Optimized Paper Handling & Logistics

Optimized Paper Handling & Logistics

FREE e-book download available for this International Best Practice Guide — the new global reference for suppliers, transporters, converters and printers — whether sheetfed or web offset, gravure, flexo or digital.

You prefer a printed copy? The 270-page hard cover book will be available in spring 2018. The normal selling price is 250 € but you can order at a special price of 130 € (plus postage) for orders received and paid for by 28 February 2018. Place your order now. Please use the button on the left (“Printed OPHAL Guide”).

This unique cross-industry collaborative project brings together expertise from across the entire paper supply chain from the mill, through transport, storage, handling and printing. Its goal is to establish a common best practice tool and global reference for suppliers, transporters, converters and printers to improve their efficiency.

Integrated cross industry best practices improves operating performance by reducing economic and environmental losses from avoidable damage and waste, improves safety and communication while simplifying training and supervision. It also gives a better vision across the entire value chain that is addressed in 11 modules:

  1. Paper & Cores — Wrapping & Pallets
  2. Inspect, Report, Evaluate & Repair
  3. Warehouse & Paper Store
  4. Paper Handling Equipment
  5. Roll & Pallet Handling Techniques
  6. Securing & Lashing
  7. Road Transport
  8. Rail Transport
  9. Containers Transport
  10. Marine Transport
  11. At the Printer — Paper onto Press

Access the FREE e-book version under ‘Download & Register

Substrates are the highest single cost for all printing and packaging applications – any reduction in their waste and damage improves both economic and environmental performance. The guide covers paper and board in rolls and sheets used for publishing and packaging applications for all major printing processes.

The 270-page guide has a cover price of 250 € / $280 but is available as a FREE e-book to users because project members believe that price should not be a barrier to making best practices available to all.

‘Optimized Paper Handling & Logistics’ is a collaborative project made possible by the participation of:
ABP GroupAxel SpringerBolzoni AuramoCascade CorporationDalim SoftwareEarthpacEuropean Rotogravure Association (ERA)Fr. Meyer’s Sohn (FMS)Goss InternationalThe Hindu Group, Kasturi & SonsHolmen icmPrintIdealliance®IF P&C InsuranceINTAKT TransportberaterIntergrafKoenig & Bauer GroupMalayala ManoramaMondi Extrusion CoatingsThe Nordic Offset Printing Association (NOPA)Paperdam FoundationSappiSwendska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget (SCA)Sonoco-AlcoreSpanSetStora Ensotesa SEThe Times Group, Bennet Coleman & CoTRANSWAGGON GroupUPMWAN-IFRA

Participating associations

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