Board Converting News, September 21, 2020

Getting The Job Done (CONT’D FROM PAGE 26)

Employees have computer terminals that they use to access the production schedule. Previously, they typed entries into the computer. “We not only streamlined that but we also started to get more accurate data. We are close to collecting almost everything that we need. It al- lowed us to see where we’re at, how we’re doing and how do we continuously improve.

formances. We’re about 90 percent there which is incred- ible considering the short amount of time that we’ve been doing it. We still have a ways to go on the interpretation of that data and what we do with it. Jeff and Donyah and I meet weekly and that’s probably most of what we talk about, using the software for bettering our management styles and our communication. We work our sales team through it. It’s trying to find better ways of efficiency for our employees through the CartonERP system and we spend a lot of time working with Workpack. Donyah is a perfec- tionist so she is always questioning everything.” Kristie Vos, co-founder of Workpack Solutions, says Perine is always looking for more ways to use the soft- ware. “She is asking really good questions as well as look- ing at costing and how profitable the jobs are and how she can use the shop floor data to analyze the efficiencies in the work force.” Shelby has five main machine lines, including a sev- en-color Heidelberg press, two Bobst diecutters, and Bobst and Post folder-gluers. The company also has a sheeter and full pre-press capabilities. When Pascarella began using CartonERP for production tasks, he says he was impressed. “We recognized that there was a lot more that the system could do for us. It started with data collec- tion and removing the paperwork from production report- ing which used to be hand-typed into the system,” he says.

“Year to date our printing department has a nine per- cent run time efficiency increase year over year and our cutting department gained 150 hours year over year in makereadies,” he says. CartonERP’s data collection also has been expanded to other departments, such as shipping and sales. “It helped CONTINUED ON PAGE 30 With the onset of COVID-19, technology is keeping employees and customers connected.

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September 21, 2020

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