SPECIAL FEATURE: ANNUAL REVIEW 2019

As 2019 draws to a close, TWM asks leading figures across tissue’s global supply chain for their retrospectives on 2019… and predictions for 2020 Paul Fecher, Northwood chairman, Northwood Paper, Tissue & Hygiene TWM/1: How have the events in the tissue industry in the last year impacted your business? “2018 and 2019 have performed...

E-commerce and private labels – the changing landscape in the tissue sector

By Poyry Management Consulting’s Sanna Sosa, principal, and Sivashankari Bharathi, intern. Online shopping has experienced rapid growth over the past few years. According to the US Census Bureau, for the fiscal year of 2018, US consumers spent about $517bn in online retail, growing 15% from 2017 e-commerce sales. And as of the first quarter of 2019,...

Retail Special: Online and Auto-Reordering!

By Soile Kilpi, director, and Kathren Kneer, principal, Pöyry Management Consulting Growth and omnichannelThe continued growth of e-commerce has made it a crucial part of the sale and marketing equation for household care brands, including paper products such as paper towels and toilet paper. According to a Nielson Report, online sales in the...

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...