The way we eat, clean, breathe, and live in our homes is changing rapidly.
Consumers are not only changing the appearance and comfort, but the functionality and integration both within and outside the home.
What does this mean to you? It means product changes and lots of them. It means individualizing and personalizing products. It means outdated product sheets, design guides, and catalogs. It means throwing away and creating new quickly. And it means your budget it out the window.
It’s ok, you just need a slight change to your process for producing, updating and distribution your product support materials. It’s easy with digital printing and our Velocityg global print management solution. SRDP (short run digital print) and POD (print on demand) gives you the flexibility to update materials quickly, stay ahead of demand, and get control of your budget.
Our customers have reduced their literature inventory by 90% and shipping costs by 80% and get their materials out in just a few days – not weeks. We create kits built to each individual appliance configuration to reduce waste of parts and printed material. We’ve helped them distribute globally better, more consistently. Our fulfillment centers in 20 countries on 4 continents save time and money by skipping customs and oversees distribution. And we’ve setup those facilities with the same equipment, so your printed materials carry your brand consistently to every country.
Let’s look at some examples
Disparate processes become harmonized across 12 global appliance production plants. Distribution is just-in-time from 4 near country Elanders print facilities.
Automated order and production processes supply all factories with user manual kits and small parts on-demand. Let’s look at the annual numbers:
>2 billion pages
>50 million user manuals
>10 million service books
>15 million kits
Overall cost reduction to the customer of >25% and stock reduced to 0 with on-demand supply direct to factory floor.
Installation kits built to delivery schedules, not production schedules so they include only the parts required for that hookup configuration. Product support materials printed on-demand and included in the kits provides a huge saving in wasted components and print materials.
The on-demand kits can be single component or multi-faceted kit and sub-kit assemblies. All procured, produced, bagged, stamped, and delivered in a week.
Benefits are not only environmental, they also include supplier consolidation, process efficiencies, consistent quality, and reduction in overall costs.
Are you tired of printing to inventory only to scrap most of it later?
Have you been wondering if there is a better way to manage your print needs – both domestic and global?
Are you giving your customers what they want?
Stop doing the same old thing the same old way. Contact our appliance specialist today.