Dow receives CIO Award for digitalization of business planning
MIDLAND, Michigan — March 24, 2021 — Dow (NYSE: DOW) has received a 2021 CIO 100 award from IDG’s CIO for the digitalization of its end-to-end business planning platform (E2EBPP). For more than 30 years, the CIO 100 awards have recognized innovative organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of strategic and operational excellence in IT.
Dow’s E2EBPP was recognized for transforming the company’s business planning environment by using state-of-the-art technology to digitally integrate across all Dow businesses globally. The result is a streamlined and simplified planning process enabling Dow to serve customers around the world. The process provides visibility and prediction of product needs, translating those needs into supply plans that make it easy to do business with and within Dow.
“We are honored to receive this prestigious award for the implementation of our company-wide planning platform,” commented Greg Jozwiak, vice president, Dow supply chain. “This is a great example of how our digital investments continue to improve both the customer and employee experience. We appreciate the recognition by CIO.”
“This year’s CIO 100 class demonstrates an amazing array of initiatives. Many helped their organizations thrive during the dark days of the coronavirus pandemic, whether by directly addressing new realities in health care or business or expediting digital adoption to adapt,” said Anne McCrory, group vice president, Customer Experience & Operations, IDG Communications, Inc. “We are honored to showcase these achievements and the spirit behind them at this year’s virtual CIO 100 Symposium & Awards in August.”
Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines global breadth, asset integration and scale, focused innovation and leading business positions to achieve profitable growth. The Company’s ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company, with a purpose to deliver a sustainable future for the world through our materials science expertise and collaboration with our partners. Dow’s portfolio of plastics, industrial intermediates, coatings and silicones businesses delivers a broad range of differentiated science-based products and solutions for its customers in high-growth market segments, such as packaging, infrastructure, mobility and consumer care. Dow operates 106 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 35,700 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $39 billion in 2020. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit www.dow.com or follow @DowNewsroom on Twitter.
For further information, please contact: