Print & Packaging for Dynamics AX


Proven Solution for the Printing and Packaging Industry

Print & Packaging is a proven industry solution built on top of the Microsoft Dynamics AX platform.  Print & Packaging enhances and tailors the Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP solution to function seamlessly for any company in the printing and packaging industry.

Print & Packaging contains specific industry functionality and features that support the needs of the highly sophisticated and diverse packaging industry.  Examples of the specialized functionality and features include: offset and flexo printed packaging for paperboard and litho-laminated packaging and displays, extrusion of films and production of bags and thermo-formed packaging, inline production processes for label printing and converting and production of folding boxes. 

Print & Packaging is built within the Dynamics AX development platform and is fully integrated with Dynamics AX.  All Dynamics AX ERP functionality like CRM, sales management, purchasing, warehouse management, master planning, dispatching, invoicing, accounting, production control and fixed assets is fully supported.

 

Based on Microsoft Dynamics AX

Microsoft Dynamics AX is a complete enterprise business solution designed specifically for manufacturing companies to support their full range of business processes.  It can provide your company with powerful, flexible tools to help your entire organization work more efficiently, make better decisions, and accomplish your business goals.  Microsoft Dynamics AX runs on the Microsoft platform and utilizes the technology that is already familiar to existing office personnel.  With Microsoft Dynamics AX, you can connect people, information, and processes throughout your company, even across organizational and geographic boundaries.  The solution can help optimize your company operations, empower you to do more with your business information, and give you the flexibility to drive success and growth.

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

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