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How To Save Money In Your Print Supply Chain

Staying competitive in your market is not just about sales — supply chain management is just as important. Approaching your print supply chain management with some of the ideas below can save excess spend and help your business to stay lean by “cutting the fat” from your expenses. Many companies waste money simply by inefficient print ordering and warehousing. This is not just corporates but SMEs too. Optimising your print supply chain can eliminate bulk ordering, freeing up storage costs and reducing wastage. This allows your marketing and communication departments to order what they need when they need it. Printing in smaller amounts also allows customisation of marketing materials specific to your event. When inventories are managed properly you can eliminate the rushed, same-day ordering process. Some print companies will add on a “rush charge” or overtime costs, and even if they don’t you may have to incur same-day courier costs. I can understand that a same-day courier charge for some work is a necessity and the value of the printed materials arriving on time far outweighs the cost implications of a courier. However, if your marketing team are organising same-day courier services for, say, an exhibition that has been arranged for months, or just on a regular basis, this is a cost implication coming straight off your bottom line. If you have a content and workflow management system (see our example www.printonlineportal) you can easily see your workflow history, quantity of items in storage and any orders in progress. This can help to reduce unnecessary printing and wastage. Another way to reduce costs is to design documents better. Many companies send us artwork that either needs amending or is overcomplicated. If you are looking to print 30 [...]

How To Save Money In Your Print Supply Chain 2018-08-07T17:07:54+00:00