One of the key steps to success for in-plants is to know your numbers: the operational and financial information you have about your operation. Knowing your numbers lets you make decisions from information rather than intuition.
While reducing production costs and improving efficiency are key business initiatives for in-plants, almost half track their operational key performance indicators manually. It's imperative to automate both the production process and the data collection to effectively manage a print shop.
During the pandemic, in-plants have been forced to develop new ways to operate or reexamine how they work. We have been working with them to build new workflows or help them take full advantage of the systems they already have, so they can work smarter with fewer touches and staff, on-site or remotely.
Four leading in-plant print executives will share their knowledge during an in-plant panel discussion at PRINTING United titled “Growth Through Change.”
Every year that I moderate an ideal panel session at the In-plant Printing and Mailing Association conference I get some great ideas from the panelists. This year, the session was called "Winning In-plant Ideas” and featured three healthcare in-plant leaders.
At June's In-plant Printing and Mailing Association conference, leadership speaker Pete Smith urged in-plant managers to lead a life of significance and presented six pillars on which to build it.
I recently moderated an in-plant panel discussion, talking with three managers who shared their workflow experiences and discussed the hurdles they have overcome and improvements they have made to their workflows. On the panel were Sherri Isbell (University of Oklahoma), Mike Lincoln (State of Colorado) and Lisa Stelter (Sanford Health).
I recently moderated a panel discussion by in-plant managers who shared their thoughts about why they are front runners and how they showcase their wins.
The recent In-plant Printing and Mailing Association conference was filled with informative sessions for in-plant managers. One of them featured a panel of leaders from Orange County Public Schools, Alfred State College and the University of Delaware who offered ideas to help in-plants succeed.
By adding Web-to-print, Intermountain Healthcare’s Design & Print Center has been able to save more than $1.3 million annually, enable HIPAA compliance and control branding.
Frisco Independent School District's in-plant turned the launch of a testimonial video into an awareness, promotional and employee-engagement opportunity during in-plant awareness month.
During a seminar at PRINT 17 titled “Bold Moves for the Future,” three in-plant managers shared their experiences with implementing new services and strategies.
Blue Valley Schools automated 86% of its in-plant's orders and saved the organization more than $1.4 million in the last seven years.
If you skipped Graph Expo 2016 or haven’t been to the show in a while, you may be wondering why you should attend Print 17. Here are a dozen reasons why in-plant managers should not miss this major event.
We often assume that in-plants know each other and that they know about resources in the industry like In-plant Graphics, IPMA and ACUP. This is an incorrect assumption. New people are entering the in-plant community. These newcomers likely won’t know who their fellow in-plants are.