Immediate, measurable improvements
The figures already achieved in customer projects provide an impressive measure of these successes: TWP can reduce the generation of waste in the GLT processes by up to 50 percent, in the Primary by up to 70 percent and in the Secondary by up to 60 percent. “The first step is to quantify the potential for waste prevention at the customer’s site,” explains Castro. “This is the basis on which we implement our TWP methodology, which aims to achieve the physical limits for waste prevention for the respective combination of blends, brands and equipment as quickly as possible. The consulting service is manufacturerindependent. As customers implement the concepts themselves under our guidance, they can easily maintain these new optimum waste levels in their production environments over the long term.” The approaches adopted as part of TWP not only prevent waste, they also reduce production complexity and technical costs by standardizing brand and equipment combinations that are relevant to waste.
No investment in equipment
The starting point for every TWP project is the customer’s own production facility. “This means that we not only strictly consider their specific blends and brands, but also implement the TWP specifically for their existing production equipment,” explains Castro. “No investments in equipment are necessary to achieve this new optimized level of waste and costs – at least initially. Of course, on request, we can advise our customers on the potential of machine upgrades or other changes to their equipment.”
The innovative payment concept underlines Körber Technologies’ belief in its new TWP service. “We are certain that we can deliver the savings we promise our customers after analyzing the situation,” says Castro. “That is why payment for this service is performancebased. If we achieve less than we promise, the price is reduced. If the improvement falls below a set level, our clients pay nothing.”