LONDON Jan. 20, 2011 India India
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Using X-Trim, Cosmo Films is successfully handling all primary slitting optimisation and also integrating the optimisation of the secondary slitting, metallisers and thermal coating. One key issue in these scenarios is the need to minimise the number of parent reels generated for input into these secondary processes in order to minimise the number of setups, bearing in mind the need to have wide enough reels to make better use of the secondary machines’ width without penalising the width utilisation at the primary lines. The demand can be for many orders – more than 30 in some cases, and for widely different amounts. With the use of X-Trim this complex problem combining conflicting objectives is handled in one single pass and the results are outstanding.
Additionally, all the results of released solutions are kept in a statistics/analytics table. With X-Trim’s reporting capabilities, Cosmo Films can precisely report on KPIs such as average slitting width utilisation and off-cuts utilisation over a given period. A small set of custom reports were prepared for Cosmo using Crystal Reports.
Mr. SK Dutta, General Manager (Marketing Services) of Cosmo Films, commented, "It has been a few weeks since X-Trim went live and we are already seeing value in terms of reduced trim losses and width utilisation. The solution has taken the order management and slitting planning within Cosmo Films to a different level. Our planners were able to leverage the new solution with ease, its powerful reporting and what-if capability have made a significant impact on our decision making. We are already exploring possibilities of implementing the solution in our international operations."
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