Gartner Research

Best Practices in Production Print and Mail Operations: Cost Cutting to Remain Relevant

Published: 18 May 2012

ID: G00231246

Analyst(s): Pete Basiliere

Summary

Threatened by mobile devices and Web portals, production printing operations must cut costs while publishing more personalized content in order to remain relevant. Leverage these top 10 tools to streamline your operation and remain relevant to your organization.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Analysis

  • Cost-Cutting Opportunities
    • No. 10: Inside Delivery of Supplies
    • No. 9: Supervisor, Service and Quality Assurance Offices on the Production Floor
    • No 8: Schedule Printers and Inserters Based on Materials
    • No. 7: Begin Each Shift 10 Minutes Before the Prior One Ends
    • No. 6: Relocation of Roll Stock Storage From the Warehouse to the Print Room
    • No. 5: Replenish Low-Volume Items in the Warehouse
    • No. 4: Begin Warehouse Shift One Hour Early
    • No. 3: Begin Printer Shift on Sunday Night
    • No. 2: Adhere to Preventive Maintenance Schedules
    • No. 1: Cover Printers and Inserters During Operator Breaks
  • ADF 2.0
  • Summary

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