Bill Gilmer of Wordsprint on NAPL consulting
Published on February 23, 2010
Bill Gilmer, Awards Print. I’m the President of Awards Print in Southwest Virginia. We have been using consultants from NAPL for years, even before NAPL offered this as an in-house service. The first one was Clint Bolte; came out and did a great job and we invited him out to talk about press room productivity and he ends up realigning all of our staffing. We brought Joe Becker out a few years later, he was great, to do succession planning and he ends up recalibrating how we flow our jobs through the plant.
More recently, we have gone with the NAPL in house consulting and we actually pay the premium membership every year and we get the services of the likes of John **** and Mike Philly, we’ve had Howie Fenton come out. And this has been terrific. I do not think we could have survived the recent recession without them, but they saw it coming, they saw it coming, we got our heads together, we laid out some strategic steps and it turns out, 2009 was actually our most profitable year in our history since we took the measures that we worked up with NAPL.
So, I highly recommend them.
Frank Visits Cal Poly's Shakespeare Museum
Published: April 21, 2017
Frank goes back in time as he visits the Cal Poly Shakespeare Museum. Surrounded by modern printing technology, this collection is a time warp of how printing was in the past.
After the Honeymoon of Selling Web-to-Print Program
Published: April 20, 2017
When you sell a web-to-print program, you have a brief honeymoon period that needs to be optimized. Stay focused on the business goals - get orders flowing through the system. Nobody wants to hear from a customer saying, its been six months and we've seen no value!
Esko's President Shares Thoughts on Being Part of the Danaher Family
Published: April 18, 2017
Udo Panenka, President of Esko, talks about being part of Danaher, the value to the business being part of the Danaher family brings. A toolbox of proven great processes has been key to continuing -- and even speeding up -- the innovation that has enabled Esko to continue to bring new products to market. He talks also about the ability to bring these tools to customers to strengthen relationships and help them improve their businesses as well.
Eversfrank Gruppe Promotes Real-Time Printing
Published: April 17, 2017
It was a pleasure to speak again with Gerhard Martterer of the Eversfrank Gruppe again at Hunkeler Innovationdays. He always has interesting applications to talk about, and this conversation is no exception. Take a look at the great success the company is having on behalf of its customers with real-time printing.
Frank: Judge a Book by its Covers
Published: April 14, 2017
Frank uses a book authored by RIT student Akshat Pardiwala to demonstrate that the cover often makes the book. He shows two versions to make his case.
Chain of Custody of Print Jobs
Published: April 13, 2017
One of the key functions of a Print MIS is to track where every single job is in your facility. Chain of custody is about inputting the transfer of ownership between resources in your plant. It always amazes us how powerful this one feature of a Print MIS when implemented properly.