How Stora Enso is embracing digital transformation to drive overall operational efficiencies

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|Nov 13|magazine4 min read

(Norwich, UK, 13/11/2019)

Stora Enso is among the world’s oldest companies with over 700 years of heritage, encompassing mining, iron and wood activities, stretching back to the 13th century. Today it focuses on all of the possibilities to manufacture a diverse range of products made from renewable materials with the forest and the trees as their foundation. In an interview with Business Chief Europe magazine, Marko Yli-Pietilä, Stora Enso’s Head of Smart Operations, talks about meeting the challenges of accelerating a digitalisation programme encompassing operations, customer interface, supply chain, finance, HR and back office processes.

The digitisation of Stora Enso’s manufacturing fleet comprises around 100 production lines across many factories and is vital to achieve higher operational efficiency. “Operationally, we manufacture a diverse range of wood-based products. We’re also producing many completely new products, such as fiber based composites,” says Yli-Pietilä. “My role is focused on smart operations, which means the digitisation of production and maintenance needed to keep our factories running efficiently also in future.”

To discover more about how Stora Enso is investing in its digitisation programme and leveraging the benefits of new technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR), machine learning (ML) and virtual reality (VR), the full feature can be found in the November issue of Business Chief Europe.