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...

Is distribution the main challenge for tissue e-commerce?

The tissue online business is rather limited for the consumer segment and follows the on-line business of groceries. Relatively taken e-commerce is much more common for the AfH sector. Due to the important role of retailers and distributors, distribution in e-commerce is much less of a challenge for the tissue producers than one would think. How is the tissue...

We need greater speed on the production floor… and we need it now

The Smart robotics revolution is underway to meet the rapid pace of change in the feminine, adult and baby care products markets. As E-commerce and other market trends demand an increased range of packaging and case sizes, JMP Automation discusses helping factories face this challenge. A TWM report. The upstream area of a tissue plant sees very high speeds...

Distribution Special Feature

Adapting to every request for end of line or the automatic conveying system: TWM hears from OCME on its latest offerings. A TWM report. OCME is always on the lookout to respond to every-changing customer demand and evolve with quick changing market conditions. We started doing business in the tissue industry in the 1980’s by launching traditional...

Getting Mr Robot – flexible, quick and tireless – to take on the heavy work downstream

By Luc Vanden-Abeele, Marketing Research Advisor, Axium Robotics and Automation After an explosion in choices of packaging and sizes – 15 different bath tissue packs for example – factories are stepping up automation to keep increased production runs as smooth as possible. Luc Vanden-Abeele, Axium Robotics and Automation’s marketing research advisor...

OCME: The latest generation in handling

By Marcello Lusardi, OCME Regional Sales Manager Since it was established in 1954, OCME has prioritised research and development for palletisation and the handling of products in warehouses. Fast changing market demands are forever evolving and the demands set by the international tissue market is a key example. The company can meet all end-of-line and automatic...

Distribution Special: 10 strategies to optimise warehouse operations

When aligning warehouse and distribution centre logistics with business strategies, it pays to be as efficient as possible. US-based Dematic’s Ken Ruehrdanz, manager, distribution systems market, talks to TW.   With an ever increasing demand for finished and jumbo roll tissue products, the global tissue industry is increasingly having to invest in more...