Jones Packaging Inc. Partners With Shoplogix(TM) to Rapidly Improve Plant Performance



    
    Building a Foundation for Continuous Improvement
    

    OAKVILLE, Ontario, Jan. 21 /CNW/ -- Shoplogix, a leading developer of
real-time performance management (RPM) solutions, today announced that Jones
Packaging Inc., a world-class provider of premier packaging solutions for
healthcare and consumer brands, has selected Shoplogix's RPM solution
Plantnode(R) as the foundation for the company's continuous improvement
programs.
    
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    "The primary objective for our performance improvement team was to
maximize production efficiency," stated Dan Herbert, Director of Continuous
Improvement at Jones Packaging.  Plantnode helped us achieve this by
automating our manual processes and providing us with accurate, real-time
production data. We have gained greater performance visibility not only on a
per machine basis but also on a plant-wide and job-by-job basis.  Our manual
process was very time-consuming and provided shift estimates at best.  The
speed, granularity and the degree of data accuracy Plantnode provides has
improved the quality of information that feeds our SAP system, and as a
result, we have better data from which to make sound business decisions."
    According to Chris Leys, Director of Business Information, "Since the
Shoplogix installation, we have seen significant increases in performance, and
we have gained considerable insights into our manufacturing process.  There
were many instances of downtime resulting from a series of starts and stops
that went undetected in our manual system.  We also discovered a series of
opportunities for improvement due to hidden machine capacity.  The visibility
we now have with the Shoplogix solution has led to a dramatic decrease in
downtime and allowed us to produce at highly optimized run speeds so we
operate more efficiently across the board."
    "The impact of globalization is vast and ever-changing," said Kevin Dwyer
Shoplogix President and CEO.  "The pace of manufacturing and adoption of lean
strategies signals the need for solutions like Plantnode to simplify the
complexities related to obtaining, analyzing and managing reliable data to
maximize plant performance."
    
    ABOUT JONES PACKAGING INC.
    
    Jones Packaging Inc. is a world-class provider of premier packaging
solutions for healthcare and consumer brands.  Jones' competencies include
graphic and CAD design, print and conversion of multiple packaging components,
including folding cartons, blister cards, flexible packaging and labels.
    
    For more information visit, www.jonespackaging.com
    ABOUT SHOPLOGIX
    
    Shoplogix is a leading provider of performance management solutions that
optimize manufacturing processes to reduce costs and increase profitability. A
unique integrated software and hardware offering keeps Shoplogix at the
forefront of the industry to deliver solutions that provide customers with the
quickest path to manufacturing efficiency.
    For more information visit, www.shoplogix.com.




For further information:

For further information: Hellen Budaya Pileski, Marketing Communications
 Manager of Shoplogix Inc., +1-877-469-9994, Ext. 120, pr@shoplogix.com Web
Site: http://www.shoplogix.com                 
http://www.jonespackaging.com

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