MIS Software: Failure to Launch
March 26, 2018 at 9:48 am

Most successful small manufacturing companies use MIS software. Unfortunately, there’s a failure to launch about 80% of the features.

Planning for a More Personalized Variable Data Workflow
February 19, 2018 at 9:27 am

When you properly plan a personalized variable data workflow, you will have integrated software, press, and finishing in a workflow where there is accountability and verification at every step in the process. Which is surely what you will need for success.

Job Shop Management Software: Under-Utilization
February 13, 2018 at 10:05 am

Did you now that Lean Management has over a 90% failure rate?  Likewise, 45% of features in Job Shop Management Software goes totally unused. In fact, another 19% of a software’s features are rarely used, resulting in a 64% under-utilization ratio. These failure rates, of utilizing and sustaining business processes, reminds me of a conversation I had with a large publishing company CEO.

Jetrion Returns to Flint, Sort Of
November 10, 2017 at 9:47 am

EFI announced an exclusive partnership for Jetrion label presses with Xeikon, a Flint Group company. The greatest initial benefactor to the agreement will be existing Jetrion customers who will see expanded service and support from Xeikon, which has been at the forefront of digital label production for many years.

Solution Focus: IQ's printIQ in the Expanding Scope of Print MIS
October 27, 2017 at 12:53 pm

In the world of print production software there is no better example of a love/hate relationship than between print service providers and their print MIS solution. Print MIS solutions are, or should be, the one record of truth for the business which means the solution touches every function and every employee within the shop. Therein lies the problem. Print MIS solutions take a long time to setup and implement in the shop, assuming internal resistance does not derail the entire project.