Johnson Controls Automotive Seating receives Manufacturing Leadership 100 Award


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Supplier recognized in the Global Value Chain category for its business transformation initiative

PLYMOUTH, MI--May 16, 2013:  Johnson Controls Automotive Seating, a global leader in automotive seating and seat components, was recently recognized by Manufacturing Executive, a global association for manufacturing executives, with its Manufacturing Leadership 100 (ML100) Award in the Global Value Chain category.   

Johnson Controls was honored for implementing a new business initiative that integrated logistics and operational processes across its plants using Systems, Applications and Products in Data Processing (SAP) software.

"This award is a testament to the commitment of our employees and leadership team to achieving business process excellence for our entire global supply chain," said Randall Urban, vice president, IT applications management for Johnson Controls Automotive Seating.

According to Urban, by integrating the company's logistics processes across its plants, finance and purchasing system, Johnson Controls was able to achieve the following:

  • Improved customer response times.
  • Standardized operational processes.
  • Availability of individual plant-level information for analysis.
  • Information accuracy.
  • Consistency and speed of data availability.

Manufacturing Executive and its ML100 Awards honor companies and individuals that are shaping the future of global manufacturing. Nominations are entered into a variety of categories and are evaluated by a panel of expert judges.


Johnson Controls is a global leader in automotive seating, overhead systems, door and instrument panels, and interior electronics. We support all major automakers in the differentiation of their vehicles through our products, technologies and advanced manufacturing capabilities. With 240 locations worldwide, we are where our customers need us to be. Consumers have enjoyed the comfort and style of our products, from single components to complete interiors. With our global capability, we supply approximately 50 million cars per year.

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