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In this special issue of OPI, the focus is on vendors including the Big Interview with ACCO Brand’s Cezary Monko and a look at exceptional manufacturers in the industry. The Hot Topic is all about dynamic pricing.

Vendor Special: The smart manufacturer

The rise of new digital industrial technology, known as Industry 4.0, is a transformation that makes it possible to gather…

Analysis: Will Platinum complete trans-Tasman deal?

In early February 2018, Platinum Equity announced the completion of its acquisition of the OfficeMax business in Australia for an…

Analysis: Cenveo – signed, sealed, delivered

Embattled envelope and print products manufacturer Cenveo filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the District of New York at…

5 mins with… Raphael Carlioz

What special skill do you possess? I can rapidly identify what a person is truly like, as I can feel other…

Final word from Jack Reagan

Throughout my merchandising career, I’ve had the pleasure to work with some vendors that were not only industry-leading, but also…

Generation Game with Casey Avent

There are many success stories out there of companies where the baton of leadership has been passed on through the…

Event: City of Hope

Every year, the National Business Products Council hosts the annual City of Hope Tour and Hall of Fame Dinner. And…

Event Review: Paperworld 2018

The official Messe Frankfurt figures from Paperworld 2018 are encouraging: exhibitor numbers increased 8% versus 2017 to 1,640 while the…

How To… Create the missing link

LinkedIn, as we all know, is a social networking website for business professionals. But the opportunities that derive from a…

Vendor Special: The good, the great and the exceptional

Customer expectations are sky-high these days. Consumers, in a B2C as well as B2B environment, want to have choice, in…

Hot Topic: The dynamics of pricing

Dynamic pricing (or real-time pricing) has been around for some time, but so far has been mainly relegated to discussions…

Big Interview: The best of both worlds

ACCO Brands’ 2017 move to acquire Esselte Holdings led to the creation of a new $600 million business unit formally…

Comment March 2018

This is the once-a-year issue of OPI where we focus much of our attention on the vendor community. Who’s doing…

Digital issue March 2018

To view a flip version of the February issue of OPI magazine please click the links below.Type A – Europe & UKType…

Big read

DEX to provide turnkey MPS solution for Essendant dealers

In the second part of our interview with Harry Dochelli (click here for Part 1), the Essendant President reveals details…