Category: Business Philosophy

Eastpack/Pharmapack 2013

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The choices Impressions Inc. makes on which trade shows to exhibit at are based on an expected amount of traffic that will provide the most likely opportunity for future sales. Location is a secondary consideration, but still important because having multiple transportation options along with affordable prices go along way towards justifying our attendance at the show. There are many shows that meet both these criteria, but outside of the…

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Long Distance Press OK’s

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Having a national customer base has directed us into finding innovative and timely methods for proofing management from a long distance. Although we have used remote proofing tools for years, many customers are still more comfortable handling and signing off on a hard-copy proof. Although this creates some additional transportation costs and time needed to ship proofs back and forth, neither of these factors matter enough when a customer prefers…

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New Technologies in a Printing World – Lean Manufacturing

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Lean manufacturing is one of the most important and transformational business developments over the past fifty years. By applying some basic principles and utilizing various planning tools, a lean initiative puts into motion practices that strive for added customer value, improved quality, and faster turn-times with the intention of reducing or even eliminating waste and all forms of inventory: WIP, raw materials and finished goods. The practice of empowering an…

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New Technologies in a Printing World

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The science of print production has gone through dramatic improvements in both quality and productivity as technologies for both press and prepress have been successfully implemented across much of the packaging industry. Digital printing on packaging substrates is one such advancement. Coinciding with these technical advances, there have been significant changes in business management philosophy. In particular, I am thinking of: lean manufacturing, disruptive innovation, the theory of constraints, and…

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