Subject: New Management Alert: Printers' Sales, Profit, and Production Processes: How Do You Compare?

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Printers' Sales, Profit, and Production Processes:
How Do You Compare?
Printing Industries of America’s Management Alert series from its Center for Print Economics and Management provides PIA members with information on key management strategies, issues, and practices. 

This Management Alert edition is titled: Printers' Sales, Profit, and Production Processes: How Do You Compare?  Two common questions among printers are “What are my competitors up to?” and “How do I compare with my competitors in terms of sales, profits, processes, and products?” In this Management Alert we report the latest metrics on printers’ sales, profits, and production patterns.
  • Diversity in Sales Patterns—There is a diverse mix of revenue, growth, and financial performance trends in print. Our findings reinforce our long-held view that success in the printing industry is not directly related to size or economies of scale. 
  • Profiling Profitability—Needs for organizational structure, bureaucracy, HR practices, and leadership style vary greatly among printing businesses. A one-size-fits-all solution definitely is not relevant in print!
  • Profiling Print Production ProcessesSheetfed and toner-based digital printing processes continue to be the most prevalent, with inkjet capabilities gaining popularity. However, web and gravure are still viable processes for specialized printers.
To view previous editions in the Management Alert series, please visit www.printing.org/managementalerts. For more information about the Center for Print Economics and Management as well as its publications, please contact Dr. Ron Davis at rdavis@printing.org.
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