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Pactiv Selects Rebus© Data Services for its Supply Chain Data and Business Analytics Software

Pactiv has selected Rebus© Data Services for its Supply Chain Data and Business Analytics platform. Pactiv has secured its place as the world’s largest manufacturer and distributor of food packaging and foodservice products, supplying packers, processors, supermarkets, restaurants, institutions, and foodservice outlets across North America. Since their founding in 1965 as Packaging Corporation of America (PCA), they have focused on producing and distributing the highest quality foodservice packaging products. Today their product lines include custom and stock foam, plastic, aluminum, pressed-paperboard, PE coated board, and molded-fiber packaging.

Over the past few decades, PCA has undergone a series of strategic mergers and corporate realignments, all with an eye toward expanding their portfolio. In 1965, PCA was acquired by Tenneco Inc., a division of Fortune 500 company Tenneco. Steady growth over the next several years and acquisitions of Mobil and Amoco led to a spin-off of Pactiv Corporation in 1999, which began trading publicly later that year (NYSE: PTV). Since 1999, Pactiv has acquired roughly ten companies each strategically purchased to position itself as the market leader for distributors, processors, and restaurants alike.

From their world headquarters in Lake Forest, Illinois, they oversee global operations of more than 15,000 employees at more than 63 manufacturing plants (operating in 10 countries), mixing centers, and distribution centers. With an abundant amount of data to comb through, they came across a problem.

Pactiv is in the early stages of rolling out JDA WMS to over 50 DCs in their network. The JDA solution has proven an excellent solution for the execution of the Pactiv distribution network. Pactiv was looking to add to their JDA WMS to support their day-to-day management and visibility of the system. Due to this, Pactiv has selected Rebus to help manage their day-to-day data.

« Rebus added tremendous visibility to our day-to-day to monitor and view work in a timely manner – we can view dashboards and adjust resources and personnel if needed. It created excitement within our departments by providing visibility to the workday to better execute tasks »

– Richard Lack, Senior Director of Supply Chain, Pactiv

Rebus will help Pactiv be able to have complete visibility and performance updates in real-time for their distribution operations, labor management, and warehouse management. Rebus Data Services is built on the latest in database technology to provide real-time analytics, supplying Pactiv with full visibility into their supply chain operations.

« It’s been a very good experience working with Longbow; everyone we have worked with is a subject matter expert and brings lots of experience to the table. »  

– Richard Lack, Senior Director of Supply Chain, Pactiv

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