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Octopus MES Announces Manufacturing Execution Specific to Printing & Packaging

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Press release from the issuing company

Though Manufacturing Execution systems (MES) have been critical in general manufacturing for years, the cost and complexity has kept them from being practical in Printing and Packaging – until now.

With the announcement of TrendAnalyst, Octopus™ MES brings powerful production measurement, management, and analysis to mainstream Printing and Packaging.

Octopus began bringing the powerful tools of MES to printing in the form of “Print MES” in the late ’90s, providing production control systems for some of the most prominent Print Media companies in the world.

Now Printing and Packaging companies can realize complete visibility into their shop floor production with practical tools for their operational excellence teams, as well as improved accuracy and cycle time for their existing MIS systems.

“For the Lean Six Sigma projects it was an excellent success. All projects saved us significant amounts of downtown, repairs and maintenance, and money. We were able to bring our make-ready paper waste down by 50 percent of where we were in 2008, to 2009.” Transcontinental Printing – Halifax
Octopus MES also helps our customers address the ever-increasing speed of the print media supply chain.

“Octopus is the most important piece of our effort to improve cycle time so that we can improve the overall ROI of the business”
Riverside Printing – North Carolina

The latest Octopus MES project is with Classic, ranked in the top 5% of graphics companies in North America.

“We are all excited about this endeavor and look forward to working with the Octopus MES team.”
Chris Reynolds, Lean Processes Manager for Classic Graphics – North Carolina

Whatever your Printing or Packaging philosophy, Octopus MES can help you build a customized journey to sustainable production improvement.

Octopus MES
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