ABB has successfully devised a spare parts and maintenance program for Saigon Paper, Vietnam’s leading paper manufacturer, enabling the company to drive productivity in their mills.
The ABB team created a recommended spares and gap analysis using mySpareParts Manager, an ABB-facing tool that built a custom report with required distributed control system (DCS) spare parts for Saigon Paper’s operations. Not only did it show how to optimize the cost of inventory and the exact lifecycle of the DCS equipment for advance planning of upgrading and replacing, but it also helped identify the minimum necessary spare parts, expanding initial scope from seven items to fifteen.
With proactive spare parts becoming more important to avoid production losses, having a solid inventory of spare parts is a clear competitive advantage. Saigon Paper will now be able to benefit from reduced breakdown incidents, improved machine availability and optimized productivity with low maintenance costs, while focusing on energy efficiency, further boosting profit margins.
“Our investment in ABB’s service is paying off already by giving us a better overview of the DCS spare parts needed in order to optimize the cost of inventory and improve productivity in our mills,” said Mr Quy Luu Tu, Maintenance Manager of Saigon Paper. “We expect to have the same service from ABB for all other equipment and software as well.”
“Strong collaboration has always been key to our long-standing relationship with Saigon Paper, and this really helped us to better understand their existing spare parts inventory for the entire ABB installed base, while driving towards a sustainable production process,” said Duong TranDai, Business Director, ABB Vietnam.
Saigon Paper Corporation is the leading supplier of quality tissue and industrial paper and owns one of the country’s largest paper mills. Their paper mills collectively have an annual production capacity of 43,680 tons of tissue paper and 224,640 tons of industrial paper.