of the most useful and powerful improvement methodologies in the business world
today is "Lean Manufacturing". Lean manufacturing is the production of goods using
less of everything: less human effort, less waste, less costs, and less production
time to manufacture products. Lean manufacturing has become extremely popular in the
printing industry as companies
continue to find new ways to reduce
costs, improve efficiencies, and become more competitive.
As the name suggests,
manufacturing focuses primarily on the manufacturing or production aspects of a
Profectus' Lean Printing Office©
consulting solution leverages lean manufacturing principles to improve the
administrative aspects of a printing business.
Profectus expert consultants conduct a thorough onsite
assessment of your organization, identify opportunities for improvement, and
implement a proven methodology that streamlines administrative processes, improves
workflow, reduces overhead costs, improves customer service, and increases
"Your entire order-to-cash cycle is
scrutinize including sales, estimating, customer services, order entry, purchasing,
inventory, scheduling, invoicing, accounting, and other administrative areas."
Kaizen Events are conducted with your team to
create Business Process Maps of your administrative workflow including
order entry, finished goods orders, scheduling, purchasing, job costing,
invoicing, accounting, and
other business processes.
Based on the
comprehensive assessment of your organization,
the consultant prepares a confidential Findings and
Recommendations Report identifying your organizations current state, strengths,
weaknesses, problems, and opportunities.
Our recommendations are backed by first hand exposure to hundreds of printing
organizations and situations, and our extensive industry experience in management,
operations, production, technologies, and systems.
A key success factor in Profectus deployment of Lean Printing Office, is tailoring
the scope of the implementation to address the specific culture, requirements,
issues, and realities of each customer. We identify the required improvement tasks,
develop an execution plan, set realistic timelines and priorities, and assign tasks
to your employees. Profectus trains your employees on various topics as needed including lean, estimating, customer service, inventory, production, cost
accounting, management, and information technology.
Lean Printing Office will enhance the activities that
bring value to your customers and organization (value added activities) and
eliminate unnecessary steps, handoffs, bottlenecks, and
labor costs (non-value added
"Organizations have reduced administrative costs by as much as
30% by implementing Lean Printing Office."