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Zerhusen Kartonagen improves planning with OMP for Packaging

March 23, 2018

Zerhusen Kartonagen

Zerhusen Kartonagen has chosen to implement OMP for Packaging in its production facility in Damme. The German paper packaging company was looking for a solution that could not only be seamlessly integrated with their brand-new corrugator, but also with their current Minda conveyor and Boxsoft ERP system.

Zerhusen now uses OMP for Packaging for master planning, corrugator optimization, detailed scheduling, shop floor integration and management reporting. Next to these standard OMP modules, Zerhusen also included Quality Tracing, Pallet Label Printing and Attendance to meet their shop floor system requirements.

OMP’s comprehensive and fully integrated solution was implemented in two phases. In the first phase, the implementation of the planning and shop floor integration of all conversion machines was done. After a period of adjustment for the end users, Zerhusen’s new corrugator was installed. The second phase focused on the challenge of connecting this new corrugator to the planning system, and automatically managing WIP (Work In Progress) between the corrugator and the conversion department.

With this integrated planning solution, Zerhusen was able to include their new corrugator in the existing production flow, plan all machines interdependently and make the planning visible in the entire company.

Roland Zerhusen, Managing Director at Zerhusen Kartonagen, says: “OMP impressed us during a very convincing demonstration of OMP for Packaging. The solution provides seamless functional and technical integration between multiple modules, meeting our stringent selection criteria for this implementation.”

Stefan Staggl, Senior Supply Chain Consultant at OMP, adds: “OMP is looking forward to pursuing the collaborative partnership and is happy to take part in the further improvement of planning, shop floor integration and reporting at Zerhusen.


About OMP

OMP helps companies facing complex planning challenges to excel, grow and thrive by offering the best digitized supply chain planning solution on the market. Hundreds of customers in a wide range of industries - spanning consumer goods, life sciences, chemicals, metals, paper and packaging - benefit from using OMP’s unique Unison Planning™ concept.



Stefan Staggl, Solution Expert Paper, Plastics, Packaging
Phone: +49 2234 9496 105
E-mail: sstaggl@omp.com

About Zerhusen Kartonagen

Zerhusen Kartonagen GmbH is a German paper packaging company located in Damme. The company’s product portfolio is made up of corrugated cardboard packaging and includes folding boxes and corrugated sheets. In the greyboard packaging segment, the company concentrates on the production of collapsible boxes, die-cut sheets and customized special packaging.