OaaS: Optimization as a Service
The inefficiencies can be significantly reduced, if production is analyzed as a whole and jobs are subject to optimization steps that streamline their production. The most common optimizations that can be performed are:
• Planning. This allows identifying the required steps to produce the job, given the set of currently available devices.
• Ganging. This operation physically places more than one job on a printed sheet or roll, enabling to significantly reduce job handling costs, paper waste and, if applicable mailing costs.
• Batching. This operation serializes the order in which several jobs are processed. This tends to minimize the set-up and cleaning time at various devices, increasing efficiency.
The proposed approach eliminates the need of having such optimization components installed at the PSP premises providing a Pay-as-You-Go solution  as well as leveraging 3rd parties data and capabilities.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 01 January 2011
For more than 30 years, IS&T's series of digital printing conferences have been the leading forum for discussion of advances and new directions in 2D and 3D printing technologies. A comprehensive, industry-wide conference that brings together industry and academia, this meeting includes all aspects of the hardware, materials, software, images, and applications associated with digital printing systems?particularly those involved with additive manufacturing and fabrication?including bio-printing, printed electronics, page-wide, drop-on-demand, desktop and continuous ink jet, toner-based systems, and production digital printing, as well as the engineering capability, optimization, and science involved in these fields. In 2016, the conference changed its name formally to Printing for Fabrication to better reflect the content of the meeting and the evolving technology of printing.
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