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PAPERWEEK FLASH The Annual Conference of the
Canadian Pulp and Paper Industry
December 20, 2018





Management & Operational Leadership Program

The rising interest for leadership best practices continues to confirm itself with sessions dealing with the most recent approaches in the key areas of Safety, Management and Reliability.

SESSION 1 - Best Practices in Management – Knowledge Transfer, Project Management and Novel Approaches in the Manufacturing Sector

''Best Practices for Pulp and Paper Projects for clarity of project objectives, project controls and risk management – what needs to be done to ensure that your project will be carried out successfully''
David Mead, Independent Project Analysis (IPA)

• Best practices in project management
• Utilization of stats and big data to help the planning process of projects
• Better use of capital investments in industry
• The stage-gated process for project approval

''The Project Portfolio Management (PPM) program''
François Chrétien, Orchestra

• Prioritization software pour planning and execution of projects
• Prioritization approach through criteria analysis, for objective selection of options
• Facilitates global overview of a series of project requests
• Project execution follow-up and utilization of resources
• Collaborative approach with access to information for all actors

''Knowledge transfer for your operations and maintenance personnel''
Michel Bertrand, Domtar Windsor


SESSION 2 - Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the manufacturing sector and the pulp and paper industry

There is starting to be growing attention from pulp/paper mills on how to use operational data from industrial processes in an artificial intelligence context. And ultimately how A/I could help build predictive models for decision making at different levels in the mill such as Management, Processes, Maintenance, Energy Management and others.

Presentations from:

Mahyar Khosravi, Canvass Analytics
Paul Trelc, Braincube
Domtar Windsor’s project with NRCan’s EXPLORE program


SESSION 3 - Industry 4.0 and Managing change

There has been growing interest on the concept of the 4.0 paper mill as the manufacturing undergoes sector major changes. Come hear best practices from allied manufacturing sectors and why it is important to consider this approach moving forward.

''The 4.0 industry – how is this impacting the pulp and paper sector?''
Joris Myny, Senior Vice-President, Siemens Canada

''Forestry 4.0''
Francis Charette, FPInnovations

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