This sector of the Flexible Packaging Industry due to the associated output format, differs from the rest of the Printing and Packaging industries, placing an increased emphasis on the technical sector, including technical definition of the product, which is supported by Flexible Packaging Technical Data-Sheet, Graphical processes, Extrusion Technical Data-Sheet and Resin Mixture Technical Data-Sheet, combined with the specific (parameterized) estimating according to the product type (flexible packaging) versus the production control in real time.


Main Features:

  • Fast estimating, detailed cost calculation and financial indicators
  • Email the quotation directly from the system
  • Internal workflow along all the departments
  • Technical Data Sheets
  • Graphical Process Management
  • Imposition Plan optimization
  • Management of cylinders/clichés
  • Warehouse and Stocks management
  • Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
  • Plastic Extrusion formulation
  • Manufacturing Execution System (MES)
  • Quality Control
  • Electronic management of documents
  • Standard reports, report generator, SmartStatistics and Business Intelligence

Estimating has never been so simple! In just a minute the user can enter the customer data, type of product, technical details about the job, simulate other quantities, apply margins, analyze the financial indicators and send directly the quotation by email through the system.

General Data:
  • Contact information
  • Agent or vendor association
  • Multi-currency
  • Product format, quantity, reference
  • Request and expiration dates
  • Product description
  • Internal comments
  • Simulation of other quantities
  • Detailed financial costs
  • Margins application
  • Email directly to the client
  • Workflow for approval
  • Agile orders generation
  • Technical Data Sheet automatic generation
  • Attachment of documents
Technical data:
  • Base materials
  • Pantone/inks
  • Varnish, glue and solvent
  • Production processes:
    • Printing
    • Lamination
    • Rewinding
    • Sealing
    • Confection
    • Holes/Punctures
  • Other operations: pre-press
  • Raw materials and other
  • Manufacturing stages
Production Processes and Cost Calculation:
  • Job difficulty
  • Automatic machine suggestion
  • Imposition plan
  • Detailed record of all manufacturing stages and production time
  • General costs of components, setup, printing, inks, solvents and glues
  • Costs of materials and resources, machines setup times and respective needs
  • Value and % of cost by manufacturing stage
  • Prepress and finishing operations, including subcontracting stages
  • Application of financial margins, with margins index, commissions, administrative costs, fixed costs and rappel
  • Multi-currency price definition
  • Possibility to simulate several other quantities simultaneously, with margin inclusion
  • Determination of the cost and selling price by quantity
  • Add competitor's data
  • Internal approval workflow
Email the quotation:
  • Attachment of any extra files
  • Email directly the quotation from the ERP
  • Workflow record: who, what and when
  • Wait for the approval
  • Customer feedback competition information
  • Capacity to review the estimate and leave comments

Technical Data Sheets stores all the information related to a specific product estimate that was previously approved through the workflow. Associated with an estimate/order that was previously approved, TDS are fundamental in the production of new products and repetition of products with changes.

Key information
  • Product and customer data
  • Linked products
  • Raw materials
  • Weights per image
  • Incorporated products in confection, for Gusset (Side/Bottom) application and Loop Handle;
  • Clichés assembly
  • Detailed and easy view of all production processes
  • Tube film
  • Definition of rewinding directions based on if the product is printed, laminated (duplex, triplex, quadriplex) or rewound
  • Speed, Setup time, Waste in meters and % for the manufacturing stages
  • Subcontracting processes
  • Possibility to copy the TDS, make changes and create a new one
  • Technical approval based on signature permission level
Information configurable and recorded on the TDS
  • Printing
  • Assembly
  • Testing
  • Rewinding Prelamination
  • Lamination
  • Rewinding/Cut
  • Sealing
  • Rewinding pre-application of sidebands
  • Application of sidebands
  • Rewinding Pre-confectioning
  • Confectioning/Cut
  • Rewinding Post-confection
  • Application of filters or punctures
  • Quality Control
  • Packaging
  • Wait time between processes

Sistrade® system allows users to control in real-time the status of all the different graphical processes of the products and also confirm if the customer approves all the information, files and samples.

