Sistrade® is capable to provide you with all the necessary tools to manage all printing industries which work in the commercial area, producing booklets, magazines, books, newspapers, and other. It is a completely customizable solution with the power to be implemented according to your specific needs both in terms of necessary modules or tools adjusted to the reality of your company, becoming very flexible at new specifications. 

Sistrade® provides you all the necessary information so that you manage your time and do not let the time to manage you. With all the analytical and statistical information at reach of mouse clicks you will have all the tools to control all production costs, making it easier to compare estimated and reached costs, allowing you to see your profit or loss. With the possibility of exporting the most of this data to external software, such as text processors, spread-sheets and other, it provides you the powerful and more familiar tools and can give you the additional precision tools that MIS|ERP systems are incapable of doing.


GENERAL ESTIMATE DATA

  • Estimating any type of job, such as: Magazines, brochures, catalog: calculating the number of book blocks and number of the pages per book block; Hardcover books: calculating the shape of the cover and the needs of materials (cardboard, canvas, etc.)
  • Reel and cutting management
  • Detailed calculation estimate costs
  • Comparing different scenarios
  • Simulation of other quantities
  • Workflow for estimate approval
  • Application of margins and economic/financial analysis of the estimate
  • E-mailing the estimate to the customer

JOB DEFINITION

  • The job components are fully customizable and added to the estimate according to what is required by the estimator;
  • Introduction of items fully adjusted to the company;
  • Definition of the type of format and quantity;
  • Number of pages and items;
  • Definition of open format and closed format;
  • Type of paper and its grammage;
  • Selection of the type of format and the difficulty of the job;
  • Double printing.

PRINTING / IMPOSITION CALCULATION

  • The system suggests the paper to be printed according to the selected type of machine
  • The system automatically calculates the printing imposition, according to the set items
  • The user may change the space between grippers and auxiliary marks
  • The system estimates the paper consumption, as well as its total cost
  • The application determines the value of consumed ink, according to the printing area
  • Type of paper and its grammage
  • The optimization of the printing imposition is made according to the job to perform, the machine’s capacity, the type of paper, etc.

OPERATIONS AND MATERIALS

  • The system indicates the operations to perform according to the previously selected machine
  • Attribution of estimated costs to the operation
  • Makes available to change the operations to perform by manufacturing stage
  • Presents the materials to consume
  • The user may indicate an operation or manufacturing stage as being subcontract

ESTIMATE COSTS CALCULATION

  • General costs with components and setup;
  • Printing costs, evaluating the measures on the imposition and the printing time;
  • Costs with colors, depending on the job’s area;
  • Costs with resources/machines, setup times and corresponding requirements;
  • Operations, including subcontract stages;
  • Global cost identifying cost/benefit;
  • Agent and salesmen commissions;
  • Application of financial margins, with margin indexes, commissions, administrative costs, set costs etc.;
  • Financial indicators.

Newspaper printing industry has particular characteristics with the specific needs of management and control of this sector. For obtaining high quality results, it is essential to have an effective control of all the stages of the production of the work, quick and reliable stock management, as well as information systems that respond to all the processes related to content printing in rotary coldset web offset printers that are reel fed.

Furthermore, it is necessary to have technological solutions to support those responsible for the management and maintenance of the equipment. Insofar as the information system is capable of sending warnings to preventive maintenance of CTP or a printing group of a rotary machine. The aim is to reduce the intervals of waiting for the intervention of equipment, to plan the work in a more efficient and reduce maintenance costs.

Besides the general features of Sistrade software, the module "Newspapers" offers the following features:

  • Simplicity in performing functions related to the warehouse management
  • Movement of the reels through the standard IFRA barcode
  • More efficient consumption control of the paper for publication
  • Output for job order via a Wi-Fi PDA
  • Perpetual inventory with just one click
  • Paper reel control of different clients
  • Definition of maintenance plans
  • Issuing corrective maintenance orders
  • Automatic launching of preventive maintenance orders
  • Breakdown alerts
  • Control of maintenance time
  • Spares management
  • Maintenance cost

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 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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