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TOP 5 WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR BOTTOM LINE (Aug 20, 2019) Posted In: Blog
  • Everyone is looking for ways to optimize their processes and to improve their bottom line. In today’s business environment, streamlining how we work is no longer a luxury, but a necessity. By tapping into today’s advancements in systems technology and with ever-evolving strides in improved customer support, we have compiled a list of the top 5 ways to improve your bottom line.

  • 1. Account Management & Support
    • An effective account management team should be experienced, industry specialists who are effective problem solvers. They are your strategic partners to help you retain and grow your customer base. A good account manager is knowledgeable and has a firm grasp on the priorities of the industry AND your business. They also know the competition and can help you articulate the unique values and qualities of your products or services. A superior account management team can help you protect and grow your business and assist you in implementing a successful client retention strategy.

    2. Reporting and Analytics
    • Today, real-time reporting is a standard business requirement. With the right reporting and analytics, you can measure the success of your program throughout its life cycle. For example, reporting on aged inventory will help you move inventory in a timely fashion, ensuring it does not sit in a warehouse too long losing value. Seeking out the right reports can help you analyze trends that provide history on orders, shipments, inventory volumes and more…such as appropriate order points and quantities. This will help you make better decisions that have a long term effect on your bottom line. Canada’s largest communication’s company, Telus, utilized Archway’s reporting and analytics to improve turn times and increase visibility within their marketing supply chain. Read their success story at http://www.archway.com/solutions/

    3. Value Stream Mapping
    • Value Stream Mapping (VSM) is a valuable management tool and process which gives your team a clear picture of the complete end-to-end process. This will help you standardize your processes, identify and create plans to eliminate waste, reduce total lead time and improve program efficiency. This results in cost improvements that affect your bottom line.

    4. Distribution Technologies
    • Innovative distribution technologies have changed how suppliers get their products to end-users. A technology driven shipping and tracking process gives you complete order visibility throughout the entire process. For instance, a barcode on your packing slips is scanned to automatically update the shipping order record including the date shipped, the package contents, the package weight the carrier name and the carrier tracking number. This information is automatically updated into the system to confirm the order is filled. Leveraging this data allows a thorough analysis of efficiency opportunities. Creating shipping efficiencies helps decrease the cost of delivery/transportation (typically our customers’ top spend category), saving you money.

    5. Continuous Improvement & Quality Teams
    • It is to your company’s benefit to encourage a culture of sustainable, logical and constant improvement. In today’s business climate, competition is fierce and information is everywhere. To flourish, you need to be ready to react to trends in the market quickly. Flexible companies are reaping the rewards of the changing dynamics of business. Evolution is essential and engaging a continuous improvement mindset keeps your business vital. Continuously engaged quality teams identifying and measuring trends drive the visibility and ability to make constant evolutions to your business practices.

    Focusing on these Top 5 Ways to Improve Your Bottom Line will help you improve processes, evaluate investments and save you money. If you are looking for a solutions partner to help you with these steps and more, Archway offers end-to-end differentiation through technology, people and process. Our solutions focus on the entire lifecycle of your programs and leverage industry best practices to reduce total cost within the supply chain and increase your profitability. Contact us today to learn more! Email us at info@archway.com or give us a call at 866-779-9855.

    Archway and Teraco Combine to Create Leader in Card Solutions and Supply Chain Industry (Feb 13, 2019) Posted In: Press Release

    • Combined business will operate as Archway and deliver a comprehensive suite of digital print, plastic card, marketing and supply chain solutions
    • Transaction will expand client product and service offerings and technological capabilities in key markets

     

    ROGERS, Minn. & MIDLAND, Tex.—February 13, 2019—Archway Marketing Services Inc. (“Archway”), a leader in marketing operations and supply chain services, today announced it has successfully completed a transaction to combine its business with New Teraco Inc. (“Teraco”), a technology-focused, innovative solutions provider of gift and loyalty card programs, to create a leading company in the card solutions and supply chain industry.


