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State of the In-Plant Industry Full Report Presentation Coming to Graph Expo

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Press release from the issuing company

KEARNEY, MO - As September quickly approaches, in-plant printing and mailing professionals across the nation are preparing to make their way to Orlando, Florida, for what is sure be the most exciting Graph Expo yet. In addition to learning about the industry’s newest cutting-edge technologies, on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, guests will have the chance to hear Dr. Joe Webb deliver the final report of The State of the Industry: Outlooks, Challenges, and OpportunitiesSurvey.

Generously sponsored by Canon U.S.A, Inc., the survey was created to collect a broad range of feedback from in-plant professionals. The State of the Industry: Outlook, Challenges, and Opportunities survey asked participants a series of questions that helped assess the industry’s present state and identify what lays ahead. The responses from the survey will be used to create innovative strategies and tools that in-plant professionals need in order to become effective leaders, and help their facilities reach sustainable, long-term success.

When asked about the report, Dr. Webb said, “Well-managed in-plant departments enhance their host organization's flow of internal and external communications. Whether they're part of the campus life of a major university, the operations of a government agency, the outreach of a non-profit organization, or in the back offices of a multinational corporation, their roles are being redefined in today's dynamic media environment. That challenge is being met by offering new kinds of services and products, combined with insightful internal marketing and promotion, and proactive internal relationships. These actions cultivate a perception of reliability and creativity that ensures their departments are considered vital to their organizations. This study will assist departments to define the right roadmap for relevance that's appropriate in their organizations.”

The final report, given by Webb, will discuss fundamental areas that are of high importance to in-plant professionals in every vertical of the industry. The information detailed in the report will help department managers make critical decisions for their facilities that will influence their bottom line. Graph Expo attendees and survey participants will receive a copy of the full report following Dr. Webb’s presentation at Graph Expo.

In June, Dr. Webb presented the Executive Summary for the report at IPMA’s 2016 Annual Conference. His forward-thinking report was received remarkably well by conference attendees who were able to gain a world of insight from this initial statement and set the stage for what will come in the final report in September.

Dr. Joe Webb is a notable consultant, analyst, and forecaster for organizations ranging in size from multinational companies to local businesses. He is a 35+ year veteran of the graphic arts industries. His "Mondays with Dr. Joe" column is a must-read feature at WhatTheyThink, where he also directs their Economics and Research Center. His years of experience have attracted organizations across the globe to seek out his expertise. He is also the co-author with Richard Romano of several books, including Renewing the Printing IndustryDisrupting the FutureGetting Business, and This Point Forward.

 

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