The JDF Advantage
This facilitates adding equipment from multiple vendors, and accepting jobs from multiple sources, with greatly reduced or even no custom development and integration.
The greatest improvement in overall production efficiency must come from creating or upgrading the flow of information through the process.
Removing the bottlenecks and errors that occur at every point, provides the greatest opportunity for cost savings and increased throughput.
Allowing the customer to enter structured information about the job, rather than having an employee of the manufacturer enter data, ensures the best possible specification is captured.
Adopting only systems from vendors that support JDF, and upgrading custom systems to facilitate JDF capability, are the best ways to improve overall efficiency and maximize return on investment through all stages of the printing process.
Gareth O'Brien (GOBrien@OAI.cc) is VP of Objective Advantage Inc., in Houston.