The best tool for the business: 5 years of TRIM SUITE at Steinbeis

For the last five years, Steinbeis Papier GmbH has been using TRIM SUITE by T.CON GmbH & Co. KG to help with planning. With the tool, the company is able to minimize waste, and, as a result, to work more efficiently and cost-effectively at almost every level.

Plattling, August 10, 2020

Five years of TRIM SUITE at Steinbeis Papier

A desire to optimize energy and raw materials efficiency throughout planning, production and feedback processes motivated a major digitalization project in 2015. The trim optimization that was in use at the time was due to be retired, since it was no longer guaranteed to be maintained. It was replaced by a software suite developed by Plattling-based SAP Gold Partner T.CON GmbH & Co. KG: TRIM SUITE.

Sönke König was involved in the implementation project. The experienced papermaker/industrial businessman and his two colleagues have now been using TRIM SUITE for planning for five years.

Using TRIM SUITE doesn’t just keep the trim quantities to a minimum. After all, that’s not always the best planning objective: there are always a number of different factors that need to be taken into consideration, such as delivery dates or resource availability. An example: Steinbeis has various machines that are used differently. On one machine, changing the knife settings is easy. The only objective for the trim on this machine is to minimize waste. However, on another machine, changing knives is a laborious process. In this case, the trim optimization needs to assign this work a much higher cost.

Read our latest project report to learn about how TRIM SUITE helps the company, how the tool adapts to constantly changing business requirements, and how Steinbeis sums up its five years with TRIM SUITE.


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Norbert Kytka, Headquarters Plattling