Tieto is modernizing the mill systems in M-real's board mills in Finland, which will be completed by the end of 2012. According to the agreement signed by the parties, the mills are implementing the latest versions of the Tieto Integrated Paper Solution (TIPS). Tieto is also responsible for the maintenance service of the systems.
The TIPS manufacturing execution solution will allow further standardization of production management business processes as well as the seamless integration of production with M-real's SAP Enterprise Resource Planning. The benefits include improved visibility of information that is critical to the business.
"Tieto's solution meets our expectations very well, and the special features required by our mill operations are easy to integrate with it. The strength of the solution is its user-friendliness. We have used TIPS for ten years, and during this time Tieto has developed the solution in such a way that we have now at our disposal new features that are beneficial to our operational environment," says Jukka Kettunen, responsible for production at M-real.
"I believe that our strengthened co-operation will further improve both the maximization of the availability of M-real's mills and the standardization of their business processes. The standardized toolset of the new TIPS solution supports more efficiently the optimization of the production capacity of the mills," says Ari Järvelä, responsible for Finnish and Baltic businesses.
Hundreds of paper, pulp and board mills all over the world use Tieto's systems on a daily basis to manage their processes.
M-real's Consumer Packaging business area is the world's leading producer of innovative premium folding boxboard, coated white top liners and wallpaper base. The products are excellent for the packaging of cosmetics, food products and confectionaries, for example.