California In-plants Unite
In-plants abound in the California State University system, and in November, more than 25 managers and staff from 16 CSU campuses all over the state got together for the first time to discuss their common challenges and ways they can work together. The two-day meeting took place in Los Angeles and covered topics like right of first refusal, copier fleet management, shredding, recycling, mailing, FSC certification and process improvement.
“Generally it was fairly informal with some great roundtable discussions,” notes Doug Schiller, of Sonoma State University, who led a session in which he revealed some lessons he learned when going out to bid for copiers. “The hot topics were job sharing between campuses and how we would like to improve the inter-CSU payment system.”
Attendees hailed from all over the state—from Humboldt State University in northern California to San Diego State University in the south. The group hopes to assemble again in the spring for a one-day meeting.
Bob has served as editor of In-plant Impressions since October of 1994. Prior to that he served for three years as managing editor of Printing Impressions, a commercial printing publication. Mr. Neubauer is very active in the U.S. in-plant industry. He attends all the major in-plant conferences and has visited nearly 170 in-plant operations around the world. He has given presentations to numerous in-plant groups in the U.S., Canada and Australia, including the Association of College and University Printers and the In-plant Printing and Mailing Association. He also coordinates the annual In-Print contest, cosponsored by IPMA and In-plant Impressions.