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HIFLEX demonstrates its new FSC workflow at Graph Expo

Monday, October 04, 2010

Press release from the issuing company

HIFLEX, the global technology leader of Web2Print and MIS Solutions for Print will be demonstrating its new FSC and Sustainability Initiative Workflow at Graph Expo 2010. This new HIFLEX Workflow saves printers who are challenged with conforming to certification standards hundreds of hours of time and thousands of dollars in administrative costs, making the task easy and simple. HIFLEX is exhibiting in booth #463 and will also be exhibiting in the KBA booth #1255, the Standard Horizon booth #1244 and the Agfa booth #844 with each of these partner vendors providing an important integration and automation workflow, demonstrated in conjunction with HIFLEX MIS.”

HIFLEX is the first and only MIS vendor to provide a workflow for printers that helps them track all FSC and other Sustainability Initiative orders. This unique workflow allows users to define the type of jobs being entered at the beginning stage of order entry. As an FSC job is entered, the user is prompted to choose between ‘Mixed Product’ or ‘Recycled Product’ in a clever drop down menu. This drop down choice is then used to automatically select FSC or other Sustainability pertinent documents and flag the order as FSC for reporting purposes. The HIFLEX MIS Quote Letter, Order Confirmation, Job Ticket, Purchase Order, Skid Tag, Delivery Note and Invoice are all well marked and identified as FSC jobs with all required FSC details clearly marked. Included on all documents is the FSC Chain of Custody Number, instructions to the supplier on the PO and notification to all plant personnel on the job ticket, specifying that the order must be processed according to FSC procedures and guidelines. Inventory or Skid Tags are typically printed on green paper to visually tag them as FSC or other Sustainability Materials. In addition, the HIFLEX MIS-FSC workflow comes with standard FSC reports that detail FSC Paper Usage and FSC Paper Input Weight versus Output Weight.

“HIFLEX MIS users are thrilled with the benefits of this innovative new workflow, stating that it saves them countless hours of preparing for their annual FSC Audit. Our workflow was designed so that when FSC Audits are performed, all inventories are easily distinguishable and all of the information required by auditors is easily accessible at the push of a button, making the process simple, fast and painless.” Comments Gary E. Marron, President & CEO of HIFLEX Corporation for North America. Damian McDonald, Vice President of Ampersand Printing in Guelph, Ontario comments: “All of the statistics that are required are readily available to the FSC auditor upon request in the HIFLEX MIS Reporting, including all production documents, supplier bills of lading, and standard FSC reports with usage statistics of FSC Mixed or Recycled Stocks used for a specific customer on any arbitrary job the auditor wishes to check. During our last audit, the FSC auditor was pleasantly surprised and commented: “This was the fastest FSC Audit that we have ever done” We are very pleased with the HIFLEX FSC workflow and what’s better is that we can add other Sustainability Products to the HIFLEX drop-down menu ourselves and without needing HIFLEX as these initiatives continue to grow and expand.”

Gordon Gizowski, Vice President of Manufacturing, All Out, Inc. in Woodridge, Illinois commented: “With the HIFLEX FSC Workflow, we will save hundreds of hours of time and thousands of dollars of costs that we used to expend managing the FSC chain of custody and record keeping normally done weeks and days before an audit. The piece of mind of knowing that we are proactively tracking our inventory and statistics about our FSC customer’s jobs alone has tremendous value for us. We are very pleased with this HIFLEX workflow innovation.”




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