A key issue paper producers struggle with is the dynamic nature of order delivery and how that impacts their ability to predict their shipping requirements. These issues can make it difficult for producers to gain the benefits from their Transportation Management Systems (TMS). Transportation Management Systems (TMS) are a key component of a manufacturers Supply Chain Management software tools. TMS help companies optimize the sending and receiving of shipments by utilizing the best transportation modes and shippers available. More and more TMS solutions enable companies to have up to the minute tracking of their shipments, and analytics to help better manage their supply chain and significantly reduce costs.
Implementing a new manufacturing execution system (MES) is a complex and time-consuming task. Once an MES is installed and implemented, it will likely remain in place for a long time, so it’s important to select the best possible system for your organization.
There are a lot of things that get measured by our pulp and paper customers to gauge the health of their business. There are some key metrics that show up in the most successful companies that epitomize Peter Drucker's quote, "What gets measured, gets managed." I believe that the best of those metrics have three elements to them.
Three Elements of a Great Measurement
The Trucker Shortage
As manufacturers ramp-up production to meet the increasing demands of a growing U.S. economy, they are forced to deal with transportation shortages. They are faced with driver and equipment shortages for both long-haul and local deliveries. In addition to these issues, they are also experiencing significant increases in rail delivery lead times. As one of our customers put it, the rail and truck delivery systems are running at maximum capacity. The transportation system is full. Companies across the spectrum including manufacturing, retail, agriculture, and consumer goods must manage increased transportation costs and longer delivery times for both truck and rail shipments.
There has continued to be a lot of activity here at MAJIQ during the first 6 months of 2018. The common theme is to provide more and better service and offerings for our current and future customers. That has come in many different forms this year, including mergers and acquisitions, a new office location, as well as new customer start-ups and great new mobile software application functionality in our Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) product, Elixir. Check out the details below.
New MAJIQ Office opens in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
MAJIQ has officially opened another office location in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in June. of this year. This will help lead our software company to further our pulp and paper management opportunities and allow us to grow and attract resources closer to the pulp, paper, and nonwovens industry. This MAJIQ expansion will benefit both our company and the customers as our Help Desk will begin daily operations starting at 8 AM Central Time Zone to offer additional assistance throughout the business day of our operating pulp, paper, and nonwovens mills. We will soon be expanding our employee base as well at our Milwaukee location and will be looking for new candidates to come on board. If you or anyone you know is looking to join our growing company, click below to see current open opportunities.