Can-Do Attitude Helps In-plant Beat Outsourcing
When your finance department insists that a benchmarking study be conducted to determine whether your in-plant compares favorably with others, it could certainly make you a little uneasy. When it follows up by writing an RFP to outsource your in-plant, that can be downright heartbreaking.
For some, this would be enough reason to give up — to stop trying. But that’s not what Jessica Van Dyn Hoven did when it happened to her in-plant at Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC). She decided to try harder. To keep a positive attitude. To show the college the value of the in-plant.
And it worked.
After a rigorous analysis that pitted seven outsourcing companies against Printing Services, the finance department picked the in-plant as the best value for FVTC.
“Having a can-do attitude really made a difference,” testifies Van Dyn Hoven, manager of Printing Services at the Appleton, Wis., college.
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Bob has served as editor of In-plant Graphics since October of 1994. Prior to that he served for three years as managing editor of Printing Impressions, a commercial printing publication. Mr. Neubauer is very active in the U.S. in-plant industry. He attends all the major in-plant conferences and has visited more than 130 in-plant operations around the world. He has given presentations to numerous in-plant groups in the U.S., Canada and Australia, including the Association of College and University Printers and the In-plant Printing and Mailing Association. He also coordinates the annual In-Print contest, cosponsored by IPMA and In-plant Graphics.