Project success at Perlen Packaging: Save material costs with the TRIM SUITE

Save material costs with the TRIM SUITE: Perlen Packaging carries out cutting planning in an integrated and IT-supported manner and thus efficiently and transparently in SAP S/4HANA – in conjunction with MES CAT.

Plattling, February 19, 2021

Save material costs with the TRIM SUITE

“The core objectives of our business strategy, which is geared towards growth, include continuously improving business processes, making the best possible use of the performance of the plants and permanently reducing costs,” says René Kuhn, Head of IT at Perlen Packaging.

Perlen Packaging produces PVC mono films and specially coated PVdC barrier and high barrier films for the pharmaceutical industry. The company has designed its processes, equipment, products and environment to meet the requirements of this industry.

Trim optimization: Cost savings as a result

In the production of such quantities of high-quality packaging film, considerable cost savings can be achieved by optimizing the waste. This is made possible by T.CON's TRIM SUITE, an SAP-based add-on. By implementing this tool, Perlen Packaging has taken an important step towards process integration and optimization.

The TRIM SUITE not only convinced the jury with its powerful functions for cutting planning and its ease of use. Another advantage is its seamless embedding in SAP S/4HANA and T.CON's MES CAT.


Save on material costs and reduce technical waste

Perlen Packaging currently benefits from the optimized cutting planning with the TRIM SUITE on ten machines at its five production sites. The cutting plan, which is created after production and block planning and before production orders are released, trims customer orders in such a way that the production range of the film production lines is used much more efficiently than before.

As a result, technical waste, which must be recycled or even completely destroyed in some cases, has been reduced from three to two percent. This one percent reduction in waste alone results in considerable savings in material consumption. The company thus saves on material costs.

Download the project report for free

Read about the different optimization methods enabled by using the TRIM SUITE. In the success story you will also learn which tool is used for background planning. You can also read more about the background to the project. Here you can download the project report for free.


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Norbert Kytka, Headquarters Plattling