Label Academy Master Class: MIS and Workflow Automation

ROOM 1101, HALL 11
Learn how a joined-up approach to electronically managing an efficient and profitable twenty-first century operation is able to offer an integrated management information solution. Providing both day-to-day problem solving and long-term strategic decision making, this includes: fast accurate estimating, procurement, production planning and scheduling, workflow automation, asset data collection and post data analysis.
This five-hour master class will be presented by Mike Fairley, along with other leading experts from the field of MIS and workflow automation. It is organized by the Label Academy, the global training and certification program for the label and package printing industry.
The price includes the master class as well as a copy of the text book (€125 if bought separately) and an opportunity to take an online exam afterwards to earn a Label Academy certificate (€235 if bought separately).
For everyone's benefit, seating is strictly limited. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

09:00Managing information and workflow in the label and package printing industry

  • Defining a management information system
  • The evolution and growth of MIS
  • Key elements in today’s MIS and workflow automation

09:30Obtaining and processing orders

  • Accurate and profitable estimating
  • Incorporating the complexities of labels and printed packaging
  • Processing and job management

10:00Efficient job planning and production scheduling

  • Scheduling as a control system
  • Work steps in scheduling
  • Decision making made easier
10:40Break with tea and coffee

10:50Integration between MIS and pre-press

  • MIS creation of a new product in pre-press using JDF
  • Pre-press automation using a job’s metadata
  • Managing pre-press production and obtaining approval for printing

11:30Inventory and stock control

  • Stock control of raw materials
  • Warehouse control and traceability
  • Finished goods and stock product control

12:00Quality control and compliance

  • The need for quality, accreditation and compliance procedures
  • MIS and other quality control systems
  • Integration and automation of web and job inspection
12:30Networking lunch

12:50Costing, accounting and financial management

  • Tracking and accounting for job costs, including shop floor data capture
  • Job cost reporting and the role of dashboards
  • Sales and invoice analysis through to credit control

13:20Case study: label converter MIS installation and operational success story

  • Choosing an MIS supplier: the challenges and pitfalls
  • Installing and implementing an MIS system – training, start-up and refining processes
  • What a successful MIS installation offers the label converter – efficiency, performance, information and profitability

13:50Question and answer session

14:00End of master class


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