Business Management - In-plant Justification
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.
Ellen Abbey has some strong advice for any organization thinking about closing its in-plant and hiring a print outsourcing firm: “Don’t do it!” She should know. She spent five years trying to make it work before kicking that company out and bringing back the in-plant.
Outsourcing companies will stop at nothing to convince your in-plant's upper management they can cut costs. A sneak attack like this happened at the University of Cincinnati a few years ago — but the outsourcing company overlooked one crucial thing.
Value-added services are a great first step, but Consultant Howie Fenton believes that by integrating their services, in-plants can increase their efficiency and align themselves more closely with their organization's mission.
In-plant Awareness Month ended yesterday, and numerous in-plants took advantage of it to promote their services throughout the month.
The Ithaca College Center for Print Production got a great PR boost recently when the college newspaper, The Ithacan, produced a very professional video touting the in-plant's capabilities as part of its #ICHowItWorks series of videos.