Producing and delivering standard packaging units in corrugated cardboard fast, reliably and inexpensively, developing individualized packaging solutions in corrugated cardboard with optimum content protection, printed and finished so as to be attractive and promote sales, meeting the logistical requirements of the supply chain with competence – your business software should help you to do all this by integrating a high degree of business process automation in your technical and financial management systems.

 

Basic sector-specifically preconfigured processes

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  • handling of enquiries
  • cost calculation with variants
  • pricing & quotations
  • customer / service orders
  • contracts / delivery plans
  • procurement processes
  • stock management / storage facilities
  • material retrieval administration
  • contracts and delivery plans
  • batch administration / batch tracing
  • handling unit management
  • control of material flow by bar codes
  • labels / pallet flags
  • material / capacity planning
  • automatic availability checks
  • manufacture at more than one location
  • third-party manufacture
  • graphic production planning
  • alternative manufacturing routes
  • alert monitor for conflicts
  • optimization of order sequencing
  • acquisition of production data / MES
  • electronic job folder
  • automated booking of items consumed and additions to stock
  • performance statistics for production
  • transport planning
  • invoicing goods & service
  • handling of returns
  • stock / freight invoicing
  • customs clearance
  • financial accounting
  • fixed asset accounting
  • logistical integration
  • cost-center accounting
  • profit-center accounting
  • projected and actual cost calculation
  • profit and loss statement
  • management reporting
  • inspection planning and inspection assignments
  • test certificates
  • error analysis / evaluation
  • complaint management
  • Manufacture without customer order
  • forecast / sales history
  • preliminary planning and make-to-stock production
  • CRM
  • personnel management
  • maintenance
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Specific processes and solution components

 

Product development interfaces

• Esko ArtiosCAD / Esko CAD-X
• Esko Automation Engine
• Esko CAPE Pack optimization
• Esko WebCenter
• ink recipe systems

 

Print specification end products

generation of specification for printing with inks and blocks

 

TrimOptimization interface

• forwarding of corrugated cardboard requirements
• comprisal of individual orders into cutting lists

Cost calculation

• comprehensive set of standards for the calculation of wastage, set-up time and output for typical machines and processes
• fully automatic cost calculation for standard products
• generation and cost calculation for one-part and multipart products, maintenance of empirical knowledge
• determination of critical run sizes for alternative manufacturing routes
• cost calculation for one-part and multipart products in individual, sequential and aggregated manufacture

 

Price tableau

• suggestions for target price and minimum price level for any number of runs in accordance with target contribution margins
• extra charges for variants
• calculation of freight and storage costs
• determination of optimum batches
• drawing-up of price lists

 

Tool / block administration

• calculation & accounting of tool and block costs
• initial / repeat procurement
• archiving / storage facilities
• version control & utilization

Manufacturing sequences optimized in terms of set-up

automatic optimization of manufacturing sequence in accordance with various different planning strategies

 

Production & logistics interfaces

• standard machine connections
• connection to ink mixing systems
• connection to driverless transport systems, packaging lines and high-rise rack facilities
• fleet management / route map

 

Other highlights

graphic business reports featuring the most important management figures