IBM

COMPANY: IBM
HEADQUARTERS: Armonk, NY
SIZE OF COMPANY: 1,000 or more employees; more than $1B in revenue
INDUSTRY: Miscellaneous high tech
PRIMARY PRODUCT LINE: Servers, systems, software, storage, OEM systems, Internet security, semiconductors, point-of-sale and self-service offerings
NAME OF PROJECT: Best People — Talent in the IBM Globally Integrated Supply Chain
PROJECT OBJECTIVE: To continue investing in talent development and training; maintain the company as a globally integrated enterprise; grow the global workforce’s skills, expertise, and leadership
TECHNOLOGIES EMPLOYED: N/A
ACCOMPLISHMENTS/ROI: Improved educational programs (IBM Talent Accelerator Program, IBM’s Workforce Management Initiative, LEADing@IBM); investment exceeding $200 million has brought $1 billion in benefits to the bottom line; more than 3,000 employees in the supply chain have been trained in Lean Six Sigma and Black Belt projects that save $200,000 or more per project.