Does your printing or bindery business fit one of these scenarios?
- Your new folder operator has been to folder school and now has a couple years of experience. The folder mechanic or colleagues at work have shown him (or her) a few tricks, yet he’s not even close to the production output promised by the folding machine salesman.
- Your operator has 20 years of experience but you have the nagging suspicion that you’re not getting everything you should be getting from your folding machine, even though he is a hard worker. He’s got you thinking, “Sure, 20 years, but it’s the same year, repeated 20 times!”
- You’re the folder operator and you struggle with ‘impossible’ deadlines that don’t even ruffle your fellow operators. You’ve got the basics down but can’t quite get to the next level.
Whatever your circumstances, you know its time to step it up to the next level of productivity on this important piece of bindery equipment. These days you truly can’t afford to get less than maximum productivity from every single piece of equipment in your shop.
In working with thousands of bindery and printing businesses around the globe, we see many excellent bindery practices. We also witness far too many sloppy, unproductive habits that rob everyone involved of any chance at real success.
One critical trait that stands out in the good operators, as fast and productive as they might be, is they never stop trying to improve. It’s in this spirit of continuous education and improvement that we put an ebook together called How to Get the Most from Your Folding Machine Operators - 6 Nuts and Bolts Steps to Boost Productivity and Profits