Print and media were long the backbone of growth for key segments of the paper industry. With the increasing importance of new media, traditional media is on the decline. The competition among publishers to retain readers has led to increasing pressure on the printers, which in turn has led to fierce competition. This rivalry has driven the printing industry to switch its capacities to low-cost countries and focus on emerging markets.
StepChange is working with printers to improve performance and reduce supply chain costs through a closer integration with suppliers.