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1Gary Wilson A H E A D O F T H E F L O W® Sr. Vice President and Chief Technology OfficerMarch 2009
2NIBCO Information Technology Career in Business Information Technology AgendaNIBCO OverviewNIBCO Information TechnologyCareer in Business Information TechnologyCompany overviewNIBCO Information ServicesWho are we?What technologies are usedHighlight our successesMain focus is on a career in information technology
3WHO IS NIBCO?Founded, 1904 in Elkhart Indiana, NIBCO, Inc. is a world leading manufacturer of flow-control solutions to the commercial, residential, irrigation and fire protection markets.
4COMPANY PROFILEPrivate company with four generations of Martin family leadershipOver 100 years experience in flow-control solutionsMore than 2,700 employees worldwideHeadquartered in Elkhart, Indiana on a 100 acre campus10 manufacturing plants and two distribution centers in the US, Mexico and Poland
5Locations World Headquarters: Elkhart, IN Manufacturing Locations: Blytheville, AR; Corona, CA; Greensboro, GA; Charlestown, IN; Goshen, IN; Franklin, OH; Lebanon, OH; McAllen, TX; Nacogdoches, TX; Stuarts Draft, VA and Reynosa, MexicoDistribution Locations:Atlanta, GALocations across the US
6MISSIONTo be a dominant customer-driven provider of flow-control solutions to the global construction markets while providing superior long-term prosperity to our stakeholders.Do I need this?
7Breadth of Product Offering Plastic fittingsMetal fittings (copper & brass)Valves – metal and plasticPEX – plumbing systemsPipe supports and seismic bracing
8END USE APPLICATIONS Residential and Commercial Plumbing Industrial / Manufacturing PlantsChemical ProcessingWater / Wastewater TreatmentPlating & Metals FinishingFood ProcessingPharmaceuticalsUltra-Pure ChemicalsDe-ionized WaterCompressed AirUsed anyplace that needs fluid flow.Water, water solutions, air, gas, etc.
9“The New Pittsburgh Arena” (The Consol Energy Center) NIBCO:Bellagio CasinoMandalay BayIntel CorporationMicrosoft CorporationGoogle Data CenterUniversal StudiosWalt Disney Golf CoursesPepsi CenterMayo ClinicWide Product ReachCommercial construction is our sweet spotHotels, schools, hospitals, prisons, etc.“The New Pittsburgh Arena”(The Consol Energy Center)
12Information Services - Organization (Mike Sajdak)IS DirectorSAP Center of Excellence(13 associates)Applications Development(4 associates)(12 associates)Technical ServicesIS Customer SupportSmall organization with about 34 peopleGood team with high skill level
13Key NIBCO IT PartnersKey IT partnerships that have been established over the last 10 years at NIBCOFocus here is on the fact that we use a small set of key vendors that we have partnered very closely. We believe that this allows a SMB type company to best leverage our influence and reduce technology cost over the long-term.ASUG is important to stay close to our application provider – benchmarking, learning, networking, influencing, etc.
14NIBCO SAP ERP We are focused on maintaining our initial investment One global instance of SAP BWOne global instance of SAP R/3upgrade every monthsStrategy – Continuous Improvement:We are focused on maintaining our initial investmentPhilosophyYou should maintain the software you purchased, resist modifications. If you do not keep it current and maintain it will become a legacy application
15H R Management System -- 2000 SAP Milestones3.0FDec. 19974.0BMar. 19994.7Oct. 2004ECC 6.0Dec. 20074.6CMar. 2001SAP UpgradesH R Management SystemPoland4 upgrades on 10 to 12 yearsWe upgrade the application then focus on rolling out new functionality until the next upgradeI know of no other company that has this track recordVery important to protect and leverage NIBCO’s investmentBusiness WarehouseSAP Portal
16Major SAP ERP components SAP R/3 – ECC 6.0Sales and Distributio n; Materials Managem ent (w/ WMS;Productio n Planning; Financial Accountin g; Controllin g; Fixed Assets; HR- Payroll; PDM (UniGraph ics); Web sitesBI – 7.0SAPSAP Netweaver / Portals 7.0We are at the most current release for the SAP software.We are well positioned for the future.Maintain our very large investment
17mySAPTM SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT AT NIBCO (Indiana University) Published SuccessesNIBCO’S “BIG BANG”A teaching case, prepared by:Carol V. Brown, Ph.D.Associate Professor of Information SystemsKelley School of BusinessIndiana UniversityIris Vessey, Ph.D.Professor of Information SystemsPublished in:Martin, E.W., C.V. Brown, D.W. DeHayes, J.A. Hoffer, and W.C. Perkins.Managing Information Technology: What Managers Need to Know,6th edition, Prentice Hall .mySAPTM SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT AT NIBCO (Indiana University)NIBCO IS has had several case studies written about our SAP experiencesTwo are included in the text book “Managing Information Technology”Big Bang and Vendor managed inventoryThe Big Bang was fairly controversial. Still used as a teaching case on how to implement an ERP package.mySAP.com in Lódz, Poland: a U.S. company integrates its Polish subsidiaryAhead of the Flow
19Information Technology CareerAll companies large and small need information technology experts
