How the System 3000 App Helped Improve Inventory Turns and Labor Savings


Over the years Great Northern has experienced steady business growth with Salm Partners, resulting in them needing more packaging on hand. Salm Partners realized that the lack of warehousing space in their facility was going to be an issue and they needed a solution that would provide them with enough corrugated packaging without taking up too much warehouse space. 

The Solution

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Aggregate Salm’s packaging requirements based on production schedule and work orders

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Data gives our shipping planners an idea of how trailers should be loaded

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The packaging needed for their next order is the first available pallets on the trailer

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Moving material directly to production line improved labor savings


Our System 3000 solution helped aggregate Salm’s packaging requirements based on their production schedule and work orders. This lets our shipping planners know how the trailer should be loaded. The packaging needed for their next order is made first available on the trailer so they can pull what they need for their upcoming production. This helped Salm Partners free up space in their plant. 

Kimberly Forbes, Purchasing Manager, said “GNC has been our primary corrugate supplier for several years. Not only are they our preferred supplier but we have also built a successful partnership. They have been instrumental to our success in helping with our warehousing and material handling issues.  We implemented a dropped trailer program that has enabled us to free up warehouse space and cut down on handling time. Along with this, they provide short lead times, high quality product and great service!  We could not ask for a better partner than GNC!” 


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