products at the optimum inventory levels whilst maximizing production efficiency and reducing end to end supply chain cost was the objective. IP’s management team scoured the market in the late 90’s for a suitable solution and eventually turned to I-Plan who had the vision of a web based collaborative solution.

The I-Plan Solution

Trading Science, in conjunction with its close partner Greycon, pioneered the concept developing I-Plan as the first web based solution for Collaborative Planning, Forecasting and Replenishment (CPFR) and the first case of CPFR being applied effectively in the process industry sector.  The solution utilised the following I-Plan modules:-

I-Plan Demand

I-Plan Supply

I-Plan Production

I-Plan Inventory

Message Router

Partner Integrated Solutions

The I-Plan concept used messaging technology to integrate with a number business systems in use across the organisation and a range of production planning and factory floor control systems, bring all information together in the common I-Plan platform to provide effective enterprise wide planning and real time execution.