thINK ahead '22 Agenda



Macro Trends Affecting the Print Industry

Date: Tuesday, July 19
Time: 9:00AM - 9:50AM EST

Raw material, labor, and shipping costs are increasing everywhere we look. The supply chain instabilities are part of the reason costs are going up, but labor wage wars are also driving up costs to unprecedented levels. To keep print within reach of our customers, we need to reduce our dependency upon manual labor, reduce paper waste, and find more cost-effective means of finished print distribution.

During this session, Marco Boer, President of IT Strategies, will share some insight on key trends in the industry — including a focus on minimizing paper waste and the effect on micro-print runs, the impact of private equity investments in print providers, hub-and-spoke delivery trends, options to reduce labor, and more. Marco will then lead a panel discussion about these challenges and solutions as experienced by thINK board members who live these challenges every day.