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Kodak Alaris’ annual Partner Summit goes virtual

Kodak Alaris’ annual Partner Summit goes virtual

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Over 200 partners joined Kodak Alaris at its first virtual Partner Summit. The global information capture specialist had planned on holding its annual partner conference for the EMEA region in Vienna from April 21 to 23, but in light of the current COVID-19 crisis, decided to make it a virtual event.

Alaris President and General Manager Don Lofstrom confirmed that despite the challenges presented by the current global pandemic, Kodak Alaris’ performance in the financial year ended March 31 was strong overall. In his address to partners, he provided an update on the impact of COVID-19 on the business and the marketplace over the past four months, as well as steps Kodak Alaris has taken to minimise disruption to its customers.

“Employee safety and supply chain management have been at the forefront of the company’s focus,” Lofstrom said. “Our supply chain is now intact and strong, our manufacturing sites in China are up and running at nearly full capacity. Scanner production is over 95% capacity now compared with 40% in March. Our secondary supply chain partners are also beginning to normalise, although we continue to monitor this very carefully in certain regions.”

While March brought some delays and slippage to orders, Lofstrom said that this month has seen increased demand from a number of sectors including healthcare and logistics.

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