Summit Container designs, engineers, manufactures, assembles, warehouses and distributes protective packaging for direct to consumer third-party logistic companies. They have shattered the historical make-and-ship corrugate model by fulfilling their customers’ orders within 1–24 hours of receiving them.
Summit has 18 locations throughout the US, allowing them to operate in close proximity to their customers, which enhances speed-to-market and minimizes transportation costs.
Summit Container operates in an environment without forecasts, with soft orders dropping weekly for the following week. In order to run effectively, they need to have to tight control over their supply chain. Initially, Summit Container used spreadsheets and ran into the following challenges:
· Inability to leverage data to drive business efficiency
· Lack of visibility into inbound and outbound shipments necessary to ensure that materials were coming and going in a timely fashion
· Trending and costing reports were time consuming and difficult to share
“Prior to Nulogy, we managed by spreadsheet and dealt with corruptible data, lack visibility, challenged internal communication, and the inability to use data to allow the business to become more efficient. PackManager has helped us overcome these challenges and has improved our agility by giving us a single platform to process, communicate, and archive data. Every operating event now occurs within PackManager; this includes estimating, purchasing, production, and scheduling.”
JOE JARUSZEWSKI – EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT