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Protect yourself from cyber attack

Protect yourself from cyber attack

20 January 2016

In a world in which we transact almost entirely via the internet, keeping data safe for you, your company and your customers is paramount.

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To see the future of your business you need Vision in Print

To see the future of your business you need Vision in Print

10 December 2015

There is no doubt that best practice techniques taught to staff on-site lead to sustainable, continuous improvements, and that these in turn produce extensive savings.

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Are you aware of updates to ISO 14001 and ISO 9001?

Are you aware of updates to ISO 14001 and ISO 9001?

27 November 2015

ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems and ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems have recently been revised. Make sure you're up to date with the changes.

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BOSS Federation launch Technical Compliance Certificate for Process Colour Management

BOSS Federation launch Technical Compliance Certificate for Process Colour Management

30 September 2015

The BOSS Federation are holding two colour seminars to highlight the financial savings associated with colour management. All BOSS Federation member companies in attendance will be eligible for a 50% saving off the full price of a new BOSS Federation Technical Compliance Certificate in Process Colour Management.

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The financial benefits of colour management are bright

The financial benefits of colour management are bright

18 September 2015

The BOSS Federation are holding two colour seminars to highlight the financial savings associated with colour management. All BOSS Federation member companies in attendance will be eligible for a 50% saving off the full price of a new BOSS Federation Technical Compliance Certificate in Process Colour Management which is being launched in the autumn.

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Are your internal systems ready for Windows 10?

Are your internal systems ready for Windows 10?

20 July 2015

The BOSS Federation are offering a Windows 10 on-site test service to ensure that all your internal applications are compatible with the new system.

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Are you gambling with your staff's health?

Are you gambling with your staff's health?

14 July 2015

BOSS Federation Consultancy have refreshed 3 services that are core to your business. These services have been selected specifically for the industry and are competitively priced, offering great value solutions for your health and safety needs.

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Stand out from the crowd with BOSS Federation ISO 12647

Stand out from the crowd with BOSS Federation ISO 12647

20 April 2015

The BOSS Federation are re-launching their BOSS Federation ISO 12647 Colour Quality Management Certification Scheme and urge members to fully consider undertaking the programme.

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Doing it the tender way

Doing it the tender way

12 May 2013

Successfully tendering for a contract is a dream for many companies. But it is also time consuming. Now BOSS Federation can help you do it.

Every sales trainer will remind you that there are always two ways of increasing sales in your business: you can encourage existing customers to buy more, or you can search for new customers.

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Improving the outlook for carbon reduction costs

Improving the outlook for carbon reduction costs

22 March 2013

Who wants to save money while also saving the planet? The answer, most would firmly agree, is everyone. And printers are certainly no exception. Which is why signing up to the BOSS Federation's Climate Change Levy Reduction scheme, newly revised and ready for its next phase, seems at first glance to be something of a no-brainer.

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Clients reassured that data security is a top-priority

Clients reassured that data security is a top-priority

15 November 2012

BOSS Federation INFORMATION SECURITY MANAGEMENT & ISO 27001 SUPPORT

Information is the life-blood of the business. If vital data were lost, corrupted, damaged or stolen, it would be difficult, if not impossible, to operate without the robust processes and procedures which ISO 27001 certification has assured.

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Health & Safety - How to ensure you have this covered

Health & Safety - How to ensure you have this covered

24 October 2012

There is a direct correlation between the best companies and those that have the most effective Health & Safety Management Scheme. Developing a culture that understands and implements the necessary requirements is not only beneficial for the staff, but will improve the performance of the business. Central to this will be communication and using it as a 'live' document. It should not be shelved and dusted down when an inspection is carried out or for auditing purposes. Its arrangements should be communicated to all staff and a copy made available at all times. The following tips are the main areas of a business that will need to be challenged. Get this right and the rest will follow.

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Data Security: ISO27001, the information security standard

Data Security: ISO27001, the information security standard

17 July 2012

Printers that have succeeded in moving up the value chain - and those that aspire to - usually manage data nowadays. Therefore security management is increasingly topical. The consequences for organisations responsible for security breaches are serious; regulators' fines can impose severe financial penalties and then there's the reputational damage and loss of customer confidence.

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Moving beyond core competencies - Considers the options of outsourcing and internal diversification.

Moving beyond core competencies - Considers the options of outsourcing and internal diversification.

31 May 2012

In such a competitive and increasingly globalised economy positioning a business to not only defend its position but also prosper requires challenging, but not impossible, strategic focus. Just doing what you did before, even if it’s in a much more efficient and price competitive way, is no longer an option in most cases. The quest is on to provide ever more services, but does that mean diversifying and growing your offering in-house or outsourcing?

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No problem?

No problem?

31 May 2012

Do you fix customer files without charge? If not, do you explain that this is a value-added part of the service? The BOSS Federation explain why it is imperative that you have a true collaboration with your customers.

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Customer Service

Customer Service

31 May 2012

Love them or hate them the fact remains that in some capacity we all need customers. From experience, it is much easier to sell to existing customers compared to finding new customers, so effort must be made to develop these relationships in order to generate healthier and more profitable sales for the business.

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Key performance Indicator generation

Key performance Indicator generation

31 May 2012

Selecting the correct Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) are essential to any business. Putting these in place however, is easier said than done. For example, often a lot of money is spent on Management Information Systems to support the production process; however, it is often the case that capturing the correct information to enable accurate analysis is often a lot harder than is expected.

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Getting to grips with supply chain management

Getting to grips with supply chain management

15 November 2011

If you're not making the most of your purchasing and supply chain management you're not getting the profits you could be. Phil Thompson, head of BOSS Federation Business, walks you through what is acknowledged to be a complicated process.

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Managing Projects to Ensure Success - Lean Champion Passport

Managing Projects to Ensure Success - Lean Champion Passport

05 October 2011

Vision in Print is very successful in helping companies to apply lean techniques such as waste reduction, make-ready reduction, streamlining office processes etc. However, co-ordinating change programmes across a company and ensuring they are sustained is challenging. The solution for many companies is to appoint a 'Lean Champion' or 'Continuous Improvement Manager'.

 

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Companies recognise the importance of a working and relevant business continuity plan

Companies recognise the importance of a working and relevant business continuity plan

04 October 2011

Both business continuity and disaster recovery should be an integral part of business continuity management (BCM). Understandably focus is often placed upon preventative actions, planning and testing but then any documentation, often written as a necessary chore to satisfy insurance companies, is filed away and hence, in many cases, provides no real benefit to the business - if anything, giving false comfort.

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