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  • A Competitive Advantage in a Growing Market

    Packaging Manufacturing Software

    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.

    • Streamline and efficiently manage your global supply chain, from raw materials to finished product.
    • Control critical business processes from initial sales inquiry, design, estimating and order processing to production, inventory control, delivery and invoicing.
    • Reduce the amount of material used in the production of packaging to meet changing customer requirements.
    • Increase revenues with real-time visibility of production, automatic like-job grouping, what-if scenario comparisons, and access to cost-of-change information.
    • Visibility into which end-markets, products and customer relationships are profitable.
    • Maximize production efficiency by scheduling jobs and sharing customer orders across all work centers, divisions and plants.

    “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

    Boost Operational Efficiency and Profitability with Epicor Packaging Manufacturing Software

    Epicor for Printing and Packaging

    Learn about our Industry-Specific ERP Solution.

    Epicor ERP Virtual Tour & Demo

    Explore the ERP features that enhance company performance.

    ERP Selection Guide

    Learn how to successfully select an ERP system in eight simple steps.

    Productivity—for You and Your Customers

    Epicor supplies integrated management information systems and packaging manufacturing software to the entire spectrum of packaging manufacturing companies.

    Epicor BVP

    Epicor BVP drives profitable growth with quoting and estimating tools developed specifically for the uniquely complex challenges of corrugated packaging.

    Epicor AVP

    Provides comprehensive information and control of critical business processes from the initial sales inquiry through design, estimating, and order management.

    Learn How Other Customers Have Grown with
    Epicor Packaging Manufacturing Software

    Columbus Container Inc Study
    Columbus Container, Inc

    "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

    Jay Packaging Case Study
    Jay Packaging

    "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

    Frigotehnica Case Study
    Frigotehnica

    "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



  • Manufacturing Blog

    • Digital Transformation Growth Strategies for Manufacturers

      In our first post on digital transformation and manufacturing, we spoke to the imperative that’s driving the initiative in the sector, and how it appears to have reached a tipping point in very short time. This post addresses the strategies companies must employ for digital transformation to realize the growth potential it promises.

    • Digital Transformation: Past the Tipping Point

      It’s fair to say a tipping point has been reached. Digital transformation is no longer hesitating, but is rather sweeping through the manufacturing sector as companies look to capitalize on the IoT, advanced analytics, cloud technologies, artificial intelligence (AI), and much more.

    • Kaufman Container Reduces Overhead Costs by 30%

      When you see a product, the first thing you will notice is the packaging. Sometimes you are more impressed with the packaging than the product itself. Packaging makes you say "wow" when it's attractive to the eye. And so, our customer Kaufman Container has been a leader for 100 years in the North American market in providing quality and innovative packaging components.

    • Three Diverse Operating Systems, One ERP Database
      Headquartered in England, KMF is the market leader in the supply of precision sheet metal fabrication and engineering solutions. With the newly formed KMF Group, the company consists of KMF Precision Sheet Metal, KMF Precision Engineering as well as their sister company in Slovakia, KMF Slovakia. Together, these organizations have combined to deliver fully integrated bespoke metal work and precision sheet metal fabrication solutions with over 110,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing and office space.


    • Global Growth Tracker Survey Reveals 10 Characteristics That Enable Manufacturing Companies: Part Two
      Epicor 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 Results
      Epicor 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 Companywide
      For 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 One
      A 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 Advice
      To 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 Providers
      In 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.


  • 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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