2018 Winner Profile


Project Description:
The PaintManager XI project dramatically increases the color matching confidence and accuracy of PPG's automotive refinish customers around the world. The new products were developed to meet the evolving needs of a diverse global customer base using a combination of desktop, server and cloud-based technologies along with next-generation color identification and processing tools. This combination of products helps PPG's customers find the right color more quickly and accurately, increasing their productivity and PPG's profitability. The PaintManager XI software has been designed to collect detailed information about the PPG products being used by PPG's customers on a daily basis. This data, in combination with additional information acquired from PPG's manufacturing and formulation applications, will enable the company to make more informed and in many cases predictive decisions about raw material, logistics and inventory requirements that were previously not possible. The new software has also reduced the amount of time it takes to find an accurate color formula while increasing the accuracy of the process.
Business Goal:
Competitive Advantage
Christopher Caruso, Vice President, IT and CIO
Pittsburgh, Penn.
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