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Vertical Markets:
Paper & Packaging

According to the National Paper Trade Association (NPTA), distributors in this vertical include any company in the printing paper, packaging supplies/equipment, janitorial/sanitary (Jan-san) or food service disposable distribution industry and will maintain a warehouse with those items.

Unique Features

Supply Chain Planning

  • “Putting the right product in the right place at the right time.”
  • The NPTA offers a “Supply Chain Academy” to help paper and packaging members develop the skills needed to achieve that mission.

Product attribute tracking

  • Dimensional Attributes.
  • Product descriptors.
  • Styles.
  • Colors.
  • Unit of measures.

Job Management

  • Quoting.
  • Project Management.
  • Job Tracking.

Customer Relationship Management

Warehouse Management



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Paper and Packaging Distribution Software Directory

Absolute Value
Absolute Value: Forecasting and Replenishment
Absolute Value Paper & Packaging
With all of today's market complexities, Absolute Value delivers competitive, real-world answers to best managing your inventory now and in the future. Absolute Value is a world class, best-fit, formula-based forecasting and multi-site replenishment solution for distributors. The solution, delivered as a monthly service, allows users to reduce inventory levels and increase profits, while concurrently improving customer satisfaction. A traditional On Premise option is also available. Learn more...
Blue Ridge Blue Ridge: CLARITY Replenish
Paper & Packaging
Managing erratic demand is more important than ever. CLARITY addresses erratic demand, and helps manage the guessing game for which items will grow and which will continue to fade in this market that constantly challenges the leaders in these DIY industries. Regional uniqueness, seasonality, housing and production market differences all conspire to vex companies as they seek to identify how much of which products the market wants. Learn more...
Demand Management, Inc. Demand Management, Inc.: Demand Solutions
Wholesale Distribution
Demand Solutions demand planning and inventory management products have helped distributors get smarter about managing demand and ways to increase inventory turns. Our systems have consistently empowered distributors to weed out underperformers and focus on your most profitable opportunities. Learn more...
Demand Management, Inc. Demand Management, Inc.: Demand Solutions
General Manufacturing
Most manufacturers are driven by make-to-stock decisions. In an ideal world we could all “scan one make one” but the realities of manufacturing requirements, long lead times, lot sizes, distribution channels, geographical restrictions, and limited views of retail sales can cause complex stocking situations. Demand Solutions has given visibility into these complexities for thousands of clients through robust manufacturing, demand forecasting and inventory management solutions for over 25 years. Learn more...
Infor Distribution
Infor Distribution: Infor ERP SX.enterprise, Infor ERP A+, Infor ERP FACTS
Fine Paper
Infor has long been a leading partner of the paper industry and continues to invest in the tools and expertise needed to serve paper distributors effectively. Infor Fine Paper Essentials includes capabilities that help you manage the conversion process, track and drive decisions at multiple units of measure, and search and manage by opacity and variable weight. Learn more...