CLEVELAND … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced that the company made this year’s InformationWeek 500, an annual listing of the nation’s most innovative users of business technology. Eaton has been named to the list four consecutive years. The 2011 list was revealed last night at a gala awards ceremony at the exclusive InformationWeek 500 Conference taking place at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, CA.
Eaton was recognized for implementing its Dynamic Enterprise Resource Planning (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 honored to be a repeat winner of the InformationWeek 500 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 around the world with advanced data monitoring tools to increase efficiencies and customer deliverables.”
“For 23 years, the InformationWeek 500 has chronicled and honored the most innovative users of business technology,” said InformationWeek Editor In Chief Rob Preston. “In this day and age, however, being innovative isn’t enough. Companies and their IT organizations need to innovate faster than ever before to stay a step or two ahead of their customers, partners, and competitors. This year’s ranking placed special emphasis on those high-octane business technology innovators.”
InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation's most innovative users of information technology with its annual 500 listing and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments and administrative practices of America’s best-known companies. The InformationWeek 500 rankings are unique among corporate rankings as it spotlights the power of innovation in information technology, rather than simply identifying the biggest IT spenders.
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 73,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries.