Q: Your star product at the Labelexpo Europe 2019?
A: Sistrade star product is MIS|ERP system, which besides being developed from scratch to respond to specific needs and the problems of printing and packaging industry, is also cloud, responsive and adaptable to any operating system. The software is available in different languages and is accessible from anywhere, allowing simple and agile management of estimating, invoicing, orders, purchases, stocks, production, scheduling, accounting, human resources and CRM, many others.
Q: How is it different from what you unveiled/launched at the last show?
A: During Labelexpo Europe 2019, we will present the latest version, v.12 of Sistrade MIS|ERP software with all the newest features and improvements aimed at helping to accelerate and improve all the processes of the company.
Q: The global label printing market is estimated to be around 65.56-bn sqm. India’s share is around 2.3%. Your market share globally and in India and also with reference to your competition?
A: Sistrade continues growing sustainably and providing a reliable and innovative MIS|ERP system for label converters all over the world. On the India market, Sistrade has been trusted by a major internationally renowned packaging producer.
Q: What are the most significant changes you saw compared to previous editions of Labelexpo that you may have attended?
A: This year’s edition is forecasted to be the biggest Labelexpo Europe edition so far, it is also the 40th anniversary edition which promises to have even more live demonstrations and innovations for the label and packaging industry.
Q: What critical feedbacks you are working on with your customers?
A: The ability of Sistrade to adapt to clients’ needs is one of the most important points regarding clients’ decision.
To keep up with the industry innovation Sistrade constantly cooperates with the clients looking for new solutions to answer the demanding market requests and changes that are necessary to be implemented to stay ahead of competitors and to ensure the highest quality. Therefore, we continually develop our MIS|ERP system knowing that it is very important for our clients to rely on the solution they have, and speed in adapting our solution to constant market developments is a crucial point of value for the industry.
Q: Fast presses need solutions which allow its equipment to run uninterrupted. What should the Indian label printers do to improve their production methods? How do your products help with this?
A: Reducing time to market depends on many variables one of which is the efficient management of the business and production processes. Sistrade, as MIS|ERP system provider, aims at improving solutions so that they fit the needs of any label printer on the demanding modern market. MIS|ERP Sistrade developed from scratch to respond to the specific needs and the problems of label converters are available in different languages and is accessible from anywhere, allowing simple and agile management of estimating, invoicing, orders, purchases, stocks, production, scheduling, accounting, human resources and CRM, and many others.
Q: What are your thoughts on the impact of modern e-retail on labels? How is your company empowering their customers for that?
A: Just like any other changes that our customers market faces, we quickly adapt and overcome owing to our effective development team. From day one, when any innovation starts being a new concern to our clients, we adapt our solution to better provide our clients with a complete tool.
Q: There's a big talk about Industry 4.0 implementation – moving from a linear process to a collaborative process. How relevant is Industry 4.0 in the label manufacturing process and what’s the role of data management in all this?
A: The evolution of industrial organisations towards Industry 4.0 poses a set of challenges to the management. Data management is one of the major challenges of Industry 4.0. The data collection implies the existence of network infrastructure, and adequate data capture from the equipment (through its sensing). Taking into account the massive amount of data produced and exchanged, “Big Data” technologies are of fundamental importance.
The concept of “Industry 4.0” is gradually becoming a reality in label converting companies. To help the companies Sistrade offers one of its key applications - Manufacturing Execution System (MES), delivering solutions to plan, collect data, supervise, and control the industrial process, generating proven gains in efficiency, economy and agility to react to market changes, allowing companies to extract the most value from their processes and resources.
Q: There’s change and innovating is the name of the game. How important is data connected workflow solutions, and what roles does MIS/ERP play here?
A: These are the challenges that the label printing industry should get ready for, as all of these concepts are becoming reality to the sector.
Sistrade MIS|ERP system for label converting and flexible packaging covers and controls the entire production cycle, including all stages of manufacture from the job order set up with all its stages, to Shop Floor Control (SFC) and preparation for shipping, taking into consideration the specific nature of each job type, allowing to close effectively the complete commercial cycle that depends on the manufactured products.
In terms of production, and production efficiency, the latest version of Sistrade MIS|ERP data collection interface is now more simple and user-friendly but at the same time more accurate and easy to follow with the increased use of high charts.