PRINTING United Alliance assists printing, converting, and graphics companies, especially member companies, apply Lean Manufacturing concepts, total production maintenance, statistical process control, total quality management, and other quality approaches. Here are some of the articles that we’ve published in our current and predecessor magazines or have been associated with the Continuous Improvement Conference. PRINTING United Alliance, the printing industry’s leading trade association, was formed in 2020 with the merger of Printing Industries of America and Specialty Graphic Imaging Association.
Spoiling Profits: How to Reduce Rework and Reruns, Steve Kirk and Kathy Osterberg, GLS / NEXT Precision Marketing
The Path to Continuous Improvement, Jim Workman, PRINTING United Alliance
The “Process” of Culture, Steve Anzalone, Anzalone Advisors LLC
Reflections of Toyota, Mike Hoseus, Center for Quality People and Organizations, Inc.
Lean Is Not a Toolbox, Sammy Obara, Honsha
A Little ‘Bout Flow, Jamie Parker, Process + Results Lean Leadership Coaching
See the Waste, John Compton, Compton & Associates
Motivating the Employee, Thomas Schoenfelder, Caliper Corp.
Make Time for KPIs, Jim Workman, Printing Industries of America
Snowflakes, Identical Twins, and Press Sheets, John Compton, Compton & Associates
Operational Assessments: Why One Should Be in Your Future , Steve Anzalone and Jim Workman
5-S for Printers, Ken Rizzo, Printing Industries of America
Capturing Employee Ideas, Jim Workman, Printing Industries of America
Creation, Implementation, and Sustenance of Standard Work, Manoj Ramachandran, Label World
Critique a Printing Company in 90 Minutes, Dave Dezzutti and Jim Workman, Printing Industries of America
How Do You Build a Great Culture?, David Harding, HardingPoorman
How Healthy is Your Culture?, Jim Workman, Printing Industries of America
Jump Start Continuous Improvement in Your Printing Operation, Printing Industries of America Staff.
Metrics that Matter, Kay Kendall, BaldrigeCoach
Reduce Makeready Time with Kaizen, Jim Watson, Clearwater Paper
Seeing the Hidden Plant: Hunting for Waste!, Ken Rizzo, Printing Industries of America
Six Keys for Lean Managers, Bruce Hamilton, GBMP
The Real Reasons Why Printers Should Consider Developing Management Systems by Kristine King, QPA, Inc., and Chris Illa, Japs-Olson Company
The Visual Workplace, Gwendolyn Galsworth, Visual Thinking, Inc
Strategic Planning, John Collins, JTS Direct
Visual Management, Phuong Nguyen and Jim Mullen, Nosco
Walking the Gemba, John Compton, Compton & Associates
Why Improvement Efforts Fail, John Compton, Compton & Associates