Joshen Paper & Packaging enhances operations with Suggested Purchasing solution by VAI

Monday, Aug 29, 2016

VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.), a leading ERP software provider, announced that Joshen Paper & Packaging, an Ohio-based distributor of packaging and paper supplies, is continuing to enhance operations with VAI’s Suggested Purchasing solution, which helps the company manage overhead and has enabled them to reduce inventory by more than 20%.

Suggested Purchasing empowers just six buyers in the Joshen corporate headquarters to buy for all their locations, which have expanded across 11 states. Part of the VAI S2K suite, which Joshen has relied upon since the 1990s, Suggested Purchasing shows their buyers which sites have an excess of inventory, where inventory is sorely needed, and how they can facilitate the most cost-effective distribution routes. This enhanced visibility has enabled Joshen to reduce the cost of their goods and drastically cut inventory.

“By centralizing our buying to the corporate headquarters, we were able to make fast, accurate purchasing decisions with streamlined communication," said Doug Trisnar, CIO at Joshen Paper & Packaging. “Looking at our balance sheet, the ROI gained by reduced inventory and lowered cost of goods is evident, and it’s helped Joshen maintain two decades of expansion.”


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