Magazines

Having been originally developed hand-in-hand with Europe's largest magazine printer, it's only natural that Technique MIS is extremely competent in these areas.

Magazines

ADVANTAGES

Some example benefits within magazine production:

  • Comprehensive and flexible contract pricing
  • Strong version control (down to page-level)
  • Fast invoicing

Estimating

Dealing with high page counts in magazines, catalogues and directories is a breeze. High page counts are instantly split into production signatures and gives a clear indication of the most cost effective production route across all press types, including gravure.

Contract Management

Virtually all magazine printing is priced according to long-term contracts. Technique MIS provides comprehensive control over how jobs are priced.

This includes all press, binding, paper, prepress, ink and ancillary items. Contracts can be configured for specific date and quantity ranges. Regardless of how the job is manufactured, it will always be billed according to the contract.

Once contracts are produced, a CSR or a customer (via a web browser) can create an order from a contract. The system automatically checks that contract pricing is defined for the chosen product specification.

By allowing customers to select their own product configuration via the web for a specific issue, they can produce their own what-if scenarios with immediate pricing. This not only saves a great deal of CSR time, but allows the customer to order the maximum quantity that their budget allows.

Order Management

Technique's highly visual and highly intuitive order management application allows very fast creation of new issues. From here CSRs can specify comprehensive print and bindery versioning (down to the page level). Once the job specifications are finalised, extremely content rich job tickets can be produced at the click of a button.

Production Scheduling

The Scheduling tool allows forward planning of future issues of contracted jobs. The powerful what-if scenarios allow management to see the capacity and financial implications of adding new contracts and/or equipment.

Data Collection

The Shop Floor Data Collection systems allow accurate capture of job costing and performance data in real-time. Job status and expected completion are fed back to the schedule in real time, and any pallets produced are automatically tracked in the Technique Inventory Management system. This allows CSRs and customers (with permission) to see the real-time status of the schedule and finished goods.

EQUIPMENT COVERED

  • Gravure
  • Heatset web
  • Coldset web
  • Sheet-fed
  • Digital
  • Perfect binding
  • Saddle stitching
  • Many types of finishing resources

EXAMPLE CUSTOMERS

  • AIW (Australia)
  • Polestar Group (UK)
  • Wyndeham Press Group (UK)
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