What separates SGS from its competition is our complete supply chain integration and support role. We pride ourselves on making certain that we fully understand what our customers require and are able to customize our solutions to their needs. We have a very open-minded approach to changing or expanding our services to provide the optimum value for our clients.
Three of the most important issues confronting consumer-driven businesses are getting to market quickly, keeping costs down, and maintenance of brand equity. SGS is highly successful in implementing workflows that effectively address all three issues.
Supply Chain Integration: This includes management of the entire supply chain. SGS can incorporate a supply chain management program that will control the entire graphics process from release of conceptual art through to the final printed piece.
Production Art: SGS provides production art services and integrates this service into the separation process. The combination of these steps into one process typically saves our clients about 30% of the cost when compared to doing these tasks separately.
Asset Management: SGS manages all marketing and communications related digital content for our clients.
Image Carriers: SGS is the industry’s major supplier of flexographic plates and gravure cylinders. We utilize the latest laser imaging technologies, and our extensive penetration on the image carrier side of the business gives us an advantage in servicing all of the major printers for packaging materials, creating an extensive network of printer alliances.
Printer Support: SGS has the broadest print related knowledge in the industry. Our print support team delivers predictable results on press and eliminates the vast amount of interpretation that exists in today’s graphics environment.
Process Audits and Consulting: SGS employs a group of experienced professionals with extensive background in the graphics and marketing services sector.
Brand Visual Continuity: SGS employs color professionals who work with printers to ensure accurate color reproduction of illustrations, graphic elements, and corporate identity logos and colors. We remain on top of the latest color theories and science along with digital proofing methods and technologies. Our experts have an extensive knowledge of color reproduction and work with color scientists from world-renowned companies such as 3M, DuPont, and Kodak.
Digital Workflow Implementation: SGS believes in the use of open, non-proprietary technologies based on industry standards to provide a reduction in time and cost. Digital workflow technologies have allowed SGS to eliminate redundant analog steps,resulting in a significant reduction in costs and cycle times.
Best Practices and Standards Implementation: SGS professionals audit and document all the necessary specifications that are used by our customers’ supply chain and build a standards and practices guide to communicate and maintain graphic standards.