Leading2Lean & Autoliv Receive Industry Leadership Award

2018 Manufacutring Leadership Award Winner

Leading2Lean and Autoliv Receive Industry Leadership Awards at 2018 Manufacturing Leadership Summit

Autoliv Honored for Enterprise Integration Excellence and Leading2Lean Repeats as Industry’s Best Partner

Salt Lake City, Utah – June 18, 2018 –Leading2Lean, a manufacturing production management software provider, and Autoliv, the global automotive passive safety systems manufacturer, received prestigious industry awards at the 14thAnnual Manufacturing Leadership Summit in Huntington Beach, Calif. Hosted by the Manufacturing Leadership Council, the summit and awards gala recognized and honored excellence in manufacturing and industry leadership in global manufacturing.

Autoliv was honored with the Enterprise Integration Technology Leadership Awardfor its innovative use of cloud computing programs, enterprise software applications and mobility platforms. Autoliv was lauded for using transformative technologies to increase competitive advantage, improve efficiency and drive better bottom line profitability.

Autoliv uses Leading2Lean’s CloudDISPATCH software across all of its 80 global plants. The technology delivers real-time plant performance data to track and manage KPIs across plants, increase production efficiency, reduce downtime, improve decision making, and create a culture of continuous improvement. CloudDISPATCH integrates data across multiple systems, giving all plant employees instant access to the critical information they need to solve manufacturing problems and to improve operations.

“We are honored to accept the Enterprise Integration Technology Leadership Award,”said Brandon Jeppsen, VP of IT, Autoliv. “Digitalizing our plants has led to huge leaps in efficiency and accountability, decreased downtime, and increased profits. We embrace the use of new technologies and processes to be the best company for our customers, our employees and our partners.”

For the second year in a row, Leading2Lean was also honored with the Partner Award, which acknowledges the critical importance of technology partners in manufacturing success. Technology partners are instrumental in pushing the industry forward with innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship.

“Leading2Lean is honored to win the Partner Awardfor a second year,” said Leading2Lean’s President and CEO Keith Barr. “Our relationships with our customers are integral to our business. When manufacturers continuously improve their operations with our technology, it’s a win-win for everyone involved.”

The theme of this year’s Manufacturing Leadership Summit wasAccelerating the Transformation of Manufacturing 4.0. Manufacturing 4.0 is different from Industry 4.0 because it combines IoT and Lean Tools with human thinking. Manufacturing 4.0 is the rebirth in trusting human intuition, allowing humans to work alongside technology. It embodies the use of integrated technology to advance manufacturing and performance across plants. Autoliv and Leading2Lean are two examples of companies advancing Manufacturing 4.0 who are showing the industry how technology can support and enable human-led innovation.

Leading2Lean and Autoliv offer their congratulations to all of the other award winners. To learn more about the Manufacturing Leadership Awards, please visit http://mlawards.gilcommunity.com

About Leading2Lean

Founded in 2010, Leading2Lean improves manufacturing operations by providing a suite of software solutions that resolve production, quality and maintenance abnormalities. Leading2Lean is focused on operational excellence and run by an executive team with extensive experience in manufacturing, engineering, and turning around failing enterprises. The company’s cloud-based Lean Execution System provides critical real-time and actionable data to help workers do their jobs better and take ownership of their work while solving production problems. For more information, visit leading2lean.com.

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