Ingersoll Rand: Continuous Innovation for Global Markets
November 14, 2013
Watch this video to hear how Ingersoll Rand continues to innovate and serve growing world markets by relying on globally distributed product development teams. Connecting all areas of the product lifecycle - across engineering, manufacturing, service
At Ingersoll Rand, we are driven by a purpose to advance the quality of life around the world. We create and sustain safe, comfortable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brands work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings, to transport and protect food and perishables and to increase industrial productivity and efficiency.
To continue to innovate and serve our growing world markets, Ingersoll Rand must rely on global product development teams to produce regional specific products from common global platforms. Doing so ensures we offer our customers the highest quality and realize the greatest efficiencies. With more than 4,000 engineers working across 67 locations worldwide, it is critical that we provide a single information system that allows for continuous innovation and operational excellence by connecting all areas of the product life cycle across engineering, manufacturing, service and our supply chain.
Sharing resources and know how around the world enables us to maximize the value of each location. To support this objective, we have adopted a common approach to product development: the Ingersoll Rand Product Development Process, Ingersoll Rand PDP with enabling PLM technology, Windchill Prime.
Leveraging this approach and a single enterprise item master enables us to design and innovate products collaboratively, sharing resources and talent from around the globe. Create a global design that is traceable across regional variance. Make changes quickly and identify the full impact of those changes. Leverage the same manufacturing facilities for multiple products enabling us to design anywhere, build anywhere. Integrate with downstream systems including ERP, CRM and service systems to avoid rekeying errors.
Optimize our supply chain with preferred suppliers and rationalize parts. Impact efficiencies across the enterprise from sourcing and operations to finance, marketing and after-market service. Achieve best in class sustainability performance by reducing waste and lowering the carbon footprint of our products. And most importantly, allowing for greater focus on innovation.
We are passionate about inspiring progress around the globe and building a better future. Transforming our product development approach to leverage PLM technology is one of the many ways we could help create a world of sustainable progress and enduring results.