Company: IBM Corp.
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.