Digital transformation increasing overall productivity
- Heidelberg Commercial Day in Wiesloch-Walldorf demonstrates entry-level solutions up to subscription contract
- Lifecycle solutions consisting of service, consumables, and advice go hand in hand
Heidelberg’s Commercial Day demonstrated how maximum overall productivity can be achieved through digitalized and integrated processes.
Overall equipment efficiency can be increased significantly with the Smart Print Shop, i.e. the innovative Push to Stop concept with navigated and autonomous printing.
The attendees take advantage of the opportunity to get valuable information from the Heidelberg experts.
On the Commercial Day, Heidelberg celebrated 70 years of the Stahlfolder and thus 70 years of expertise in folding.
It’s a story familiar to almost every commercial printing company: an order is not completed on time because some process or other is held up, important data is not available, or the material at the machine is wrong. So what is needed to achieve the greatest possible overall productivity? The Commercial Day 2019 , which took place at the end of May at the Wiesloch-Walldorf site of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg), examined this topic in detail in a well-attended event.
“We find ourselves in a transition from an analog Economy of Products to a digital Economy of Things,” explained Professor Dr. Ulrich Hermann, Member of the Management Board responsible for Lifecycle Solutions and Chief Digital Officer at Heidelberg. “In the 90s, people went online. Today, things are going online. Soon, the things on the Internet will shape value creation increasingly autonomously, and significantly change the physical world as we know it today. This will also bring new opportunities for the printing industry, especially for increasing productivity in the production process. The “digital twin” of printing presses connected via the Internet takes on completely new tasks, further minimizing effort that creates no value, i.e. administrative and unused capacities. Whereas manufacturers in the analog economy focused on selling products, it will be their use that moves to the center of business models in the age of the digital Economy of Things. “It’s about ownership versus usership,” continues Hermann.