Plastics

The combination of modern ERP solutions and Industry 4.0 technologies enables greater automation, increased productivity and improved visibility into processes and performance.

Constantly changing business environment demands agility.

Virtually every industry and business sector uses plastic parts and packaging. And today, skyrocketing demand for food packaging, and rising marketplace support for anti-bacterial, recyclable and biodegradable products, are driving growth.

The challenge for plastics manufacturers is meeting the constantly changing needs of hundreds of diverse customers. Success requires extraordinary agility and exceptional production flexibility. With a modern ERP solution in place, manufacturers have visibility into, and control over, their complex operations – and the tools they need to develop innovative products and integrate new technologies.

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ERP Software Vendors for Plastics Manufacturing

Ultra compiles valuable software intelligence, critical capabilities insight and a deep understanding of your industry's unique functional requirements via ongoing research, regular software vendor briefings and project technology selections.

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SOLUTION VALUE

Reshaped markets require innovation and greater efficiency.

Significant market shifts are pushing the plastics industry to invest in technologies that enable operational agility, shorten production cycles and increase the efficiency of every aspect of operations.

  • Ecommerce Implementation

    Agile companies are investing in ecommerce technologies to create a strong alternative sales channel and sustain revenue.

  • Digital Transformation

    IoT platforms and digitized processes enable highly efficient operations – and keep production moving despite disruption.

  • Production Automation

    Industry 4.0 technologies enable autonomous production, accelerate production and allow predictive maintenance.

  • Formula Management

    Modern tools efficiently handle formula management, traceability, batch processing, product attributes, units-of-measure.

Our Consulting Services

Pushing the boundaries of business transformation.

Applying today's best practices, leveraging our exceptional expertise in manufacturing and distribution, and utilizing a flexible and proven methodology, our services are geared to deliver results you never imagined possible.

Business Process Improvement

We build a foundation for your transformation by understanding your unique requirements, assessing your current state, showing you what's possible with modern solutions, developing a desired future state and optimizing your core processes.

Enterprise Technology Selection

We guide your company through an unbiased, comprehensive and highly structured process designed to determine your best-fit solution – one that will meet your unique requirements, scale with your business and enable your future vision.

Solution Implementation Management

We combine a flexible, proven implementation methodology and exceptional project management expertise to reduce your risk, accelerate time-to-benefit, drive ROI and deliver success.

Business Value Realization

We combine industry best practices, process maturity-focused projects, software enhancements and your new capabilities to sustain process improvements, close the value circle and ensure you maximize the benefits of your ERP solution.

An extension of your team.

With hundreds of clients throughout North America and around the world, our teams bring decades of industry knowledge, business experience and enterprise software expertise to every project in every vertical.

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Industry Insights: Plastics Manufacturing

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Guest Post: Industry 4.0 – How Far Is It From Here to There?

In manufacturing circles we see a number of different perspectives on Industry 4.0. Why? Because different organizations and managers see different levels of risk, value and return in it. Because we don't have to use new technologies and capabilities simply because they're available. And maybe because, although we've described a better manufacturing future, we've glossed over how to get there. What's the path to Industry 4.0?
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Video: How a Low-Code ERP Platform Accelerates Adaptation and Enables Agility

Your company must be able to quickly adapt its ERP, business models and business processes to accommodate, and take advantage of, changes in the business environment. Etienne Ouvry, Senior Business Consultant for QAD, tells you how low-code can help solve today's real-world challenges.

Video: What is Low-Code? How Does it Help Overcome ERP Adaptation Hurdles?

ERP software vendors have been talking about low-code solutions for some time. And manufacturers and distributors have questions: How can low-code help organizations adapt faster to the changes in the marketplace? Etienne Ouvry, Senior Business Consultant for QAD, offers answers.
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Software selection and implementation processes often present challenges of their own. To steer you around trouble and help you drive success, Ultra’s experts compiled a list of pain points and solutions to be aware of as you embark on this journey.

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