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Pulp and Paper: Discover the Paragon Partnership

The pulp and paper industry has one of the most demanding supply chain ecosystems in the economy and poses great challenges for managers with the need to maintain constant plant power.

The timber transport and the shipment of pulp or finished products represent a good part of the industry’s costs, in addition to the strong influence of the weather. Large rainfall can make the handling unfeasible and affect an accurately defined schedule.

In the plant yard, large equipment must operate in harmony with other modes of rail and road transport, which are also present in the pulp export

Inaccuracies in the planning and scaling of these operations lead to flow restrictions, delays, fines and large losses.

A solution presenting the operation in a dynamic and faithful manner in the virtual environment and allowing the testing of assumptions and the comparison of results for different configurations minimizes business risks.

Moreover, the digital twin allows you to test solutions without interfering with the operation.

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Challenges in the pulp and paper industry

How we solve your problem

The PARAGON team is formed by experts in decision-making tools. Said tools include statistical, modeling, management and data visualization software and methodologies. We use the most modern simulation, optimization, scheduling and data visualization technologies. Our main goal is to offer security for decision making, presenting results and simple alternatives for complex problems that help reaching the productivity and profitability targets through cost reduction and investment optimization.

Predictability of operations

The machinery management used for movement in the yard and loading transport equipment for the manufacturing process is a crucial operation that consumes a large volume of resources.

These are large machines with high added value, which must operate in total harmony to obtain maximum efficiency in both inventory management and production flow.

It is essential to minimize downtime with a preventive maintenance plan and efficient repair logistics. Inaccuracies in said planning can bring serious operational and questioning risks to public environmental and highway management bodies.

It is necessary to use the most modern data modeling and analysis tools involved in all the operation’s routines. With them, you can establish a digital twin environment where all the conditions are tested to reach the ideal model of operation.

PARAGON has the expertise in scenario simulation to take inventory turnover and production supply to the highest levels of performance, with cost reduction, effective event scheduling and elimination of safety and environmental risks.

Timber transport and pulp shipment

A large part of the pulp and paper operation costs lies in the timber transport from the yards to the mill and the shipment of pulp and finished products.

These costs directly affect the company’s results and other factors can lead to great risks and loss of the entire shipment and arrival schedule on the production line.

Climate in timber management and loading

Large rainfalls make it impossible to move equipment on farms and yards. Furthermore, they can harm the use of roads and highways and, therefore, prevent the flow of material to the mill.

Regulations in the transport modes of timber and finished products

Timber production is transported in large vehicles that, in addition to requiring specific traffic documentation and differentiated safety conditions, are subject to federal and state regulations to circulate at special times.

It is common to see negotiations between companies and the government at times of heavy timber traffic, especially when it comes to carry out delayed delivery schedules in the yards.

A dynamic simulator can measure the effects and facilitate negotiation between the parties.

Port operation in export

In the shipment of products for export, rail and road modes are used to take them to the port. It is necessary to define the best option according to the availability of the cargo and the means of transport.

Once in port, there are critical maneuvering and storage routines, especially when loading ships, and delays can generate demurrage costs

It is essential to have a technology solution with a high standard in the collection, handling, validation and use of all data to present a virtual solution that can be stressed to exhaustion to define the real and ideal conditions.

With the digital twin, PARAGON enables hypothesis testing, comparison of results and new ideas to be evaluated without immediate impact on the operation, to reduce operational risks and allow the accurate sizing of teams, machinery and spaces.

Pulp & Paper: Paragon Cases

Pulp & Paper: Paragon Clients

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