3 tips to lay the building blocks to be a data-driven In-plant operation. Answer questions about which KPIs are important and identify the data collection frequency and tools.
Howie Fenton shares a method to estimate staffing needs as your revenue changes using your current sales per employee ratio (SPE) and anticipated revenue changes. Adding automation and shifting and cross training staff can address workflow gaps and bottlenecks that result from staff imbalances.
Tips for the critical information in-plants need to collect to control costs and optimize operational performance. This post also reveals insights from recent Keypoint Intelligence research.
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Justifying Your Existence: Part One- Measure Performance In the recent PRIMIR study entitled “Digital Printing Technology's Influence on the U.S. In-Plant Printing Market” that IMG worked on with IDC, we identified that the top in-plant challenges focused on justifying: Investments in new print technology The value of the in-plant, and Investing in non-print technology or
Tips For Increasing Awareness of Your In-Plant Print Center February is the In-plant Printing and Mailing Association's (IPMA’s) In-Plant Awareness Month. For everyone actively working to increase their customers’ awareness, congratulations. For those who don’t know where to start, here are seven ideas. Survey Customers and non-customers. Surveys can provide two functions. In our assessments
It easy to get nostalgic around the holidays. As I write this, I am in the Northeast at holiday time which brings back memories of an earlier era, 25 years ago, when I first thought about production workflows in a quick copy shop, PostScript service bureau and the prepress department of a printer. While many things have
Expanding Your Reach and Influence You’ve launched and rolled out your system. Step back and take a look at what comes next. You will likely want to reach more customers, add capabilities, automate workflow more, or conduct other key initiatives to continue your growth and maintain relevancy. Technology does not stand still. Your in-plant should
Best Practices for Web to Print Production and Automation Web to print systems come in a couple of different types to drive print production and workflow automation: Web Ordering– Download and Print (offers only submission)- This type offers an e-commerce front-end to submit jobs to the print center but does not send print jobs directly
Pricing Options and 4 Pricing Best Practices for Customers and Web to Print Systems Most in-plants have a published price list that covers their common services that may include a selection of papers, B/W and Color printing, wide format, finishing, services like laminating and foam core, and specialty products. Consumers today want simple and fair