Dominoes are a timeless toy that fascinates many people of all ages. Some like to line them up in a straight or curved row, while others play games with them. The individual dominoes are sometimes called bones, cards, men, or tiles. They are normally twice as long as they are wide, making them easy to stack and re-stack. Each domino has a square on either side that is blank or bears from one to six pips (spots) in a pattern similar to the dots on a die. A set of dominoes typically contains 28 such pieces.
When you place a domino on top of another, the force from that first domino causes all the other dominoes to fall over in succession. This is because potential energy of the dominoes converts into kinetic energy when they collide with each other and then to momentum that causes them to fall over. The force of the falling dominoes is independent of the size of the initial triggering domino and travels down the chain of dominoes in the same way that nerve impulses are transmitted from one brain cell to the next along the axon.
This domino effect is what fueled the success of Domino’s Pizza, which started in 1962 with one small pizzeria in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Company founder Thomas Monaghan placed his pizza outlets strategically, placing them near college campuses where young consumers liked to eat. As a result, the Domino’s brand became a household name by the 1970s.
Today, Domino’s sells its products in more than 60 countries and has an estimated market value of over $24 billion. Despite its tremendous success, Domino’s has also faced challenges. The most significant challenge came in the form of a scandal that caused Domino’s to lose its reputation for speed and quality. In response, the company revamped its training programs and spoke directly with employees to better understand their needs.
The company’s new CEO, Steve Doyle, has put Domino’s back on track by addressing the issues that the previous CEO, David Brandon, failed to do. Doyle has also emphasized a renewed commitment to customer satisfaction by listening to feedback and visiting Domino’s locations.
Domino’s has benefited from its emphasis on quality, but it has also realized significant benefits from its investments in technology. In order to keep up with demand for online delivery, the company has built a cloud-based application platform that allows customers to self-manage their infrastructure and scale as needed.
A Domino’s representative explains that the company is currently in the process of upgrading the system and expanding its capabilities. This upgrade, the company says, will allow it to increase capacity and respond faster to online orders. The upgrade will also help the company better manage inventory and improve logistics, both of which should enhance customer experience. In addition, the upgrade will reduce costs by streamlining operations. Domino’s is also preparing to launch a mobile app that will enable its customers to place an order from their phone, without having to visit a store.