Key features
  • Control of the printing process status
  • Process charts management for review
  • Composition of the graphical elements
  • Control of graphical processes that are pending reception of cliché/cylinder
  • Colours and cylinders, with measurements and tolerances
  • Control of elements to be sent or received from the customer
  • Status control of approval: by customer, internally and by supplier of clichés/cylinders
General Features
  • Automatic data acquisition from extruder machine
  • Raw materials consumption and formulation on time
  • System automation detects new production
  • Quality Control of each produced package
  • Supervision control, performance, OEE, downtimes, productions
  • Detailed information on palletization providing a restriction on weight, diameters or meters to produce per reel
Plastic Extrusion Technical Data Sheet
  • Technical information related with Extrusion process with detailed information
    • Type of extrusion
    • Machine speed
    • Corona treatment
    • Blow-up ratio and blow head temperature
    • Formulation by extruder
    • Set of formulations
  • Control of who registered and who changed the Technical Data Sheet
  • Technical approval based on signature permission level
  • Detailed composition of all formulation of each extruder
  • Possibility to define Extrusion process combined with the printing process
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MRP enables companies to achieve compliance with the maximum number of customer orders keeping its promises to customers, by allowing a closer cost control during the material acquisition, a shorter processing time for the users in the complex planning of job orders and purchase orders and also greater fluidity in data processing.

MRP stages:
  • Stage 1 - Selection of orders
  • Stage 2 - Selection of materials to be processed
  • Stage 3 - Calculation of purchase needs, production and reserves
  • Stage 4 - Calculation of dates and their linking with lead times of purchase and manufacture
Paper purchase - Cutting Assistant:
  • Cut a basic material in stock to obtain multiple raw materials
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SISTRADE has the right tool the push your company to Industry 4.0, optimizing, automating, and controlling your production line. One of Sistrade’s key applications is Manufacturing Execution System (MES), which delivers solutions to plan, collect data, supervise, and control the industrial process.

Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA):
  • Local or remote supervision: multi-factory
  • Real-time information about the machine status
  • Identification of employees working on the machine
  • Identification of the job order in progress
  • Produced and rejected quantities
  • Operations carried out per job order
  • Events and occurrences per machine and per job order
  • Display of speed per machine in real-time
  • Charts of speed history
  • Automatic record of downtimes and their reasons
  • Real time of preparation and production
  • Analysis of profitability
  • Occupancy rates
  • Analyze productive vs. unproductive time
  • Efficiency per machine

Job Orders:
  • Automatic generation through order confirmation
  • Series and versions management
  • Approval workflow
  • Attach documents to support the production process
  • Machine parameters
  • Grouped job orders
  • List of materials to consume
  • Production lot definition
Production Data Acquisition:
  • Release of job orders (start/end)
  • Start/end of operations (productive activities)
  • Assign/withdraw employees to/from certain machines
  • Reason of events (unproductive activities)
  • Materials to be incorporated in the machine
  • Production records
  • Quality Control tests
  • Visualization of job orders on Gantt chart
  • Assisted production simulation
  • Operation or activity planning
  • Real-time indexing of the start/end of production
  • Load analysis and resource availability
  • Colour-coded operations status
  • Drag & Drop of multiple operations
  • Management of delivery dates
  • Scenarios simulation
  • Multi-plant
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The Sistrade® solution provides various standard reports for all of the areas of the ERP allowing a quick access to key information on the company. Here are some examples of reports:

  • Sales ranking, analysis and evolution
  • Commissions report
  • Return on sales
  • Documents tracking
  • Orders evolution
  • Delivery time control
  • Sales by basic material/product
  • Control of purchases orders/receptions
  • Supplier prices catalogue
  • Control of supplier invoices
  • Inventory
  • Subcontracts cost expected/real
  • Annual purchase invoicing
  • Monthly/accumulated purchases
  • ABC supplier analysis
  • Workers and machines productivity
  • Expected production time vs real time
  • Real-time beginning and end of production
  • Real-time information about machine status
  • Machine history
  • Produced and rejected quantities
  • Evaluation of KPI's
  • Statements
  • Accumulated
  • Trial Balances – General Ledger
  • Fiscal Reports
  • Income statement
  • Current Accounts
  • Statement of settlements
  • Due date and collection notices
  • Vendors/Agents
  • Banks and cash
Report Generator

Sistrade® allows the user to generate specific reports from any module according to its needs.

All modules have the most relevant indicators to be presented for each area, such as the total of invoicing in sales, the occupation of the stocks in the warehouses, approved production orders in production, the total of debit and credit in accounting, the number of active employees in human resources and many others.

With this important tool, users can analyze important information of the company filtered by:

  • Week/month/quarter/semester/year/financial year and other periods
  • Client/vendor/country

Key information available for:

  • CRM
  • Sales
  • Procurement
  • Stocks
  • Production
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Quality Control
  • Treasury
  • Accounting
  • Human Resources
  • Fixed Assets

Sistrade® B.I. system allows companies to gain more thorough knowledge about the factors that affect daily operations, thereby contributing to better decision-making in business. Managers are able to make more quick and assertive decisions, using the dynamic and appealing dashboards.

All the business analysis is displayed through information hubs:

  • Financial and Administrative
  • Commercial Management
  • Stocks & Purchases
  • Production Management
  • Quality Management
  • Asset Maintenance
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