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    Archway Names Glenn Slonecker as Director of Sales for Branded Merchandise (Feb 17, 2015) Posted In: Press Release

    Archway, a leader in marketing logistics, fulfillment services and supply chain management, today announced the appointment of Glenn Slonecker to the position of Director of  Sales for the national branded merchandise group.
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    Archway Announces Jamie Horton as Director of Print Sales (Jan 13, 2015) Posted In: Press Release

    Archway, a leader in marketing logistics, fulfillment services and supply chain management, today announced the appointment of Jamie Horton to the position of Director of Print Sales for its national print group.

    According to Archway’s Chief Sales Officer, Barry Polan, “As Archway continues to expand our company’s scope and reach across into new markets with a new and enhanced service line, our print services will serve as one of the most integral channels for growth.  Jamie has the vision to help Archway succeed by focusing on customers and the committment to the highest level of performance.”

    Jamie will be responsible for acting as a subject matter expert and assisting the sales team in identifying, introducing, presenting and closing print opportunities. Jamie’s experience and years of long-term expertise within the wide-format digital, traditional and screen print field will help Archway expand into new client sectors.

    About Archway
    Archway is a leading provider of marketing logistics and fulfillment services. Archway’s solutions include fulfillment, vendor management, digital print, print management, transportation management, consumer promotions, business intelligence and decision support. Each solution is designed to reduce the cost of marketing logistics, improve marketing execution and enhance the brand experience at every touch point of their clients’ marketing initiatives. Archway has approximately 1,800 employees and operates 4 million square feet of distribution space in 12 major metropolitan areas in North America.

    Archway Marketing Services Strengthens Market Leadership with Investment in Call Center Operations Rogers, Minnesota (Nov 25, 2014) Posted In: Press Release

    Archway, a leader in marketing logistics, fulfillment services and supply chain management, has expanded its end-to-end marketing operations with the investment in new technologies to expand their Call Center operations.


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    Archway Names New Senior Director, National Print Operations (Nov 24, 2014) Posted In: Press Release

    Archway, a leader in marketing logistics, fulfillment services and supply chain management, today announced the appointment of Jeff J. Brown to the position of Senior Director, National Print Operations.

    In his new role, Jeff will lead the development of a first-class print manufacturing, design and creative platform to complement the growing and extremely important certified print supplier network.  Archway will continue to enhance its print platform to servicing clients, and Jeff will help lead the optimization of Archway’s offerings.

    According to Archway’s Senior Vice President of Operations, Walter L. Caudill, “Jeff’s focus areas will include enhancing quality throughout the prepress and production process, work closely with supply chain to improve raw material pricing & equipment upgrades and to work collaboratively with the entire sales organization to drive print, design and creative sales to existing and new clients.”

    Jeff’s expertise includes leading best-in-class prepress and manufacturing infrastructures and sales support organizations. He is also skilled in process optimization, Six Sigma and Lean applications, personnel training and development. Prior to joining Archway, Jeff worked for Vertis Communication for 25 years.

    About Archway
    Archway is a leading provider of marketing logistics and fulfillment services. Archway’s solutions include fulfillment, vendor management, digital print, print management, transportation management, consumer promotions, business intelligence and decision support. Each solution is designed to reduce the cost of marketing logistics, improve marketing execution and enhance the brand experience at every touch point of their clients’ marketing initiatives. Archway has approximately 1,800 employees and operates 4 million square feet of distribution space in 12 major metropolitan areas in North America.

    Archway Marketing Services Launches Archway Promotional Products and Branded Merchandise Division Rogers, Minnesota (Nov 21, 2014) Posted In: Press Release

    Today, Archway, a leader in marketing logistics, fulfillment services and supply chain management, has reinforced its position by expanding its end-to-end marketing operations solutions with the launch of Archway Promotional Products. This expansion of advertising specialties solidifies Archway’s market leadership in helping clients achieve a greater return on their marketing execution and product distribution.


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    Archway Names New Senior Vice President of Operations Rogers, Minnesota (Aug 18, 2014) Posted In: Press Release

    Archway, a leader in marketing logistics, fulfillment services and supply chain management, today announced the appointment of Walter L. Caudill to the position of Senior Vice President of Operations. Caudill will work with the company’s leadership to initiate enterprise wide strategies and procedures that support Archway’s sales growth plans.
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