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Heralding the New Outcome-Focused Production Line

18 months in, and the ‘roaring 20s’ look set to be a decade of digital change.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant role to play in this. The beginning of the pandemic saw organisations within all industries – from food and beverage to healthcare, retail, and construction – adopt new digital technologies in order to remain operational within increasingly tight lockdown restrictions.

Organisations have continued to adapt and grow throughout the pandemic, with what were once decade-long digital transformation initiatives, progressing at unparalleled speed. Moreover, this digitalisation of modern production lines has shifted the global manufacturing mindset – maximising uptime and ensuring that production lines can keep running, no matter what, is now fundamental.

The COVID-19 Industrial Revolution

COVID-19 triggered a mini industrial revolution – albeit one with a twist. Previous industrial revolutions were largely driven by process efficiency, revenue, growth, and, ultimately, business survival, with an adoption curve that played out over years, even decades. In the case of the COVID-19 pandemic, however, the main short-term driver has been survival, with the time to adjust being just a matter of months. The generally increasing rate of change brought about through digitalisation has sparked a ‘commercial Darwinism’, with business adaptability at its core, rather than performance improvement.

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Eddie Storan has over 25 years’ expert knowledge transforming and developing global service organisations of leading-edge technology capital equipment manufacturers across a range of industries, including semi-conductors, medical, electronics, inkjet, and packaging. Eddie joined Domino Printing Sciences plc in 2018 as Head of Global Service with responsibility for supporting its growing portfolio of coding and marking solutions. He is also actively involved in the company’s evolution towards advanced services, and the effort to increase focus on customer experience.

Andy Barrett has an extensive background in engineering, manufacturing, and product management. Andy joined Domino Printing Sciences plc in 2006, and is responsible for connected services, code inspection, and user experience, ensuring Domino's coding and marking solutions maximise productivity and support customer transitions to Industry 4.0 digital factories. Andy has a degree in manufacturing systems engineering from the University of Hertfordshire, UK.
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