Inks are an integral part of our lives. We begin our day with the newspapers and use several other products through the day which are ink-labelled. The stationary we use at office, the packaged consumer products we come across on a routine-basis and even the money we use for transactions is ink-laden. With such extensive use across wide range of activities on a day-to-day basis, no wonder the global ink manufacturing industry is on the rise, as ink’s application in various end-use industries such as food and beverages, printing, packaging, publication etc. – which themselves are growing - is propelling the growth.
The latest trends suggest a shift towards environment-friendly inks, which has increased the demand for water-based, UV-cured inks which offer energy efficiency, low heat generation, long service life and zero ozone generation. Though this trend has contributed to the industry growth, it has also posed certain challenges to the manufacturers, who now have to use advanced technology in the manufacturing processes to remove environmental and hazardous pollutants. In addition, there are stringent government regulations that require the manufacturers to adopt safer, environment-friendly practices of manufacturing.
BatchMaster ERP for Ink, a perfect fit ERP solution that comes to ink manufacturers’ aid and assists them in their quest to deal with these operational challenges as well as streamlining the business processes. It is fully compatible to the different stages of their manufacturing process, such as varnish manufacture and pigment dispersal, and also supports different regulation and good practices for manufacturing. Besides, BatchMaster ERP for Inks provides complete formula security, supports regulatory compliance requirements, lot traceability, by-product and co-product management, takes care of planning and scheduling functions through MPS and MRP and ensures all the business processes run smoothly without interruption, in complete sync with each other.