Production planning functions
And yet it can be. The same statement arises time and again in discussions with key players in the packaging sector: “A standard ERP isn’t the right solution for our industry.” “No”, is what I say, and then explain why.
What is the first step in implementing a modern production planning system? Remove your outdated planning schedule from the wall. We teamed up with Lean Projects to design and develop and a production planning module, offering integrated production planning and control with graphic features and sequence planning in the form of lists.
Just as is the case of all other European sectors, the print and packaging industry needs to cut costs in order to remain competitive. The biggest challenges in print and packaging are associated with automation and standardization.
Imagine a sales representative being asked by a customer how much a specific folding box will cost if 200,000 are ordered. Unfortunately, the sales rep can’t answer the question immediately because they need to check with the technical department. The customer has to wait two to three days for an answer.
Mineral water, bread, butter, milk, chocolate, pasta, cream, apples, cherry tomatoes and red wine. Everything on your shopping list is in the trolley. Despite loads of customers in the store, there is no queue at the checkout. The reason: RFID chips.