Adding ABB’s MPS Production gives the users a state-of-the-art production planning and management system. It ensures that only producible newspapers can be planned and problematic impositions can be avoided, which saves both time and money. The extensive range of presetting and ink & water management functions reduce make-ready time, reduce start-up waste and improve print quality. Personnel requirements are also lowered. Depending on the press configuration and the pervious working practices, the pay-back period can be less than a year.
MPS Production also opens the way to plant-wide integration. MPS Production acts as the press-related data warehouse, making the integration of the press in an integrated workflow possible. The full range of functionality of ABB’s workflow systems covering the entire newspaper production process from editorial to distribution then become available, allowing a further step-by-step extension of the functionality of the systems and the efficiency of the organization.