Smart factory robotics and automation has come to the rescue

Early adopters are reaping the rewards now. In a world where speed to market is critical, future advances in AI will only further strengthen the technical leaders. By Paul W. Hill, business development manager, Reko Automation Division. To meet the increasing labour challenges within the manufacturing landscape of the CPG tissue industry, some early...

DISTRIBUTION SPECIAL: TISSUE DELIVERY TRENDS

Access to information the key to optimal supply chains DELIVERY TRENDSThere are a few trends that can be identified in the internal supply chain and delivery related matters. An important trend is the customer centricity. Customer requirements determine the developments in the deliveries from tissue company’s mills, warehouses and distribution centres...

LOGISTICS IS ENTERING A NEW AGE OF EFFICIENCY – BY DESIGN AND NECESSITY

Vittorio Cavirani, general manager, Elettric80, discusses harnessing the virtues of speed, accuracy, safety and traceability through E2E integration of Smart SW solutions. A TWM report. For years, businesses have worked to improve the efficiency of theirproduction lines. Today, with the advent of the fourth industrialrevolution, attention is...

Project Survey

TWM’s annual Projects Survey charts all new capacity being added, ordered or in final planning stages during 2018- 2019, as well as noting any projects already planned for 2020. The survey is solely interested in projects that will increase tissue capacity – the numerous smaller rebuilds around the world that won’t impact capacity have been excluded. All...

‘We are at a very dynamic moment in the tissue industry’

TWM asks leading figures across tissue’s global supply chain for their retrospectives on 2018 and prospectives for 2019. Here they analyse key issues … raw material costs, integration, overcapacity, automation, E-commerce, sustainability, regional political and military conflicts, technology, restructuring by the big groups, eucalyptus, protectionism,...

Brands and private labels – premiumisation, digitalisation and bricks & mortar

By Soile Kilpi, director, Pöyry Management Consulting The retail sector continues to go through a transition. Online shopping is just one of the catalysts. New retail stores are opened, some closed, repurposed for fulfilment … and how does all this then relate to tissue products? Moving on up…  The quality tiers in retail (At-Home) tissue products are...

Impact of a private label orientated business

Have you ever thought about the launch process of a private label Stock Keeping Unit (SKU)? If yes, you may have realised that this SKU was not a new product, but actually it was a follower of another brand’s great idea. By saying that, we are verifying that there is not a high risk involved when a retailer decides to add a new product to its own brand...

The Barometer Issue: One year on… you report back on your progress

In 2017, TWM visited several tissue mills around the world, including sites in Scandinavia, Italy and Canada for the magazine’s Country and Regional Reports. Here, we revisit a few mills who have been in the headlines since to see what has changed. A TWM report. CANADA – Cascades PRO The past few years has seen the emergence of Cascades PRO as a new...

The retailer’s power: a major buyer’s view on market developments

While larger sizes or club packs are growing across all segments due to e-commerce, the American market is also seeing a steady increase in private label products with premium branded quality across  channels. Below is an extra from Patrick Boateng’s interview for TWM’s “Focus Report:USA” supplement magazine. FR/1: What trends are you seeing in the...

Today’s retail realities – what does it take to compete?

Shoppers’ expectations today are sky high. With a revolution in retail well underway, the industry needs to inspire and uplift … to redefine the consumer experience. By Patrick Boateng, leader, global sourcing, The Kroger Co. At Tissue World Miami in March, The Kroger Co’s Patrick Boateng discussed the key drivers that have created a revolution in...

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