Continuous Improvement Love Story - Tom Staib, President, DWS Printing Associates, Inc

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It's the time of year that love gets a lot of attention, but with the 2020 Continuous Improvement Conference happening in just eight weeks, we've also got Lean and continuous improvement (CI) best practices on our minds. Which got us thinking: What do print industry experts find truly enticing about CI? So, we asked!

Here is what Tom Staib, President, DWS Printing Associates, Inc shared with us about his love of CI and the results it has garnered for his business.

PIA: Why do you love continuous improvement and operational excellence?

TS: I love continuous improvement and operational excellence because of the results! CI motivates my staff and inspires greatness within our organization.

PIA: What is the impact it has had on your business?

TS: My business has experienced significant reduction in waste, improved efficiencies, and increased profits as a result of our CI initiatives.

PIA: Have you seen a difference for your employees or your culture?

TS: My employees are conscientious of waste and are continuously looking for ways to improve all aspects of our operation--from sales and client service to production and shipping. We strongly encourage our employees to contribute to our CI program and it helps create a positive organizational culture.

PIA: What do you look forward to at this year's CI conference?

TS: I am looking forward to the CI Conference again this year, as I always enjoy the learning that takes place. We share best practices and ideas that have proven results, and I bring them home to implement and continue on my Lean journey.


Looking to rekindle the flame of success within your business? Join us at the 2020 Continuous Improvement Conference, April 5-8 in Columbus, OH. Tom Staib will be joining us on a print executive panel to discuss how CI has been imperative to business success. Get an overview of the full event and register today at ci.printing.org.

To make this Valentine's Day just a little sweeter, we're offering $50 off your CI Conference registrations when you use promo code CILOVE50. Offer ends February 17 so don't delay!

We'd love to hear your CI Love Story. Tell us how continuous improvement, operational excellence, and Lean manufacturing has had a positive impact on your organization. Email us at marketing [at] printing.org (subject: CI%20Love%20Story) .