Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Best Practices for Printing Estimating & Planning Seminar

By: Craig L Press and
The Printing Industry of Minnesota

October 20, 2009
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Get Your Game On...

Sound estimating and pricing practices are essential to the success of all printing organizations. An estimate that accurately reflects actual costs plays a key role in making intelligent pricing decisions and determining your bottom line. The speed in which you can provide your customers with a price quote reflects your organization's ability to provide prompt service. An estimate is also critical for forecasting materials requirements, labor and equipment resources, production schedules, and costs. All successful print projects start with an accurate time, material, and cost estimate. This course is designed to improve your estimating planning, and pricing process by implementing industry best practices.

What you will learn:
- Best practices for Printing & Estimating & quoting prices
- Request for Estimates
- Feedback reports that can sharpen estimates
- Qualifications and responsibilities of the ultimate estimator
- Planning jobs for production
- Pricing Strategies, value added pricelists
- Improving the quality of information from customers to sales force
- Quotations and price proposals formats that benefit you and your customers
- Estimates as a sales tool verses a production tool
- Using budgeted hourly cost rates and production standards
- Over 100 calculations and formulas for estimating time, materials and costs
- Computerized estimating software and e-commerce
- Estimating prepress, press, digital printing, bindery, paper, ink and other materials

Who Should Attend:
Estimators, sales and customer service representatives, production planners, managers, print buyers, or anyone responsible for estimating, pricing, or planning print projects

Printing Industry of Minnesota, Inc.
Rosedale Tower
1700 Hwy 36 W Suite 510
Roseville, MN 55113
Phone: 651.789.5500
FAX 651.789.5520

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