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One of the key challenges facing the OP industry is how to strip out duplicate costs. This month OPI looks at what some channel players are already doing to tackle this challenge and considers what more could be done.

News Analysis: Paperworld strikes deal with German associations

At a highly anticipated international press conference at this year’s Paperworld event in Frankfurt, organiser Messe Frankfurt revealed that, beginning in 2015, the show will include a hall dedicated to the members of two German...

Editor’s comment

As we go to press this month, a couple of interesting stories are developing on both sides of the Atlantic. You won’t be able to read about them in this magazine, but by the...

5 minutes with…

Describe what you do in about 20 words. I help people succeed – customers in their businesses, buyers to be effective and my employees to be their best.What was you first full-time job?Working in the...

Final word with Luke Chapman

If we are to boil down the ideal future for the industry to a single idea, then the final word is ‘coopetition’ (or ‘cooperatition’ as some would say). OK, it may not be a real...

Hot Topic: Cooperation + Competition = Cooperatition

Make no mistake, the OP industry is hugely sophisticated in many ways: service levels are among the highest of any industry and electronic ordering systems as well as online trading platforms are well established and...

Show Review: Paperworld 2014

The reaction from a purchasing manager who hadn’t been to Paperworld for a number of years was quite telling. “I’m startled at the reduction in the number of exhibitors and visitors,” he told OPI after...

Special Feature: 3D Printing

Taking centre stage at a glamorous CES Show in January were 3D offerings such as 3D scanners and 3D printers, allied to a general air that the past year had put these futuristic offerings firmly...

Sponsored Article: Double A

Thailand-based paper manufacturer Double A raised a few eyebrows with last year’s acquisition of the Alizay paper mill in France, bucking a trend that has seen most paper makers slashing production capacity. OPI speaks...

Dealer Spotlight: Farook International Stationery

At a time when everybody is bemoaning the decline in office products, it’s interesting to see a company that’s still predominantly focused on the traditional stationery space. That’s not to say that Farook International Stationery (FIS),...

Big Read

Podcast: Opportunities in the videoconferencing category

When you look at what products and services businesses will need to function efficiently in a hybrid working environment, then a fit-for-purpose audio and...