Toronto-based supplier of packaging management systems Nulogy has been chosen by Louisville, Kentucky’s AmeriPak to streamline packaging operations at its California warehouses with Nulogy’s PackManager software.
Vice-president of operations at AmeriPak Karen Fuchs said, “Calculating productivity took us considerable time each week. PackManager has streamlined this process considerably, providing us robust reporting and visual tools to better understand our efficiency and productivity. Quoting has become that much easier. We have a much clearer view into which projects are most profitable, and it’s allowed us to grow our business successfully.”
Using PackManager allows AmeriPak to solve the challenges of tracing materials, providing real-time data to clients as well as quantifying productivity, freeing up time that the company had been spending manually gathering data from multiple locations. The software’s Warehouse Management System allows users to track, manage and create reports for inventory down to individual pallets.
Nulogy was founded in 2002 by a team of University of Waterloo engineering students. Their goal was to use the internet to solve real-world problems, with a focus on eliminating inefficiencies in the global manufacturing and supply chain industries.
The AmeriPak announcement follows on from a September deal with DHL, which will implement PackManager in its worldwide operations.
September also saw the release of Nulogy’s Co-Pack Map software at 2013’s Pack Expo in Las Vegas. This technology maps co-packagers, a decidedly unsexy and not particularly internet savvy segment of the global supply chain, allowing prospective clients to find co-packers and to post a request for quote that local co-packers can then haggle over.
“For many contract packagers, being found is a major challenge. They offer quality specialty services, but don’t necessarily have a website, or great SEO ranking,” said Jessica Liu, Nulogy’s senior product manager of emerging products at the product’s unveiling.