How Healthy Is Your Print Supply Chain?

Time to Take Stock – and Action in Print At the end of the year, we tend to reflect on the past; and “looking back” sounds like some sentimental journey. But it’s a logical time to take a breath and assess, with a year’s worth of perspective, how certain parts of your...

5 Reasons Your Business Needs Managed Print Services

HINT: Saving Money May Not Be the Most Important One Now, do me a favor: DON’T cheat and sneak a look at the bottom of the article. (Or at least if you do, come back up here and see what you missed.)  You know I am a huge proponent of managed print services....

Elect Print Management and Your Team Always Wins  

Check Out Some Returns You’re Really Going to Like Happy Election Day!  I’d like to spend today’s post doing a little campaigning myself – but not for any politician. You may not be running for office, today, but chances are good you’re running an office. Want...

Celebrating #IPD18 International Print Day 2018 Together!

Promoting Print Proudly Happy International Print Day 2018! #IPD18 is a big day for those of us in the industry. But it’s also a big day for those who appreciate and prefer their communications, books and important documents printed on paper. (That means just about...

3 Ways Banks Benefit from Printing Services

Discover How Printing Services Can Benefit Your Financial Institution by Enhancing Efficiency and Engaging Customers For banks and other financial institutions, the proverbial “price of entry” is clearly accuracy. But beyond that, other things help determine success....

What Is Promotional Kitting?

Promotional Kitting Generates Profitable Results We’ve been talking here recently about kitting and fulfillment. Today, I’d like to focus on promotional kitting. Because promotional kitting combines strategic thinking and creativity to generate profitable results....

Is Your Business Benefitting from Kitting and Fulfillment?

The Best Way to Shape Up What You’re Shipping Out For those not yet familiar with the term, we covered “what is kitting and fulfillment” in a recent post. But let’s say you know very well what the term means. Perhaps you simply aren’t sure how kitting and...

What is Kitting and Fulfillment?

Are Your Mailings Packed with Efficiency? Stop me if you’ve heard this one. “A brochure, a letter, a product sample and a premium item go into a box…”   Okay, you caught me. That’s not really a joke. But it is a kit. A pretty typical one, actually. And it’s my way of...

How to Ensure Your Custom Labels Stick

Preventing Problems with Your Custom Labels Labels on consumer and business-to-business products carry your brand identity to market. What you put on the outside of that jar, can, box or bag matters. It is the only thing that differentiates you from your competition...

Are Millennials Impressed with Print Marketing?

Your Business Will Benefit from Knowing The Answer Many people think that millennials are so focused on technology that they regard print marketing as outdated and ignore it. Those people apparently don’t know millennials very well. Because the truth is, millennials...

How to Address Wastes from Poor Quality Through LEAN Manufacturing

Waste #5: Poor Quality – Part 6 of 8: Addressing the Seven Wastes in LEAN Manufacturing with Corporate Kiosk Next up on our waste “hit list”: quality problems. If you’ve been following along, you know we’ve been revisiting seven wastes identified in LEAN...

How to Address “Motion” Wastes Through LEAN Manufacturing

Waste #3: Processing – Part 5 of 8: Addressing the Seven Wastes in LEAN Manufacturing with Corporate Kiosk The seven wastes identified in LEAN manufacturing were the subject of an extremely popular post when first published. Therefore we’ve been revisiting the...

How to Address Transportation Wastes Identified by LEAN Manufacturing

Waste #2: Transportation – Part 3 of 8: Addressing the Seven Wastes in LEAN Manufacturing with Corporate Kiosk It’s time to continue our series based on the seven wastes identified in LEAN manufacturing. It was one of our most popular posts ever, and certainly...

Is Print Finally Dead?

Print Is Not Only Stirring But Stirring Up Sales I almost have to laugh whenever this comes up…but it still comes up! Critics, most working far outside their area of expertise, see all the hype about digital this and digital that. They read another article about...

Print Management? Here’s How to Take Control

A Smarter, Less Stressful Approach to Printing Needs Control freak?  If you manage a small or mid-sized business or play a key role in a larger one, you may feel you have to be these days. For many of us, the ever-faster pace of business today gives us the feeling...

Are You Making this Costly Mistake with Your Printing?

Is Your Print Supply Chain Managing YOU? “We figure out how to print things when we need to.” Not an uncommon attitude, and at face value it seems to make sense. But when I hear it from business owners or managers, it means they are probably spending a lot more time...

Could Ecobranding Save Money On Printing Services?

Will Ecobranding Save Money on Printing Services? I’ve been writing about print supply chain management in recent weeks. And that’s not by accident. I think it’s one of the areas in which we can do the most good for our clients. Our company was founded on new ways to...