Atrium Windows and Doors’ Bruce Manning recently received Frost & Sullivan’s Manufacturing Leadership Award for enterprise technology leadership. The award recognizes Manning for his role in the successful implementation of Smartware Group’s Bigfoot CMMS solution to streamline internal communication processes, improve equipment and asset management, and enable corrective and preventive maintenance.

Frost & Sullivan’s Manufacturing Leadership (ML) Council recognizes manufacturing companies and leaders on an annual basis. The award for enterprise technology rewards leaders who have revamped their corporate IT and communications strategies and systems and who have contributed to competitive advantage and greater enterprise performance. As an award winner, Manning is now eligible for consideration to win the Manufacturing Leadership Council’s High Achiever Award in the enterprise technology category as well the Manufacturer of the Year Award.

“Bruce has been pivotal in implementing the Bigfoot CMMS solution to consolidate our communications and cut our downtime and overtime hours,” said Scott St. Clair, CEO of Atrium Corporation. “We have seen incredible results in our maintenance and operations, and this award speaks to Bruce’s vision, leadership and determination in overhauling our processes and making us a better company overall.”

Atrium’s multi-phase Bigfoot implementation project involved the initial Bigfoot configuration, inventory population, communication overhaul, module implementation, data collection and reporting. Manning implemented Bigfoot CMMS to systematize Atrium’s communications and automate its maintenance management and asset tracking capabilities. Using Bigfoot, Atrium has cut downtime by 77 percent and now runs at less than 35 hours of downtime per 10,000 units. On the labor side, Atrium has curbed overtime by 50 percent. The results show an annual cost savings of $800,000.

Nominations for the Manufacturing Leadership Awards span 13 categories and are evaluated and scored by a panel of expert judges. The winners and their technology partners will be honored on June 14, 2017, in Huntington Beach, Calif., at a gala celebration that concludes the annual Manufacturing Leadership Summit.


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