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Walki Partner With Greycon for the Groups New Global IT Solution

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 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,” said Wolfgang Thissen, VP executive and CFO, Walki.

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 its 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,” said Abder Guezour, managing director, 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.”

“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,” said Hannu Pääkkönen, ICT director/program manager, Walki.

For more information, visit https://www.greycon.com.

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