Location:

Bielsko-Biała, Poland

POL-MAK

POL-MAK is an international producer of napkins, paper plates and cups, decorative bags, gift wrapping paper, greeting cards, as well as tissue paper. POL-MAK is a family business in the decorative stationery industry, producing products for over 35 years. In 2017, POL-MAK added a large production facility and has a total of three plants and an extensive system of warehouses. POL-MAK offers both offset and flexo capabilities as well as lamination, UV, gilding, embossing, and die cutting. POL-MAK is BRC, ISO 9001 and 14001, FSC and Sedex certified.

The number of errors in our mcompany has certainly decreased. By automating processes and defining the work parameters in the system, we have made significant progress in this respect.”

Manual Processes Replaced

Dariusz Makowiak, co-owner of POL-MAK, wanted his company to grow. Yet, he and his team were plagued with a lack of a unified system and multiple manual processes.
Every day, the company was overwhelmed by printed paper, planning boards, and Excel spreadsheets. So, it’s no surprise that everything happened a lot slower and without ongoing feedback. Makowiak comments, “Such ‘blind’ work generated errors and mistakes in the production process. The old system also did not manage our prepress, where 12 graphic designers created and managed current graphics.”

HiFlow’s MIS replaced a system based on Excel that had previously been driving estimating, scheduling and planning departments,

Sophisticated estimating engine

“Creating quick and precise calculations is undoubtedly a serious advantage of the system'” reflects Malowiak. HiFlow offers the option of presenting clients with a multi- part quote. Estimates can be templated to provide a great deal of detail, which POL- MAK’s customers appreciate.

I can certainly say that
thanks to HiFlow, our company now bypasses any previous manual processes and we efficiently manage
our entire production cycle.

Increased customer satisfaction

After the system’s implementation, POL-MAK’s clients receive faster and more complete communication. They also have constant control of a job from initial customer contact, then throughout the whole job process. POL-MAK is able to complete the job and deliver the product to the customer faster and in exactly the quantity and quality ordered. Consequently, customers are happier.

Centralized management

POL-MAK needed scheduling that would handle both offset and the flexo presses in all its locations. HiFlow’s production planning, combined with its scheduling tools, have algorithms that can schedule offset and the flexo departments as well as synchronize all production activities in all company locations at the same time.

Makowiak’s ‘quick list’ of benefits

When asked about how HiFlow benefits POL-MAK, Makowiak rattled off a list. “The scope of operation and complexity of the new system, the high degree of automation of production activities, and the exemplary transparency.” In addition, he cites the following:

Centralized management POL-MAK needed scheduling that would handle both offset and the flexo presses in all its locations. HiFlow’s production planning, combined with its scheduling tools, have algorithms that can schedule offset and the flexo departments as well as synchronize all production activities in all company locations at the same time.

The Benefits of Partnering
with HiFlow Solutions

We implement – fast. The HiFlow system combines MIS and MES software with easy ERP integration.

We fill your ERP gaps. By optimizing ERP systems with MIS and MES features required for packaging and label printing.

We create automated environments. With seamless connections from order intake to shipping and invoicing.

We feed you data. With insights from real time, critical information from your production shop floor, personnel, and equipment.

We let you see. From smart scheduling to nested layouts to workflow diagrams, instantly see where you stand within the job.

Do you have additional questions about implementation? Contact our experts to discover how HiFlow System can help address your company’s challenges.