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Kodak has added Dynamic Print Planning to its Prinergy Cloud Services suite, applying artificial intelligence to the problem of optimising cost-effectiveness in manufacturing multiple print jobs with real-time changes.
Described as "analytics-enabled to provide a robust business intelligence solution that harnesses data into actionable data-driven decisions", the new capabilities for Prinergy Cloud Services users are intended to increase efficiency through automated workflow optimisation. Users can prioritise resources and labour as diverse project orders arrive, allowing them to handle greater numbers of orders simultaneously, reducing the risk of errors and achieving greater prepress throughput than previously possible.
'The industry is moving toward smaller, more frequent print runs which create margin and delivery challenges for PSPs,' said Allan Brown, vice-president and general manager of Kodak's Unified Workflow Solutions. 'The Prinergy Cloud Services' new Dynamic Print Planning capabilities provide PSPs the ability to quickly and accurately plan, respond to changes and produce a greater number of orders with the same resources. By eliminating potential human errors from the project planning process, this offering can reduce 40% of the labour costs per project, dramatically increase an operation's agility and help keep businesses competitive.'
Prinergy Cloud Service Decision Analytics offers what Kodak claims is the print industry's first analytics-enabled workflow, with intuitive dashboards that provide information on production costs and system performance by continuously collecting data from operations.