Quick Pak Taps Providers for Streamlined Inventory Management

CIBER, HighJump Software supply chain execution solutions used to improve efficiency for packaging services company

Cincinnati, OH — October 5, 2005 — CIBER Inc. and HighJump Software said they have implemented a supply chain execution solution for Quick Pak, the packaging services division of Multi-Color Corp. and a provider of promotional packaging, assembly and fulfillment services.

Quick Pak selected the combination of CIBER's implementation expertise and HighJump's Supply Chain Advantage Suite to manage inventory necessary for value-added services, final assembly and product tracking at both of Quick Pak's Cincinnati facilities.

Quick Pak said the implementation streamlines its receiving, put-away, picking, production, shipping and work order operations. The firm — which operates 30 assembly lines per shift and performs 8,000 pallet transactions daily — can now more efficiently release components necessary for assembly as a result of the operation. The system's track-and-trace functionality also allows greater visibility to units shipped through lot control. Inventory can now be quickly located within a warehouse.

These inventory management improvements ensure continuous replenishment of production lines, prevent production interruptions that might delay shipments, and provide greater ability to perform efficient product recalls, if necessary.

CIBER worked closely with our team to understand our requirements and tailor the system for our environment. As a result, we were able to implement the system very quickly, said Johan Pot, vice president and general manager of Quick Pak. It is a highly efficient warehouse management and production control system that allows us to effectively track the thousands of components and customer products that we have in inventory and throughout the manufacturing cycle at any given time. This improves our turn-around times and supports our customers' overall objective of improving speed to market.

Paul Robson, vice president of Supply Chain for CIBER, said, Quick Pak has a very impressive operation, and we look forward to working together on other projects that take advantage of our warehousing and logistics expertise.

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