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PIAA teams up with NSW government for print industry benchmarking tool

Tuesday, 09 July 2013
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The Printing Industries Association of Australia (Printing Industries) and the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage are in discussions that could lead to the development of a new benchmarking tool for the printing industry.

Hagop Tchamkertenian (pictured), Printing Industries national manager for Policy and
Government Affairs, said that a joint survey was launched on 8 July to give printing industry companies the opportunity to identify what they consider to be critical benchmarks that could help their performance.

“Benchmarking is a powerful management strategy that enlightens businesses to new methods, ideas and tools to improve their effectiveness,” said Tchamkertenian. “If a business does not measure their performance against other similar businesses, then they have no basis to determine how well they are doing in their sector.

“Benchmarking also helps overcome resistance to change by using performance data to demonstrate better practices than some companies may be currently using to resolve issues,” he said.

According to Tchamkertenian, the project would aim to provide a simple tool, focusing on a small number of useful benchmarks.

The survey will be open until Tuesday 23 July 2013 and can be accessed via this link.

One Response to “PIAA teams up with NSW government for print industry benchmarking tool”

  1. July 10, 2013 at 12:21 pm,


    Benchmarking – you should be benchmarking the people within the industry to weed out the grubs who have screwed the industry over BIG TIME. The bottom line geniuses from Blue Star & Geon who left great printing staff out of work and financially screwed over the suppliers, smaller companies & the paper companies, traded when they were insolvent.

    Or the other guys who go broke with one company shift the assets to their families, experience no ramifications and then restart the following week with a new operation. Seriously bad behaviour – the same people who screw over everyone – this has to stop. The Printing Industry should make people aware of the bad business men who have in turn made everyone suspect in terms of credit and reliability. Disgusting.

    Find out who are the most experienced people in the industry 30+ years and ask them about why they are still involved and what changes, modifications and setbacks they have experience and how they have had to diversify, stay buoyant and promote them. These people are the ones who should be celebrated and acknowledged for their achievements.

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