Reliability Improvements = Cost Reduction – Part 2

by Christer Idhammar

Tough choices

The figures in this column describe an actual case where a pulp mill decided to do whatever it took to cut costs—mainly through maintenance cutbacks. The mill belongs to a big corporation and was a high-cost producer. When the cost saving initiative started, pulp prices were low and profitability was low, from a short-term perspective, compared with other mills in the corporation. The fast-pace cost reduction actions included the following: Continue reading →