Print & Packaging enhances and tailors the Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP solution to function seamlessly for any company in the printing and packaging industry. Developed by Lean Projects in Switzerland it has proved to be effective as a stand alone ERP or a 2nd tier subsidiary/operational solution interfaced to a corporate SAP system. (visit website)

Print & Packaging contains specific industry functionality and features that support the needs of the highly sophisticated and diverse packaging industry:

Estimating and Product Configuration

  • Easy to use estimation system for the build to order environment which supports multiple variants and finished goods in one production order

  • Estimation templates and rich copy functionality for efficient order and quote processing

  • Dynamic bills of materials with optimized work center selection and alternative routings

  • Supports multiple material layers and complex material flows

  • Supports volumetric and gravimetric density calculation for extruded products

  • Ability to calculate sales prices based on definable key figures - what-if pricing

  • Pricing history for products and customers

  • Palletizing algorithms to automatically calculate freight volume and cost

  • Exact capture of estimated and actual cost through the complete order lifecycle

Production and Shop Floor Control

  • Production module which supports multiple print variants and finished goods in one single production order

  • Integrated shop floor data collection system (Web based)

  • Integrated tool and ink management

  • Prepress orders and workflows

  • Production bar code printing and labeling module

  • Scheduling and capacity planning module

Material Management and Logistics

  • Multi-layered materials and bills of material

  • Item structures to easily handle sheet sizes and roll widths

  • Supports master planning (MRP) as well as purchase to order processing

  • Integrated shipping module

Interfaces and Integration

  • Interfaces to the CAD systems Arden ImpactCAD and Esko ArtiosCAD

  • JDF Interfaces to printing machines and prepress workflows (Esko Web Center)

  • Interfaces to corrugator trimming systems like Greycon Xtrim, OMP and Witron CPMS.  Also offers a BHS machine interface

  • Interfaces to transport systems like Dücker and Minda

  • Integration with design styles for folding boxes, packaging and bags to enable cost estimations on the fly

Extended Features

  • Tender estimations

  • Sheet optimization module

  • Quality management module

  • Warehouse scanning module