Business Management - In-plant Justification

From the Editor: How Are Smaller In-plants Faring?
September 17, 2020 at 4:22 pm

One thing I’ve been dreading during the COVID-19 pandemic is a wave of in-plant closures. I particularly worry about smaller shops at smaller colleges and organizations, some of which are experiencing deep financial losses. So I reached out to some of them to find out how they are doing. Their responses have eased my fears somewhat

Data is Critical to Your In-plant’s Survival
June 26, 2020 at 10:05 am

Decision-makers are now facing difficult choices. Now more than ever, in-plants must identify key performance indicators and leverage data to justify their existence.

No Strategic Plan? Here’s How Your In-plant Can Write One
June 12, 2020 at 10:34 am

The In-plant Printing and Mailing Association concluded its weeklong series of in-plant webinars yesterday with an information-packed presentation by consultant Greg Cholmondeley that detailed how in-plants can go about writing a five-year strategic plan.

In-plant ‘Saved by a Pandemic’
May 22, 2020 at 10:57 am

The decision was made. Vanderbilt University Printing Services would be shut down. Employees received layoff notices in March, and the Nashville in-plant was scheduled to close on June 1. And then the coronavirus hit.

Hospital In-plants Prove Their Value During a Crisis
May 20, 2020 at 9:47 am

Few in-plants are as busy right now as those serving hospitals and health care facilities. Their staffs are reporting to work to print critical materials to help hospitals save the lives of COVID-19 patients.

Two-Pronged Approach to In-plant Survival
November 20, 2019 at 12:36 pm

At PRINTING United, Consultant Howie Fenton talked with RSA's Vince Tutino about the two prongs that in-plants need to remain competitive and survive.

Ray and Catherine Chambers Resource Archive Goes Live
November 15, 2019 at 11:12 am

Noted in-plant consultant Ray Chambers has donated his 30 years of in-plant-related research to the In-plant Printing and Mailing Association. The searchable archive is now available to IPMA members.

Five Strategic Planning Myths Busted
September 15, 2019 at 10:44 am

In his latest blog, Greg Cholmondeley talks about the reasons many in-plants do not have up-to-date and relevant strategic plans.