Geert Van Damme, Managing Director at Cerm, says, “Inspiration is not a term you hear often in narrow web labels, but to Cerm, it is our guiding principle. Actively listening and collaborating with our customers inspired us to solve one of their biggest challenges: improving the flow of information in the narrow web printer’s organization. This inspiration led us to develop solutions that enable all team members – from the production manager and stock controller to the accountant and general manager - to have access to the same information and work from the same page. This type of collaboration improves efficiency and overall productivity, leaving more time to focus on the core business. That’s the power of inspiration.”
More than MIS
At the heart of Cerm’s solution are eight specific modules, each supporting a critical step in the printer’s integrated workflow - from estimating to shop floor data collection to invoicing. Connecting these modules provides the narrow web printer with a way to go beyond just MIS and enable a more effective business and production environment.
The modules are included within three product categories:
Web4Labels is an all-in-one digital shopfront for online quoting and managing of assets, providing a critical resource that lets sales people and end-customers order labels and quickly get accurate quotes remotely.
The modules in this category deliver insight into operations, including capacity and utilization per machine and how they can be optimized to reduce change-over times. Stock, inventory and raw material data are also available, as well as crucial details for shipping.
Cerm backoffice includes specific solutions to relieve the practical problems that come from printing a larger number of different products with smaller print runs. Produced quantities and shipping information are taken from the shopfloor to automatically generate shipping notes and invoices.
Printers can choose the modules that meet their needs today, then add more as their businesses grow.
Learning Opportunity During Labelexpo
At Labelexpo Americas 2016, Cerm will be hosting an interactive session titled “Implementing an effective MIS software system for enterprise-wide profitability.”
This session, featuring Andrew Boyd, Vice President of Blue Label Digital, will provide insights and personal opinions on how MIS can be a collaborative tool that enables printers to stand out from their competition.
The session is scheduled for Wednesday, September 14, at 2:00 p.m. Topics to be covered include:
• Selecting the right MIS solution for your business
• Utilizing your data for profitable decision making
• Automating workflow with MIS
To reserve your seat at the session, or to schedule a one-on-one meeting with Cerm experts, stop by booth 5912 or send an email directly to Cerm.
The power of partnerships at Labelexpo
For years, Cerm has been committed to working with industry leaders to create true end-to-end solutions that extend the value of its technology and that of its partners. Used together, this ecosystem of solutions enables customers to better meet the growing demands of their businesses in a highly competitive and rapidly changing marketplace.
Cerm’s commitment to building this ecosystem can be seen in the range of Cerm partners that are also supporting the narrow web label business and exhibiting at Labelexpo America. These partners include:
• HP Indigo (booth 3226, 3429)
• Screen (booth 3005)
• AB Graphic (booth 3223)
• Xeikon (booth 6125
Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Belgium, Cerm offers a modular, process-efficient solution designed to meet the specific needs of narrow web printers around the world. Cerm is an independent vendor, partnering with industry leaders to form a complete end-to-end business solution for its customers. Headquartered in Belgium, Cerm has a global installed base, serving customers in Europe, Australia and North America, with local support in each region. Cerm is part of the Heidelberg group. For more information: www.cerm.net