Take a walk down any supermarket aisle and it’s likely many of the glass containers on display are designed and manufactured by Owens-Illinois (O-I). The container of choice for many of the world’s leading food and beverage brands, O-I glass reflects the company’s history of manufacturing innovation and creative design. Today, O-I launches 600-plus new product solutions every year, such as the Lean+Green wine bottle, with its advanced technologies that use fewer raw materials and less energy. Manufacturing experts work with craftspeople to turn these innovations into sustainable glass containers, incorporating cost-effective practices every step of the way. While this approach to quality and beauty is part of the company’s 114-year history, the global scale of its manufacturing operations had evolved to the point where O-I needed a new way to promote collaboration across the enterprise.
“Our CEO is driving a new agenda to transform the company from a decentralized, regional organization to a single global enterprise,” says Rodney Masney, Vice President, Technology Service Delivery at Owens-Illinois. To bring this vision to life, the company decided to move all its internal collaboration and communication tools to the cloud—and selected Microsoft Office 365 to help enable the company’s transformation.
“Connecting more than 27,000 employees to work better together with Office 365 means we’ll be able to serve our customers, shareholders, partners, and key stakeholders better than we have in the past,” says Masney. “We chose Office 365 to accelerate our cultural transformation without compromising on data security.”