HD Supply is one of the largest industrial distributors in North America and recently purchased a MGI DP8700 XL from Paper Handling Solutions. This digital press was installed at their fulfillment center in Marietta, GA.
We followed-up with HD Supply to ask a few questions about their recent purchase. Pictured left to right (Wayne Baldwin - PHS Account Manager, Alex Vercammen, Renee Coleman, and Ron Dymond)
Q: What were the criteria you were searching to fulfill?
A: We needed a 4-color press capable of printing on-demand short runs in order to streamline our order fulfillment process. On-demand printing enables us to keep a just-in-time inventory.
Q: Why did you decide to buy the MGI DP8700 XL?
A: The flexibility, pricing, and our relationship with Paper Handling Solutions were the deciding factors. The DP8700 XL is a flexible machine capable of producing all of the jobs we need it to do (pre-die cut, door hangers, 4-color, etc.). The competitive price also made this machine a good fit for our company. We have done business with Paper Handling Solutions before, and they did an excellent job of following through to make it easy doing business with them.
Q: What are your future plans with the machine?
A: We plan on offering a flexible and fast in-house 4-color printing service to our customers.
HD Supply provides a broad range of products and value-added services to approximately 500,000 customers with leadership positions in three specialized market sectors: Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO), Infrastructure and Power, and Specialty Construction. HD Supply's leading business units include HD Supply Facilities Maintenance, HD Supply Waterworks, HD Supply Power Solutions and HD Supply White Cap.
With more than 600 locations across 46 states and nine Canadian provinces, the company's ~15,000 associates provide localized, customer-driven services including jobsite delivery, will call or direct-ship options, diversified logistics and innovative solutions that contribute to its customers' success.
For more information on HD Supply, please visit www.hdsupply.com.