The John Roberts Company Begins Implementation of Prism WIN / QTMS
Wilmington, MA, March 17, 2011 — Continued investment in technology and their people has been at the root of The John Roberts Company for over 60 years. After an extensive search for an MIS system that provides operational and manufacturing efficiencies and improved customer communication, The John Roberts Company has begun the implementation of the full suite of Prism WIN management information system (MIS) including QTMS for automated shop floor data capture and automated tracking of work in progress (WIP). John Roberts has enjoyed positive growth and is preparing to compliment and extendthe value they add to their customers with a highly efficient and fully integrated solution including estimating, job tracking, scheduling, order management and WIP tracking.
“Everything we do, we do for our customers,” Michael Keene, President and CEO of John Roberts stated. “Our partnership with Prism allows us to be even more proactive with our customers by raising our service levels to new heights while at the same time streamlining our entire workflow and reducing the cycle time and complexity of our administrative and business processes.The integration from sales to the front office and continuing into the plant is seamless and will provide us with huge efficiencies and powerful management information,” Keene continues.
John Roberts will be using all modules of Prism WIN to proactively control the information necessary to manage all aspects of the business. WIN dashboards will be used to provide exception reporting; freeing up time and increasing customer response times.
“The extended control over production counts and, most importantly, real-time, bar coded WIP tracking will help us continue to improve upon our cost and delivery,” states Justin Sanders, Director of Management Information Systems at The John Roberts Company. “By providing our employees with enhanced pro-active customer job and delivery expectations I can give them the tools they need to do the absolute best things for our customers.”
“John Roberts is a nationally respected commercial printer, direct mail, packaging and fulfillment enterprise on the cutting edge of cross-media integration with print, and we are very pleased to have been selected to be their MIS partner,” says Filip Buyse, President and CEO of Prism. “In addition to our fully integrated and configurable system, they recognized the experience and knowledge our implementation team will provide to them.”
The implementation has already begun and is on a fast track to be complete within the coming months.
Privately held Prism is the developer of MIS/ERP software products (Prism WIN and SBE, Small Business Edition) and shop-floor productivity management tools (Prism QTMS) for the global printing and graphic arts industry. The company operates in 15 countries worldwide, supporting more than 7,000 end-users across all sectors of the graphic arts industries. Its flagship management system, Prism WIN, is a software suite with up to 20 templated modules tailored for the requirements of commercial, digital or label printers. The range of modules provides management and control of virtually all processes and functions of today’s printing businesses. Prism QTMS iQ is a Lean production management system with machine monitoring modules, custom-developed sensors and plant-wide WIP tracking that automatically record and collate shop-floor information and statistics. For more information, visit www.Prism-World.com
About John Roberts
The John Roberts Company started in 1951, and today they are ranked as one of the top 100 printers nationally. They are recognized as a leading cross-media service provider with proven results that elevate their clients' brands. Their wide range of printing platforms, along with innovative processes and technology, allows them to deliver any project their customers can dream of. For more information, visit www.johnroberts.com