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Tieto selected to help Lecta Group modernize its IT environment

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Published by
Simon Matthis - 09 Nov 2017

Lecta Group, one of the leading paper manufacturers and distributors in Europe, has chosen Tieto to modernize its IT systems and enable the transformation and digitalization journey in the company. The renewal is based on Tieto Paper Solution on SAP and Tieto Integrated Paper Solution (TIPS) for the global paper industry. The new systems will be implemented in all Lecta’s seven mills in Spain, France and Italy. The agreement is valid for 4 years.

With this transformation journey Lecta aims to gain new business capabilities for its information driven supply chain and production excellence. This includes e.g. functions for demand management, sales management, centralized planning, production management, reporting and analytics.

Our challenge at Group level is to harmonize and streamline processes in a modern and common platform based on a combination of best of breed standard solutions. In this sense, Tieto plays a key role in our processes and our technology transformation journey. TIPS and Paper Solution help us to solve our challenges and make it easier to adopt Pulp and Paper Sector best practices, especially in our direct business and in our planning and manufacturing areas. This business and technological transformation also implies a far-reaching change in the way we do business and it is much easier if we have the right partners on board and the right solutions in place, explains Francesc Boix, IT Corporate Director at Lecta.

Tieto and Lecta have been partners already for 25 years and we are happy to expand our collaboration with them. The paper industry is facing big changes and digitalization and automation of business operations are helping paper companies to drive growth and success in the competing market. This agreement supports execution of Lecta’s growth strategy and their transformation program that will continue until the year 2020, says Carsten Henke, Head of Production Excellence, Forest industry at Tieto.

The new Tieto solution offers Lecta mutual and harmonized processes across all the company’s mills and countries and enables transparency in the whole value chain. Digitalization and automation enable more efficient, faster and flexible reactions to the market changes and increasing customer demands including new digital services. Standardized and stream lined processes are also effective and will reduce the company’s operational costs.

Tieto’s integrated SAP/TIPS solution is combined and optimized for the pulp, paper, board and tissue industries utilizing the industry-proven best functions for both MES (Manufacturing Execution System) and ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning). It seamlessly links planning, business operations and production processes, and there are over 250 installations worldwide.

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