Top 30 Book Manufacturers — The Plot Thickens
MCFARLAND: Global competition continues to place pressure on pricing for domestic firms. In response, McNaughton & Gunn focuses on our customers' needs, ensuring that we are providing value to them. In addition, we continually evaluate and improve the effectiveness and efficiency of our operations.
KREHBIEL: Global sourcing now includes India for printing and IT services. However, the weak [U.S.] dollar and high fuel costs are helping to keep some work in North America.
HEGWOOD: Global sourcing has had a tremendous impact on the North American markets, especially on large web printers. However, based on our experience, POD applications are non-existent in Asia, and the move to shorter runs continues to provide us with opportunities for growth. PI
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Matt Steinmetz is special projects/conference program editor for Book Business magazine and the Publishing Business Conference and Expo.