Walki begins the next phase of a group-wide business transformation which includes the modernisation of the group Global IT infrastructure, including MES, Trim Optimisation, and Planning & Scheduling provided by Greycon.
“The goal of this transformation” states Wolfgang Thissen, VP Executive and CFO at Walki, “is to implement standardised business processes with the support of a modern and reliable system across Walki’s global network of plants and sales offices, enabling the future growth of our business.”
As a result of the conversion, a central ERP will be set up to digitalise all Walki business processes across multiple locations. Greycon was selected as the partner to deliver the MES solution (Manufacturing Execution System), Trim Optimisation and Planning & Scheduling to the group. Walki had four main objectives they required from the chosen partner:
- The ability to improve overall operational efficiency
- Support flexibility throughout the supply chain
- A system which allows fast and efficient fact-based decision making, and
- Enhanced systems usability.
To ensure Walki’s objectives were met, Greycon recommended combining all three of their solutions, opt-Studio® for Planning & Scheduling; X-Trim® for Trim Optimisation, and GreyconMill™ for production tracking, an all-encompassing and modern MES solution integrated with the selected ERP system by Walki.
“We are very pleased to be selected as partners to Walki, as it gives us scope to show the full capabilities of our solutions, a challenge we readily accept” explains Abder Guezour, Managing Director of Greycon. “As an industry specialist with in-depth experience in planning, optimisation and manufacturing execution solutions for paper, plastic film, packaging and converting industries, and with global presence, we see ourselves as excellently prepared and look forward to assisting Walki achieve their objectives.”
“This project is a unique opportunity for Walki” added Hannu Pääkkönen, ICT Director/Program Manager at Walki. ”With the implementation of the Greycon solution, not only will we be able to better serve our customers, we will also benefit from a fully integrated solution, capturing important business data that will enable us to make informed decisions. At the same time, this transparency will create a platform for future growth, greater visibility and digitalisation across the entire global organisation.”
At Walki, we believe in a sustainable and circular tomorrow. Our mission is to accelerate the world’s transition into a zero-waste future in packaging and promote the use of energy-efficient materials across industries. Walki’s product solutions are designed to bring value to customers in many different markets; from sustainable materials for packaging applications to energy-saving performance materials.
Walki is a growing international group organized in three business areas: Consumer Packaging, Industrial Packaging and Engineered Materials, with operations in twelve different countries, both in Europe and Asia. In 2019, the Group’s annual turnover was approx. 400 million euros employing around 1000 people.
Greycon is the leading provider of supply chain planning & optimisation, production planning & detailed scheduling, trim optimisation and manufacturing execution systems for roll-based & flat sheet industries; specifically, the paper & board, film & flexible packaging, nonwoven, converting and metal industries.
Established in 1985, over 500 plants in 43 countries use our solutions. Our extremely skilled and talented employees cover 15 languages across our worldwide operation.