2009 Winner Profile

Applied Materials

Project Description:
To support its recently launched SunFab business of building solar energy factories at customers locations, Applied Materials devised a project management, collaboration and knowledge sharing project that standardizes factory implementation. The new command center, called "Solar System," is designed to serve as headquarters for sharing information and best practices from each facility. The tools available include video conferencing for communications between a factory and the command center. With eight SunFab customers now in place, Applied Materials says it has increased its energy and environment solutions revenuethe majority of which is from solarby $819 million in three years.
Project type:
Collaboration, BPM, ERP
Business Functions:
Manufacturing, Supply chain/logistics, Order processing/fulfillment
Business Goal:
Strategic/Competitive advantage
Michael Splinter, President & CEO
Santa Clara, Calif.
Revenue (2008):
$8.1 billion
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