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The Labels Printing sector differentiates itself among the remaining Graphic Arts Industry by its increased emphasis on the Technical Sector, combined with the parameterized estimating according to the product type versus the control of production in real time.

 

Main Features:

  • Fast estimating of any type of work
  • Management of cutting and engraving
  • Detailed cost calculation
  • Comparative Cost Scenarios
  • Additional quantities simulation
  • Estimate’s approval workflow
  • Economic analysis of estimates
  • Detailed summary costs
  • Electronic submission of the estimate
  • Electronic management of documents
  • MRP - Material Requirement Planning
  • Item numbering indicating the authorization of the issuer
  • Identification labels with GS1 standard barcodes
  • GTIN code generation for finished products
  • Standard reports, report generator and SmartStatistics

Estimating was never so easy! In just a minute the user can introduce 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 throught the system

Customer Data:

  • Customer data, credit information and payment conditions
  • Agent or vendor association
  • Request and expiration dates
  • Customer comments

Job Definition:

  • Insertion of parameters fully adjusted to the customer
  • Definition of references, label format, quantities and base materials
  • Selection of die cutter, rewind, stamping, silkscreen and lamination type and parameters
  • Definition of space between labels and side margins
  • Additional production (%)

Inks, Stamping and Silkscreen:

  • Selection of CMYK colours and Pantones
  • Application of varnish and glue
  • Stamping and screen printing 
  • Definition of their use in front and backside
  • Grouping by references/signatures

Die Cutter management:

  • Management of all in-house die cutters
  • Creation of new die cutter types by introducing some data about the height and width of the label, label distribution, space between labels , etc. in the die cutter settings
  • Die cutter life cycle

Direct Printing/Stamping

  • The system suggests the machine for printing/stamping
  • Possibility to have multiple printing stages
  • Job difficulty definition
  • By selecting the desired machine, the estimator may analyze the printing, stamping and die cutting layouts
  • The system will automatically make the calculation of the printing and stamping cylinders, the plate and the die cutting format, space between the labels, etc.
  • Possibility to define two materials (paper/film) to be incorporated in the printing process
  • Automatic calculation of the die cutter layout
  • Possibility to manually override the die cutter, stamping and screen-printing plan
  • Calculation of the revolution values, time/cost, printing film, etc.
  • Automatic calculation of the number of reels and the reel diameter
  • Possibility to estimate multi-layered labels and leaflet labels, by combining a standard adhesive label along with a folded leaflet which provides additional information whilst only occupying the space of the standard label

Application of Stamping/Screen-Printing

  • The system suggests the machine for stamping/screen-printing
  • Specific job difficulty definition if applied as an extra process
  • Automatic calculation of the stamping plan
  • Automatic calculation of the screen-printing plan
  • Possibility to manually override the stamping and screen-printing plan
  • Calculation of the revolution values, time/cost, stamping film, etc.
  • Possibility to define multiple stamping areas with incorporation of materials and tools
  • Possibility to define the stamping type, combining between hot and cold stamping, engraving and relief, applied in printing process or in an additional process, resulting in more than a dozen possible combinations

Application of Die Cutter

  • The system automatically suggests the machine for cutting
  • Specific job difficulty definition if applied as an extra process
  • Calculation of the revolution values, time/cost, etc.
  • Possibility to analyze the die cutting plan, with information of die cutting format, space between the labels, etc.

Cost Scenarios:

  • Simulate all possible combinations between die cutter and machines in order to calculate all costs for each combination, allowing the label company to choose the lower production cost
  • Break-even point between Digital and Flexography or Offset printing
  • Analyze the comparative cost scenarios, through the following perspectives/costs: Machine, Cylinder, Printing, Stamping, Cutting, Extra Operations, Paper, Inks, Extra Materials and Embossing

Operations and Materials:

  • Display operations to execute according to the machine previously selected
  • Estimated cost and time of operations
  • Change operations to execute by manufacturing phase
  • Materials to be consumed and respective quantities

Estimate Cost Calculation:

  • General costs of preparation and printing, evaluating the measurements on the plan, tracks, ink area, times, etc.
  • Costs of varnish, including preparation time and printing types
  • Costs with resources, machines, preparation times and respective needs
  • Prepress and finishing operations, including outsourced phases
  • Other tools and materials
    • Specific tools which cost isn't incorporated in the final product and are paid separately

Detailed Costs Summary:

  • Cost by manufacturing stage (value and %)
  • Unit, thousand and total cost

Margins & Final Values:

  • Application of margins, with margins index, commissions, administrative costs, fixed costs, rappel, etc.
  • Possibility to define default margins by product type and by customer
  • Economic analysis

Additional Quantities Simulation:

  • Simulation of additional quantities with the possibility to change margins
  • Determination of the cost and sell price by quantity
  • Possibility to simulate several quantities simultaneously in seconds

Approval Workflow:

  • Estimate details and costs
  • Margins edition
  • Add competitor's data

Follow up:

  • Estimate sent directly to customer's e-mail
  • Add attachments of extra files
  • Customer feedback and competition information
  • Review estimate, comments and justification

Key Features:

  • Manage and add attachments to the estimate
  • New estimate version
  • Easily accessible “Last Estimates” and advanced search
  • Optimization of calculation based on existing die cutters
  • Cost Scenarios
  • Additional quantities simulation
  • Wine numbering

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® keeps track of all the documentation through the internal workflow, from the moment the customer confirms the order until its shipment.

Customer Orders:

  • Order status management
  • Credit approval
  • Commercial tolerance (% / Qty.)
  • Delivery plan and shipping instructions
  • Automatic generation of job order

Shipment:

  • Deliveries not yet expedited
  • Delivery notes
  • Consolidation of cargo
  • Print notes and cargo groups

Invoicing:

  • Payment conditions and due date
  • Payment method
  • Possibility to invoice to an entity different from the order
  • Documentation workflow
  • Electronic submission and batch printing
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SISTRADE has the right tool the push your company to the 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 productive 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

Scheduling:

  • 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
  • Color coded operations status
  • Drag & Drop of multiple operations
  • Management of delivery dates
  • Scenarios simulation
  • Multi-plant
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Standard Reports

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

  • Sales ranking, analysis and evolution
  • Commissions report
  • Return on sales
  • Documents tracking
  • Orders evolution
  • Delivery time control
  • Sales by basic material/product

Procurement

  • Control of purchases orders/receptions
  • Supplier prices catalogue
  • Control of supplier invoices
  • Inventory
  • Subcontracts costs expected/real
  • Annual purchase invoicing
  • Monthly/accumulated purchases
  • ABC supplier analysis

Production

  • 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

Accounting

  • Statements
  • Accumulated
  • Trial Balances – General Ledger
  • Fiscal Reports
  • Income statement

Treasury

  • 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 are displayed through information hubs:

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

 

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