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FLEXO Magazine : September 2010
November 8-10 Hyatt Regency | Louisville, KY “It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory.” ~W. Edwards Deming, American statistician, professor, author and consultant. Do you really think you can survive the next decade without a clear strategy for process improvement? The simple fact is process improvement is one of the only ways to reduce costs without affecting the customer experience and your ability to compete. But the key is in understanding and implementing the right process improvement tools, in combination with FIRST (Flexographic Image Reproduction Specifications & Tolerances), for your organization’s success. Once you find what works best, you’ll be well on your way to maximizing productivity, efficiency, customer satisfaction and business survival. “A FIRST Rate Idea: The Future of Flexo & Process Improvement” examines a wide-range of process improvement tools and methodologies for driving operational excellence and propelling your business into the future. Plan to walk away with a refreshed perspective & practical knowledge that you can apply as soon as you return to the office first thing on Thursday morning. CoNfereNCe HigHligHts • The leaders in new digital plate technology weigh in during The Great Flexo Digital Plate Debate. • Learn how to predict success before ever going on press! • Discover how FIRST improves efficiencies, communications & results. • Learn about new developments in color management that allow for more proofing flexibility. • Color through the eyes of the customer...what are their expectations and how do you meet them? WHo sHould AtteNd? • Press operators • Prepress technicians • Packaging buyers • Production personnel • Quality control staff • Graphic designers • Suppliers NetWorkiNg opportuNities This conference offers many opportunities to interact with speakers, exhibitors and your fellow flexographers. Seize the opportunity to network with key contacts at the session breaks, the reception and at the bustling Tabletop Exhibit. This is your chance to meet face-to-face with some of the world’s most respected and innovative solution providers in the realm of flexo and process improvement. Browse the booths and create a shortlist for solutions to implement over the next 12 months. register todAy! 1. Online at www.ftastore.com 2. Fax Registration Form to: 631-737-6813 3. Mail Registration Form to: FFTA Customer Service, 900 Marconi Ave., Ronkonkoma, NY 11779 For up-to-the-minute information point your browser to www.flexography.org A rate idea: The future of flexo & process improvement Anyonewhoispartoftheflexographicworkflowshouldmakeattendingthisconferencetheirnumberonepriority! FallCon10_FLEXOBrochure.indd 2 8/31/10 1:42 PM May 2-3 Indiana Convention Center | Indianapolis, IN Make the Smartest Decision of 2011 NOW. Exhibit at North America’s #1 Networking Event. Exhibitor Rates (per 10’ x 10’) FTA Members: $2,900.00 | Non-members: $5,100.00 For more than one booth, call for pricing discounts. Contact Jay Kaible at 631-737-6020 x20 www.flexography.org INFO*FLEXnow70%sold!Reserveyourexhibitspacetoday. If package printers/converters are your customers, there’s only one event you need to exhibit at in 2011. INFO*FLEX will be North America’s single, largest package printing and in-line converting networking event of the year. Centrally located, easily accessible and richly populated with package printers/converters, Indianapolis is the ideal host city for 2011’s exhibition. Reserve your exhibit space today. “Amazing attendance –great show. New technologies are being brought out. We’re going to give some a try.” ~Sunil Datt, Packaging Technologies, Inc. “This was one of the best shows I’ve personally attended from a networking and business activity point of view.” ~Allen Marquardt, Kimberly-Clark Corp. “INFO*FLEX continues to prove itself as the premier event for networking and lead generation. The quality of attendees guarantees every exhibitor exceptional value for their investment...it is the one show not to be missed.” ~Steve Wilkinson, Caresonic Tag&Label/NarrowWebMaterialsFoldingCarton/FlexiblePackagingPressComponents/AccessoriesFlexoPrintingGraphicDesign/Prepress INFO*FLEX_ad2011_mech.indd 1 9/1/10 9:10 AM FLX_Sept2010_mech.indd 54 9/1/10 9:10 AM