BillerudKorsnäs signs agreement with Tieto for its TIPS sales and planning system that is customized for packaging industry; new system is part of initiative by BillerudKorsnäs to create most reliable and efficient delivery chain in the industry
April 7, 2014
– Packaging material company BillerudKorsnäs AB has signed a multi-year agreement with Tieto regarding the integration and implementation of the Tieto Integrated Paper Solution (TIPS) business system, which has been customized for the packaging industry. The aim is to add value for BillerudKorsnäs customers.
The solution is part of an initiative by BillerudKorsnäs to create the most reliable and efficient delivery chain in the industry.
"Tieto has a sound knowledge of the industry, and this standardized solution will help ensure we can provide even better service to our customers," says Johan Fahlroth, Director Supply Chain Customer Service, BillerudKorsnäs.
TIPS is a centralized sales and planning system that integrates business, planning and production processes in real time. The BillerudKorsnäs solution covers Customer Service Centers all over the world, and paper and board mills in Sweden, Finland and the UK.
"The solution will also enable us to reduce our IT costs, increase efficiency and simplify integration in relation to our customers, transport providers and suppliers," continues Johan Fahlroth.
"Through this agreement, BillerudKorsnäs has invested a great deal of trust in us and is positioning us as the leading supplier of this type of solution in Sweden," says Mats Lidström, Customer Manager, Tieto.
The agreement was signed in February, and the project is estimated to be completed during the second half of 2016. Apart from implementation, the project also involves upgrading the existing TIPS solution, training key users, providing support and carrying out project management for orders.
Tieto is the largest Nordic IT services company providing full life-cycle services for both the private and public sectors and product development services in the field of communications and embedded technologies. The company has global presence through its product development business and global delivery centres. Tieto is committed to developing enterprises and society through IT by realizing new opportunities in customers' business transformation. At Tieto, we believe in professional development and results.
Founded 1968, headquartered in Helsinki, Finland and with approximately 14 000 experts, the company operates in over 20 countries with net sales of approximately EUR 1.6 billion. Tieto's shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX in Helsinki and Stockholm. Please visit www.tieto.com for more information.
BillerudKorsnäs is a leading provider of renewable packaging material. Together with its partners, it creates smarter packaging solutions that increase profits, excite millions of consumers and contribute to a sustainable future for generations to come.
The Company has annual sales of around SEK 20 billion and is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm. www.billerudkorsnas.se