BIG Leads the Way with Advanced Web Based Name Badge Ordering Systems

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BIG, the international badge specialist and Europe’s largest dedicated supplier of high quality name badges and custom lanyards leads the way and sets international standards in developing and implementing bespoke, streamlined processes for online ordering badge systems.

The manufacturing facility in Ipswich

BIG, the international badge specialist and Europe’s largest dedicated supplier of high quality name badges and custom lanyards leads the way and sets international standards in developing and implementing bespoke, streamlined processes for online ordering badge systems.

As businesses look for cost effective solutions and adopt web based processes, BIG continues to strive forward and pilot revolutionary practices. Following years of investment and innovation, its streamlined operations have become leading examples of customer-focused, efficient and cost-effective solution.

BIG has been continuously upgrading equipment and systems for the past ten years. As Joe Jones, BIG’s UK sales and marketing manager explains, “BIG does not stand still. These last years have been truly revolutionary. We have modernised every part of how we work and interact with our customers. We have upgraded our equipment and developed processes based on customer feedback and needs, such as online ordering systems that are bespoke and totally focussed on our customers’ requirements.

“As the way we do business evolved, we have retained our vision to be every businesses’ best friend and have consequently adopted new technologies as a matter of course. In a way, we have led the industry in innovation and demonstrated the added value derived from such systems to both our customers and BIG as a company. Our innovations in products and processes have since been copied by many other companies who realised our advantage.”

The BIG system couldn’t be any easier. As Joe continued: “Our bespoke online name badge ordering system links in with our customers’ existing intranet or extranet. In this way, anyone in the organisation can go online and order their name badges direct from their computer. All the customer has to do is to log into their name badge template - which is customised to their exact corporate specifications - key in the names, job titles and other personalised information (or upload a pre-keyed list), approve the layout on-screen and in one click their order is in our production system.”

BIG first pilot-tested this revolutionary approach over 10 years ago when “web to workbench systems” were still concepts rather than automated processes. Today the BIG operation has successfully implemented the system with large corporate and small companies alike using the service. To date, BIG has serviced more than 90% of business through its online system.

Mark Alderman, BIG’s manufacturing manager said, “Our 11,000 square foot facility in Ipswich processes over 60,000 individual name cards a day. With the automated systems, our customers have total control on their solution, confident in the knowledge that at any time, they can speak to an expert. All our automated systems are backed with a professional studio, where qualified designers and printers are on hand to assist with any other queries. Our investment in innovation and technology is ongoing and pays for itself many times over. We aim to lead in every way, and you can see examples of such passion everyway in our operations, from the dust free cell in our plant in Ipswich where we contain our digital presses, the care and attention that our staff put into the manual processes and throughout our digital printing technology.”

BIG is Europe’s largest dedicated supplier of high quality name and ID badges and custom lanyards. The BIG product range includes permanent employee ID name badges for customer facing staff and professional, re-usable name badges and lanyards for conferences and events. BIG have over 20 years’ experience and produce more than two million name badges and 13 million business cards each year.

Notes for Editors:

BIG is part of the Brady Corporation, with operations in 22 countries, and distribution in over 100 others. BIG has worked for thousands of organisations of every size and in every sector.

The manufacturing operation is located in Ipswich.
Spokespeople for comment include Joe Jones, UK Sales and Marketing Manager and Mark Alderman, Manufacturing Manager. Detailed Biog information is available upon request. For a list of services and products, please visit http://www.big.co.uk.

Joe Jones
UK Sales & Marketing Manager
T: +44 (0) 208 614 8914
F: +44 (0) 208 614 8800
E: joe(at)big(dot)co(dot)uk

Mark Alderman
Manufacturing Manager
T: +44 (0) 208 614 8821
E: marka(at)big(dot)co(dot)uk

BIG House
111 Waldegrave Road
Teddington
Middlesex TW11 8BB
http://www.big.co.uk
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