NAPL Releases New ‘State of the Industry’ ReportFebruary 21, 2011
The annual report is the flagship publication in NAPL’s State of the Industry Series of comprehensive surveys, studies, and flash reports on current printing 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 report as a benefit of membership. Non-members may purchase it for $249 by logging on to www.napl.org or 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 follow-up interviews.
The report offers key actions to take to build a growth mentality, as well as a series of basic steps that will help company leaders learn from the recession and move their organizations forward, including specific approaches for positioning the company for growth, staffing for recovery, helping employees understand change, keeping clients, and networking effectively. It also includes a guide to organizational, operational, structural, and strategic flexibility, and ways to overcome challenges and roadblocks to executing new operational and strategic plans.
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.
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 annual State of the Industry and Strategic Perspective reports and ongoing Performance Indicators measurement tools help companies navigate successfully through today's global marketplace. NAPL research is based on input from the NAPL Printing Business Panel, 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 provide meaning to industry data and help printers nationwide better understand what's happening, why, and what can be done in response.
Source: Press release.