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  1. Gareth O’Brien Objective Advantage, Inc. JDF and the Business of Graphic Arts

  2. JDF • So what does JDF do? • Data Interchange Format

  3. Components of JDF • Job Ticket (JDF) • Messaging (JMF) • Transport (HTTP, HTTPS) • Packaging (Multipart Mime) JDF Package JMF JDF PDL TIFF ICC

  4. An example (using JDF) that actually exists Workflow and Business

  5. UK-based client of Objective Advantage • Developed JDF-based print purchasing system • Grew GL2 (Print Management Division) from Stg£3 million annual turnover • To almost Stg£9 million • In 12 months with no increase in staff • Recently acquired Access Plus one of the largest Print Managers in the UK

  6. CWS Solutions in Graphic Arts Workflow From Concept to Completion Current Soon Next

  7. Some Concepts in electronic business as applied to the graphic arts industry Workflow and Business

  8. Supply Chain • JDF as “The Core of the Print Supply Chain” • From the Supplier’s Supplier to the Customer’s Customer

  9. SupplyChain

  10. About Objective Advantage

  11. Objective Advantage • Software Development • Systems Integration • Business Systems • From antiquated COBOL systems • To Great Plains, SAP, Sage, etc. • Print and Graphic Arts • Workflow and JDF • PDF – Generation and Manipulation • PPML, PPML/VDX, SVG – Variable Print • DISC – XMP – Photo Metadata

  12. Who can benefit? • Graphic Arts Systems Vendors • Print Systems Vendors • Anyone that has or needs custom systems: • Publishers • Printers • Prepress or other niche providers • Anyone needing information, strategy, training or integration for Graphic Arts

  13. Steps Toward Integrated Production

  14. Steps Toward Integrated Production • Get training for Management and IT on JDF and workflow integration • Get help to identify where you want to get to with integration and automation • Feasible today • Becoming feasible over the next few years

  15. Steps Toward Integrated Production • Create a plan to get • From where you are to where you want to be • Careful consideration of work during the transition • Make sure every step you take is getting you further along that plan • If you feel a need to deviate from the plan justify the deviation • If you can, then the plan probably needs revision

  16. Steps Toward Integrated Production • Change Engenders Fear! • If you look for reasons not to do this, you will find them • Look instead for opportunities that workflow integration can facilitate

  17. Thank you For more information: http://www.objectiveadvantage.com info@objectiveadvantage.com