How Monoflo International Is Helping to Contain COVID-19

How Monoflo International Is Helping to Contain COVID-19

Monoflo International, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of reusable totes, pallets, and custom size plastic products used across a variety of industries including e-commerce, medical and pharmaceutical retailers, and logistics operations. Differentiated by its unique, interchangeable container and pallet design, Monoflo International is able to easily adapt its containers and pallets to meet the needs of a variety of industries.

Today, Monoflo’s containers are assisting medical and pharmaceutical companies in their fight against COVID-19 by making it easier to get needed supplies across their supply chains to facilities and treatment locations quickly.

Realtime insights enable business continuity during COVID-19

For more than a decade, Monoflo has used the DELMIAworks manufacturing ERP system to track order cycles, overall production efficiency, and production data. Employees can log in to any of the workstations on the shop floor, find their machine, and get information on the current running time, remaining production requirements, and specifics related to each order they are producing. The realtime insights across the organization enabled by DELMIAworks have facilitated Monoflo’s ability to support customers with fewer onsite workers even as orders have increased during COVID-19.

Many of the food and drug retailers, as well as online retailers, that use Monoflo’s containers in their logistics operations are turning to the manufacturer to help them meet a rapid rise in demand for certain products in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Because Monoflo’s operations were prepared in advance, both in terms of its procedures and technology, the manufacturer was ready to support the spike in demand from its retail customers even as work-at-home policies were being implemented. For example, staffing constraints related to the COVID-19 pandemic made it have necessary to reallocate resources. Monoflo has relied on DELMIAworks to factor this constraint into its operations. At the same time, shop-floor automation is offering relief from some onsite staffing demands.

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Louis is currently serving as Principal, IQMS. Previous positions include Director Product Management at Ingram Cloud, Vice President Marketing at iBASEt, Plex Systems, Senior Analyst at AMR Research (now Gartner), marketing and business development at SaaS start-ups. Mr. Columbus’ academic background includes an MBA from Pepperdine University and the Strategic Marketing Management and Digital Marketing Programs at Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Louis also teaches MBA courses in international business, global competitive strategies, international market research, strategic planning and market research. Mr. Columbus currently is a member of the faculty at Webster University and has taught California State University, Fullerton: University of California, Irvine & Marymount University.