The Printing Industries of Ohio • N.Kentucky has partnered with the National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL), offering yet another benefit to membership.
As a member of the Association, you can enjoy these NAPL benefit:
Budgeted Hourly Cost Studies
NAPL’s series of Budgeted Hourly Cost Studies are among the most important publications generated by the Association. These Blue Books, as they are commonly called, have become the graphic arts industry’s standard references in the financial analyses of its operations. Realize, however, that these books are not an end; rather, they are a starting point, providing you with the equipment data, the methodologies required, and the expertise of a team of financial analysts to help you understand and establish your own actual rates, based on your own operations. To learn more, click here
Budgeted Hourly Cost Study on Digital Prepress Operations
NAPL’s Budgeted Hourly Cost Study on Digital Prepress Operations includes information on prepress, conventional prepress, and electronic publishing equipment. Contained in this edition are cost studies and/or information on 187 devices and software, covering 13 different categories, and representing 35 manufacturers. For prepress operations, this book is the most powerful reference available for understanding the factors influencing your costs, establishing you own hourly rates and managing your business in the most productive and profitable manner.
NAPL State of the Industry Series
The NAPL State of the Industry Series comprises an ongoing series of major economic studies and periodic reports that assess the current state of the printing industry and how NAPL member companies can prepare for success in the years ahead. The studies and reports are based on the comprehensive research conducted by the highly respected industry economists of the NAPL Research Center, led by NAPL Sr. Vice President and Chief Economist, Andy Paparozzi. NAPL members receive one complimentary copy of these reports. Additional copies may be purchased at a discount.
NAPL Printing Business Conditions: Periodic electronic updates for NAPL members based on continued communications and research with participating companies.
NAPL Strategic Perspective Report: This report covers where the industry stands and where it is headed; characteristics of industry leading companies; growth opportunities offered by social media; and more
State of the Industry Report (9th Edition): Released in December 2010, the 9th Edition NAPL State of the Industry report presents an annual overview of industry business conditions based on 500+ comprehensive company surveys, studies and flash reports.
Exclusive NAPL Performance Indicators™ Program (Premium access available for an additional fee. Premium access includes upgraded functionality.)
NAPL's Performance Indicators™ Program features vital metrics reporting, comparison and self-analysis. Based on key indicators which can spell the difference between profit and loss, this program offers confidential interaction via a password-protected website, allowing you to track a rolling average of your key measurements and the ability to compare your results with peers. Performance Indicators sets itself apart from traditional benchmarking programs by monitoring the critical metrics that are the most relevant in today's business environment and giving participants insights into their organizations' current performance and future prospects. Companies that participate in the service every month get a report on their performance compared with both internal and external metrics.
NAPL Management Plus™ Best Practices Assessment offers companies the opportunity, through a self-guided evaluation, to uncover its distinct strengths, weaknesses, and areas for improvement in a variety of business arenas, ranging from management to operations to "green" initiatives.
NAPL Business [P]Review Magazine (4 electronic issues per year) offers a comprehensive review of current industry events and trends and an insightful preview of what lies ahead. Each issue provides actionable management information on issues and solutions for a variety of strategic and tactical disciplines, and, as “your membership connection,” spotlights news and information for, about, and by NAPL members. The magazine carries a number of columns on discipline-related topics with industry-specific insights and advice from experts in sales, marketing, finance, production, digital technology, employee development, and customer service. A highlight of each issue is a data-rich column on current economic trends from the economists of the NAPL Research Center. [P]REVIEW also reports on member activities, associate-member insights, and association news.
Exclusive Members-Only NAPL WorkPlan for Success™ takes the results of the Best Practices Assessment and gives you hands-on tools, templates and guides in seven key areas of performance to guide you and your team to achieve the highest level of management, operational and performance excellence.
Exclusive Member Advantage™ Discount Program
NAPL members have exclusive access to the NAPL Member Advantage™ Discount Program, featuring special rates and discounts on services and products from a number of highly respected industry vendors, suppliers, and business service advisors.
$100 off one full conference registration
(The Owners Conference or any NAPL sponsored conference).
NAPL conferences, presentations and webinars are among the industry's best known and most eagerly anticipated events. From multi-day meetings, such as The Owners Conference and the new Vision3 Summit to free Road Shows and seminars, each NAPL event features top experts from inside NAPL and brings current and powerful information company leaders can use in their business today.
Wait! There’s more!
You'll also have access to these benefits:
- Access to Members-Only Online Forum
- Complimentary Listing as buyer on NAPLPrintMergers.com
- Members-Only access to NAPL Business Advisory Team
- and more!
To learn more, contact your Business Development Director or click here.
March 18, 2014
Cornerstone - 2101 Florence Ave. Cincinnati, OH
March 19, 2014
Marketing (Not Sales!) For Smaller Printers
March 20, 2014
88 Dorchester Square, Westerville, OH