Cummins Inc. last week announced that it was included on this year’s InformationWeek 500, a listing of the United State’s most innovative users of business technology. Cummins Inc. last received this honor in 2007.
“Cummins was founded on innovation and it remains one of our core values today,” said Bruce Carver, Cummins vice president and chief information officer. “Globally, our 45,000 employees working together generate the ingenuity necessary to make us better, fast, first. We are honored to be recognized by InformationWeek as one of the top 500 technology innovators.”
During 2011, as Cummins grew from a $13 billion to $18 billion company, it was at work developing business innovations. The Order Management System was one innovation that played a key role. Cummins Emission Solutions implemented the OMS in 2011, allowing for rapid expansion of the CES business, a key factor in the growth of the entire enterprise. This impact of the OMS was a primary reason that Cummins received the InformationWeek award.
CES was launched in 2002 and, since, it has grown to a $1 billion business within Cummins. The Order Management System provides CES increased capabilities, streamlines processes and offers greater flexibility to be more responsive to customer needs. OMS also provides the foundation on which Cummins receives, schedules, and manages orders throughout North America, enabling Cummins employees to respond more swiftly to customers.
“The InformationWeek 500 has recognized the most innovative users of business technology for 24 years, and this year’s innovations were particularly impressive,” said InformationWeek editor-in-chief Rob Preston. “What the editors looked for are unconventional approaches — new technologies, new models, new ways of grabbing business opportunities and solving complex business problems with IT.”
For more on the InformationWeek 500, visit www.informationweek.com/iw500/.
Cummins Inc. is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems.