Process optimization for a paperboard converter in Winschoten
Pyroll (previously WinPac) in Winschoten is a paperboard converter with state-of-the-art machines and fully automated packing lines, where rolls of paperboard are being converted to pallets of sheets of different kinds and sizes. Since 2015 it is part of the Finnish Pyroll Converting Group.
A successful aquisition of WinPac by Pyroll could only have taken place if efficiency improvements were made. Pyroll Winschoten wanted to make these improvements by optimizing the production process holistically.
Pyroll Winschoten started to adopt continuous improvement as a working method and opted to use ProMISe as a supporting tool. Because of a full integration of ProMISe with the business process an abundance of e-mails were reduced to only the strictly relevant. All communication regarding the daily processing of the production is being done using the modules of ProMIS, like the logbook and action lists.
All failures and disruptions in the production process are being registered in ProMISe, partly automated via PLC connections. Together with the usage of a user friendly and reliable OEE-module this has led to an increased awareness of the partially hidden losses. Slowly an improvement culture was created and an enormous efficiency gain in production and cost savings were realised.
The creation of a continuous improvement culture and the usage of ProMISe as a tool with integrated working method have proven to be so succesful in Winschoten, that ProMISe will be used in all factories in Europe of the Pyroll Converting Group. Read more about it.