Everything Changes! Or: Why You Should Print on Demand
Everything changes! That’s true of the industry your organization serves, and it’s true of the continuing education (CE) materials that learners use to master best practices and stay current on new innovations that are gaining traction.
Many associations print their CE materials on demand to handle the challenges of frequent changes to content. Few things are more frustrating than having to throw away hundreds of course books (that don’t come cheap!) when content has to be changed. Time, money, and resources were wasted because print runs were set too big.
If only you had the opportunity to do it all over again! Unfortunately, the past is past, and there’s no going back for a second chance. You can, however, take steps to make sure it doesn’t happen again. Next time, print on demand.
When you choose to print your CE training materials on demand, your provider works with you to come up with an estimated number of books you’ll need. As the orders roll in from your learners, and inventory begins to deplete, the provider will notify you.
A microinventory is kept to prevent delay in getting course books out to learners, but there won’t be shelf after shelf of boxes that could go to waste. And while there’s no guarantee that all books will be used before content changes, you can rest assured that with print on demand, you won’t be charged for any course books that weren’t ordered.
Think about that! Won’t you feel better knowing that fewer books are wasted, and none of your association’s money was set aside for resources that your learners never even used?
Everything changes—your CE content, your learners’ expectations, and even the best way to handle your CE training materials. When you partner with Omnipress, though, you can breathe a sigh of relief, knowing that you took steps to reduce waste and protect your budget with print on demand.