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Ricoh Business Solutions for In-Plant Production

Judging by news coverage, it might seem that in-plant production facilities are on the way to extinction. After all, print volumes are declining. Many companies are outsourcing just about everything except their core businesses. And high-end digital copiers keep inching closer toward the quality offered by a full-scale print infrastructure.

Despite some high-profile closures, in-plant print production is very much alive. And your plant can still play an important role in supporting key business goals—from containing costs to more quickly and effectively seizing opportunities. But it's not enough simply to provide strategic support. You must also communicate and promote the ways your in-house plant can support your parent organization's mission and bottom-line results.

At Ricoh, we have decades of experience in manufacturing large, sophisticated production equipment—and helping in-plant facilities innovate. We know software and solutions. We know the production process inside out. We understand the nuances and daily challenges of running a print business. And we continually invest in the latest technologies—while forging new business partnerships to help you remain successful.

With a full suite of business solutions, we can help you tackle virtually any challenge—from building an integrated marketing plan to redesigning production workflows. We also offer the Ricoh Business Booster Program, which includes a robust, continuously updated website. The Business Booster site offers unmatched resources, including business tips and strategies, whitepapers from industry experts, marketing materials and our exclusive “Learn How To” articles.

The bottom line? We'll partner with you to help you become more innovative, more adaptable and, ultimately, a core contributor to your organization’s mission.

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Business Solutions for In-Plant Production – an integration of people-process-technology – help your in-house shop stay vital to your organization's mission.

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  • People. Ricoh’s people aren’t just experts in print. We’re also business savvy—and passionate about fueling the success of your in-plant production facility. Many of our consultants have led or worked in in-house shops, giving us a unique understanding of your strategic challenges as well as your day-to-day operations.
  • Process. Each in-plant production facility faces a distinct set of challenges, which is why we tailor our solutions to your particular situation. We use a strategic five-step process—Discover, Plan, Align, Deliver and Measure—to implement proven best practices and take your business to the next level.
  • Technology. Ricoh Business Solutions for In-Plant Production are designed for shops that rely on Ricoh production equipment. But these solutions can also incorporate best-in-class tools for capturing and managing information and producing printed materials. Plus the resources of The Business Booster website with the latest in news and strategies.

Challenges Addressed

Want to become more proactive about maximizing production investments? Struggling to build a marketing strategy and vision for promoting your services? Need help applying business analysis to your capabilities—so you can better identify trends, forecast demand and quantify your contribution to your parent organization’s bottom line?

    Ricoh has the experienced people and deep resources to help you address these and other challenges:
  • Hardware that is sitting idle
  • Jobs turned away because operators don’t have the necessary knowhow
  • Lack of marketing and promotiLon strategy to drive print volumes
  • Limited or inefficient use of web-to-print tools
  • Operational inefficiency
  • Device mix not aligned to print requirements
  • Lack of tracking—and inability to document value delivered to the organization
Benefits Attained

Any organization that purchases Ricoh’s high-end equipment enjoys complimentary access to the Ricoh Business Booster Program. In addition to those web-based resources, Ricoh offers fee-based consulting services covering virtually any aspect of your in-plant operations. Some of the most in-demand services: Business Plan Writing, Value-Based Pricing, Sales Management 101, Social Media Implementation, Selling Customized Communications, Workflow Efficiency Assessment, Solution Customization & Implementation and Technical Integration.

Whether you tap into our website or engage us for a consulting engagement, we can help you realize some powerful benefits:

    Tune in to business needs
  • Identify and implement ways to drive operational efficiency
  • Gain a deeper understanding of your organization’s print needs, so you can better align your services to those needs
  • Build a suite of capabilities that make the most of your infrastructure to maximize your value to the business
    Take control of costs
  • Shift print volumes back from third-party providers—increasing cost savings and transparency for the business
  • Tap into the best available document technology—typically a blend of low-cost conventional printing, digital printing for short, more personalized runs and quick turnarounds, and electronic delivery for immediacy and mobility
    Build a strong core
  • Assess the various needs of your organization and evaluate how well you’re currently meeting them
  • Implement processes for marketing and promoting your services
  • Identify initiatives for automating business and production processes to drive efficiencies and cost reductions
  • Focus on creating an infrastructure that’s flexible, scalable and innovative—so you can adapt to ever-changing requirements

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