Printing Production Management provides a systematic treatment of the problem-solving aspects of production management that are so critical to efficient production and company profitability.
Author Gary G. Field draws upon his unique combination of printing production experience — and university studies in quantitative analysis — to provide problem-solving insights into such areas as:
• Plant capacity planning
• Equipment investment analysis
• Digital press scheduling strategies
• Layout planning techniques
• Production scheduling dynamics
• Inventory optimization
• Quality process analysis
The production problem-solving techniques presented here draw from the analytical methods used in finance, accounting, and industrial engineering disciplines.
Worked examples and practice problems help develop the skills needed for reaching both long-term strategic production decisions and efficient day-to-day manufacturing solutions.
About the Author
Gary G. Field
is Professor of Graphic Communication at the California Polytechnic
State University in San Luis Obispo, California. Professor Field, who
earned technical qualifications from the Royal Melbourne Institute of
Technology, the Nottingham Trent University, and the City and Guilds of
London Institute, also holds Accredited Senior Imaging Scientist
professional status from the Royal Photographic Society.
authored three books and over 80 papers on the subjects of color
reproduction, print quality, color imaging, and related topics.
Technical Association of the Graphic Arts, the Institute of Printing,
and the Graphic Arts Technical Foundation have each awarded their
highest honors to Professor Field in recognition of his research