CLEVELAND … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced that the company has been named a recipient of the 2011 CIO 100 Award by CIO magazine. The 24th annual award program recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT). Eaton has won the CIO 100 Award on four previous occasions, most recently in 2009.
"This year's CIO 100 awards draws well-deserved attention to companies that are not only innovating with IT but creating genuine business value as well," said Maryfran Johnson, Editor in Chief of CIO magazine & Events. "These winning companies and their IT organizations are an inspiration to businesses everywhere."
Eaton was recognized for implementing its Dynamic ERP Health Metrics and Plant Monitoring system. The program provides real-time visibility into the “ERP data health” of Eaton’s manufacturing facilities. Eaton employees can monitor the data integrity of plant supply chain, inventory, master schedule and production schedule from anywhere in the world via real-time dashboard monitors. Implementation of the program resulted in improved plant processes, better working capital management and increased on-time deliveries.
“We are very proud to be a repeat winner of the CIO 100 Award,” said Bill Blausey, Eaton senior vice president and chief information officer. “The Dynamic ERP Health Metrics and Plant Monitoring system is a great example of using technology to streamline processes and drive efficiencies. We are providing our employees with advanced data monitoring tools to increase efficiencies and customer deliverables.”
The 2011 CIO 100 awards will be presented at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado on August 14-16 at the conclusion of the sixteenth annual CIO 100 Symposium® and Awards Ceremony.
About the CIO 100
The recipients of this year's CIO 100 award were selected through a three-step process. First, companies filled out an online application form detailing their innovative IT and business initiatives. Next, a team of judges reviewed the applications in depth, looking for unique practices and substantial results. Finally, CIO editors reviewed the judges' recommendations and voted on the final 100. Complete coverage of the 2011 CIO 100 awards will be online at www.cio.com on August1, 2011 and in the August 1 issue of CIO magazine.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2010 sales of $13.7 billion. Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2011, Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components and systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has approximately 70,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries.