The printing industry has seen a surge of product diversification since the start of the pandemic. The sudden introduction of Covid-19 safety measures created a need for products such as social distancing signage, floor decals, workspace dividers and face guards, and many printers stepped up to the challenge and expanded their offering to meet this new demand. Many companies even invested in new equipment to manufacture these new products. But what some companies have not taken into account is the need to adapt their upstream workflow so they are processing these new products efficiently. These companies are now suffering from bottlenecks in production and inaccurate estimates and job costing reports.
If your company has diversified recently, it might be time to reassess your workflow to see if your company is suffering from reduced efficiency in this way. The biggest problems you may experience are:
The solution to this problem involves three key areas: technology, people and process. Here’s what you need to do: