July 14, 2021 - Kruger Products L.P. recently announced a $25 million investment at its new Sherbrooke Tissue Plant to implement a digital twin of its supply chain, using real-time data augmented with artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities to boost operational efficiency and agility.
Kruger explained that the digital twin project consists of developing a virtual model of the plant's entire supply chain and using real-time data augmented with predictive and prescriptive AI capabilities to improve the Plant's overall performance.
"The use of AI will result in improvements across the supply chain, from raw material procurement, to production planning, equipment maintenance, logistics and risk management. Other benefits include a better environmental footprint thanks to lower GHG emissions, increased energy efficiency and reduced waste," the company said in a press release. "Leveraging AI will also benefit suppliers, partners and customers by increasing product quality, availability and competitiveness in the market."
Kruger completed construction and successfully started-up the Sherbrooke tissue mill in February of this year. The mill is equipped with Canada's largest and most advanced through-air-dry (TAD) tissue machine which is supported by AI-ready systems and infrastructure, Kruger noted. In addition, the facility has three converting lines.
Kruger Products is Canada's leading manufacturer of quality tissue products for household, industrial and commercial use. The company has approximately 2,700 employees and operates eight FSC® COC-certified (FSC® C-104904) production facilities in North America. To learn more, visit: www.krugerproducts.ca.
SOURCE: Kruger Products L.P.
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