Global productivity analysis of GREIF Inc. world leader in packaging
“Greif is ranked 642 in Fortune 1000 and operates strategically from 292 sites with 17,000 workers in 43 countries Worldwide!”
The Movicon.NExT™ and Pro.Lean solution chosen by Greif Inc. for 115 production sites worldwide
Given their need to automate the design engineering of the plants, in particular to collect data in a local SQL database and create a customized Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) solution, Progea performed an analysis based on GRIEF’s requirements and prepared a customized installation Wizard based on the piloted project’s design.
GREIF Inc. (NYSE: GEF, GEF.B) is a world leader in the products and services sector for industrial packaging. The company went into operation 140 years ago and now manufacture steel, plastic and fiber drums as well as containers
of various sizes, reconditioned containers, products made with flexible materials, big bags, containerboards, uncoated and coated recycled containerboards, liners, corrugated sheets and boxes, tubes and cores and a diverse mix of specialty products. GREIF also manufactures packaging accessories and provides services that include filling and packaging for a vast range of sectors and manages timberlands in the southeastern United States. The company ranks 642 in Fortune 1000 and is strategically positioned worldwide with 17,000 employees operating from 292 production, warehouse and office sites that serve regional as well as global customers in 43 countries.
This challenging project was design engineered by Progea and installed in a major part of the GRIEF plants within a year and a half. The last phase is expected to be completed by the agreed end of 2019. The first phase involved long and meticulous analysis teamwork with GRIEF’s Data Analysts to create a list of project needs and features. Based on this first analysis, the team in collaboration with the GRIEF specialists then processed a method to standardize information, data parameters and metrics to collect from all the production lines and plants in order to perform an accurate productivity analysis. The tight deadlines for global deployment were easily met with the help of using this tool and which Progea had customized for GRIEF based on their needs and the project’s features that had been defined when developing the pilot projects.