January 31, 2017
MELVILLE, N.Y., January 31, 2017 – Canon Solutions America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc. today announced its participation in the 2017 Best Value Conference, a nationally recognized event that educates guests on a leadership-based business model designed to improve performance of individual projects and entire organizations. Members of Canon Solutions America’s Enterprise Managed Services Division (EMSD) returned this year to discuss the positive integration of the Best Value approach into programs at Canon Solutions America. The event was held on January 22-26, 2017 in Tempe, Arizona.
The Best Value Conference focuses on sharing best procurement and risk management practices with leading industry professionals seeking measurable results for their respective industries. The model, which is based on leadership principles, drives accountability and efficiency to ultimately decrease risk, stress, cost, and management requirements. Since its founding in 1994, the Performance Based Studies Research Group (PBSRG) has been testing and refining the Best Value Business Model under the leadership of Dr. Dean Kashiwagi, Director of PBSRG and Best Value Guru. Consequently, the model has improved the performance of projects and organizations more than 1,800 times. Canon Solutions America recognizes the model’s added value to the company and its customers. For this reason, it was proud to, once again, support Dr. Kashiwagi and his team at the Best Value Conference.
“I was honored to be a part of a great educational experience where industries collaborate and contribute their knowledge for one common purpose,” said Rick Ranft, the Senior Director of the Strategic Markets group within the Enterprise Managed Services Division. “The Best Value approach is working for us, so we must dedicate time to support its development for the benefit of our clients.”
Ranft, who leads the Strategic Markets group, which includes Advisory Teams dedicated to Higher Education and Healthcare, made a notable appearance at the conference as a Canon Solutions America representative for the fourth time. He has been invited to share Canon Solutions America’s expertise in implementing Best Value print programs in large, complex organizations. Ranft and his team have adapted the Best Value approach to cater to the complex needs of Higher Education and Healthcare clients. With transformational design, dedicated account teams, and industry-leading technologies, the Enterprise Managed Services Division builds robust and scalable, yet flexible, print and document management services platforms, which include hardware and software that allow for customization and innovation based on relevant business needs. The Best Value model has shown to be applicable to any level of organization, allowing Ranft to implement it in a variety of environments. Furthermore, the flexible details of the model clearly align it to additional divisions of the company and extending services to customers on a small or large scale.
“We are motivated by the Best Value specialists who endlessly promote improvement to generate business opportunities for our Enterprise Managed Services Division,” said Erin Gruber, Practice Leader, and a member of the Strategic Markets Team. “We aim to thrive with this methodology by continuing to drive superior rates for print program success.”
The Enterprise Managed Services Division’s implementation of the Best Value approach is elevating Canon Solutions America to new heights by exposing customers to tools and processes that significantly improve practices in procurement, change management, and print programs. Additionally, Canon Solutions America’s active participation in the expansion of this proven methodology exhibits its ambition to help customers have the best forward-thinking solutions to thrive within their industries. To learn more about the Enterprise Managed Services Division and how it can help companies grow with transformative solutions to address financial, operational, and environmental goals, please contact the division at EMSDINFO@csa.canon.com or 888.369.8911.
Canon Solutions America provides industry leading enterprise, production, and large format printing solutions, supported by exceptional professional service offerings. With the technology offerings of the Canon and Océ brands, Canon Solutions America helps companies of all sizes improve sustainability, increase efficiency, and control costs through high volume, continuous feed, digital and traditional printing, and document management solutions. A wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., Canon Solutions America is headquartered in Melville, N.Y. and has sales and service locations across the U.S. For more information on Canon Solutions America, please visit csa.canon.com.
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