Business Management - In-plant Justification

Reopened In-plant Building Back Steadily
December 18, 2023 at 10:46 am

After being closed and then reopened during the pandemic, Vanderbilt University’s in-plant is in expansion mode under the direction of Mike Puckett. He’s been meeting with former customers and building their trust, while introducing new services and products to campus. This success has enabled the shop to add new equipment.

In-plant Forum Shows In-plants A Path to Success
October 19, 2023 at 10:40 pm

During PRINTING United Expo 2023, In-plant Impressions editor-in-chief Bob Neubauer moderated the forum “Reaching the Pinnacle of In-plant Success,” which emphasized how and why in-plants should continuously add value to their operations.

Ray Chambers Made Me a Better Manager
August 18, 2023 at 10:55 am

When senior administrators reviewed my in-plant and I needed a consultant, the only name other in-plant managers suggested was Ray Chambers. He helped me reframe how I approach my work and made me a better manager.

Why Have an In-plant? A Creative Services Director Explains
May 19, 2023 at 9:45 am

By maintaining an in-house print shop that works closely with graphic designers, organizations will not only enjoy speed and efficiency benefits but will see better protection of the brand image. At a recent IPMA Road Show, CHRISTUS Health’s director of Creative Services listed the benefits.

The Value and Challenges of First Right of Refusal
May 19, 2023 at 9:32 am

While just over a third of in-plants have “first right of refusal,” many more would love to obtain it. Despite the benefits it can bring to a parent organization — including protecting the organization’s brand — securing this right can be complicated.

Former Manager Helps In-plants Thrive
November 28, 2022 at 3:24 pm

At PRINTING United Expo, IPI sat down with former manager Debbie Pavletich to learn how her team at Ricoh helps in-plants improve their operations by expanding their services, optimizing their workflows, developing standard operating procedures, and increasing their value.

From the Editor: Old Threat, New Angle
September 14, 2022 at 9:58 am

As if the paper and toner shortages plaguing in-plants these days weren’t enough, the pandemic has also given life to an old demon, which is rearing its ugly head in new ways.

Battling an Emerging Outsourcing Trend
September 9, 2022 at 9:33 am

Fueled by the pandemic, industry consultants have recently been promoting the outsourcing of in-plant work. Here's a strategy to prepare for such discussions.