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ASSOCIATED BRITISH PORTS

Bristol Airport

STANDARDISING THE PRINTER AND MFP FLEET

Over time, ABP had acquired a very diverse fleet of printers and multifunctionals. There was no standardisation on a particular brand or model which, in turn, meant a huge range of consumables was being purchased. This limited the company's ability to reduce document production costs.

After an exhaustive analysis of the company's operations around the country, ITQ was able to establish ABP's true document costs and propose an improved document strategy. Printing was standardised onto just 3 different device types across the country and consumables purchasing was rationalised. Most desktop printers were phased out in favour of shared multifunctionals with more advanced features and much lower running costs.

This policy shift saw the removal of 40 devices in the Southampton HQ alone. The new strategy lead to a 30% reduction in document production costs.

ABP FACTFILE

Associated British Ports owns and operates 21 ports, handling approximately 25% of the country's seaborne trade. Its ports and associated businesses form a UK-wide network capable of handling every conceivable type of cargo.

LOCATION

National

BUSINESS SECTOR

Transport

SIZE

2000 staff.

CHALLENGES

  • Diverse, unmanaged fleet of printers and multifunctionals.
  • No contract standardisation
  • Concern over waste in printing and its environmental impact.

"ITQ's rationalisation of our printer and MFP fleet saved a staggering amount of money and made everybody's life so much simpler. " Adam Boocock IT Manager, ABP

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