Book manufacturing is one of the markets where the standard Technique products have been specifically developed to solve problems and improve productivity.
Some example benefits within book production:
- Significant increase in quotations
- Increased capacity utilisation
- Highly automated waste control
- Easy management of complex pricing schedules
Important aspects of book Estimating include the handling of materials and the number of finishing operations. Materials consumed through the various finishing processes such as cloth, foils, laminates, end boards can all be automatically and quickly calculated.
The Estimating system allows the entire book production process to be structured, templated, viewed and manipulated graphically. A graphical representation is critical when dealing with complex manufacturing processes such as book finishing. Automatic calculation of bindery spoilage at every part of the manufacturing process ensures the correct number of press sheets avoiding costly mistakes.
Enquiry forms can be designed for specific product groups ensuring sales people have a quick and simple way to submit essential information to Estimating. By reducing administration and misunderstandings, quotations can be generated faster and with greater accuracy.
The ability to template a complex manufacturing process, allows quotes that previously took hours to be produced in just a few minutes.
The Scheduling tool allows manipulation of the production plan at section level and ‘whole job' level; particularly useful in book manufacturing where there are a significant number of components to handle.
Simple and effective Scheduling provides opportunities to improve utilisation and reduce costs.
The Shop Floor Data Collection systems will automatically start new jobs / sections on zero make ready web presses. This high level of automation reduces errors and administration.
Data Collection supports equipment that is capable of running separate jobs concurrently, such as perfect binders, ensuring all production information and job costs are recorded accurately.
- Heatset web
- Perfect binding
- Case making
- Case binding
- Thread sewing
- Various book finishing resources
- Foil blocking
- Dust jackets
- Bang Printing (US)
- CPI Mackays (UK)
- PMP Griffin (Australia)