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Quad/Graphics Optimizes High volume Contract Labor Operations Using IQNavigator

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Press release from the issuing company

DENVER, March 20 -- IQNavigator, Inc., the leading provider of services procurement and spend management solutions, today announced that Quad/Graphics, the leading global printing manufacturer, has fully deployed IQNavigator's technology to streamline its day labor processes and improve efficiencies for services procurement. With continuous operations in dozens of facilities, Quad/Graphics utilizes Staff Navigator, an Integrated Supplier Management solution that leverages IQNavigator7 software, to optimize its rapidly changing, around-the-clock demands for contingent labor. Quad/Graphics, the largest private printer of magazines, catalogs, and other commercial products in the world with over 12,000 employees, requires highly flexible staffing adjustments by shift and by day, based on changing production requirements. By combining Staff Management's contingent workforce management expertise and IQNavigator's robust web-based tool, the Staff Navigator solution delivers a procurement process that meets these challenges with best of breed strategy and technology. Using IQNavigator7, Quad/Graphics sends its suppliers the next day's labor requirements including specific hourly shifts, locations and activities. IQNavigator's easy-to-use, online interface enables Quad/Graphics to define the number of workers required, the skills needed, and the desired bill rate for the day's activities within minutes. "Our high volume day labor requirements change day to day and from shift to shift within each day. Using IQNavigator7's light industrial functionality, we are able to easily request our day labor requirements with a user-friendly calendar view," said Robert Quadracci, Human Resource Director of Quad/Graphics. "The next day our suppliers have the appropriate resources lined up at every location to support our highly variable production operations." "IQNavigator's flexibility is what makes it the ideal solution for organizations managing multiple service types and complex sourcing requirements," said John P. Raeder, Jr., president and CEO of IQNavigator. "From high volume requirements that require a day's notice to fulfill, to specific skill and talent needs that require a more in-depth evaluation and approval process, IQNavigator can accommodate the various negotiating steps and approvals to deliver the right services and control costs." IQNavigator7 optimizes and manages services procurement and spend management processes to enable enterprises to find, purchase and ensure correct delivery of the best-fit services at the most competitive price. IQNavigator7 provides support for all services types including consulting services, contract and temporary workers, facilities management, marketing services, accounting services, etc. Taking just weeks to implement, IQNavigator7 generates significant cost savings through competitive bidding and process efficiencies, and ensures contract compliance to significantly reduce risk and financial errors globally.




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