Financial Services

We have established a reputation, as a leading and trusted supplier of print management services including print, mailing, digital print, warehousing and fulfilment solutions to the financial sector. Our in-house experience in handling projects from artwork and data management through to distribution, ensures total compliance in an industry where confidentiality and excellence are paramount, and on time delivery essential.

Exacting standards of quality and production are so important to our many customers in the financial sector, and our experience and expertise has ensured continued growth in this important part of our business.

Customer case study

Our key customer, who is a leading Internationally known financial services Group, has a branch network throughout Ireland, with over 400 locations.

All printed items (stationery forms, letterheads, marketing brochures, posters and flyers) are held on-site in our secure warehouse facility. Our experienced team manage the stock on behalf of our client and communicate with the client’s branch network daily. Customised MI Reports on stocks and orders are provided to their Head Office on demand. Branches individually order printed stock items, either online or by email. Our warehouse team then pick, pack and despatch daily within the agreed Service Level Agreement (SLA) for next day delivery.

Customer Goals

Over time, the Group had accumulated a large holding of stock, with a large volume of obsolete items. The number of orders per branch were erratic and inconsistent. The Group required further savings to be found in the production of their printed products.

We were required to come up with a managed print services solution to address these requirements and to work closely with the customer in achieving this.

Azure Delivery

Our team identified three core areas where we believed we could assist our client, in implementing a solution:

  1. Advise on re-order levels based on previous demand, to ensure stock levels are managed effectively and stock destruction/waste, is kept to a minimum.
  2. Consolidate branch ordering to twice monthly to reduce delivery costs and impose prudent scheduled ordering practices throughout the network.  These new ordering guidelines resulted in better stock order management at branch level and less waste.
  3. Our production team reviewed the stock specifications and presented a number of changes to help the client reduce their print spend.  These changes included areas such as ink, perforation, unit size, unit wrapping, packaging and changing certain products/forms, to online availability only.

We addressed and delivered on all the requirements. Our customer achieved considerable savings across print and packaging, delivery costs and storage costs over time.