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Smart Manufacturing Operations Management in Chemical and Polymer Plants: How to Take Your Logistics to the Next Level

Coperion Smart Factory integrates process control and data management to provide a comprehensive service along the whole chemical and polymer process chain.

In today’s world, logistics processes are a competitive differentiator. Comprehensive logistics processes management is crucial to optimizing revenue, improve resource utilization and service the end customer efficiently.

To bring forth a modern distribution intelligence Coperion has formed a strong partnership with Körber Supply Chain Software (SCS) who provides the IT expertise required to perfect this offering – from initial business plan and plant conception to full plant implementation and chemical/polymer tracing, quality management, logistics and distribution intelligence.

In recognition of these chemical and polymer market challenges, Coperion and Körber SCS provide innovative logistics solutions for new plant design, network integration and also for retrofit modernization and improved network integration of existing plants including, but not limited to:

  • Polymer production plant logistic concept development up to full FEED (Front End Engineering Design) utilizing cutting-edge plant simulation software
  • Compounding plant concept development, system design, FEED to lump sum turnkey supply
  • Highly specialized logistics management systems for complex material flow processes from production batch allocation through static and dynamic inventory management to end user receipt
  • Logistics management for chemical material flow processes and transportation
  • Design for full integration of polymer production and material flow processes for quality and batch tracing accountability and inventory management
  • Continuous production planning software fully integrated into the logistics management suite

Coperion and Körber SCS have already supplied bespoke Integrated Site Logistics solutions for polymer and chemical plants with up to 3.0 mio t/a production capacity. These projects have included a variety of different features starting from extrusion monitoring, through complete warehouse, yard, container, bulk loading and transport management up to final dispatch and complex interfaces to enterprise resource planning (SAP) and the Plant Information Management System (PIMS).

Coperion’s and Körber’s scope includes intense cooperation with the customer’s logistic and process operations team to develop detailed business processes and data management requirements followed by the implementation of these requirements into the software modules. This also comprises fully integrated factory and site testing, as well as implementation and go-live support. It continues with annual support, software maintenance contracts and updates to maintain current software releases.

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