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Kiwiplan (An Advantive Company)

January 23, 2024

Over 80% of boxes made in the U.S. are in plants using Kiwiplan software.

For more than 35 years, Kiwiplan has developed and provided powerful, industry specific software solutions for the corrugated and packaging industries. Kiwiplan’s end-to-end, fully integrated suite of software applications addresses the unique and complex requirements of the corrugated manufacturing industry. This dedication to exceeding needs has turned Kiwiplan into the single largest software provider for packaging manufacturers around the world.

Kiwiplan solutions reduce costs, increase production efficiency and throughput, and empower manufacturers to respond immediately and automatically to changing circumstances. By increasing visibility, improving communication, and promoting teamwork across departments, your corrugated manufacturing organization can handle hot orders, raw material availability, tooling, and more.

Kiwiplan strives to forge long-term partnerships with customers by analyzing their needs and delivering targeted, high-quality solutions, support, and sales services to exceed them.


Manage orders at scale using the Enterprise Sales Processing (ESP) system.

Share information automatically through the Kiwiplan Message Center (KMC).

Improve communications between:

    • Customers
    • Suppliers
    • Third parties

Empower your customer service teams to:

    • Enter orders
    • Determine due dates
    • Access pertinent information
    • Provide top quality solutions
    • Manage:
    • Customers
    • Orders
    • Feedback
    • Finances
    • Routing
    • Estimating
    • Workflow


The Production Control System (PCS) automates scheduling 24/7. Every 15 minutes, the schedule is adjusted automatically for hot order inserts, board and tooling availability, setup savings opportunities, and more. This process improves production efficiency and throughput, and reduces downtime, waste, and costs. Corrugator Scheduling and the Continuous Automated Scheduling Environment work together with PCS to automate the scheduling process and:

    • Ensure corrugator efficiency
    • Reduce side trim
    • Increase web width
    • Decrease downtime and waste

Transmission Links eliminates manual data entry while improving accuracy and visibility by providing electronic, bidirectional communication with:

    • Corrugator controllers
    • Converting machines
    • Conveyor systems
    • Stackers
    • Other electronic devices
    • Additional software solutions include:
    • Kiwiplan Quality Management System (QMS)
    • Load tag printing
    • Kiwiplan Machine Data Collection (MDC)
    • Production signs
    • Mobile app


The Truck Scheduling System (TSS) works with the Production Control System (PCS) to automatically plan loads and reduce shipping costs by reducing mileage requirements and increasing truck volume utilized. The Unit Load Tracking (ULT) system improves inventory control, accuracy, and efficiency in shipping by tracking the location, movement, and loading of FGS units. WIP tracking is also possible. The Supply Chain Simulator (SCS) identifies monthly roll stock orders on a continuous basis to optimize corrugator production efficiency and reduce the cost of side trim, unnecessary upgrades, and waste.

The Roll Stock System (RSS):

    • Manages roll stock
    • Increases inventory accuracy
    • Reduces the need for physical stock-takes


The Kiwiplan Data Warehouse (KDW) BI tool collects and organizes data from multiple sources for an easy-to-use, cost-effective, enterprise-wide solution. This database is optimized for reporting purposes natively or on the customers’ reporting systems. KDW includes transaction-level data from:

    • ERP
    • MES/MRP
    • Warehouse management
    • Logistics systems
    • Other integrated data sources

To demo our analytics tool, contact Ryan Brown at Advantive today.

Ryan brings more than 25 years of experience in the corrugated industry.

Ryan Brown Senior National Account Manager 513-496-9796