Case Study: Hachette
The largest and one of the most diversified book publishers in the UK
Hachette and Xenith identified the cost savings which were made possible by migrating some of the print volume from the office floor to the print room. This enabled Hachette to take advantage of the cheaper cost-per-page available on high volume production machines.
To achieve this, changes were needed to increase the capacity of the over-stretched print room. During our analysis, Xenith realised that print room operators spent several hours each day on routine activities. These included preparing documents received by email for printing by converting them into specific formats and layouts, and then routing them to the appropriate printer within the print room. The operators carried out these time-consuming and repetitive tasks up to hundred times per day. Xenith identified around ten types of print job executed on a regular basis – including proposals, book drafts, brochures and posters. To resolve this productivity barrier, Xenith automated the workflow completely by using Xerox FreeFlow Process Manager – which effectively doubled the operators’ output.
Xenith also installed a Watkiss PowerSquare in the print room. This fully automated, instant-on device enabled the company to produce high-quality square-back books and booklets of than 200 pages apiece.
You can watch a video of Dan Jones, Print Manager at Hachette UK and read the full case study here. https://www.xenith.co.uk/customers/hachette