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InnoMark Communications Targets Production Efficiency with EFI Radius Software

August 5, 2014

FREMONT, CA—July 28, 2014—EFI, a company specializing in digital printing innovation, announced that InnoMark Communications has selected EFI Radius ERP software to unify and manage business data and operations across its 11 facilities. Fairfield, OH-based InnoMark selected this ERP system based on its best-in-class tools for streamlined, multi-plant management and the technical capabilities Radius gives users to direct an extensive range of finishing and fulfillment processes.
Radius ERP software, which will be implemented in phases starting later this year, replaces a series of programs and spreadsheet applications in use at various InnoMark plants, legacy systems that were in place at the individual companies InnoMark has acquired over the past 15 years. After examining software options in the marketplace, an evaluation team led by InnoMark Communications ERP Implementation Director Joseph Roberts determined that EFI Radius offered the best capabilities to unify the company's decentralized business workflow structure.
“EFI Radius's multi-plant capabilities, and the ability it will give us to seamlessly transfer jobs between facilities, were key factors in our decision,” said Roberts. “We found that Radius had the most accurate and efficient technology for tracking revenue across plants, and that will help us better serve customers.”
Radius will be especially beneficial for managing many of the large, national retail signage and packaging jobs InnoMark produces, as those jobs all transfer from different screen, litho, flexo and digital print facilities to a main hub for die-cutting, lamination, kitting and fulfillment. The software modules and features InnoMark has with its purchase, including EFI Process Shipper software and integrated support for Esko ArtiosCAD 3-D design software, will allow the company to be even more prepared for its extensive finishing workload and complex fulfillment requests.
Flexible estimating and scheduling for enhanced customer service
Streamlined scheduling and management across all of the company's facilities will help reduce turnaround times and facilitate faster, more accurate billing. Radius software also will help the company enhance its sales and marketing efforts, ultimately creating a centralized platform for estimating and scheduling that will make it easier to compare print methods to find the best solution based on client deadline, budget or run length requirements.
EFI Radius inventory management tools, including shop floor data collection, will help InnoMark get substrates where they need to go for less press downtime. “Turnaround times in this industry are quick, so it was important that the solution we picked is strong in inventory management,” Roberts said. “If we need a particular type of board or a 100 lb. text stock in one plant and we have it in another plant, Radius will give us the information we need to identify those situations in advance, move substrates where they need to go and eliminate production delays.”


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