Vendor Creativity Helps In-plant Through Tough TimeSeptember 1, 2011 By Bob Neubauer
The next step, Dimond says, is upgrading the shop’s bindery with a new cutter, as well as a folder/cutter/slitter so it can handle business cards, which are currently outsourced. The in-plant is also about to launch WebCRD from Rochester Software Associates.
“It’s going to significantly upgrade the Web-to-print process for our M.I.T. customers,” Dimond says.
The in-plant is currently changing its reporting structure.
“We previously reported to the Dean for Student Life on the academic side,” notes Dimond. “We are in the transition period to report to the VP for Institute Affairs on the Administrative side. The overall plan is to add our department to a new communications umbrella group that will unify the delivery of information both internally and externally.”
These are all exciting changes for an in-plant that, a short while ago, had its head on the chopping block. Dimond praises Konica Minolta for coming to his aid when he needed it.
“Had they not come up with something, I’m not sure we would have survived that two-year period,” he acknowledges. “They literally, in some ways, saved the department.”