Business Management - Productivity/Process Improvement

Digital Packaging Summit 2020 to be Held Nov. 16-18 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
May 1, 2020 at 12:34 pm

The Digital Packaging Summit is an invitation-only, hosted event specifically designed for senior-level managers and business executives in label and package printing and converting who are looking to develop strategies, understand their options and make major investment decisions around digital printing, finishing, and software technology.

Four Tips to Prepare for the All Clear
April 21, 2020 at 9:42 am

We are at an inflection point like we’ve never seen before. Lessons learned from previous national crises — such as September 11 and the Great Recession — will be well-served as companies emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic. But will that be enough to successfully rebound to pre-pandemic business levels?

Rising Star Austin Meissner Wants to Take Color Ink to the Next Level
March 26, 2020 at 9:24 am

Third-generation printer Austin Meissner, sales and sourcing manager at Color Ink, says that the future of technology is one of the things that excites him most about the industry. A drive to keep learning and evolving is what motivates Meissner to help take his company to the next level.

Luminer Expands Extended Content Label Capacity and Capabilities
March 26, 2020 at 9:17 am

Luminer has added a new extended content label production line at its manufacturing facility in Lakewood, N.J. The seven-figure investment allows Luminer to accommodate its growing extended content label business, providing a doubling of Luminer’s ECL manufacturing capacity.

Practical Wisdom to Reenergize Your Business
March 10, 2020 at 11:04 am

Gino Wickman’s book "Traction: Get A Grip On Your Business" lays out a system to optimize people, processes, execution, management, and communication called the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS). Wickman’s EOS has six essential components.

Understanding the ABCs of Improvement
February 25, 2020 at 9:08 am

During assessments of printing companies seeking feedback on the state of quality in their businesses, I’ve learned there are three kinds of work activities that can be observed. These activities can be broken down as "A work," "B work," and "C work."

Assessing Packaging Companies' Digital Maturity
February 18, 2020 at 10:03 am

As the importance of efficiency and automation increases throughout the packaging industry, it has become important for companies to benchmark their digital maturity. Jan De Roeck, Esko's director of marketing, industry relations & strategy, spoke with Packaging Impressions about the company's new self assessment tool, which provides printers and converters with a snapshot of their digital maturity progress.

How Toyota Culture Helps Companies Outpace Their Competition
February 18, 2020 at 9:52 am

In the book Toyota Culture, the authors reveal how Toyota selects, develops, and motivates people to commit to the goal of building high-quality products through a process called the Toyota Production System. Understanding the concept could be key to creating a work environment that helps a company improve faster than its competition.