Matthews' digital packaging coding solution is an APPMA Awards finalist

Matthews Australasia Pty Ltd

Wednesday, 29 November, 2023

Matthews' digital packaging coding solution is an APPMA Awards finalist

Matthews Australasia has been named as a finalist in the 2024 APPMA Awards of Excellence for its iDSnet package code management platform, with winners set to be announced in March at the inaugural APPEX.

Mark Dingley, Matthews CEO, said, “We’re incredibly proud of our iDSnet solution. The transition from AUSPACK to APPEX drew a record number of entries in the APPMA Awards of Excellence, so to be selected as a finalist in the Digital Innovation category is a strong endorsement to our team that they’re doing excellent work.”

The company’s iDSnet platform now comprises two forms:

  • iDSnet Cloud is a free, cloud-based platform designed to give smaller producers and manufacturers the confidence that they will be able to meet the required barcode-compliance standards without having to invest in complex software or hardware solutions in the supermarket supply chain.
  • Customisable on-premises options: a simplified version, iDSnet Express, is designed to provide one centralised point of control, reducing coding errors on products and connecting a user’s production line to the business’s network; and iDSnet Enterprise, which builds on iDSnet Express, can provide greater insights to increase efficiency by enabling next-gen product traceability, integrating complex SCADA networked production line equipment and ERP systems, and providing real-time production analytics, while also mitigating both the risk of connectivity-related challenges around external sources and cybersecurity breaches, and the risk of operator error by synchronising directly with the ERP; iDSnet Enterprise’s QA reporting and downtime recording is designed to provide manufacturers with cost savings and line efficiencies.

Braydon Cocks, Matthews’ Product Specialist – iDSnet & LPA Solutions, said their customers were pleased with the protection provided with restricted user access for data changes on both the on-premises options.

“iDSnet is all about packaging quality assurance: ensuring the right code is on the right product at the right time, as well as the correct packaging at all levels — all of which helps to streamline manufacturing business operations through efficiently organising data.”

The company has won two previous Awards of Excellence for iDSnet: the APPMA Best New Product Award and the APPMA Design Achievement Award. “The other finalists in this year’s Digital Innovation category are strong, so whether we’re announced as winners or not on 13 March 2024 at the Gala Awards Night, we’re still very proud to have been named finalists,” Dingley said.

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