In the given competitive landscape, the very existence of an automotive parts supplier depends on how they work with every shrinking margins while still maintaining quality of its products and efficiency of delivery. Lets listen to Perry about leveraging IT for achieving the nearly impossible goals.
Perry Lipe, Senior VP and Chief Information Officer, ArvinMeritor, Inc.
Perry Lipe is senior vice president and chief information officer of ArvinMeritor Inc. In this position, he provides the strategic vision to ArvinMeritor's global technology efforts. Lipe also directs the company's full range of information... More View all posts
Perry Lipe is senior vice president and chief information officer of ArvinMeritor Inc. In this position, he provides the strategic vision to ArvinMeritor's global technology efforts. Lipe also directs the company's full range of information technology (IT) services, including computing services, global telecommunications, ERP, eBusiness applications development and business intelligence systems. Under Perry's leadership, ArvinMeritor has developed and implemented a dynamic eBusiness strategy that has drawn significant industry attention. This strategy enables improved employee and customer productivity and establishes business processes with Web-enabled information and collaboration tools. The strategy focuses on engineering, B2B Supply Chain, Procurement and Quality process improvements. He is also credited with leading efforts to create an IT center that will be a major hub in the company's network of worldwide IT centers. In addition, Perry directed the consolidation of ArvinMeritor's Troy, Mich., and Columbus Information Technology Call Centers into the Columbus eSupport Center. Before the July 2000 merger of Arvin Inc. and Meritor Automotive Inc., Lipe was vice president, IT, of Arvin, a global manufacturer of automotive components, including exhaust systems; ride control products; air, oil and fuel filters; and gas-charged lift supports. During his tenure at Arvin, his accomplishments included implementing a global IT strategy to support Arvin's business objectives, establishing a strategic direction for common global business systems and launching an eBusiness strategy. A native of southern Illinois, Perry holds a bachelor's degree in economics and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Illinois in Springfield. Less View all posts