After preliminary evaluations and assessments, Metsä Fibre chose its development partner in the spring of 2015. “We chose Pinja’s PES-system because Pinja possesses in-depth understanding of production planning. In addition, the tool’s planning view impressed us: Pinja was the only contestant that was able to present the entire production process from logs to finished products in a single, clear view”, explains Juha Hirvasmaa, Head of Sawmill Development at Metsä Fibre.
“The client had analysed their needs in detail beforehand, which made our job a lot easier, which is not always the case”, says Antti Halonen, Solutions Architect at Pinja.
During the late 2015, we examined the roles of different systems, defined functionalities, and integrated PES into Metsä Fibre’s ERP system. The system end-users were involved in the project already in the definition phase.
“The accuracy and transparency of planning have improved throughout the entire process from raw materials to finished products. We are also now more agile when it comes to making necessary changes”, says Juha Hirvasmaa, Head of Development at Metsä Fibre.