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FLEXO Magazine : April 2010
MONDAY,MAY3 SeSSionS SeSSionS FORUM WORKBOOK 21 MONDAY, MAY 3 FIRST From the Front Lines 8:00am – 10:00am The front lines can be messy, dangerous and chaotic places. Much like the flexographic printing industry, FIRST has changed significantly over the years to help businesses meet these challenges. FIRST 4 .0 features new and detailed information, including improved process control tools, the addition of current terms and definitions, and incorporating current technologies. Even with an improved reader interface, implementing FIRST in any workflow or production environment can still prove challenging. In FIRST From the Front Lines, we will hear from people who have successfully used FIRST to improve their processes--from brand owners and designers, to printers and prepress providers. This will be an “open book” session, referencing specific FIRST sections that were helpful in each case study. Please make sure and bring your copy of FIRST 4.0 to arm yourself for the best chance to win the war on these flexo front lines. Chair: Eric Ferguson, EskoArtwork Co-chair: Scott Gilbert, Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. The FIRST Steps to Becoming World Class: A Converter’s On-going Journey As flexo converters/manufacturers, we are all looking to improve processes to help achieve more uptime, consistent quality, customer satisfaction and profitability. There are many tools but only one that has been researched, reviewed, documented and proven to address the challenges we face every day - FIRST 4.0. This resource has been derived from years of experience both in and outside pressroom and serves as a great educational tool that will help any organization understand the many intricacies and challenges that have been confronted over the years by the pioneers who have walked before us. Join us as we share our journey as we took our FIRST steps. Dan Doherty, Prairie State Group FIRST in Prepress Prepress and premedia companies, at the request of our CPC clients, are continually being asked to manage, coordinate and/or consult on aspects from all phases of the reproduction process. As brand stewards, with a focus on brand equity, we must integrate the proper set of tools with exacting “know how” and facilitate communication among all participants involved in the value chain. FIRST 4 .0 is one of tools used as a foundation to this communication process. This session will highlight specific areas of FIRST 4.0 and illustrate real world implementation. In addition, this session will look beyond FIRST 4.0 and highlight other tools that can be used to effectively “close the loop” and narrow the knowledge gap within the value chain partner participants. Robb Frimming, Schawk, Inc. 2010Workbook_mech.indd 21 4/11/10 9:05 PM
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