Nine Dragons signs five-year deal with Greycon to optimise trim efficiency for its paper machines

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Nine Dragons signs five-year deal with Greycon to optimise trim efficiency for its paper machines

July 01, 2010 - 00:46

LONDON, July 1, 2010 (PRNewswire) -Greycon Ltd., a world leader in supply chain optimisation for the paper, printing, film and nonwovens industries, today announced that Nine Dragons Paper Industries Co., Ltd., the largest producer of containerboard products in China, has signed a five-year agreement to use Greycon's X-Trim to optimise trim efficiency for its paper machines. X-Trim allows paper mills to get the greatest possible output and value from each roll of paper, minimizing waste, and to make production schedules as efficient as possible.

"A critical factor in Nine Dragons' decision to use X-Trim was the tight integration with SAP," said Constantine Goulimis, CEO of Greycon. "Building on top of the certified, Powered-by-NetWeaver integration between X-Trim and SAP's SCM (APO), Greycon was able to demonstrate dynamic pegging to finished and semi-finished inventory. This powerful new feature allows Nine Dragons to optimize its paper machines by consuming just the right amounts of stock. The dynamic nature of the pegging means that inventory reservations are kept as flexible as possible."

Nine Dragons has announced ambitious growth plans to increase the company's capacity by 26%, to 11.1 million tonnes per annum in 2011, so it will be well-positioned to take advantage of the opportunities that will occur as the economic recovery takes shape. To get the greatest leverage from this investment in plant and equipment, and help the company achieve its production goals, Nine Dragons is also investing in technology, replacing its current systems with state-of-the-art solutions.

"We are very proud that Nine Dragons has chosen Greycon as the provider of the trim optimisation solution," stated Goulimis. "We are honoured to have the largest producer of containerboard products in Asia as one of our clients, and we look forward to working with them in the future as they continue to expand their production capacity."

X-Trim was chosen after an evaluation process that spanned more than two years and included extensive on-site trials. "These trials clearly demonstrated the significant benefits X-Trim provided in both trim efficiency and planner productivity," added Goulimis.

Implementation of X-Trim has already begun, with the first phase scheduled to go live in August 2010.