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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Epicor Success Story: Great Northern Corporation

When Great Northern Corporation, a Wisconsin-based packaging company, decided it was time to replace its existing business system with a new software system in their retail packaging facility in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, the implementation team at this growing operation was committed to seeing the project through successfully.

Tired of their time-consuming manual scheduling processes and the inflexibility of their existing software designed for corrugated manufacturing operations, the implementation team set out to find a solution that fit their complex needs. Operational challenges included a manual planning board, the need to estimate complex products, an obsolete shop floor data collection system, and an increasing need for enhanced customer communications.

At the Oshkosh facility, Great Northern produces their StrataGraph® branded product line, a laminated paperboard packaging and display solution designed for the retail marketplace. They chose Epicor AVP—business software built specifically for the flexible packaging industry. With careful planning and preparation, the facility went live with the software just three months after the project start date and is seeing the following benefits: robust and easy-to-use estimating module, improved internal communication, optimization of the production plan with improved control and monitoring of production constraints, and improved inventory efficiency and tracking with Epicor SmarTrak.

To read more of the case study, visit the Epicor Success Stories blog.

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