Who benefits from HiFlow’s Industry
4.0 powered software system?
We’re committed to helping customers achieve their business objectives with our comprehensive, flexible MIS / ERP. We are focused on offering the best solutions for folding carton, label converters, flexible packaging and corrugated companies. Our consultants have decades of experience in print, packaging as well as software development in these industries.
WIth HiFlow Solutions, you will get the best and perfectly tailored packaging management solution that will fulfill the needs of your unique business.
Folding Carton Manufacturers
According to a Dotcom Distribution study, 61% of consumers get excited to receive a unique package, and 68% of them perceive a brand to be more upscale due to its packaging.
Luxury clients expect top quality innovative packaging, high end design and unique finishing. The demand for custom options from packaging providers has markedly increased. This includes the cosmetics and cannabis industries.
Rigid box, folding carton, even corrugated boxes, are getting the luxury treatment.
Cannabis packaging opportunities have increased dramatically. Today, 38 of the 50 states allow patients to use medical cannabis, with a proper prescription. Cannabis customers demand high quality durable materials and elegant design; in many cases, the packaging sells the brand therefore a great deal of effort and expense is spent on this luxury packaging niche.
Labels & Tags Converters
In 2023, label companies will continue to look to take advantage of end-to-end labeling and packaging production solutions which can meet the full scope of their requirements for bringing products to market and doing so quickly, efficiently and more competitively.
Label converters face complex challenges from the economy and rapid technological change to the increasing demands of regulation.
First, the continued trend towards shorter runs, along with expectations of higher quality and shorter delivery times make for a challenge in the marketplace. Second, competition is becoming more intense – it is increasingly important that existing label converters improve their performance with new machine capabilities as well as software technologies like ERP software.
Labels & Tags
Flexible Packaging Manufacturers
As one of the fastest growing segments of the packaging industry, flexible packaging adds value and marketability to food and non-food products alike – combining the best qualities of plastic, film, paper and aluminum foil to deliver a broad range of protective properties while employing a minimum of material.
(Flexible Packaging Association data) Flexographic printers have a few unique requirements.
An MIS/ERP for the packaging and flexographic industry also integrates processes such as converting, printing, mounting, extrusion, slitting, and laminating. Comprehensive ERPs offer traceability by barcoding, from extrusion through converting and from receipt of raw materials to shipment of finished goods. Custom product templates in estimating “built” by defining length, width, gusset, and more. A packaging MIS/ERP for packaging and flexible packaging reduces manufacturing cycle time to minimize work-in-progress inventories and increase throughput.
The corrugated packaging market is growing quickly, helped by the explosion of e-commerce and developments in digital printing technologies.
The advent of fit-to-product (FtP) or box-on-demand systems, driven in particular by the needs of dedicated e-commerce sellers such as Amazon and Staples.
As box converters experience strong demand, both integrated and independent companies will benefit from new software technology that offers flexibility of run-lengths, streamlined set-up, the ability to personalize and control levels of quality create a ‘perfect storm’ of growth opportunities for converters.
We have seen commercial printers pivot away from the traditional print shop by increasing their offerings to customers. HiFlow has worked with many customers who have added folding carton, flexible or label production to their repertoire of services.
From order entry to invoicing and shipping, HiFlow for Print creates automation and cost savings. With an MIS/ERP from HiFlow, move more print jobs through your plant, but optimize workflows for the additional capabilities you take on.
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What kinds of benefits does HiFlow’s production and business solution offer?
At the core of our system is our exclusive workflow diagram that offers real workflow visibility of the production process, even the most complex packaging product.
Scheduling—simplified. Workflow diagrams easily show the sequence of events in the progress of the job, so scheduling every process is a cinch.
Harmoniously coordinate procedure paths that make sure everything is performed according to standard procedure adopted by the company i.e., ISO, USDA, FDA, EPA, UPC.
Our configurable dashboards make all interactions visible — between prospects and sales, customers and sales, and customers and customer service.
Fast order processing. Conversion from estimate to job is quick, as calculations and workflow diagrams are brought live for customer service, planning, scheduling, shop floor in REAL TIME.
Our Customer Portal allows REAL TIME updates of, for example, Proof Out/Proof Approved to customers and company personnel.
Cost tracking in REAL TIME. Our software tracks real material consumption, shop floor data and supplier connectivity, i.e., if a supplier’s price goes up or down, estimating and purchasing will see the data in REAL TIME.
Greater profitability in areas of production by recording REAL TIME data. Management now has viewability of the metrics gathered by the software and can make informed decisions, such as necessary employee training, or machine repair/maintenance/replacement.
Not just one, but a team of dedicated implementation specialists will insure a faster Go Live. Our team is printing and packaging professionals, each versed in specialty areas of packaging, label production and all types of commercial printing.
Find out how your company can benefit from HiFlow’s Industry 4.0 focused software system…