US folding carton manufacturer selects Epicor’s packaging software

16 April 2013 (Last Updated April 16th, 2013 18:30)

Folding carton manufacturer Rice Packaging Solutions has approached Epicor for its business management software solution built for packaging operations.

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Folding carton manufacturer Rice Packaging Solutions has approached Epicor for its business management software solution built for packaging operations.

Rice Packaging, based in the US, has selected the new software Epicor AVP in a bid to improve operational efficiency and raise information accuracy.

According to Epicor, its software, which has been designed for folding carton manufacturers, will replace the existing DOS-based accounting programme and native operating system of Rice Packaging.

Rice Packaging CFO Bruce Frey said errors occurred in the operations as the hardware overran their packaging design software with the wrong instructions.

"In addition, we were dealing with double invoices and bad inventory numbers, among other inefficiencies and inaccuracies. Putting all of this together, we had to change," Frey said.

The key functional areas of the new software include estimating, multiple quotes, scheduling, inventory management, real-time reports and analyses, dashboards and integration with the company's packaging pre-press system.

Transitioning to a new platform will allow the packaging company to provide better customer service and obtain timely information.

Epicor product marketing vice president Malcolm Fox, commenting on the software, said, "Built with industry-specific functionality for folding carton manufacturers, Epicor AVP offers Rice Packaging Solutions greater operational efficiency and complete business visibility straight out of the box."

The software provides information and control of critical business processes for packaging manufacturers right from the initial sales inquiry to design, estimating and order management; from production scheduling and inventory management to delivery and invoicing.

Epicor AVP has built-in support for shop floor data collection and supply chain integration, and helps increase top-line revenues, besides tracking fixed and variable costs.


Image: Epicor software, designed for folding carton manufacturers, will replace Rice Packaging's DOS-based accounting programme and operating system; Photo: Courtesy of Theeradech Sanin.