NAPL Publishes New ‘State of the Industry Report’March 10, 2011
The new report shows printers how to take the steps necessary to make the most of economic recovery, starting with a careful assessment of what’s happening in the commercial printing industry and what lies ahead, examining the four post-recession paths in detail, providing a set of realistic sales expectations, reviewing the key lessons learned from the recession, and explaining how to develop the organizational flexibility and agility critical to future success.
The report is the flagship publication in NAPL’s “State of the Industry” series of comprehensive surveys, studies, and flash reports on current industry conditions and future trends. The State of the Industry Series is sponsored by Heidelberg. Each NAPL corporate member company receives a free copy of the 54-page State of the Industry Report as a benefit of membership. Non-members may purchase it for $249 at www.napl.org or by calling (800) 642-6275.
The “State of the Industry Report, Ninth Edition,” is based, in part, on data supplied by more than 450 industry companies located across the United States and Canada, with sales from under $1 million to more than $300 million. Authored by Paparozzi, Senior Economist Joseph Vincenzino, and former Research Associate Kong Lue Wang, it also features dozens of comments from respondents obtained through a series of one-on-one interviews.
Learn more about NAPL Research Center economic studies and analysis at the NAPL BizTrends blog (www.naplbiztrends.org), and the NAPL State of the Industry and Performance Indicators blogs (www.napl.org).
NAPL is a not-for-profit business management association representing companies in the $80+ billion commercial printing and graphic communications industry in North America. NAPL’s comprehensive slate of business-building solutions provides company leaders with the management tools they need to make informed business decisions in an ever-changing market environment. For more information on NAPL, visit www.napl.org or call (800) 642-6275.
About the NAPL Research Center:
The definitive resource on current and future industry trends, the NAPL Research Center has built its reputation on accuracy and detailed methodologies. Its State of the Industry report and Performance Indicators measurement tools help companies navigate through today's global marketplace. NAPL research is based on input from a representative group of several hundred printing company leaders who share information about their business through comprehensive monthly surveys. Using survey results and follow-up interviews of survey respondents, the Center's economists develop insights that add meaning to industry data and help printers nationwide better understand what's happening, why, and what can be done in response.