The packaging and printing industries include such tasks as assembling and printing food containers, printing and consolidating mass mail campaigns, producing long runs of container board boxes and books, etc. Almost everything we use in our daily lives is delivered to us in containers or via media produced by packaging and printing manufacturers.
The scheduling difficulties of this industry are no less diverse. Complex processes must be tracked and coordinated, activities with dissimilar run-rates must be synchronized, complex sequence-dependent setups must be properly ordered and planned and huge volumes of product must be scheduled through production facilities with limited capacities. Traditional planning systems such as ERP can help packaging and printing manufacturers manage some of these complications, but they still don’t solve many of the most difficult and critical ones.
At Taylor, we understand the complexities of packaging and printing production environments. Our software products are designed to facilitate some of your toughest production constraints. Taylor APS will simplify the following industry-specific problems:
- Improve your production schedule even when it contains many different order configurations.
Taylor APS minimizes changeovers and machine setups by scheduling orders with the same packaging or printing configurations to run consecutively, while also ensuring that orders are still scheduled to finish on time.
- Increase the efficiency of your plant while still ensuring orders are delivered on schedule.
Taylor APS will automatically balance the work load on the packaging and printing lines within a work center to minimize idle time, to reduce setup time and to utilize equipment and operators efficiently without losing sight of your order deadlines.
- Provide accurate, fast confirmation of promise dates to customers
Printing and packaging manufacturers have turned to Taylor products to help them solve these intricate, mission-critical planning and scheduling problems. Taylor software products have been designed in cooperation with customers like you to solve vexing planning and scheduling problems not addressed by traditional ERP Systems.