in a complex supply chain
Secure and communicate your packaging policy worldwide with PackAssist®
“Thanks to PackAssist I am not only able to give an unambiguous packaging instruction worldwide, but my people on the floor can also give input for improving these instructions.”
In service logistics (spare parts) the above factors improve the service level towards the customer, resulting in a higher up-time. This will directly bring satisfied customers.
Indirectly the professional and uniform appeal of your products will positively impact customer satisfaction.
PackAssist centrally stores all packaging instructions. This prevents circulation of multiple versions and everyone works everytime with the latest, most up to date version.
Simply scan the product label or type in the product code and the packaging instruction is started. In this way you can be sure people use the correct instruction.
PackAssist improves this process via better and unambiguous communication. Packaging ideas actually reach the working floor and are interpreted correctly.
You prevent time consuming procedures and having to implement the changes per location.
This complex choice is translated into an easy to use interface for the operator.
So even when you did not define all links between products and packaging, PackAssist is of great help to you. PackAssist chooses the smallest possible packaging while taking the fragility of the part into account.
PackAssist takes this frequently occurring problem into account and calls it different "destinations".
Examples of "destinations" are:
- Distinction between packing for production and packing as service part
- Distinction between separate packing and bulk packing
- Different transportation methods (air/sea/road) for the same product
- Customer specific packaging and/or labeling
In practice in at least 95% of the cases you can work with a packaging coming from this standard set. Only when there is a funded reason you allow a custom made packaging (e.g. an exceptionally fragile product).
In this way you prevent a proliferation of packaging. This helps your employees to keep the overview. Moreover it will bring you advantages in the areas of purchasing and stock management.New products For every new product the system is checked for packaging that is used to pack products with similar properties.
New instructions are easy to make by authorized users. First the instruction is checked and approved whereafter it goes live for the complete supply chain with one press on the button.
That is why PackAssist has a print module. With this print module you realize as a company that all departments, worldwide, and all your suppliers within your supply chain, place identical labels consistently in the same position on the packaging.
The exact location is shown in an animated instruction in PackAssist that at the same time gives a command to print the uniform label in your company’s design. In this way you get identical looking packaging, worldwide and from every location. This leaves a professional image at your customers.
PackAssist offers a very accessible, intuitive way of working allowing employees to work independently fast. Especially when there are:
- A lot of different shifts
- Staff changes
- Capacity fluctuations
- New acquisitions (and therefore new warehouses)
PackAssist offers the solution to quickly communicate to the field in a clear way.
Next to that PackAssist offers your employees the possibility to indicate that according to them a product is packed in a too large box. It is very valuable to utilize the "eyes on the floor" in this way. After all, the one that recognizes a potential improvement is ofen located on the working floor.
In this way you can continuously improve and give real empowerment to the operator on the working floor.
Our customers say
Thanks to PackAssist we are able to directly put rotating and temporary employees to work with a simple but effective way of instructing them....F. de Waard, Teamleader packing
The management of all our packing instructions has become a lot simpler. Now we always have the latest and correct version available for everyone....A. van den Heuvel, Global Quality manager