New Whitepaper deals with “The future of the corrugated board industry”

Despite a rising demand in the market, the corrugated industry is in a dilemma: prices for their products have risen less than production and material costs. The industry is under pressure. A new Whitepaper highlights how integrated digital processes increase the resilience of board producers.

Plattling, June 28, 2022

Corrugated cardboard is a true all-rounder: lightweight, stable, cost-effective, sustainable. These advantages and the increase of e-commerce led to a real boom of corrugated cardboard products. But this is only one side of the coin. Despite a rising demand in the market, the corrugated industry is in a dilemma: prices for corrugated products have risen less than production and material costs. Hence, the corrugated industry is under an extreme price pressure. In addition, the corrugated industry is struggling with a variety of challenges such as rising prices for energy and raw materials, interrupted supply chains or Corona-related sick leave.

We cannot prevent the increased prices of raw materials and energy, nor can we prevent COVID-19-related employee absenteeism. But we can help to increase resilience of businesses. Our solutions aim to increase production efficiency through optimal planning and enable companies to react flexibly and confidently to unexpected events.

In our latest whitepaper The future of the corrugated board industry” we show how companies can strengthen their resilience in an increasingly volatile environment.

Corrugated: Digitalization is the key to resilience

In general, resilience requires an integrated approach to digitalization, with data repositories standardized through the organization. After all, if IT applications aren’t integrated, the company will end up with isolated information silos that hinder the process of adapting to volatile market changes.

This applies particularly to manually maintained Excel lists, whose content is usually only accessible to a privileged ‘inner circle’. Unstructured data sources also come with other difficulties: for example, there’s no way to quickly and easily identify reliable suppliers with advantageous conditions based on delivery history. For all these reasons, it’s essential to have information available in a structured form and accessible to all IT applications across the company. Eliminating the need for duplication of data has benefits beyond time savings, as the quality of the data also improves. This in turn means that processes are less susceptible to errors and more stable.

With our solutions, we help the this industry to address and fix the most pressing issues that keep decision makers in the corrugated industry awake at night:

  • Inefficient processes: more efficiency through greater transparency in production control
  • Optimised use of materials: Maximum throughput of the relevant cutting machines with minimum material loss
  • Flexible personnel scheduling: React agile to unplanned changes in production shift and increase labour productivity

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Norbert Kytka, Headquarters Plattling