Manufacturer’s Library

The podcast of the Book Manufacturers’ Institute, the trade association representing those involved in the printing, binding and distribution of the printed book.

Hello and welcome to the Manufacturer’s Library, the podcast of the Book Manufacturers’ Institute. BMI is the trade association representing companies involved in the printing, binding and distribution of the printed book, as well as the suppliers who support them.

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Today’s episode is an interview with upcoming Annual Conference Panelist Alan Griffin. Alan is a curriculum content specialist for the Utah state board of education. This interview took place on Sept 29, 2020.   

Today’s episode is an interview with longtime industry veteran Jim Kaeli. Jim’s career was spent primarily with RR Donnelley and Muller Martini. Jim is a Member of BMI’s Cased in Club, and was a 2019 recipient of the BMI Signature Award. This interview took place on Sept 8, 2020.   

Listen as BMI Executive Director, Matt Baehr, has a candid interview with Joe Upton, BMI President and VP of Business Development at Gasch Printing. The interview was done on August 7, 2020. 

Today's episode comes from our 2019 Spring Management Conference. This was a presentation titled, Sharing Automation Ideas for Lean Improvements given by Nick Ott of Atlantic Packaging. Visit the BMI YouTube channel to see the video recording of this presentation. 

Today’s episode comes from our 2019 Spring Management Conference. This was a presentation titled, AI and Automation: Natural Partners for Manufacturing given by Dr. Noel Grice of NC State University. BMI Members can login to the BMI website to download the slides referenced in her presentation.

Today’s episode is an interview with the new Executive Director of the Protestant-Church Owned Publishers Association, Beth Lewis. This interview took place on July 9, 2020.   

Hear from BMI 2020 Rising Star Award winner, Cara Lewis Lahey of Publishers' Graphics. She discusses how she got involved in the industry, as well as her time with BMI. 

Today’s episode is an interview with Marco Boer of IT Strategies. Marco is a long-time, trusted consultant to the digital printing industry. He’s spoken at BMI events, as well as at other numerous printing conferences. Through this vast array of experience, Marco has developed a deep understanding of printing and the various print markets on both the buying and selling side.

We took a few minutes on Wednesday June 10th, 2020 to discuss the printed book market, in the context of pre and post pandemic.

Saving the Camel’s Back: Books in the Age of COVID-19: Dr. Naomi Baron, American University

From BMI's 2020 Spring Management Virtual Conference, this was a presentation from Dr. Naomi Baron of American University. Following her presentation, BMI members had an open and candid discussion about how their businesses were doing during the pandemic. Originally recorded on May 5, 2020.

Today’s episode comes from our 2020 Spring Management Virtual Conference. This was an association update webinar presented by me, BMI Executive Director, Matt Baehr.

Learn what’s happening with the BMI and hear what’s going on with BMI members during COVID-19.

Date of original webinar was May 19, 2020

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