GLENDALE HEIGHTS, IL—All Printing Resources (APR) has formed a strategic partnership with SPL Consulting LLC, a Wisconsin-based firm specializing in strategic planning, lean implementation and leadership development services.
SPL Founder and CEO Brian Van de Water has spent the last three decades in the printing and packaging industries. Brian has a record of success in helping companies increase efficiencies, creating processes and driving company growth.
“I’m thrilled to be partnering with APR in offering printing and packaging companies programs that will have a big impact on their profitability,” Brian said. “One of most urgent things I hear from printing companies today is that if they could find more people, they could do more work and be more profitable. Recruitment is the number one hurdle. To assist them in addressing this pain point, I help companies drastically increase process efficiencies, whether it’s the sales cycle, on-time delivery, accounting or production related. One of the tools I often apply to production processes is a SMED (single minute exchange of die) Kaizen designed for setup time reduction. I have routinely seen decreases of 30-50 percent resulting from a single Kaizen. This results in increased capacity without having to increase headcount on the production floor.”
“I see a real need for SPL’s services in the marketplace,” said Dave Nieman, APR president and CEO. “My team is interacting with printers and converters every day. We see these companies struggle with recruitment and expansion in what is currently a very unforgiving job market. Brian’s program gives companies alternate ways to increase capacity organically and he is able to achieve very impressive results at his client sites.”