Howie Fenton Shares Strategies for Leadership in Today’s Printing Industry
In the February 2022 article of the Graphic Communication Advisors Group (GCAG), well known industry consultant, Howie Fenton, presents an article entitled, "A Roadmap to Becoming an Industry Leader in Print Production.'
In his article, Fenton stresses the importance of having multiple skill sets that he calls traditional and new skills needed to be successful in the modern printing industry. He presents examples of how production expertise relates to specific leadership requirements such as listening, identifying staff skill levels, hiring the right type of person, developing a competitive edge, problem solving, and understanding the risks of new technology.
Fenton also stresses the importance of knowing how to quantify day-to-day performance, and establishing what he calls “benchmarking ratios.” His article describes five specific strategies used by industry leaders: Process improvement, root cause analysis, bottlenecks assessments, cross-training, and software automation. Fenton concludes that, while many companies believe they are world-class manufacturers, only a few achieve that level of performance when not practicing the management strategies that he describes.
Harvey Levenson, Cal Poly Professor Emeritus and coordinator of the GCAG, said: “Howie Fenton is a longtime advisor, consultant, author, and speaker for the printing industry. He has a proven track record of success in assisting companies to grow and prosper, and be competitive in a fast-changing industry.”
Fenton’s complete article can be found here.
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