1 Jun 2017
Sustainability in Pulp and Paper Industry - Part 4
Choosing the right strategy for simultaneous bottleneck removal, process efficiency improvement and dealing with obsolete, inefficient machinery combined with limited investment possibilities, is naturally very challenging. Simultaneous business development objectives can sometimes feel as moving targets because of different types of challenges emerging in asset-intensive businesses, such as pulp and paper industry.
Asset integrity will be discussed in this fourth and final part of the article series, presenting one approach of how to level out the annual investment demand but still meet any preset priorities – all this without closing doors from unknown future priorities.
"What investments are needed during the next X years to secure the future operation, improve the competitiveness and fulfil the sustainability targets and how much will it cost?"
Concluding remarks to report series : Only executed actions lead to change, planning is not enough
In general the main message to any decision maker in pulp and paper industry can be boiled down to:
- understand the direction through set targets
- prepare clear short term plans and actions for improvement
- know the limitations/potential in asset base and be prepared on time for any further development
The article (Part 4) on Asset integrity analysis is enclosed. Also previous parts 1-3 on the article series on Sustainability and Energy Efficiency in the Pulp and Paper industry can be found below.