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FLEXO Magazine : February 2012
16 Monday, March 19 8:00am - 10:00am Operational Excellence Session Chairs: Andy Gillis, PCMC & Louann Mueller, Coating Excellence International Today’s business climate is ultra competitive and printing is no different. What separates the survivors from the companies that are thriving? Simply put, it’s having a focused, unwavering effort on continuous improvement with regards to your operations. It’s about running your business by the numbers and finding ways to eliminate waste. Whether you are a printer, manager or an executive, this session will help you gain valuable tools to apply in your daily work such as: effective ways to eliminate print bounce; short-run profitability; operational statistics that help you manage your business effectively; and a lean manufacturing success story. Operational Excellence will help turn your business into one that thrives. MIS and SPC: A Match Made in Heaven Advances in machine connectivity and management information systems (MIS) software are facilitating fast and effective statistics for process control. The modern MIS automatically collects the information necessary to objectively measure converting and business processes for increased throughput, decreased waste, and increased quality. The information is there, but sometimes the tools, knowledge or drive to get at the information is not. Timothy Daisy, EFI Short Run Jobs – Drive More Profits with New Flexo Technology There is a growing trend in all segments of the market toward short run lengths. This is being driven by several forces—growth of private brands, regionalized promotion, and lean initiatives throughout the supply chain. In recent years, digital technology has been positioned as the only viable solution to economically meet these short run demands. Advances in newer flexo technology presses are now enabling converters to produce shorter run lengths more economically than ever before. Potential economic breakeven points between new flexo technology and digital will also be explored. Considerations for electing the appropriate technology for various business requirements will be reviewed and discussed. Jeff Feltz, Mark Andy, Inc. Consistency & Accuracy in Spot Color Reproduction This presentation will provide insight into the color control procedures used to produce over 15 billion feet of brand colors. Color accuracy, consistency and acceptable variation along with ink handling procedures will be discussed. Rick Rosenberger, Group 360 Worldwide Leadership: Key to a Successful Lean Journey The presentation will discuss the type of inspirational leadership required to have a successful Lean Journey and what strategies are necessary to take your Lean journey to the next level. Dick Ryan, Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc. Scott Johnson, PCMC 10:30am - 12:30pm Expanded Gamut Session Chairs: Al Bowers, RR Donnelley & Ellen Farrell, DuPont Packaging Graphics Expanded Gamut printing has a significant and obvious presence in the aisles of a supermarket. The images that grace the packages using expanded gamut are often much brighter, more complex and generally create more shelf-impact than those that do not use the process. In addition, it is said that expanded gamut can be more efficient, can save on makeready and materials costs, reduce waste and increase production. This doesn’t mean that it comes without its challenges, after all, nothing worth having comes easy. Attend and learn how to apply expanded gamut and come away with real insight from Consumer Product Company’s (CPCs) who will share their perspectives on how they’ve created more eye-catching designs using expanded gamut. monday,march19