LONDON, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Greycon, a world leader in scheduling and execution for the paper, printing, film and nonwovens industries, has released Greycon Suite version 8.1 and GreyconMill 2.7.
GreyconMill 2.7 consolidates the many improvements that were implemented in association with the projects at Raven Engineered Films (USA), Blue Paper (France) and Kipaş Kağıt (Turkey) and Elobrick (Denmark), all of which are now successfully live. The new release includes:
- Significantly improved database performance (and an associated GreyconMill Performance Index for measuring it)
- Completely new inventory screen, with configurable editors
- A wiki-based online help system
- A new production history screen
- A new screen for dealing with orphan inventory
- Unified workflow for shipping processes
- Usability improvements in more than 14 other areas
In Greycon Suite 8.1 the opt-Studio module includes a new algorithm for solving a complex manufacturing problem: When there are two consecutive manufacturing processes, both of which need to be block-scheduled, how can an optimised schedule be constructed?
For example, a paper machine may feed a second process, such as extrusion or coating. With a two-stage process, the needs of the primary process are often in conflict with those of the second process. There are also issues involved in storing the intermediate work-in-progress.
Working in conjunction with Oji Papéis Especiais in Brazil, Greycon developed and implemented an extension to its proprietary block scheduling optimiser to address this issue.
To make it easier to share the optimised schedule, opt-Studio module also now includes the ability to publish any of its grids in a web-based report with only a few clicks.
"Each new release of our optimisation software delivers greater functionality and solves problems that had not been successfully addressed before," stated Constantine Goulimis, CEO of Greycon Ltd. "Our customers encourage us to address complex problems and our engineering team rises to the challenge. We are proud of our software development work and delighted to be able to solve these issues for the industry."
Greycon Ltd. (www.greycon.com) is a global company with offices in China, Greece, UK, Uruguay and USA. Greycon customers, concentrated in the paper, printing, plastic film, and nonwovens, metals and converting industries, span the globe with more than 400 plants in 41 countries using its products and services. Established for over 29 years, Greycon is dedicated to developing and implementing optimisation-based solutions for production planning, scheduling and in manufacturing execution. Greycon is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and an SAP Software Partner.
CONTACT: Greycon Ltd., +44 20 7978 0700, [email protected]