CIP4 Announces 2009 CIPPI Award Winners
The Job Definition Format (JDF) is the industry specification designed to facilitate process automation and the integration of different applications and systems in and around the graphic arts industry. JDF also enables the integration of business management and job planning applications into the production workflow. JDF is based on the W3C’s Extensible Markup Language (XML), ensuring maximum interoperability between different platforms and ready interaction with Internet systems. More information is available at http://www.cip4.org/.
About the CIPPI Award Program
The CIPPI award is named after the late Jürgen Schönhut of the Fraunhofer Institute in Darmstadt Germany. Mr. Schönhut was a founding member of CIP4 whose contribution was instrumental in creating both CIP4, and its predecessor, the CIP3 Consortium. (For more information on Jürgen Schönhut please see his biography at http://www.cip4.org/cippi/juergen_schoenhut.html).
Summaries of 2009 CIPPI Award Winning Case Studies
Druckerei Bauer GmbH, Pfedelbach, Germany
• Specializes in folding cartons, displays and sales packaging
• Produces over 220 million folding cartons per year
• Objective: To expand JDF automation from labeling operations to folding carton production
• Supported by alphagrah team GmbH and Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
• Pressroom, die-cutting shop, and gluing department are now equipped with the Prinect JDF workflow for the pressroom and folding carton processing section and are fully integrated.
• JDF workflow carries integrated job and presetting data to the machines and provides real-time feedback on status and operating data via JMF
• In order processing, time for preparing actual costing decreased by approximately 50%
• On the automatically connected folder gluer, times for job entry were cut from six minutes to one minute.
• ROI: 984% on a five year basis
Sirivatana Interprint Public Company Limited, Bangkok, Thailand
• South Asia’s largest printer with 4,000 Employees and $54 Million USD in sales.
• Supports all types of printing including labor intensive printing, such as pop-ups.
• Previously, information manually gathered, analyzed, transported and communicated by employees called “manual traffic teams” using 275 paper forms.
• Due to fast growth, many employees found it difficult to push jobs through each step of production.
• Supported by HIFLEX and Kodak