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
Global Growth Tracker Survey Reveals 10 Characteristics That Enable Manufacturing Companies: Part TwoEpicor recently published its 2016 global growth tracker survey, and the results point to the top characteristics that differentiate manufacturing organizations poised for sustainable growth. Epicor calls these companies “manufacturing grow getters,” and defines them as organizations and people who understand what it takes to get set for growth in today’s dynamic business environment. "They know what growth looks like for their business and have the vision and drive to act on it," says the study.
Part Three of The Global Growth Tracker Survey ResultsEpicor recently published its 2016 global growth tracker survey, and the results point to the top characteristics that differentiate manufacturing organizations poised for sustainable growth. Epicor calls these companies "manufacturing grow getters," and defines them as organizations and people who understand what it takes to get set for growth in today’s dynamic business environment. "They know what growth looks like for their business and have the vision and drive to act on it," says the study.
Mid-West Metal Products Facilitates ERP Operations CompanywideFor nearly 100 years, Mid-West Metal Products has been a premium producer of wire-formed, sheet metal fabricated, and tubular metal products for customers ranging from leading global corporations to small emerging enterprises. With four locations in Muncie, Indiana, including three manufacturing facilities, as well as production operations in Dalian, China, the company specializes in the custom design and manufacturing of items like enclosures, bag stands, pet crates, shelving, and displays from concept to finished product. This is performed in both a "job shop" atmosphere as well as a wholesaler/distribution environment dedicated to quality, timeliness, and competitive pricing.
Global Growth Tracker Survey Reveals 10 Characteristics That Enable Manufacturing Companies to Grow: Part OneA 2016 global growth tracker survey published results of the top characteristics that differentiate manufacturing organizations poised for sustainable growth. We call these companies "manufacturing grow getters," and defines them as organizations and people who understand what it takes to get set for growth in today’s dynamic business environment. "They know what growth looks like for their business and have the vision and drive to act on it," says the study.
Q&A with Market Researcher Taylor Short, Software AdviceTo thrive, manufacturers in today’s accelerating global markets must master the management of change. In fact, organizations using a manufacturing execution system (MES) are proving to be a powerful tactic to ensure that decision makers receive the information they need quickly, accurately, and on demand. This helps provide the intelligence needed to understand and manage change.
Epicor Recognized in Top 10 Manufacturing Intelligence and Manufacturing ERP Solutions ProvidersIn 2017, manufacturers are entering new unchartered territory. And what’s needed to navigate this new world is manufacturing intelligence. This is the premise of industry commentary from Epicor CEO Joe Cowan which was featured in Manufacturing Tech Insights. Epicor was recently named one of the Top 10 Manufacturing Intelligence Solution Providers and Top 10 Manufacturing ERP Solutions Providers by the publication.
Reflecting on 2016: Marvel Manufacturing Award WinnerAs
we end the calendar year of 2016, we wanted to highlight our Wisconsin based customer,
Marvel Manufacturing. Founded
in 1904, the company introduced the first vertical tilt-frame band saw in 1917 and remains
the leader in the vertical tilt frame market.
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.
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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