MES CAT for the paper industry - T.CON

MES CAT for the corrugated packaging industry

The corrugated industry faces challenges such as competition, price pressure, changing customer demands, raw material supply, logistics, product quality, production efficiency and environmental regulations. Meeting these demands can affect the overall profitability of the business.

Corrugated cardboard is the foundation for millions of daily deliveries worldwide. There are, however, several challenges that can arise in corrugated manufacturing, The corrugated manufacturing industry is highly competitive, and companies must constantly innovate and improve to stay ahead of competitors. Pricing pressures and changing customer demands can also create challenges for manufacturers.

Additional topics are raw material supply and transportation and logistics: The quality and availability of raw materials can impact the production process. Shortages or fluctuations in supply can lead to increased costs or production delays. Additionally, corrugated products are often large and bulky, making transportation and logistics a challenge. The cost and efficiency of shipping and distribution can impact the overall profitability of the business.

Maintaining product quality is vital as well. Corrugated manufacturers need to ensure that their products meet the required standards for strength, durability, and appearance. Maintaining quality control throughout the production process can be challenging. And how about production efficiency? Corrugated manufacturing involves complex processes and machinery that must be maintained and operated efficiently to maximize productivity. Any issues with machinery or processes can lead to reduced output and increased costs.

And: Corrugated manufacturing processes can generate waste and emissions that must be properly managed to comply with environmental regulations. Meeting these requirements can be challenging, particularly in regions with strict environmental regulations.


Your challenges at a glance:

  • Raw material supply and fluctuations in availability can impact production

  • Maintaining product quality and adhering to industry standards

  • Efficiency of production processes and machinery maintenance

  • Compliance with environmental regulations and waste management

  • Transportation and logistics for large and bulky products

  • Highly competitive market with pricing pressures and changing customer demands

MES CAT for the corrugated Industry - T.CON

What is MES CAT?

The T.CON MES CAT is your foundation stone for automated, streamlined and efficient production processes. You can see what is happening in your production systems at all times, and everywhere across your company. Data from all of your corrugated production processes is available in real time. MES CAT integrates seamlessly into the processes in your SAP ERP systems. Your benefit: there is only one set of data and one single point of truth. No more redundancies and stressful API maintenance.

The best possible material requirements planning, optimized set-up times and planned machine maintenance all result in a reduction of cost-intensive delays. Keeping the quality level high is not an issue anymore: With MES CAT, you can trace and reject defective products. Thanks to early error reports if any irregularities, waste is kept to a minimum. Even better: T.CON's automated trim optimization system TRIM SUITE (TRIM SUITE not included in MES CAT) is perfect for the production of board and for corrugated manufacturing. Time-consuming calculations in Excel become obsolete in planning. TRIM SUITE tool allows you to calculate an optimal cutting plan in a matter of seconds and can optimize for highly diverse criteria. Furthermore, by removing the need handwritten production documentation, another source of error is eliminated.

Why does MES CAT work so well in the corrugated industry?

Corrugated manufacturing can be a complex process with many challenges. From raw material supply to transportation and logistics, there are many factors that can impact the efficiency and profitability of a corrugated manufacturing business. However, MES CAT can help corrugated manufacturers tackle these challenges and improve their operations.

MES CAT provides real-time visibility into manufacturing processes in the corrugated industry. It can help to monitor production processes, optimize workflows, and improve product quality.

One of the main benefits of MES CAT for corrugated manufacturers is improved production efficiency. By monitoring machine performance and providing real-time feedback, MES CAT helps to reduce downtime and optimize production schedules. This can lead to increased output and reduced costs.

MES CAT also helps corrugated manufacturers to maintain product quality. By providing real-time data on production processes, the tool helps to identify and correct quality issues before they become larger problems. This can help to reduce waste and improve customer satisfaction.

By providing real-time data on production processes, an MES CAT can help manufacturers to identify areas for improvement and make data-driven decisions. This can help to reduce costs, improve efficiency, and increase profitability.

Production planning and waste reduction is supported as well. MES CAT works exceptionally well with TRIM SUITE, the ideal optimization tool for the production of corrugated cardboard.

MES CAT and all other tools provides by T.CON are part of an integrated solution stack. User can shift seamlessly between applications. The predefined interfaces make daily work simpler for your production employees, and the simple, intuitive operating virtually guarantees user acceptance.


Advantages of MES CAT for the corrugated Industry?

  • Real-time data at the press of a button

  • Optimized material requirements planning and logistics processes

  • Consistent processes and fewer paper

  • Identification of weak points

  • Meaningful data as decision basis

  • Increased system availability thanks to optimized maintenance intervals



  • Real time data capture

  • Interface into your ERP system

  • Production planning

  • Production and quality monitoring

  • Predictive maintenance


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Norbert Kytka, Headquarters Plattling