Business Management - Operations

How’s Your Printing Company's Contingency Plan Working?
March 27, 2020 at 10:29 am

Companies of all sizes across all vertical markets are now in an uncertain and uncharted situation due to COVID-19. Contingency plans are critical to support print, mail, fulfillment, and direct marketing production. How does yours stack up?

Sanitizing Your Shop? Be Careful
March 27, 2020 at 10:25 am

For anyone giving their site a deep clean, or simply sprucing things up during downtime, it's important that disinfectant chemicals don't cause damage to signage and displays.

SGIA Requests Washington State to Change Certain Fall Protection Rule Requirements
March 20, 2020 at 12:24 pm

As a result of changes made to fall protection requirements, the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries has continued to update state regulations. SGIA reviewed the proposed rules, and found the previous request to revise them was only partly accepted. SGIA has submitted comments for additional changes.

Amid Coronavirus Pandemic, Xerox Puts HP Hostile Acquisition Attempt on Back Burner
March 18, 2020 at 9:50 am

Perhaps facing the "perfect storm" of a global pandemic outbreak; a U.S. stock market response to COVID-19 that has pummeled Xerox and HP stock prices; and Canon's announcement that it will sever business ties with HP if HP's merger with Xerox comes to fruition, Xerox finds itself in a precarious position.

Legislative Issues That Could Impact Your Business in 2020
March 11, 2020 at 10:06 am

Now is a great time to start thinking about the legislative, legal, and regulatory issues that could have an impact on your wide-format business in the coming months. This is the perfect time to re-evaluate your current compliance plans, and make some decisions about where to head this year.

Not Your Father’s Lockout/Tagout
March 6, 2020 at 10:44 am

Although the Occupational Safety and Health Administration hasn’t done as much as other agencies in terms of deregulation, according to Gary Jones, SGIA’s director of environmental, health, and safety affairs, he says a moratorium on new measures there “has ground the regulatory process to a halt.”

HP Adopts 'Poison Pill' Plan to Thwart Xerox Hostile Takeover
February 28, 2020 at 10:13 am

On Feb. 20, the HP board of directors adopted a Shareholder Rights Plan ("Poison Pill") to thwart Xerox's planned hostile proxy bid to acquire all of the outstanding shares of HP stock on March 2 for $34.9 billion. In another defensive move, HP announced it will buy back $15 billion worth of outstanding HP shares.

Understanding the ABCs of Improvement
February 26, 2020 at 10:08 am

During assessments of printing companies seeking feedback on the state of quality in their businesses, I’ve learned there are three kinds of work activities that can be observed.