Communisis, in strategic partnership with Pitney Bowes, celebrates new business growth.
Leading provider of multi-channel marketing, transactional and regulatory customer communications
Headquartered in UK with offices across Europe and 2,200 employees
Serves major brands from financial services, retail, utilities and telecommunications sectors
Consolidate the bank’s several disparate transactional mail production facilities under one roof—the Copley Center of Excellence
Implement process improvements and lean manufacturing techniques
Promote healthy competition and a culture of employee engagement by rewarding success
Increased operational throughput on high-volume machines by almost triple
Significantly reduced labor costs
Attained number one spot and five of top ten positions in Pitney Bowes’ ranking of 150 most productive inserters across Europe
Saved on postage costs and increased mail sorting throughput by 50 percent
Communisis is a marketing services group whose goal is to help clients communicate more effectively with their customers. As the UK’s market leader in transactional print, Communisis has enjoyed a fruitful relationship with Pitney Bowes starting in 2006, when Communisis equipped their transactional print Center of Excellence in Speke, Liverpool, with Pitney Bowes technology. Recently, Communisis won a ten-year outsourcing contract—their biggest deal ever—with a major UK retail bank that demanded new levels of operational excellence and productivity, and created a host of new requirements.
Projecting a sizable move to electronic delivery, the bank’s several disparate transactional mail production facilities were consolidated under one roof. However, a change in scope meant a larger print volume than originally forecast, requiring double the hourly output while maintaining daily SLAs with zero errors.
A ten-year contract with Pitney Bowes to deliver a single-source mail and sorting solution across the Center of Excellence in Speke and the new facility in Copley, West Yorkshire includes onsite maintenance services and professional services; the unique strategic relationship offers a consultative approach geared to Communisis’ success, with Pitney Bowes and Communisis engineers working together as a single team.
Support from Pitney Bowes helped uncover areas for process improvement, including a cultural shift to promote motivation and reward success among operators. Today, operators work to a very high standard in terms of both quality and throughput.
Productivity improvements have been impressive, with an increase in operational throughput on high-volume machines by almost triple, plus a significant reduction in labor costs. What’s more, Communisis Copley has achieved the number one spot for most productive inserter among Pitney Bowes’ ranking of over 150 inserters across Europe. It has also held five of the European top ten positions.
Communisis is also helping its client save on postage costs with the Pitney Bowes Vantage Mail Sorting system, which consolidates the mail to maximize postal discounts and offers 50 per cent faster throughput than the previously installed system.