Pat McGrew: “The value of drupa is that every workflow solutions provider will be there.”
The most expensive things you do in your printing plant every day involve talking to clients and physically touching their work. You talk to clients to better understand the work they want you to do, and you touch the work, in prepress or at other points in the process, to ensure that the client’s intent is rendered on to the substrate. But every conversation and every touch has a financial impact. While you rely on workflow tools to aid the process, in most companies there are also spreadsheets, whiteboards, and sticky notes used to gather and communicate information about the jobs-in-progress. It’s only natural! However, the more you talk and touch, the less money you make on the job.
Workflow should be the infrastructure that allows you to do the most work at the least cost – but over time the solutions put in place to meet a specific set of needs, job types and clients begins to wear and rub. Well-meaning team members add additional steps, circumvent
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