JohnsByrne Optimizes its Premium Packaging Operations with EFI Radius Software
FREMONT, CA—February 3, 2015—EFI reported that JohnsByrne, a premium packaging converter and provider of high impact direct mail, is implementing EFI’s Radius packaging ERP software. The long-time EFI customer is a full-service specialty packaging converter. Implementation of EFI Radius software is the next logical step to support the company’s culture of continuous improvement.
Located in Niles, IL, with offices in Burbank, CA, and an East Coast sales presence, JohnsByrne has 200 employees, including a team of structural engineers, and generates $80 million in annual revenues. The EFI MIS user is switching its business management software platform to EFI Radius to take advantage of Radius’ packaging-specific features.
“We have been an EFI customer for a long time,” said Corey Gustafson, the company’s president. “It has been a good journey andx we have always been early adopters. We wanted to move to a solution that was more dynamically integrated and aligned with the package manufacturing process. We are excited that EFI Radius is tailored to our structural packaging environment.”
As a quality- and service-minded producer of high-end packaging, direct mail and point-of-sale materials, JohnsByrne has always been a strong believer in advanced management systems that improve business processes. The cohesive, packaging-centric platform the company is adopting with EFI Radius will enhance its ability to access and analyze production data and financial metrics in real time.
Accurate data ‘each step of the way’ in business operations
“Greater electronic visibility into job costs means we can tie it all together and be better positioned to take out unnecessary steps and costs,” explained Gustafson. “That means less duplication of effort and the ability to continue our growth without adding excessive resources.”
“EFI’s software technologies help us understand exactly what our costs are each step of the way,” he added. “Once we implement Radius, we believe we will be able to build even greater efficiencies.”
Gustafson’s team manages the business with a framework where, once a job is entered, data for that job follow the production process without the need for re-keying and cross-checking. The new Radius platform will extend the benefits the company currently receives from having an integrated workflow, making JohnsByrne personnel more productive in communicating key operational needs. “We will have more effective, fact-based meetings,” stated Gustafson, “which is an often-overlooked benefit of an efficient business and production infrastructure.”
“JohnsByrne is a dynamic company that is not satisfied with doing things the way they have always been done, which is apparent from its transition to EFI Radius,” remarked David Taylor, general manager, Enterprise segment, EFI Productivity Software. “Our Productivity Suite is unique in its ability to support customers as they develop and transform their businesses, which is what exactly we are doing now as we help JohnsByrne drive greater profitability in its premium packaging and high-impact direct mail business.”
EFI Radius is part of a complete EFI Productivity Suite of printing and converting MIS/ERP, web to print and eCommerce solutions. Printing and packaging professionals across the globe rely on EFI Productivity Software products to manage their businesses and become more streamlined, efficient, informed and profitable.
Celebrating its 56th year of operations, JohnsByrne is a custom packaging and print solutions provider catering to major brands in health and beauty, consumer products and entertainment. With a culture built around innovation, quality, design and speed, their offerings span folding cartons, luxury packaging, specialty packaging and high impact direct mail.
EFI is a worldwide provider of products, technology and services leading the transformation of analog to digital imaging. Based in Silicon Valley, with offices around the globe, the company's powerful integrated product portfolio includes digital front-end servers; superwide, wide-format, label and ceramic inkjet presses and inks; production workflow, Web-to-print and business automation software; and office, enterprise and mobile cloud solutions. These products allow users to produce, communicate and share information in an easy and effective way, and enable businesses to increase their profits, productivity and efficiency.