Esko has partnered with Mars to implement WebCenter, a web-based packaging management technology helping to streamline the artwork management process across the international supplier’s network.
Mars Veghel, the Netherlands-based production site, centrally handles a European network of 25 design agencies, three graphic production companies, and over 120 printers, which make up to 9,000 packaging updates per year.
‘Before WebCenter, Mars was struggling with the packaging management process,’ commented Ebbe E., packaging graphics project manager at Mars. ‘We had back and forth emails, no clear visibility on project status, and no control over key performance indicators (KPIs), which were in different systems.
‘Since implementing WebCenter, we now benefit from user-friendly dashboards, KPI tracking, and the ability to customize the system to our needs. The main benefits to Mars are less email traffic and phone calls because progress can be monitored through the dashboard in real-time.’
The latest Adobe Email Usage Study reports that work emails are checked for just over three hours per weekday. According to Esko, the WebCenter enables Mars to control its packaging preproduction specification, approval, and project life cycle procedures, defining streamlined processes that eradicate wasted administration time and boost productivity.
Matthew Haws, vice president of global marketing at Esko Brand Solutions, added: ‘As a leading multinational, Mars understands the importance of connecting departments, customers and suppliers digitally to succeed in an increasingly globalized workplace. They now have more control of data, more visibility of projects, and clearly defined progress through consistent KPIs – all through the user-friendly and universally accessible web-based WebCenter system.’