Project objectives were achieved and the internal rate of return based on actual business benefits were exceeded. Following success of the first implementation the systems were implemented in other companies within the Siam Cement Group.
The paper manufacturing division of Siam Cement Group, SCG Paper, needed to improve the responsiveness and profitability of their supply chain. They needed a better way to forecast market demand to align their production processes to achieve maximum profitability, and to respond to supply or demand changes quickly in order to provide excellent service levels to their customers.
- Reduce non-value added activities
- Reduce finished goods inventory levels
- Reduce production grade changes
- Improve demand forecast
- Optimise paper machine allocation for maximum profitability
- Automate order delivery date quoting
The I-Plan Solution
SCG Paper selected I-Plan as their supply chain planning and optimisation solution which was integrated with their corporate SAP R/3 ERP solution, their custom shop floor control system and specialist planning and trim optimisation tools from Greycon. The solution supports 4 manufacturing sites and creates a maximum profit sales and operations plan which is implemented through I-Plan Production and I-Plan Inventory to drive the execution systems which manage the business in real time. The solution utilises the following I-Plan modules:-
Partner Integrated Solutions
❖ SAP R/3 Corporate ERP System
❖ Greycon S-Plan for Production Scheduling
❖ Greycon X-Trim for Trim Optimisation