20Business information technology is an excellent career I want to spend the remaining time talking about information technology in business as a career.I personally have found this to be a career where I:enjoy going to work,it has been rewardingall be it demanding
21Two major technology roles Businesses rolesProvide service and support for a businessTechnology company rolesBuilds operating systems, databases, networks, technical applicationsI classify technology jobs in to two major groups.BusinessTechnology developersTechnology company roles are somewhat different than business roles. In general they are much more technicalTonight, I want to focus on the business roles
22Consider business information technology as a profession What's in it for you?ChallengingExcitingMarketableRewarding(financially and personally)
23Some roles more technical than others Old stereotypes disappearing IT roles in a businessSome roles more technical than others Old stereotypes disappearingI want to talk about how information technology roles are changing.Are there any Dilbert fans in the crowd?I enjoy poking fun at technical people because I am one. But I think Scott Adams (Dilbert creator) has not done the IT profession any favors over the past decade.I do admit that some roles are technical in nature an may require a certain type of person but a lot of roles require a diverse combination of skills.
24Software advances are enabling a shift in expertise However, automation is making IT roles less technical and more business. Automation replaces so the technical management tasks and application development tasks with drag and drop tools.More roles are process improvement and information delivery roles that require more business knowledge.Business knowledge and skills are important. People who can bridge the gap between business and technology are in high demand and very sought after in business.
25Roles are changing Versatile workers Various education backgrounds are goodBusiness knowledgeAnalyticsA base of technical knowledge is very helpfulMy background (BSIE, MBA, but I can be either business oriented and technical when it necessary, I even taught myself how to read assembler code in the early days.IT associates do not need to be geeksWell respected in the company
2620 years ago not many options for advancement or rewards 20 years ago not many options for advancement or rewards. Primarily had to move into management10 years ago – you could advance equally in technical and management roles and move across job families, application development to Internet or project managementNow – people are leveraging their technology skills both in IT organization and in the businessIn 10 years – IT workers will need multiple IT skills and a variety of business skills which will lead to many advancement opportunities
27Fast paced, rapidly changing, exciting iPodAnalyticsYou tubeWeb 2.0CRMFacebookGoogleWebSOAFast changingAlways something to learnKeeps work interestingOne of the best rewards is learning something new and seeing the business impact of implementing a new technology or applicationPersonal example, Say you buy new PC with a lot more memory and faster chip and a new video card. You see how much more fun it is to play you favorite game.Think about doing that on a large scale and getting paid to do it.You can learn on your own. Many opportunities to learn online.ERPMobileTIME19952009
28Variety Project Manager Business Analyst Software Engineer Information Technology JobsProject ManagerBusiness AnalystSoftware EngineerWeb DesignerSecurity AnalystDatabase AdministratorIT ManagementUser SupportCIOVarietyOne last dimension of the roles in a company is varietyCompanies depend on a wide variety of technology roles to be successful.Many roles in a typical businessBusiness functional roles (e.g. SAP)Project managementTechnical rolesManagement rolesYou can move between roles to keep your job interesting and learn new skills
30Certain IT skills are in high demand and hard to find Certain IT skills are in high demand and hard to find. Most are technical however both to the two major applications vendors are on the list.Source: Gartner 2008 IT Market Compensation Study
31U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics IT roles in high demandThis chart show the top 10 job growth occupations 2006 to 2016.5 of the top 10 jobs are information technology jobs.U. S. Bureau of Labor StatisticsOccupations with the largest job growth for Bachelor's Degree graduates,
32Computers are like Old Testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy. ~Joseph CampbellJust to make sure I present the full picture there is more to the IT business than having fun. IT work is:Hard workNot very forgiving. Close most often does not work in the technology world. One small mistake can be a major problem.
34Information Technology is a good career Visit a businessTake a classLearn moreI would like them to consider information technology as a career.Challenging and rewardingFind a way to learn what it is like in the real world.You can leverage IT knowledge in your business roles
35"The harder you work, the luckier you get." Jonathan SchwartzCEOSun Microsystems IncPhilosophy in a nutshell:"The harder you work, the luckier you get."