NPTA (National Paper Trade Association )

NPTA Alliance Announces Paper Merchant and Manufacturer Best Practices Guidelines

The NPTA Alliance is pleased to announce its newest resource, the "NPTA Alliance Best & Worst Practices for Industry-leading Merchants and Manufacturers." This tool serves as a guide to cultivating successful relationships between printing paper merchants and manufacturers.

Now more than ever, paper merchants and manufacturers need to build and nurture strong partnerships to stay competitive in the market. A healthy collaboration between partners requires shared mutual trust, open communication and continuous effort.

Industry leaders gathered to discuss and generate a long list of all the best and worst practices engaged in by manufacturers and merchants. The NPTA membership was surveyed to narrow down and rank the list into the top ten best and top ten worst practices by merchants and manufacturers. The survey results were compiled into four lists to help facilitate better relationships.

The "NPTA Alliance Best & Worst Practices" tool provides paper merchants and manufacturers a look at what industry practices strengthen and weaken their relationships.

"This tool was developed with industry consensus to identify best and worst practices. Merchants and manufacturers can easily pinpoint the policies and behaviors their company should reinforce and where they need to focus on changing behavior or policy to continue to drive growth," said NPTA Alliance CEO, Kevin Gammonley.