On-Site Consulting consists of work performed at your location. Every screenprinting operation needs advice now and then on how to perform tasks that are efficient and effective. While a certain amount of our work is often performed online, there are times when a visit is necessary for hands-on instruction.
If you’re like most of my clients, you’re a successful, high-achiever and visionary. You are actively committed to growing your business and succeeding in all that you do. You awake each day with the goal of doing better than the previous day.
Most days you can reach your potential, but there are other days when things don’t go as well as you would have liked. An order is processed late, and it throws a wrench in the works, and things seem to come to a grinding halt. The time it takes to get back up to full speed always takes longer than expected, and you are losing money every minute of the downtime.
For most high-achievers, this is not a typical scenario, but it does happen from time to time. It is when it happens too often that you realize that you need to do something, but something keeps getting in the way: There often seems to be too much to do and too little time. Maybe you feel like this entrepreneur:
“I feel overwhelmed. No matter what I’m doing, I feel like I should be doing something else. When problems arise, I often miss the start of my daughter’s soccer game. When I make the game, I can hardly resist the impulse to pull my phone out of my pocket and check my email. I constantly wonder if I’m missing something important at work.”
Does this sound like you? We can help you achieve your goals with On-Site Consulting Service. For the past 35-years, we have offered screenprinting consulting to our clients around the world.
As a consulting company, we create results that we stand behind. There are no guesses — only solid advice that leads to a successful outcome if the client implements our proposals.
When a large multinational manufacturing company received a large contract that required printing on a highly specialized substrate that few screenprinters had printed before, they set up a team of 10 managers to implement a screenprinting operation in-house. They hired several individuals who had years of experience in the screenprinting technologies.
Unfortunately, neither the management team any had knowledge of the screenprinting process and the new hires, while experienced, did not know the particular substrate. Recommendations were for equipment, but for manual equipment even though the job could never be printed manually and produce the high numbers of products that the contract specified. Working their previous experience, and the results were dismal and varied considerably. The client passed none of the work.
After eight months in trials and meetings the company and only a month away from their production deadline, management decided to bring us in to resolve the problems and train their staff.
Consider for a moment the cost of unnecessary equipment, a staff of 10 managers and five screenprinters working on a project over eight months, with nothing to show for the time and money but a failed attempt.
When a clothing manufacturer was unable to find a contract printer that could satisfactorily print their logo on their clothing, they decided to bring the screenprinting in-house. The substrate was a highly-stretchable microfiber material, which required an ink that would be opaque on dark garments and remain stretchable without failing. At the time, this fabric was new on the market, and there were no inks available that would surpass the expectations of the client.
The substrates were printed, and the product shipped, only to have customers complaints that the logo was breaking down after only a few launderings. While it did not affect the wear-ability of the clothing, it did present an unsatisfactory appearance problem. After two years of trials and errors, they brought us in to find an ink that would meet their expectations.
We were successful in finding a resolution for both of these clients, and both became repeat clients for us, as they occasionally run into problems that are not quickly resolved without knowledge. We can do the same for your organization.
Since 1983, we have worked with over 8,000 screenprinters — small and large — to help them resolve their problems and find efficient and effective solutions. The growth of our on-site consulting has resulted in it being one of most called for services. Some of the larger firms in sectors such as fashion, consumer electronics, product branding, and promotional advertising have hired their internal consultants. However, a full two-thirds of them continue to use outside consultants on a regular basis.
On-site consulting is useful for strategic issues such as mergers, changes in product lines, and entering foreign markets. We bring a flexible, project-oriented, and results-driven to any organization. You will find that having a fresh insight on what is needed, the strengths and weaknesses, ability to increase production and revenues, while decreasing waste, will prove to be of a more significant benefit than the cost of bringing in an outside consultant. When an organization goes through an internal transformation and change capability — with a upskill of the permanent staff — great things happen.
We solve the problems you can’t answer for yourself — while pointing out ways to grow your organization to a new and higher level. Whether you are a business owner seeking the benefit of a second opinion; solving a specific problem or training your staff we can help you. Or you may be new to the process and want to get it the right first time; you need to get started correctly to become profitable quickly.
Our consulting clients benefit from:
Our clients are from a variety of industries within the screenprinting technologies, particularly functional printing and use an assortment of print techniques including:
We are a consulting company who believes that your best interests are paramount. As an independent company, we do not benefit in any manner from associations with distributors or manufacturers of screenprinting products. Our holistic approach means we work at all levels within your company. We provide the knowledge and skills that instill best practice in the critical profit generating areas. You then have a platform for your company to continue to build its competences and profitability.
We will come to your location anywhere in the world and work with you to achieve your goals. We offer to review your operation, troubleshoot, problem solve, train your staff, to assist you in your ability to produce the highest quality products. We help our clients to understand the variables of the screenprinting process.
We provide potential clients with an easy to complete the questionnaire to assure that we are a good fit and that we can deliver the services you need and want. If we find that your needs are beyond our scope, we will be happy to recommend one of our associates to you.
If we feel we can provide the services you need, we will call you to discuss the opportunity with you. Once we agree, we will send you an invoice for the services you require. Upon payment, we will begin making all of the arrangements. We keep meticulous track of time and present you with a written and visual report of our work after the completion of the task(s).
During an On-Site Consult, we can provide a variety of services to your organization, including:
Shop Review – Review of your printing operation from layout to screenmaking to finished product for problem-free production.
Troubleshooting – We actively seek solutions to any problems that are present and work diligently to help you find the best practice solutions.
Staff Training – Optimize and enhance your staff’s knowledge, skills, to achieve consistency, predictability, and repeatability
Mentoring of Management – We provide knowledge and skills in critical areas for management.
Seminars – We can provide custom seminars created around your individual needs. We can arrange the presentations around your workload by presenting the content in groups, so that work does not have to cease.
Increase Productivity – We will work with you to reduce setup times, downtime and waste that can easily result in doubling or tripling productivity in many instances.
In short, we will help you to optimize every area of your business, in every segment of the screenprinting technologies – covering management, screenroom, and production.
Unlike other consultants, we do not have set hourly or daily rates for everyone and everything we do. We get it! No one wants to pay steak prices for macaroni and cheese. We base our fees on the demands of the work and what is needed to bring about a successful resolution to problems. We only accept consults that we fully understand and have knowledge. And, you can be sure that we will always give more than we receive in return for our work.
Let us help you grow your business.
Our team can help you with your goals in
becoming efficient, effective and producing
consistent, predictable and repeatable quality