How Industry Trends Will Impact Your In-plant in 2023
The good news is that some of the challenges in-plants faced in 2022, such as supply chain issues and staffing shortages, will decline in magnitude in 2023, writes Consultant Howie Fenton in a new blog; many in-plants believe the peak issues with paper shortages have already passed. But other challenges lie ahead, he warns. Fenton lists 11 of these in his blog, including a decline in wide-format growth as the need for social distancing floor graphics declines.
Perhaps the most important trend, he notes, is the increasing need for automation – at least for those in-plants that want to remain competitive. Start with identifying your bottlenecks, Fenton writes. Then determine the root cause, and create a solution.
To see all Fenton’s predictions along with his advice for in-plants, read his full blog here.
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 more than 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, co-sponsored by IPMA and In-plant Impressions.