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PÖYRY POINT OF VIEW REPORT / 24 Oct 2017

The hidden value on pulp and paper operations – the difference between survival and failure?

The global pulp and paper industry has evolved into a highly competitive arena where producers have placed themselves in the lowest cost position possible while capturing market shares.

While companies cannot control market forces, improving operational efficiency is the lever that they can actively control. Instead of looking at new investments, more focus needs to be given to the operational efficiency of current assets. The issues are common in all geographies and phases of the investment cycle.

In a highly competitive market companies that maximise the value of their assets, regardless of their age, will achieve a competitive advantage. This can positively impact production volumes or raw materials and utilities consumption, which has direct effect on the profit equation under all market conditions.

Up to20-50EUR/t savings

owing to operational improvements on production, maintenance and supply chain

Pöyry’s proven Execution Gap methodology that reveals the difference between current and potential performance is based on sound analytics and process insights into operations, supply chain and organisation. Of the resulting improvement opportunity, roughly 55% can be attributed to increased production and 45% to variable cost savings. 

Read more about operational improvement in the Point of View article below.

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Contact information

Gabriel Sousa
Operational Services, Pulp operations, Management Consulting, UK
+44 7880 735982
Stefan Kucher
Operational Services, Paper and board, Management Consulting, Austria
+43 1 6411800
Juhana Litja
Director, Head of Operational Services, Management Consulting, Finland
+358 40 545 1514