(June 23, 2008) Southwest Offset Printing Company, Inc. (SOP/SFOP), one of California's largest privately owned printing companies has invested in Technique’s Management Information System (MIS)
The system will be used to estimate and schedule jobs on its 4 heatset web presses, 7 coldset presses and extensive bindery operations. Technique’s Inventory Management module will be used to manage an annual paper inventory exceeding 75,000 tons.
With over 150 printing units and associated roll stands, an MIS system with extensive support for multiple webs and roll stands is vital to be able to estimate and plan the jobs. With such a massive volume of paper passing through the plant each year, a first class inventory management application that is seamlessly integrated into the remainder of the system plays a vital role.
"Southwest Offset is a perfect fit for Technique MIS. Many of Europe’s largest publication printers run Technique MIS and we now see this trend continuing in other geographic regions. Built from the ground up to support large, multi-site, multi-company printers and having the most extensive, integrated contracts module in the industry makes our product ideal " states Paul Cooper, CEO, Technique Group
Jennifer McDonald, Southwest Offset’s Chief Operating Officer, commented: "After extensively surveying the market for an MIS system that would suit our needs and talking to other Technique users, it became clear that Technique stands head and shoulders above the competition when it comes to coldset and contract management capabilities. The modern user interface and modern technology will help accelerate the learning and implementation process.”
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