In-plant Graphics – May 2011
Health and Human Services Printing must mobilize at a moment’s notice to serve the citizens of Texas during their time of need.
YouTube is the most popular video-sharing Web site available right now. It allows you to upload as many videos to the Internet as you want, for free.
In my last article ("Should In-plants Offer VDP and Marketing Services?") I suggested that a better question might be, "Will this increase the value of the in-plant?" The answer, of course, is yes.
Maybe Wayne Guiney should have been a politician. At least that's what some people have said to him, because his people skills have kept the staffs he's managed at multiple in-plants on his side.
The best session at last month's Association of College and University Printers conference was the story of how a failed in-plant fought its way to the top. It was a tale told by Jimmy Friend, director of Printing and Distribution Solutions at the University of North Texas, and Deborah Leliaert, vice president for University Relations, Communications and Marketing.
Now in its 18th year, the On Demand Conference and Exposition tried something new this time when it moved south of the Mason-Dixon line to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Not everyone was happy with the results. Though some exhibits were packed at intervals, others were not so busy. Perhaps the absence of key companies like Xerox, Kodak, Presstek and Standard caused some potential attendees to skip this year's event. Or maybe D.C. was too far for the Northeast day trippers who attended previous years' shows in Philadelphia, Boston and New York.
When Your in-plant gets an opportunity to relocate its operations into new facilities, you had better make sure to do it right, for you may never get that chance again. This is when you do all the things you always wanted to do but could not, because of space limitations or budget constraints. This is when you do a lot of reading on "Lean methodology" and apply as much of it as you can.