Maximize Value of Digital Print with Just-in-Time Applications
Production costs and speed to market can be the difference between success and failure when it comes to manufacturing. It’s encouraging to know there is a workflow methodology designed to reduce flow times within production systems, as well as response times from suppliers and to customers — it’s called just-in-time manufacturing. Also referred to as lean production, just-in-time manufacturing helps organizations control variability in their processes, which helps in boosting productivity, lowering costs, and effectively managing risk.
Today’s commercial printers can use variable data, digital inkjet printing to manufacture a broad range of high-volume, high-quality, just-in-time print applications to maximize the value of digital print and transform the way they meet customer needs.
Just-in-time manufacturing typically entails producing large quantities of documents, such as transactional applications including statements and bills; publishing documents including magazines, books, and newspapers; and promotional documents including catalogs and direct mail. Other types of documents, including election ballots, can also be produced in a just-in-time manner with strict timelines. (Note that just-in-time manufacturing is not the same as on-demand production, which involves the as-needed production of documents from a digital document library.)