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New Year, New TGI!

copystarsThe New Year is right around the corner! 2013 has been an awesome year for TGI because of our wonderful clients and coworkers, and we are looking forward to seeing what lies ahead in 2014. To kick off the New Year, we wanted to share what is in store for 2014, and take a look back at the past year, revisiting some of our high-points from 2013.

We are looking forward to 2014, and some great transformations at TGI: 

SUPER Wide Format:

imageRecently TGI purchased the HP Latex 3000, which will open new doors and lead to greater possibilities for our clients. We can now print larger materials, at higher speeds with incredible quality and competitive prices. This printer combines high volume and high quality printing, with all the environmental benefits of water-based inks. The environmental aspect is incredible! Outdoor advertising, retail POS/POP signage, events and exhibitions and wall coverings are just a few things that this new technology is allowing TGI to do on a larger level. To see our journey into the world of SUPER Wide Format and the capabilities, read our blog.

New Website Design:

We’re working hard to revamp our website, and updating the technology to better assist our clients and employees. Our website revamp will include more videos, be optimized for mobile, and feature more TGI products and services. Stay tuned for the new site!

New Construction:

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We are renovating here at TGI, due to our purchasing the new HP Latex 3000. We want to showcase that technology and all of the incredible products that it can produce, and so we are transforming our old kitchen/meeting space into a showroom for Super Wide Format. We are also converting our old lobby into a conference room. We can’t wait to show our clients our updated look!

In 2013, many campaigns and developments occurred at TGI: 

MarCore Webinar:

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TGI launched our first MarCore Webinar, The Art of Efficiency, about TGI’s MarCore online portals. We discussed the importance of web to print solutions, inventory control and eliminating obsolescence. We look forward to hosting more webinars in the future.

New Technology:

Staying on top of industry trends is important to us, and we are constantly searching for the latest technology. Over the summer, TGI visited the HP Headquarters in Atlanta. Our goal was to scope out a new Latex printer and the latest in HP equipment, but we came back with something SUPER!

St. Jeanne Jugan Award:

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TGI received the St. Jeanne Jugan Award by The Little Sisters of the Poor for being faithful benefactors since 2010. It was a great honor for TGI to receive this award.We proudly display the plaque at TGI and look forward to continuing our support for The Little Sisters of the Poor.

TGI went Social:

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Inspired by the opportunities to learn, listen and to provide solutions or ideas to our clients, we turned our attention to Social Media. Over the summer, we made it our goal to build and maintain relationships with our clients by developing educational blogs that would highlight digital, print and marketing trends. TGI’s Social Media presence has opened new doors for our clients to stay in touch with us.

It has been a great 2013, and in 2014 we are looking forward to showcasing our new technology and capabilities.  In the spring, we hope you will join us for our Open House!

 Stay tuned for the latest news from TGI, and we wish you all a wonderful and successful 2014!

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Taking Control of Your Inventory

“The winner is the chef who takes the same ingredients as everyone else and produces the best results.”-Edward De Bono

According to the CMO council, “33% of marketers have no form of inventory management.” We mentioned this to our Inventory Manager, Jack Glacken III, and he was shocked. When asked his opinion about this statistic, he replied, “Content changes constantly, in all aspects of marketing. For financial [for example], you can’t be giving out marketing supplies containing mortgage rates from three years ago. [Marketing for Pharmaceutical as well], what if there is a new side effect to a medication?” These are all things that the people you are marketing to, need to be aware of.jglackeninventory

Most companies order marketing materials in large quantities, allowing time-sensitive information on these marketing materials, to become outdated very quickly. While most companies strive to save funds by ordering marketing materials in larger quantities, they end up paying more for storage or destroy costs.

What if you could order less marketing materials, and also pay less for these smaller quantities? This is something we at TGI focus on, because we are a short run printing company, we offer competitive pricing. With our inventory management system, we have real-time reporting, and historical data tracking to see who ordered in various quantities. With our inventory automation, once the client’s inventory reaches its minimum quantity, an automated email will be sent notifying our client that it is time to order more inventory. This helps us and our clients stay on track of the inventory, saving time, money and all of the hassle of manually tracking down inventory.

“55% of marketers do not have any real time access to inventory on utilization levels” CMO Council 2010quickbin2

TGI developed an efficient system for our fast pick area of the warehouse. Containing the most commonly ordered items from our clients, we have bins that allow for fast ordering and easy access to inventory on demand. Not only is this system quick and easy, it is also cost efficient for our clients. Materials go out quickly and consistently, and with our automated inventory system, the clients know when to reorder their items for the fast pick area.

Taking control of your Inventory is the key to developing a successful business. Now is the time to have more control of your marketing budgets. Put a stop to over-ordering, re-structuring your inventory management system can save thousands of dollars per year. Save time and money, developing a system that works best for your company. Re-evaluate your efforts. Inventory Management may be the key to increasing your sales, workflow and profitability.quickbin1

TGI Tips for Inventory Control:

Here are some tips from Jack for running a successful Inventory Management system:

Real time reporting provides visibility:

  • Who orders and uses inventory the most.
  • How many items are processed and stored.
  • Gauges the amount of inventory necessary for the client.
  • Never lets you be out of stock

Tracking is vital:

  • Know where the items are
  • Know where the items are heading
  • Know the status of the order

But the biggest tip of all, is to select the correct Inventory Management system that works best for your company.

When looking for the right Inventory Management software for your company, look for one that:

  • is easy to use.
  • is right for the amount of inventory that your company requires.
  • has tracking and reporting capabilities
  • has a system with inventory automation.
  • will help your company save time and money