Esko unveils industry-first Digital Maturity Model for Packaging Suppliers, a guide to digital transformation strategy

Mattias Bystrom Mattias Byström, President of Esko

Launching a new whitepaper and interactive maturity assessment tool for customers, Esko has introduced its latest innovation to packaging and print suppliers across the globe - a strategic model to guide individual businesses on their entire journey to digital maturity.

Developed as a result of analyzing hundreds of customers’ operations worldwide, the global developer of integrated hardware and software solutions has launched its Digital Maturity Model for Packaging Suppliers (DMM) program to equip businesses to improve productivity, efficiency and overall profitability through a complete digital transformation.

Mattias Byström, President of Esko, said: “We are delighted to launch the Esko Digital Maturity Model for Packaging Suppliers. It is based on work we delivered in 2018 with global consumer-packaged goods companies and addresses leadership concerns and workflow steps across every area of a packaging and print business. Our teams, through continuous dialogue and analysis, are now able to successfully help our customers to develop their own roadmap to digital maturity, which is a really exciting step forward for the entire print and packaging industry.”

“Business leaders understand that digitalization is becoming critical to their business success,” stated Jan De Roeck, Director of Marketing, Industry Relations & Strategy at Esko, and chief architect of the DMM. “Digital transformation through the introduction of integrated, automated and cloud-connected systems, including inline print quality inspection, serves to streamline processes, remove bottlenecks and improve efficiency across every facet of a business, resulting in tangible bottom-line success and clear competitive differentiation.

“With businesses around the globe at various different stages of digital development - and in many cases with processes and functions within the same business at different points of automation - we have spent a significant amount of time mapping the dimensions of transformation to bring clarity and enable customers to purposefully drive their own digital transformation, rather than it drive them.”

Jan confirmed that the newly-launched DMM program will be showcased at DRUPA 2020, the world’s largest printing equipment expo held at Düsseldorf Messe, Germany in June. “Working with this industry-first tool and the experts at Esko, customers can identify and integrate only those solutions that will contribute to ultimate efficiency and business performance, addressing everything from leadership values and environmental sustainability challenges through to individual workflow steps and processes. In addition to our activities with customers now, DRUPA 2020 will be a great opportunity to explain the model face-to-face and start visitors to our stand on their journey.”

“The launch of our DMM program is a significant evolution for packaging and print suppliers,” Jan concluded. “We are incredibly excited to reveal the results of our considerable efforts and to support so many of our customers, colleagues and peers through this period of digital transformation.”

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