Manufacturing and Managed Print Services – How MPS can Help Increase Profits
Manufacturing floors are usually bustling with activity at all hours. When products need to get out of the door quickly and efficiently, manufacturers rely on their processes, systems, and the underlying infrastructure to get the job done. A failure or delay in any of these support mechanisms will have a knock-on effect, disrupting operations, and negatively affecting the company’s bottom line.
Firms that are responsible for manufacturing products also face a host of challenges during normal operations. From dealing with labor regulations to ensuring strict compliance to quality standards and fluctuating import and export costs, finding ways to save money while improving production processes isn’t easy. Adopting a Managed Print Services (MPS) solution can help to keep all document production systems running smoothly.
Using MPS for Cost Reduction and Improved Operations in Manufacturing
Due to the nature of the industry, manufacturers rely on printing operations to remain productive. A variety of devices will perform specific tasks required during the manufacturing process. MPS can help any organization to establish an effective and reliable print environment. As more organizations realize the benefits of MPS, the market will grow at 3.91% CAGR until 2023, and 41% of the market increase will come from North America.
By partnering with an MPS provider, any organization can regain control over all of their imaging requirements. The MPS Company will take over the responsibility of the devices, supplies, and maintenance. Ensuring reliable print operations in a manufacturing facility can help the company increase revenues with streamlined and integrated support infrastructure. For the manufacturing sector, here are the top six benefits of MPS.
1. Simplifying the Resupply and Restocking Process
Running out of the exact paper, media, or toner supplies at a crucial time will frustrate any employee. MPS companies use remote monitoring tools to manage the restocking and resupply processes proactively. With reliable replenishment services, staff will be more productive, and the company can avoid disruptions to their manufacturing process.
2. Reduced Waste during the Printing Process
Aging devices work less efficiently due to changes in technology and wear on the internal image transferring systems. They tend to use more power and toner while printing than new Multifunction Printers (MFPs). MPS providers will recommend a solution that reduces the fleet’s operational costs while producing quality images print after print.
3. Affordable Access to New Technologies
To help the organization take control of all printing operations, the MPS Company will assess the current environment and recommend devices that can improve efficiencies. By monitoring the volumes, outputs, and operational processes, the MPS provider will understand what’s required and where cost reductions are available. The company will bundle all services, including hardware costs, into a single monthly agreement.
4. Regularly Scheduled Preventative Maintenance
Any imaging device is a sophisticated electromechanical piece of equipment that requires regular maintenance. To keep devices operating reliably, having qualified technicians conduct maintenance when required is essential to operations. Organizations can let the MPS provider monitor the devices’ duty cycles and carry out the necessary servicing and maintenance when required. With scheduled maintenance covered, the company will experience less downtime and can arrange for a time when servicing tasks won’t create disruptions to the organization.
5. Freeing Up Integral Resources
Manufacturing technologies require dedicated IT support to keep production lines running smoothly. Whenever a printer or copier breaks down, it takes valuable time away from these essential resources. Regular device failures can increase the burden on the IT department while holding up the manufacturing process, compounding the issues that come from using unreliable equipment. Implementing an MPS model can free up the company’s IT staff to handle critical problems and develop essential production solutions that help the company to keep its competitive edge.
6. Complete Operational Oversight and Review
Additionally, manufacturers gain complete oversight of all their printing operations and can find additional cost-saving policies that help reduce overheads. With complete oversight and the ability to set exact policies by user, department, or device, manufacturers can reduce waste and streamline their printing environment’s control functions. The organization can review its operations regularly and continue to find ways of reducing costs, either using new technologies or establishing new policies.
Improve Manufacturing Operations and Reduce Costs with MPS from James Imaging Systems
MPS is an effective strategy for manufacturers to achieve cost reductions, find greater operational efficiencies, and establish effective control policies. Companies who rely on a print solution to keep products flowing from assembly to shipping can benefit from adopting an MPS solution. With a consistent budget, improved oversight, and access to new technologies, MPS can help overcome existing challenges and reduce overheads, while also improving the management of all imaging operations.
James Imaging Systems can help manufacturers to deploy an integrated, printing solution throughout the facility to help streamline their processes. We’ll take care of all the devices, ensure the organization receives supplies before they run out, and provide dedicated onsite or offsite support. Our MPS services can help your facility regain control and establish a reliable and efficient fleet of devices.
For manufacturing companies that need to review their print environments, and find cost reductions using MPS, request an assessment from James Imaging Systems today.