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FLEXO Magazine : February 2011
Packaging companies running EFI Radius achieve 9% or GREATER PROFITABILITY at TWICE THE RATE of other packaging companies. With EFI Radius, packaging companies achieve outstanding results – regularly outperforming their peers running other solutions. The EFI Radius ERP solution offers packaging companies the comprehensive capabilities of a world class ERP system, while fitting the unique business processes of packaging operations producing labels, flexible packaging, folding cartons and extruded materials. The solution’s comprehensive capabilities are able to address the needs of packaging companies with complex operating environments such as multi-site, multi-currency, multi-language and multi-product production processes. Learn more at www.efi.com/radius or call us at 1-800 -875-7117 or 1-312-648-0800 . SEARCHING FOR FULL AUTOMATION FROM AN ERP OR MIS SOLUTION? ©2011 EFI. All rights reserved. EFI 878 Radius Ad.indd 1 2/10/11 5:17:51 PM consumer transactions and it is expected that business to business transactions provide the same capabili- ties. mobileMIS certainly extends to customer-facing functionality and is widely used and available to converters. Figure 5 shows a stock ordering system as seen on an iPad browser. Dedicated apps are available for quotes and other e-com- merce activities which give customers mobile access to their suppliers. In addi- tion, the converter realizes increased productivity by reducing duplicate data entry and eliminating faxes, mail, and email, which can lead to errors. The expectations of busi- ness owners, managers, and employees to access and run their manage- ment information systems anywhere and anytime are met by current technology for the converting industry. The technology is no longer a nice to have option, but a requirement for meeting the demands of owners and share- holders for increased productivity and decreased business and manufacturing cycle times. n About the Author: Tim Daisy is global marketing manager for Prism, an MIS provider that leads the way in mobileMIS functionality and capabilities Figure 4: Material handling transactions via a WiFi Scanner. FLX_Feb11_mech.indd 41 2/16/11 8:51 AM
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