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Operations Assessment

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UK printers must constantly innovate, invest and adapt to remain competitive. The operations assessment is a unique business diagnostic specifically designed to help printers identify how to reduce costs, improve productivity and drive competitiveness.

The Operations Assessment is a straightforward tool which identifies what you need to do to achieve excellence. It uses lean manufacturing tools and techniques to identify how to save costs, change organisational culture, increase productivity and in turn, boost staff morale. It is designed to provide comprehensive and insightful reporting with minimal effort from you and your staff in 2 days.

Companies involved in improvement programmes have made dramatic process improvements.

Typical examples include:
? 23% reduction in stitching line make-readies
? 20% improvement in on-time delivery performance
? 28% reduction for sheet-fed press make-readies


  • Benchmarking against over 500 UK print and packaging companies
  • Report scoring your operations for 14 best practice criteria
  • A high level process map to help you make efficiencies and savings
  • Analysis of production bottlenecks and opportunities for improvement
  • Identification of information bottlenecks and opportunities for streamlining
  • Pragmatic explanation of how best practice could apply to your business
  • Analysis of 8 key operational measures from your data

The BPIF Operations Assessment not only identifies opportunities for fast cost savings, but also provides a gateway into fresh ways of working that will have a sustainable impact on your business.

For more information please contact:
Meeka Walwyn-Lewis
Meeka Walwyn-Lewis
Head of Marketing and Operations
01924 203335
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