Apriso Launches Packaging Solution for Global Manufacturers

Solution improves visibility into complex packaging and conversion operations for manufacturers to improve efficiency, quality and process consistency on a global scale

LONG BEACH, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 2, 2013 — Apriso, the leading provider of global manufacturing software solutions, today introduced a Packaging Solution for Global Manufacturers to better manage complex packaging operations and conversion processes. Manufacturers who have implemented this solution have up-to-the-minute visibility into and control over plant floor systems, processes and performance to enable more informed decisions and respond faster to change with greater accuracy. Apriso’s unique combination of software applications, industry knowledge and seasoned service organization expertise is helping to accelerate the benefits of implementing this proven, production-ready global solution.

Consumer facing packaging with multiple language, labeling and material tracking requirements demand consistent detail and precision across their production and quality operations to ensure traceability and regulatory compliance initiatives are met or exceeded. Apriso’s Packaging solution addresses this challenge by providing the visibility and control to globally manage production and quality processes with considerable granularity, as an enterprise solution. This capability supports real-time decisions and continuous process improvement, especially in complex, multi-SKU operating environments.

This solution can be extended to offer cross-plant and multi-plant product traceability and genealogy to support enterprise-wide containment / quarantine and corrective action processes. Apriso empowers manufacturers operating in the Consumer Goods, Food & Beverage and Consumer Electronics industries to respond faster to change while still retaining the operations intelligence necessary for world-class product traceability and regulatory compliance adherence.

“Enterprises in all industries should deploy quality functionality, especially those in consumer-facing industries, particularly the ones that deliver products targeted for use by children for consumption, such as food for pharmaceuticals. However, too many companies focus quality efforts on their products, and treat business process attributes in the value chain separately,” said Don Scheibenreif, Research Vice President at Gartner, in Hype Cycle for Consumer Goods, 2012. Published July 24, 2012.

Apriso's Packaging solution, as implemented at a number of manufacturers, delivers the right information with the right detail from any production facility to the right decision-maker – whether on the plant floor or in the corner office. With its proven ability to work seamlessly at the process level with other enterprise systems (ex: BI, ERP, PLM, MES), this solution provides a way to better collaborate end-to-end business processes while allowing businesses to use their favorite corporate reporting front-end while ensuring production processes are standardized on a global scale.

“As a solution designed specifically for global conversion operations, implementations across multiple sites can go live and add value quickly,” said Rick Gallisa, industry director at Apriso. “Apriso’s new Packaging solution provides an ideal framework to manage production and quality operations while also delivering the capabilities needed to quickly extract manufacturing data, and turn it into valuable operational intelligence for informed decision support. This way clients can instead focus more on improving performance while driving continuous improvement.”

Apriso's Global Packaging Solution provides:

  • An enterprise operations platform to best manage production and quality operations
  • Hundreds of pre-configured, conversion-specific KPIs to more rapidly turn manufacturing data into meaningful operations intelligence
  • Clear visibility into all conversion activities – material usage, weigh/dispense, filling, line efficiency, quality inspections, packaging, labeling, palletizing and EBRs, among others – to best support product traceability and regulatory compliance initiatives
  • Cross-functional, cross-plant process execution analysis for continuous process improvement on a global scale
  • A growth path to enterprise-wide product traceability, genealogy and containment

As the leader in delivering manufacturing operations management solutions for global enterprises, Apriso has assembled a robust suite of manufacturing applications and a team of implementation specialists with experience spanning 20+ industries. This wealth of knowledge, experience and familiarity of working within a variety of manufacturing operations models offers unique value to those Packaging manufacturers implementing an Apriso solution.

About Apriso Corporation

Apriso is a software company dedicated to helping its customers transform the performance of their global manufacturing operations. It does so by enabling manufacturers to achieve and sustain manufacturing excellence while adapting quickly to market changes. FlexNet, Apriso's manufacturing software, uniquely enables companies to manage processes and share best practices across their operations with its BPM platform-based architecture. Apriso supports continuous improvement initiatives by delivering visibility into, control over and synchronization across manufacturing and the product supply network. Apriso serves nearly 200 customers in 45+ countries across the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa. Customers include GM, Tesla Motors, Volvo CE, Cummins Inc., L'Oréal, Luxottica, Lockheed Martin, Bombardier, Textron Systems, MBDA and Saint-Gobain. Learn more at: apriso.com . Visit our blog at apriso.com/blog .

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