Lean manufacturing — or the process of eliminating unnecessary waste and increasing productivity — is a tool that manufacturers wishing to be at the forefront of competition in the coming years must have to be successful. Fine-tuning workflows at all levels of business, from operations to human resources, is a critical aspect of improving company agility and the ability to rise above. Fortunately, new resources have provided a plethora of tools to assist manufacturers in optimizing their business processes, such as:
Utilities have been in the news a lot this past year as extreme weather events, the pandemic, and high demand have combined to cause widespread disruption. In fact, power outages alone have skyrocketed in 2020, up 73% from the previous year. Water utilities are also feeling the pinch as the coronavirus pandemic continues to drain limited resources, making it harder to serve the populations that depend on them.
As more people across the nation get vaccinated, public libraries are beginning to look for new, cost-effective — and safe — ways to throw open their doors to the public once again. Many solutions include reworking time-honored, traditional ways of doing things in favor of procedures and services that bring a higher level of public health and safety to bear.
Two of the most critical focal points in today’s office environment are how to provide cost-effective and efficient print services to maximize staff productivity and how to keep sensitive data safe and within compliance with data privacy legislation.
The trend toward videoconferencing has been growing over the past few years as more organizations are seeing it as the optimal way to connect with employees, remote workers, and customers.
For organizations that need a reliable large-format printing platform, the KIP 600 is revolutionizing the industry. By establishing new standards in quality, efficiency, and productivity, KIP’s latest large-format solutions deliver precision imaging with a compact and durable design. The platform comes packed with capabilities that can help any organization improve their print production processes.
Travelers can be some of the most demanding customers a company has to navigate. For rental car agencies, a broken printer can quickly lead to tempers flaring and irate customers fuming in the queues. To ensure the company can serve its customers reliably and efficiently, maintaining printing operations is vital to customer satisfaction.
While printers remain the backbone of every business, keeping them secure has never been more important. The capabilities that come with modern multifunction devices can help organizations increase efficiencies and reduce operational bottlenecks, but also make them prime targets for cybercriminals.
Even in a rapidly transforming digital world, companies still rely on their print fleet to remain productive. It’s also common for these environments to be unmanaged as many businesses only pay attention to print operations when something goes wrong. While the adage of ‘don’t fix it if it’s not broken’ may be convenient, it could be costing the company in revenues and other losses.
No matter how companies remain reluctant to upgrade software, sometimes it’s inevitable. The End of Life support deadline for Windows 7 was January 2020, meaning many organizations needed to apply the Windows 10 update. This has left many companies wondering how to conduct their printer fleet management in Windows 10. Luckily, Microsoft has made printer management quick and easy in the latest version of its operating system.