March 23, 2021
The OEM announced it has been honoured with a 2021 CIO 100 Award by IDG Communications for the second consecutive year, and a Manufacturing Leadership Award by the Manufacturing Leadership Council for the 10th year in a row.
Lexmark was honored with a CIO 100 Award for its Lexmark Product Digital Thread (PDT), which merges streaming IoT data from connected devices in the field with transactional data from legacy enterprise business systems. Creating a live, integrated repository of data across products’ end-to-end lifecycle, it provides a single source of truth for business analysis and insight. The annual CIO 100 Awards celebrate 100 organisations and the teams within them that are using IT in innovative ways to deliver business value, whether by creating competitive advantage, optimising business processes, enabling growth or improving relationships with customers.
“Our strong submissions this year demonstrate the power of our innovative IoT platform and the exciting ways in which it can produce compelling outcomes for the manufacturing industry, as well as retail and healthcare,” said Vishal Gupta, Lexmark Senior Vice President and Chief Information and Technology Officer. “The benefits of our end-to-end platform, which combines IoT, AI and cloud technologies to drive business transformation and optimisation, continue to grow.”
“The power of our data-driven approach is evident in these projects,” said Tonya Jackson, Lexmark Senior Vice President and Chief Product Delivery Officer. “We’ve seen this in Lexmark’s ability to perform closed-loop data analysis across our value chain and meaningfully advance our operational performance and improve the customer experience.”
The company also won a Manufacturing Leadership Award for its outstanding achievement in engineering and production technology for work in chemical toner manufacturing that was enabled by the Lexmark IoT platform. By applying advanced modelling and statistical process control (SPC) methodology, Lexmark was able to make significant improvements to the manufacturing of its chemically produced toner (CPT) for use in electrophotographic printers, Lexmark explained. Awarded annually, the Manufacturing Leadership Awards honour companies and individual leaders that are shaping the future of global manufacturing.
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