Can Digital Finishing Step Up?
I spent a fair amount of my career in high-volume commercial print finishing. Mostly in publication finishing. This was the world of RR Donnelley (RRD), Quad/Graphics, Quebecor, Brown Printing and many other "high-volume" printers that had multiple plants spread out across the United States.
Sadly, the only two real multi-plant operations left standing are Quad/Graphics and RRD. In their world, the bindery truly runs 24/7, with both saddle stitchers, perfect binders and hard cover lines being manned around the clock. In the "old days," runs were in the millions of copies and machines could run continuously for days.