So when looking into a Managed Print Services contract, is it reasonable to expect paper to be included in the services provided? Many MPS contracts leave paper up to a third party supplier or the customer is on their own to supply raw paper stock. This is due partly because of the unpredictable nature of paper pricing, difficulty in shipping paper, etc. Most MPS suppliers prefer to stay way from being your paper supplier too.
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A new program will allow all physical bookstores, from the largest to the smallest, to promote and sell the HarperCollins backlist through in-store "Digital-to-Print at Retail" (DPR) using the Espresso Book Machine (EBM). The goal of this initiative is to give the local bookseller the capability to provide customers with a greater selection of HarperCollins titles in a physical environment.
Doc is afraid the news for the USPS is only going to get worse, though they may, with appropriate cuts, be able to stop some of the heaviest bleeding. But we have to decide how valuable mail service is to America and pony up the money or be willing to spend more on postage rates.
New figures from a study sponsored by Ricoh show that, by 2020, the impact of new technology in the workplace will force businesses into a new era of decentralization.
The lesson learned is that accurate forecasting of print needs, whether using in-house or outsourced resources, is critical to keeping costs low and efficiency high.
Smart IT leaders understand that successful outsourcing requires a balance of internal and external skills.
The people dimension of MPS isn't easy to define but is often the hidden secret of success in any market, company or country, for that matter. The people of MPS providers make differences, and differences make MPS happen.
There is a misplaced trust in the forecasting process as some kind of physical science when forecasting is really barely an art.
Yes, technology can make an impact, but the real difference is always about the strategy and people using the technology, not the technology itself.
How do you evaluate the effect of inflation when looking at the commercial printing industry?