Dow Receives CIO 100 Award for Digital Manufacturing Acceleration
- DMA technology solutions streamline work processes and create value for Dow
- Create ongoing opportunities to improve safety, reliability, sustainability, agility and insights through data visibility
MIDLAND, Mich. – Aug. 25, 2022 – Dow (NYSE: DOW) was honored with a CIO 100 Award for its Digital Manufacturing Acceleration (DMA) Program. The US CIO 100 awards, now in its 35th year, recognize 100 organizations that are driving digital business growth through technology innovation. The award is an acknowledgement of strategic and operational excellence in IT.
Dow’s DMA Program was recognized for delivering innovative digital technology solutions that unlock company manufacturing data, leading to streamlined work processes that create value for the company’s employees, customers and businesses. The program accelerated the deployment of digital technologies and intuitive tools across Dow’s global manufacturing and maintenance areas, creating opportunities to improve safety, reliability, sustainability, agility and insights through data visibility.
“It’s an honor to be recognized by CIO for our efforts to modernize Dow’s manufacturing through digital solutions,” said Melanie Kalmar, corporate vice president, chief information officer and chief digital officer, Dow. “By deepening our understanding of what our manufacturing teams need to safely and reliably serve our customers and how IT can enable that, we arrived at these high-performing DMA solutions. The program’s success is a testament to the powerful IT solutions we’ve been able to deploy due to outstanding collaboration between Dow’s Information Systems and Operations teams.”
The DMA program also includes innovative ways to securely integrate data while protecting intellectual property. For example, the use of private cellular networks in Dow manufacturing sites allows employees to collaborate in real time through secure video calls and instant messaging, improving both the speed and quality of work performed.
“The collaboration between Dow Operations and Information Technology has created a solid program focused on accelerating and supporting the progression of Dow’s digital priorities within manufacturing,” said John Sampson, senior vice president, Operations, Manufacturing and Engineering. “Dow’s DMA solutions are already generating tangible value and are focused on creating breakthrough growth for Dow by providing easy, enjoyable, and effective digital experiences for Dow employees and our customers.”
This year’s CIO 100 Award winners were chosen by a team of external judges, many of them former CIOs. According to CIO, the winners “exemplify what it means to deliver business value through the innovative use of technology, creating competitive advantage in their organizations, improving business processes, enabling growth and improving relationships with customers.”
Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines global breadth; asset integration and scale; focused innovation and materials science expertise; leading business positions; and environmental, social and governance (ESG) leadership to achieve profitable growth and deliver a sustainable future. The Company's ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company in the world. 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 applications. Dow operates 104 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 35,700 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $55 billion in 2021. 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.
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