The top trends and best practices in artwork management
Artwork management systems have been around for a long time, but they’re still in their infancy. These systems are designed to manage the lifecycle of artwork from creation through approval and delivery. As more companies start implementing these systems into their workflow, it’s important to understand what makes them so effective at automating processes and improving efficiency across multiple industries.
Artwork management systems: More than just a regulatory requirement
When it comes to artwork management, the requirements can seem daunting. But there are a few things that you should keep in mind:
Quality control: A good system will help ensure that your supplier is producing high-quality work and that you have a way of tracking their quality throughout the process.
Brand consistency: You want your brand identity to be reflected in every piece of art you receive—no matter what size or style it may be.
Supply chain visibility: You need a system that allows you to easily see where products come from so they can be tracked down when needed (and hopefully reduce waste).
Moving away from manual processes
Artwork management systems are not just a regulatory requirement. They’re a strategic investment that can help you to improve efficiency, increase speed-to-market and ultimately enhance your bottom line.
Artwork management systems will help you to:
Save time by automating processes such as archiving and scanning files for compliance purposes. This means less manual work for employees who may have previously been doing this manually themselves, which reduces their workloads, improves productivity, and boosts morale!
Increase efficiency by enabling employees to work with materials more efficiently than they would otherwise be able to do without an automated system in place (for example, if there’s no way for an employee to know immediately when an artwork has been sent off in order). By making sure all required information is captured accurately at every step along the way—from sending off artwork through delivery—you’ll reduce mistakes later on down the line when trying to locate missing pieces or reorder stock items.”
The benefits of applying automation to global artwork management systems
Reduces costs: Automated systems provide a cost-effective solution for managing artwork. By automating the process of distributing, verifying, and tracking artwork across all platforms, you can ensure that your organization’s assets are always in compliance with industry regulations. This helps keep costs down while improving efficiency and productivity.
Improves efficiency: When it comes to artwork management, automation makes everything easier—from loading crates at the dock terminal or receiving shipments from different suppliers in the supply chain to completing annual audits and regulatory compliance requirements (such as those required by FDA). In addition to reducing manual tasks such as loading crate numbers into spreadsheets or entering data manually into Excel sheets; an automated system will also help streamline processes such as uploading images into an application like Adobe Photoshop CC 2017 which then generates vectors based on layout specifications per brand type or packaging format, etc…
Automation enables simpler, quicker, and lower-cost artwork updates and approvals.
Automation reduces the need for manual approvals.
From an administrative perspective, automation can help streamline your process by reducing the number of people who have to approve artwork updates and approvals. It also helps you reduce miscommunications between team members that arise from having to send out multiple emails or phone calls regarding a single change request.
Automation boosts efficiency and productivity.
Automation reduces the time spent on manual tasks. It also allows for more efficient use of resources, which in turn reduces risk and compliance issues. For example, when a company is automating its artwork management processes with an automated workflow system like Workflowy or Calendly, it can be easier to see what’s coming in from different sources (such as an artist) and when they’re due (for example: “create new artwork” vs “send this job”). This helps ensure that everything is done on time—and if something goes wrong later on down the line because someone forgot one step in their process flowchart? That’s not as big of a headache anymore!
An automated workflow also makes it easier to forecast costs per month: simply look at where you spend most money each month (artwork) versus how much time that takes out of each day/week etc…
Automation delivers regulatory compliance.
Compliance with regulations is important. The requirements of regulations can vary from country to country, but they all have one thing in common: they require that you meet certain standards of production and quality control. For example, if you’re working for the government or a large corporation where there are strict rules about how artwork must be made, then automating your workflow will ensure that everything is done correctly at every stage of production (from creating art files to printing).
Automation also allows you to avoid penalties and fines for non-compliance with these regulations—and this can save money as well! In addition, automation increases productivity by allowing people who don’t need much training or supervision (or who work in different departments) access to shared resources like templates or fonts without having to travel across town every time they want something new printed on paper; this reduces travel costs while improving efficiency by eliminating unnecessary interruptions during busy periods when everyone else needs attention right away–which means more time spent focusing on what matters most: making great products that customers love!
3D packaging software is an essential part of artwork management systems for businesses. It allows companies to produce 3D renderings of their products in a variety of different ways, giving them the flexibility to meet ever-changing market demands. By creating 3D renderings, companies can quickly and easily assess their anticipated results and make necessary adjustments before investing resources into producing actual products. Moreover, 3D packaging software allows for cost savings as it reduces potential time waste due to miscommunication between designers and clients. Along with avoiding costly mistakes, 3D packaging software helps to streamline the process of finalizing the artwork quickly and reliably, allowing businesses to move on with other aspects of production more efficiently without any hitches.
Supply chain visibility is improved.
An automated artwork management system can be used to improve supply chain visibility. This means that you’ll have a better understanding of how your products are moving through the system in real-time, which is essential when it comes to managing your inventory and keeping an eye on costs. You can also use automation tools like ERP (enterprise resource planning) or SCM (supply chain management) software to track the progress of each step along the way from design through production, so you know what’s happening with each piece at every stage of its journey.
An automated solution can also deliver brand consistency across substrates and packaging formats.
One of the biggest challenges in managing artwork is ensuring brand consistency across substrates and packaging formats. For example, a manufacturer may create an ad that’s displayed on every single piece of paper or cardboard container it sells—but what happens when you print these advertisements onto different substrates? Or what if you use different sizes of containers for each type of product?
This can result in one company having billions of dollars worth of inventory sitting around unused because they can’t produce products with their brand information printed on them in time for the season. This is why an automated solution can deliver brand consistency across substrates and packaging formats: it allows manufacturers to manage their workflow more efficiently than ever before, allowing them to ship products properly within a short timeframe without wasting any money on materials that aren’t used at all
With an automated artwork management system, manufacturing companies will be able to improve efficiency, increase speed-to-market and ultimately enhance their bottom line through reduced costs, less risk, and more time spent on innovation rather than regulation.
Artwork management systems are designed to help manufacturers track and manage the production process of any product with a digital component—including packaging, labels, and even parts that might be made using 3D printing technology. As such, these systems have become essential for companies in every industry where there’s a chance for regulatory compliance issues down the road—and they allow businesses to better manage their supply chain visibility as well as brand consistency across multiple products or markets around the world.
The good news is that the benefits of automation are clear. The bad news is that many companies are still hesitant to leap, despite knowing that it could save them money and improve their bottom lines in the long term. But don’t let this scare you away from automating your artwork management system! With a little bit of planning (and some assistance from us at Artilect) you’ll find yourself well on your way to creating an efficient system for managing global artwork across all substrates and packaging formats.