Smurfit Kappa selects OM Partners for European plants

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The Smurfit Kappa Group, one of the worlds largest integrated manufacturers of paper based packaging, has selected the OMP Corrugated Board System for its corrugated plants in order to improve delivery reliability, shorten lead times and optimise its production capacity usage.

A successful start up of a cluster of two sites in Spain in the first week of January marked the start of the roll-out to all corrugated plants in Spain and Portugal over the next 16 months.  Other projects running in parallel are a roll out to the integrated plants in France, Ireland and Germany, in addition to upgrades and extensions of existing implementations.

Roberto Villaquiran, CEO Smurfit Kappa Corrugated says: We decided to select one single preferred solution for planning and shop floor integration for our European corrugated facilities. During the extensive selection process and prior to the final decision, we had the opportunity to evaluate all relevant alternatives. The availability of highly qualified personnel with wide experience in our industry was essential to us when making the final decision for the OM Partners solution."

Georges Schepens, Chairman of OM Partners says: We are very happy that a world leading company such as Smurfit Kappa Group has selected us as their preferred supplier . This contract strengthens the position of OM Partners as the leading provider of supply chain planning solutions in the corrugated board industry.

 

About Smurfit Kappa

Smurfit Kappa Group is a world leader in paper based packaging with operations in Europe and Latin America. With sales in excess of 7 billion and over 40,000 employees, the Smurfit Kappa Group is a focused leader in paper based packaging. Operating in over 30 countries (22 in Europe), it is the European leader in containerboard, solid board, corrugated and solid board packaging and has a key position in several other packaging and paper market segments, including graphic board, sack paper and paper sacks.

 

About OM Partners

OM Partners is a software and consulting company that offers Supply Chain solutions for corrugated and solid board, paper, metals, plastics, textiles, glass, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, food & beverages, consumer goods, etc.

Since its foundation in 1985 it has enjoyed steady growth, developing into one of the most important players in the Supply Chain Planning market. The OMP Supply Chain Suite offers solutions for all planning problems, from strategic to tactical and operational problems. In response to the globalization of its customer base, OM Partners, with its headquarters in Belgium, has opened branches in France, Germany, the Netherlands, the UK and the USA.

 

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