A large-scale project on optimization of planning processes was launched at three production sites and the office of the ILIM Group in St. Petersburg. From January to August 2019, the ENTERCHAIN company will work on the formation of target processes for job-order sales, production and shipment planning for the main types of pulp and paper industry end products at the ILIM Group sites in Koryazhma, Bratsk and Ust-Ilimsk.
ILIM Group's cooperation with ENTERCHAIN company began with the implementation of a solution for optimizing the planning of OMP CSBS corrugated packaging production in 2010 at the Ilim-Gofra site, located in Kommunar town, Leningrad region. The project was recognized as successful, the solution is used at the site to this day and continues producing economic benefit. Since then, the ENTERCHAIN team has repeatedly confirmed their high professional level in the field of production planning, and when the ILIM Group faced a necessity to improve the efficiency of planning processes, the ENTERCHAIN consultants formed a proposal that meets the business requirements at its best.
The started project on optimization of planning processes involves building the target logic of business processes at all levels — from monthly sales and operations planning (S&OP) to calendar and operational production, shipments and sales planning in order to improve the level of customer service and ensure the efficiency of production and logistics. Processes will be designed based on the best practices and at the same time corresponding to the company's targets, taking into account the work features of all production sites and synchronizing the participation of all involved structural units.
ILIM Group has set the following tasks for the ENTERCHAIN, that will be performed within the framework of the project: