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FLEXO Magazine : January 2014
Official Forum Conference Program Sunday, April 27 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Expanded Gamut Printing, The Customer and You! Headlining this session is a representative from one of the world's most prominent Consumer Product Companies (CPCs) who will discuss the technology behind Expanded Gamut (EG) printing, from concept to completion. Rick Pollard of the Procter & Gamble Company (P&G), a multinational CPC with a recorded $83 billion in sales and ranked in the top 15 of the "World's Most Admired Companies" by Fortune Magazine, will share how P&G is currently utilizing EG and the strategies behind its choices. The session also features EG experts in the design, prepress and print segments who will discuss how EG technology affects their workflows. Finally, the session will conclude with a panel discussion of additional experts that will field questions from an audience eager to get answers to their real-life Expanded Gamut questions. Chairs: Robb Frimming, Schawk!; Kevin Bourquin, Cyber Graphics LLC 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Managing Your Pressroom Efficiencies When manufacturing companies run up against capacity problems today, they immediately look to increase overtime, add shifts or purchase new equipment. Instead, they should look to optimize the performance of their existing machinery to increase equipment reliability, minimize changeover times, improve operator performance and lower overall downtime. All these investments can be made to increase capacity. They will pay greater dividends by allowing a manufacturing plant to spend its valuable time and money on the manufacturing process. The question is "How can a manufacturing company optimize the performance of its existing equipment?" The answer is Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE). OEE is a powerful tool to benchmark, analyze and improve your production process. The OEE tool gives you the ability to measure your machines for productivity improvements. A truly comprehensive OEE solution will provide operators and production managers with continual line notification and control so that actions can be taken to prevent events that can result in downtime, slower cycle speeds and poor product quality. The ultimate goal... Managing Your Pressroom Efficiencies! Chairs: Ron Henderson, Clopay Plastic Products; Randy Green, Printpack 4