Alphacolor, one of the most traditional printing companies in the labels segment and self adhesive labels in the country, is intensifying the alignment and production processes automation and business managing with Metrics Information Systems Technology. The goal is to ensure the constant increase in productivity and activities rationalization by eliminating non-productive tasks in the factory and administrative sectors.
With this operation, Alphacolor aims to anchor their current growth rate (greater than 38% over last year) and ensure efficient management to grow as a bigger impression shrink films, an area where the company is joining with the ambition to become one of the most important competitor.
The company started about two years, the Metrics management tools adoption by automating tasks in the commercial and customer service. Left, then to implement these systems in areas such as Production Planning and Control (PPC), purchasing and financial sector, including the adoption Metrics tool for the printing companies framing in Electronic Invoice system (NF-e).
:In the evaluation of the executive, beyond disseminate information about the processes for all business managers and Alphacolor agents, Metrics management environment provides strategic information about the raw materials expenses, operator performance and efficiency levels in customer relationship.
"Along 2010, we intensified the planning tools adoption that enable to define processes that more economics for each batch to be produced, as well as choose the ideal moment for scheduled maintenance and stocks replacement," exemplifies the coach.
Advance in Shrink Terms
With around 110 employees working at their unit in Barueri (SP), Alphacolor is today one of the leading in high quality labels and tags for highly demanding sectors such as pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and food, says commercial partner director Flavio Andrade.
Production of over 5 million square meters of printed paper per year is held under strict control requirements, including standards like ISO and GMP. In addition to printing perfection and logistics, the Alphacolor customers require the details observation such as the waste controlled disposal (critical medicines packaging, for example) and even on the levels of the plant sterilization.
According to Cristiano Zuca the need for controls strengthened, along the company direction, the management model requirement that offers formal and detailed knowledge of each process step, allowing your disciplining.
"One of the integration model advantages brought by Metrics to Alphacolor is just to propitiate our staff in providing a roadmap for the practical and objective description of each processes involved in our business. Thus, our management vision is now fully adjusted to the guidelines for growth, "he adds.
With these new control standards, Alphacolor is able not only to continue advancing in your expertise niche, but also to continue with full force, a new diversification operation in the segment of low and medium runs.
Recently, the company acquired a HP digital equipment arsenal, and now proposal the market a range of products in films shrink that opens new prospects for profitability and flexibility of offer.
"Having integrated processes and accuracy measures has been a highly facilitative condition for these new business decisions," concluded the manager Alphacolor.
He said the company's next step will be the procedures adoption for automatic pointing - to process information extracted directly from the machines - with the Metrics use new platform features.
"By the end of the year we are also ready to adopt the post-calculation methodology, which will become apparent to us all the efficiency points and need for adjustments in the production and costs strategic planning," concludes Cristiano Zuca.
In evaluating of Metrics director, Osmar Barbosa, a highly favorable point to Alphacolor in adoption of the company technology is in culture spreading of integrated processes along with all the staff and plant. "The Alphacolor use our system as a way of bringing the uniform processes culture for all involved." Says Barbosa.