Every single hour of downtime on one of our paper machines costs some 6,000 dollars. Therefore it is of utmost importance for us to have consistent manufacturing quality levels and to minimize machine down time.
Almost 100% of production time is now logged, including the reasons for stoppages where they occur. This has helped to significantly improve day-to-day productivity as problems can now be dealt with as soon as they arise.
Previously, each unit worked individually. Now, with a shared overview, everyone can pull together, irrespective of geographic location or area of production.
We have gained an easily understandable tool for following up and evaluating diverse aspects of production
Now, we can get exact details about machine availability at various levels, from a single machine to the whole plant