Millennium Press Reaps Benefits from Integrated Workflow
While Sullivan is careful to point out that the referenced job “flowed through the plant in the normal course of business” without disrupting or displacing ongoing work, Millennium’s embrace of computer-integrated manufacturing (CIM) as packaged by Prinect clearly has been the key to the company’s burgeoning production capacity and its ability to do more with less. “At Millennium, we believe that CIM is the future of print, and we prove it every day in a real manufacturing environment, on live jobs with real deadlines,” Sullivan said.
Real-World Integration with Prinect
Prinect is a collection of more than 25 Heidelberg solutions that covers everything from print shop management, online customer connection, prepress and digital print workflow to makeready optimization, color, quality, machine operation, and a full range of services. By integrating the traditionally discrete areas of management, prepress, press and postpress, Prinect solutions offer greater transparency, create more efficient production workflows, and increase profitability for growth-oriented printshops. Heidelberg is the only manufacturer to offer a print shop workflow that integrates and manages the entire print production process.
Located in Agawam, Mass., the 18-employee, $3.5 million Millennium Press recently celebrated 20 successful years in business. The company serves a regional client base located throughout New England.
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
With a global market share for sheetfed offset printing machines of more than 40 percent, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) is the world's leading solution provider for commercial and industrial customers in the print media industry. Headquartered in Heidelberg, Germany, the Company focuses on the entire process and value chain for popular format classes in the sheetfed offset and flexographic printing sectors. Apart from printing presses, the product portfolio includes plate imaging devices and finishing equipment, as well as software components designed to integrate all print manufacturing processes. In addition, Heidelberg offers a wide range of spare parts, consumables, used equipment and services, along with extensive training programs provided by the Print Media Academy. Furthermore, the Company assists its customers' investment plans by offering financing concepts.