Operational Excellence for Digital Printers: A Step-by-Step Plan (Seminar Session) (R34)

Type: Seminar
Date: 09/13/11 10:30 AM CT - 09/13/11 12:00 PM CT
Location: Chicago, IL United States
Web site: http://graph11.mapyourshow.com/5_0/sessions/sessiondetails.cfm?ScheduledSessionID=18A9CBC5

Fee: $125 (counts as 1 seminar towards a Value Package Plan) View Pricing


Speakers: Jim Workman, Mark Bohan


If you are not striving for operational excellence then you’re falling behind! How can you apply the principles of operational excellence in YOUR digital production facility to achieve your targeted results? Here you will learn: 1) what tools can be used and how they can benefit your business, 2) what can be learned from industry leaders, and 3) how aligning these tools and insights with your strategic goal can produce the desired results. Your ‘take-aways’ from this session will be the practical steps required to strive toward operational excellence in your digital printing operation.

Room S403b 

You Will Learn:

  • What is operational excellence?
  • Where this can be applied in digital operations?
  • How do you evaluate your facility?
  • How lean manufacturing concepts apply to digital operations
  • How lack of process control effect profitability
  • How the industry leading firms operate

Who Should Attend:
Top Executives, Owners, Production Managers, Quality Managers, Digital Press Supervisors

Business Categories:
Digital Presses, Executive, Lean Management and Manufacturing, Management, Production

Jim Workman, Assistant Vice President, Center for Technology and Research
Printing Industries of America

Jim Workman is the assistant vice president of the Center for Technology and Research at Printing Industries of America. Printing Industries of America is the world’s largest graphic arts trade association, serving the interests of more than 10,000 member companies. In his current role he is responsible for the organization’s InterTech Technology Awards, Continuous Improvement Conference, mailing resources, as well as supporting a myriad of other research and technology products and services provided to printing and converting companies. Over his lengthy career at Printing Industries of America, he has also had leadership positions in market research and training and education.

Mark Bohan, Vice President, Technology and Research
Printing Industries of America

Dr. Mark Bohan is vice president, research and technology with Printing Industries of America. In his current role, he is responsible all technical research, graphic services, environmental health & safety, and is the TAGA Managing Director. He is also responsible for the development of the JDF product certification program for CIP4 and is coordinating the implementation of JDF-enabled products at Printing Industries. Dr. Bohan is active in an extensive range of printing, paper, and coating research. He has also been involved in many projects evaluating new technologies, their implementation, and in the application of functional materials using different processes. He has spoken extensively on many topics, including research, press optimization, systems integration, CIM technologies, and the opportunities they present.