System 3000 reinforces the basic foundations of optimizing a packaging solution and considers ways to improve how we transact business. Our forward-thinking structural designers conduct size, orientation and board weight analysis across all SKUs and redesign packages for maximum trailer and warehouse space.

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  • Reduced item count and carton consolidation 
  • Optimized product performance 
  • Reduced BER content and improved packaging sustainability scorecard 
  • Improved pallet pattern for trailer and warehousing maximization 
  • Improve process flow and reduce labor
Course of Action
Order Quantity Review
  • Determine the most economical order quantities based on usage and order patterns
  • Analysis of annual demand by SKU
  • Order frequency analysis
  • Delivery/Inventory
  • Establish VMI and KANBAN systems
  • Determine delivery options with dedicated fleet drivers
  • Scanning systems to provide inventory access 24/7
  • Bar code labeling to enhance inventory accuracy/tracking/ordering
  • Determine fit and support of customer material flow in receiving and shop floor areas
  • Determine customer storage/staging
  • Understand customer system requirements, electronic/manual
  • Transactions and EDI Options
  • Streamline purchase orders and receive order confirmation using web interface and/or EDI
  • Seamlessly integrate business systems for MRP/Advanced Planning
  • ASNs, detailed order information communicated in advance
  • Understand customer’s system capabilities and available IT resources
  • Provide web access for releases, orders, inventory visibility
  • Determine system-to-system capabilities for some or all of EDI transactions
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    SKU rationalization reviews help our customers better understand their packaging types and sizes to look for consolidation opportunities and make decisions on underperforming SKUs. Consolidation combined with demand analysis can improve inventory turns and result in better economic order quantities (EOQ). With System 3000, you gain visibility of your company’s most recent packaging item history to help make better decisions and stay current on the SKUs within your product catalog. With better data visibility you can successfully control your existing inventory to improve your company’s bottom line. Great Northern Packaging team member


    Our dedicated fleet of drivers is an important resource for our System 3000 inventory management programs. System 3000’s VMI App gives drivers the ability to submit replenishment orders electronically while using a visually managed Kan ban process wherever our customers store Great Northern packaging. This value-added System 3000 program gives our plants improved visibility to respond must faster to our customers’ demands. System 3000 Great Northern


    System 3000’s real-time order status feature combined with our dedicated fleet allows Great Northern to track an order’s status as it moves through the supply chain. Whether an order is processed or in transit, we can track its location via a GPS app until it arrives at our customer’s receiving location. Our real-time order status provides better control of the last-mile delivery operations and helps to maintain high levels of on-time delivery. Great Northern Packaging System 3000


    Stay ahead of customer demand, maximize efficiency, and improve your bottom line with delivery and inventory analysis. Routine delivery and inventory analysis help you anticipate stocking requirements and minimize inventory waste by providing insight into which products are profitable and when.  We enhance these processes with digital solutions to increase the velocity of material and data to best respond cost-effectively to customer demand.

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    The size, orientation and weight of your product’s packages impact warehouse storage and product delivery efficiency. Size and orientation analysis helps you assess and improve the structural design of your packaging to enhance trailer pallet patterns, maximize warehouse storage capacity and much more.

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    Stay ahead of customer demand, maximize efficiency and improve your bottom line with delivery and inventory analysis. Routine delivery and inventory analysis helps you anticipate stocking requirements and minimize inventory waste by providing insight into which products are profitable and when.

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    Contact Great Northern Packaging Today to Learn More

    When you’re ready to optimize your supply chain management systems using our free, user-friendly inventory management app, contact Great Northern Packaging! Reach out online or call 800-236-3671 to learn more about System 3000 and our custom packaging solutions.

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