(With Earth Day just around the corner, it seems worthwhile to take another look at this post by popular industry consultant, Howie Fenton.)
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Guest post by Howie Fenton, independent consultant and advisor to commercial and in-plant printers.
This is the second in a two-part series based on a study entitled, Aligning
The transition into a successful digital company has been a struggle in the printing industry for decades. In this article, the first in a two-part series, we explore Lessons Learned from companies that have successfully implemented digital technologies.
According to a survey (June 2016) published in In-Plant Graphics Magazine, 63.4% of in-plants accept work from outside their organization, a strategy known with the in-plant community insourcing. The successful use of an insourcing is also motivating some in-plants to hire sales people to help sell to both internal and external customers.
While many companies complain that they cannot afford the time and effort required to achieve operational excellence, market demand is proving to companies that they can’t afford NOT to focus on operational excellence.
The impact of digital disruption continues to impact all industries including the graphic arts business. Contrary to popular belief however, addressing the issues of digital disruption requires more than understanding the technology. It requires a business sense or business acumen.
Working to reduce SLAs can be complicated. These two root causes for the increasing turnaround times can be corrected, and opportunities to correct them that everyone can implement.
The success of your business could depend on the shipping options your offer. Here’s the stats to prove it.
How actionable data, root-cause analysis and taking initiative can drastically improve your print operations.