New production control hotline from ppi Media

ppi Media undertakes production control tasks for publishing house

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Initially launched as a pilot project, the services offered by ppi Media have become an integral part of the day-to-day work at the Schleswig-Holsteinischer Zeitungsverlag. ppi Media employees make specific changes as requested by the sh:z newsroom to the page planning of the newspapers to be produced in ppi’s planning solution PlanPag, which has been used at the sh:z for many years. Based upon the queries they receive from the editorial team, the experts carry out the requested planning changes, such as changing a part-page in a local edition or adapting common pages, before reporting the change back to the editorial department. This ensures reliable planning changes at a short notice, even outside the core working hours of the publisher’s internal production control.

“We decided to use the new service offered by ppi Media after a successful test phase. It goes without saying that the software producer’s employees have excellent knowledge of their own planning and production programs. Thanks to our long-term cooperation, ppi Media was also very familiar with the production workflows at the sh:z,” says Torsten Lops, head of production at Schleswig-Holsteinischer Zeitungsverlag.

Production control hotline as a new service module
After a short introduction into the respective production structures, the team of ppi Media specialists takes over the production control in close cooperation with the publisher’s employees and at the required times, reliably easing the pressure on the publisher’s varied shift.

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