Happy New Year, from Qualpath!
Professionals in the manufacturing industry face a number of challenges when it comes to managing their printing and use of paper. Whether it’s for product order or for the shipping and delivery of finished goods, printing is a crucial part of manufacturing organizations’ operations.
Manufacturing industry professionals need to produce high color print volume for their quality assurance and production—for example, their user manuals and standard operating procedures. Other uses of excess paper in the manufacturing industry include intensive cross-referencing of proof-of-delivery documentation with enterprise resource planning systems; expense, storage, and management forms; high volume of faxes for orders; customer service manual processes for incorrect orders; and accounts payable and accounts receivable processes that include printing bills and cross-referencing them with the enterprise resource planning systems.
Furthermore, less than 3% of manufacturing organizations’ documents are meant to be printed in a wide (A3) format—usually the default for many devices—but most of their devices are set up for wide format. This results in increased acquisition and maintenance costs, higher energy bills, and wasted resources.
Managed print solutions offers an opportunity for manufacturing organizations to eliminate many of the industry challenges associated with printing. For example, many paper-intensive processes—such as bills of lading, manifests, and freight lists—could be digitized, reducing a significant burden. Document control processes, such as conversion, compression, and profiling, could aid in the retrieval of these new digital files. User authentication processes could also be put into place for secure and efficient workflow. Additionally, faxes could be sent over Internet protocol in order to further reduce printing costs, reliance on devices, and the amount of paper being consumed.
Watch your manufacturing organization’s operations greatly improve upon implementing managed print services. If you are looking for managed print services in Florida for your organization, check out QualPath today.
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