The consumer packaging market is global and growing as economies develop in countries around the world, and packaging has become more sophisticated as consumers become more affluent. However, two major issues are negatively impacting today’s packing manufacturers: the inflated prices of raw materials and energy. Epicor has the software solutions you need to manage growth and provide visibility into your business operations.
“The true benefit of working with Epicor comes from their knowledge not only of their software, but their true understanding of the consumer packaging industry. They really understood our business, and all the features within the Epicor AVP software have helped us meet our goals and objectives as a company.”Christine Toutane, Office Manager, Great Northern Corp
“Epicor overall solution provides the features and functionality that enables Menasha Packaging to continue to differentiate ourselves from our competitors, and provide operational consistency as we grow the company.”Bill Shepard, President, Menasha Packaging
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Epicor BVP drives profitable growth with quoting and estimating tools developed specifically for the uniquely complex challenges of corrugated packaging.
Provides comprehensive information and control of critical business processes from the initial sales inquiry through design, estimating, and order management.
"We knew we could seriously increase efficiencies if we streamlined business systems and enabled our plants to work together. Epicor made our transition painless and the Epicor BVP system enables us to meet customer needs while at the same time increasing productivity."
Bob Combs, Director of Information Systems, Columbus Container, Inc
"The scheduling constraint information provided by Epicor AVP has become a crucial part of our process, and we now use this information exclusively. A scheduler can just click on a job and see if the inks are ready, or when the dies and plates will be available. This has enabled us to become proactive to external factors that have a significant impact on our schedule."
Angelo Giacchi, IT Manager, Jay Packaging
"BVP enables us to run our operations as efficiently as possible, allowing us to focus on our mission of creating value for our customers."
John O'Loughlin, CEO, Smurfit Kappa Ireland
Reflecting on 2016: Marvel Manufacturing Award WinnerAs
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Marvel Manufacturing. Founded
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We Have the Data…Now What?Technology advances in manufacturing have made data accessible in a way that it has never been before. Information can be collected in real time in points throughout the manufacturing process. The issue now is what to do with all of that data—how can you take this information that has been collected and turn it into actionable insights?
How Leading Manufacturing Organizations Select ERP to Support Their Growth Strategies According to Aberdeen’s Business Management and ERP Study, the number one challenge facing today’s manufacturers is "managing growth expectations": As organizations grow, they are faced with more complex operations and decisions, are exposed to more competitors, and incur increased costs that must be minimized. In cases such as these, manufacturers should rely on their technology environment and access to accurate data in order to do much of the heavy lifting.
How to Eliminate Inefficiency to Propel Your Growth—and Protect Your BrandAs a manufacturer, you understand that to grow in today’s competitive global markets means that your business must operate with increasing efficiency. However, this can quickly lead to a catch-22 situation that perhaps you’ve experienced: while you’re working to become more efficient to drive growth, unplanned growth happens—such as surprise surges in demand that you just weren’t prepared for. And suddenly, you find that your operations are overwhelmed and becoming less efficient instead of more so.
Manufacturers Struggling with Millennial Supply and Demand IssuesIn discussions about the future workforce, there’s no question millennials are the "force" to be reckoned with. PwC predicts millennials will account for 75% of the global workforce by 2025.
ERP Selection Tips for Make-to-Stock ManufacturersA make-to-stock manufacturing company that builds discrete products for inventory faces key business challenges. In this environment, finished products are manufactured and shipped based on demand forecasts issued by the customer base, therefore it is critical to accurately forecast customer demand and create inventory replenishment plans.
The Dangers of Unplanned GrowthProfitable growth is a hallmark of a thriving business. When growth goes according to plan, it can feel like you’re sailing along the high seas in a magnificent ocean liner that can’t fail. But how about when growth doesn’t go according to plan or when it’s fueled by surprise surges in demand? In sharp contrast to planned growth, unplanned growth can be daunting and overwhelming—like bailing water out of a sinking ship.
How Manufacturers Can Successfully Manage the Complexities of GrowthIt’s simple: you want your business to be profitable, and growth can lead to increased profitability. However, the reality of growing your business is anything but simple.
Five Risks Manufacturers Face When Not Planning for GrowthWhile most manufacturers consider growth to be positive, there’s no escaping the inevitable challenges that come with it—hence the familiar term "growing pains.” Business growth can indeed be difficult and overwhelming, especially when you’re not prepared or have a plan in place to manage it.
Five Proven Success Factors for Manufacturing GrowthAs a modern manufacturer, you know that growth isn’t just a business goal—it’s an imperative for staying in business given the intense competition you face.
Epicor solutions are designed around the unique operational needs of manufacturers and are available in the cloud, hosted, or on premises. Customers can better manage complexity and focus on core growth activities.
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