One stop shop supply chain model.
We have long-standing relationships with global content owners going back as far as 1965. From beginnings in music, we moved into Home Entertainment and have been a central partner with major studios for over 20 years.
We offer an end-to-end, “one stop shop” supply chain model. With our specialised print sites located adjacent to the replicators, our in-house artworking and technology development capabilities, and our native-language speaking customer service teams, we focus on linking the stages in the process to deliver a fully optimised service.
Located in the time zone (and in some cases, inside the client’s own offices), we’re well placed to coordinate the flow of work from artwork through to print delivery. We’re also committed to investing in technological innovation to ensure our clients remain competitive in a challenging environment.
Moving upstream to streamline downstream
We monitor the upstream product development cycle to then seamlessly manage the downstream artwork and print implications, automatically incorporating our supply chain partners’ parameters, as well as our clients’ brand guidelines and local territory legislation and regulation. Our team works directly with the rest of the supply chain to find solutions to meet budget and/or timeline demands in addition to removing chains of command wherever possible.
A full view across the artwork and print functions means we can manage capacity and flow of work effectively. We offer batch print solutions, grouping multiple territory clients together where possible and delivering savings from efficiencies gained. To relieve pressure on studio resource, we extend this fully managed service to include brief collation, translation and other traditional customer tasks, working with minimal input and coordination where an autonomous solution is desired.
As the traditional low-variation and high-volume model of packaging has shifted to high-variation and low-volumes, we’ve optimised just-in-time manufacturing with supply chain partners to manage the resulting stock risk and costs.
Breaking down walls between individual SLAs, active collaboration and data sharing with replicators enabled us to integrate systems and optimise handoffs. For example, gaining visibility of packing schedules enabled synchronisation of print component supply, while aligning data across the entire workflow enabled us to remove handoff touch points. This collaborative approach made it possible to reduce warehousing costs and handoff complexity, enabling supply chain partners to deliver on the client’s need for low-cost, high-variation, high-speed output.