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Xerox Lean Document Production service helps reduce production costs

Press release from the issuing company

Rochester, N.Y. – Savvy print service providers are taking full advantage of business development services to stay competitive and relevant in this turnaround economy. To help, Xerox Corporation's Business Development Services portfolio now includes the LDP Lean Document Production and Design service – offering print providers tangible ways to reduce production costs and maximize technology investments. 

Additionally, two new ProfitAccelerator tools are available to help printers take advantage of the business opportunities within the continuous feed market.

"Staying competitive is a full-time job for graphic communications providers," said Gina Testa, vice president, Worldwide Graphic Communications, Xerox Corporation. "Xerox's business development support, particularly the LDP consulting service, offers easy and effective ways to keep ahead of the curve in terms of new revenue opportunities and overall productivity."

Lean Document Production service – drives costs down; productivity up
Notable savings and productivity gains can be achieved when print environments are designed for maximum throughput to run at optimal efficiency. However, understanding how to achieve these benefits can be challenging.  

Xerox's LDP service creates a comprehensive assessment of key operational matters including equipment types and usage, headcount, peak hours, job cycle times, steps and touches, run lengths and print windows. The service uses a unique methodology and analytics toolkit protected by 65 patent filings.

Specially-trained Xerox consultants work closely with print service providers to turn the assessment results into reality – making necessary adjustments to create the most efficient and productive document manufacturing setup. 

"Xerox's LDP approach and results cannot be matched in the industry," said Dr. Sudhendu Rai, principal scientist, Xerox Innovation Group. "It allows us to completely understand a production manufacturing environment and tailor the adjustments accordingly. And with our proven and patented solution, outcomes are practical and achievable."

Xerox's LDP service can:
- Reduce production manufacturing costs by 20-40 percent
- Improve print shop cycle time by 20 percent
- Lower waste by 40 percent
- Decrease production space and labor by 15 percent

 "After analyzing our workflow, which includes digital and offset, Xerox ran dozens of computer scenarios each modeling different ways to improve our production manufacturing processes," said Pat Jayne, owner of Sir Speedy in Charlotte, N.C., who utilized the Xerox LDP service.

LDP works in a number of print shop manufacturing environments, including transaction, digital printing, offset, or any hybrid combination. 

New ProfitAccelerator tools open business opportunities in continuous feed market
Print providers looking to build their continuous feed businesses can do so with the new ProfitQuick Financial Modeling Software and the Continuous Feed Essentials Kit. Both tools are part of Xerox's ProfitAccelerator collection, the industry's most extensive toolkit with more than 100 business and market development resources.

The ProfitQuick Financial Modeling Software helps print providers increase productivity and achieve cost and efficiency savings. It allows Xerox experts to analyze a current print operation and predict how digital technology, such as continuous feed devices, can positively impact the bottom line.

The Continuous Feed Essentials Kit provides information to plan, build and implement a profitable continuous feed business. The kit helps users build a marketing plan, host an open house and identify revenue-generating applications.  It also provides a prospecting guide and high-quality media samples that can be used to showcase profitable continuous feed applications.

Xerox will showcase its business development offerings May 18-25 in the Xerox stand at IPEX 2010, Hall 7, in Birmingham, U.K.

Availability and pricing
For Lean Document Production service availability and pricing, contact a Xerox sales representative.

The ProfitQuick Financial Modeling Software for continuous feed and the Continuous Feed Essentials Kit will be available in the third quarter; for pricing information contact a Xerox sales representative.