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What nobody sees and what ensures that publishers remain: Added value
FutureBook    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Every now and again there are stories in the media that doubt the capabilities of the publishing world coping with the shift to digital. That there is truth to be found in this subject is clear, but what stings people of the publishing world is that almost all of these stories are poorly justified, blunt and only seem to be made to cause a stir. What about hearing both sides? Isn't that what journalism is all about? More

Is print marketing dead in distribution?
Modern Distribution Management    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In an increasingly digital world, companies across industries are challenged to figure out the role print marketing will play in their businesses and how to merge those efforts with the digital world. For example, MDM has significantly built out its website in the past five years, but they retain the print version of their premium newsletter because there are times when the subscribers prefer that medium — on an airplane, for example. More

Printing's best workplaces: The cream of the crop
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Why should anyone want to work for your firm? Sure, it's a buyer's market, with nationwide unemployment still hovering around 9 percent. Even now, however, printers can still be heard lamenting the lack of quality, skilled employees and perhaps we can attribute that to the top performers happy with where they work, what they're doing and how much they're getting paid. More

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Paragon talks supply chain management tactics
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Paragon, a European print management business, responsible for more than 1,100 employees, based at numerous manufacturing sites across four countries. Procurement manager Tony Green explains how supply chain management is integral to the way that Paragon works, and that it is essential in a business to change in order to meet with the increasing demands of customers, which often rely on the supply of items outside of the businesses core offering. More

Don't be a scrooge with your suppliers
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Charles Dickens wrote "A Christmas Carol" as a cautionary tale about the consequences of miserly behavior. The corporate world needs to reread it. Maybe then big businesses would stop hoarding so much cash and help kick-start our flagging economy. In the process, they might even prop up some of their key suppliers. More

The classic 15-puzzle: Warehouse slotting logic made simple
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The 15-puzzle, a sliding tile game, became a craze because it challenges the brain. This classic game also squarely illustrates the subtleties of warehouse slotting. The 15-puzzle can be used to illustrate the optimal approach to slotting items into a forward pick area of a distribution center, where labor cost is usually greatest and ripe for improvement. The 15-puzzle concepts can also be extended to include slotting of reserve storage and can apply to the broader supply chain network. More

NCR PAPER* brand of carbonless paper is a multi-part form paper system uniquely coated to transmit images from one ply to subsequent plies, with manual or mechanical pressure, without using carbon paper.
Mohawk Fine Papers, Inc.
Mohawk offers a forward-looking product line of writing, text, cover and digital papers that are used for corporate reports, corporate identity systems, brochures, packaging, on-demand photo books, personalized direct mail, custom packaging, and everyday communication for businesses of all types and sizes.
Neenah Paper
Neenah Paper is recognized as a world-class manufacturer of premium writing, text, cover, specialty and private watermark papers. We are committed to producing only superior quality products and developing new technologies that meet the needs of designers, consumers, printers and merchants and ensure that paper remains a vital and vibrant medium of expression.


3 obvious ways companies can flip the switch and save millions
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Dads worldwide yell to turn off the lights or TV once a room is left. Given how much energy waste is rampant in corporate America, it appears dad would have a full-time job in corporate America with all the devices left on. More

China mandates mill closures to improve pollution
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In July 2011, the Chinese government revised its plans to shut down outdated paper and pulp equipment nationwide, raising its target for capacity closure to some 8.2 million tonnes/yr this year. The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology gave the update on July 11, following the May announcement of its initial intention to close 7.45 million tonnes/yr. More


Register for UID 2012 by Jan. 13 to save an additional $200
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The University of Industrial Distribution returns to Indianapolis, March 5-8, with a concentrated educational program focused on the unique needs of the industrial wholesale distribution industry. No matter what your role in the organization — marketing, sales, operations management or human resources, UID has dedicated, industry-specific education that helps improve your organization's performance and profitability. NPTA members receive a special discount of $900 per person. Download the advance program for complete course information. Return completed registration forms or register online before Jan. 13 to save an additional $200. More


USPS to raise shipping rates, hires consultancy
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The U.S. Postal Service, which announced a $5.1 billion loss for its 2011 fiscal year, will raise shipping rates by 4.6 percent effective Jan. 22. Priority mail fees will increase 3.1 percent and express mail costs will rise 3.3 percent. Larger increases are scheduled for international mail and parcel-select service, mainly used by commercial shippers. More

Marketing to clients and advocates
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Word of mouth marketing has been around for a long time, with the advent of online marketing and social media, these concepts have taken on a whole new meaning. Your successful online marketing initiatives must address buyers and advocates. More

How printers should make their websites social
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Printers shouldn't get bullied into thinking they have to give their websites an extreme makeover in order to be contemporary. Should you participate in the leading social media platforms, such as LinkedIn and Twitter? Yes. Setting up accounts in both places is easy and free, and incorporating your accounts into your website is simple. More
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