Highly innovative aerospace, defense, and industrial manufacturer Curtiss-Wright has selected Qmarkets to crowdsource the “collective wisdom” of their global workforce.
Curtiss-Wright has invited its entire global workforce of approximately 9,300 employees to participate in a new idea management platform, provided by leading supplier of collective intelligence solutions: Qmarkets. The award-winning Q-ideate platform enables employees to contribute towards solving a wide variety of strategic business challenges faced by Curtiss-Wright on an ongoing basis.
Launched on March 25th 2020, the platform allows employees to submit innovative ideas for everyone within the organization to see. These ideas are then developed through organic discussion before the most valuable submissions are selected for implementation.
As the ‘corporate descendants’ of the famously ambitious Wright brothers (the fathers of flight) and Mr. Glenn Curtiss (the father of naval aviation), Curtiss-Wright has a strong heritage of innovation, which Qmarkets will help to sustain.
Curtiss-Wright Corporation is a diversified, multinational provider of highly engineered and technologically advanced products and services. This video showcases the history of the company, as well as it’s global operations today.
After previously using another file repository to gather ideas from employees, Curtiss-Wright’s project team evaluated a variety of innovation management platform options before deciding which vendor to partner with. Ultimately, the flex edition of Qmarkets’ Q-ideate tool was chosen, in order to leverage advanced self-admin capabilities – including workflow configuration, custom submission forms, role management, and automation functionality. The system will be available in multiple languages to maximize participation.
Qmarkets’ advanced ‘Kanban’ workflow configuration tool.
Curtiss-Wright’s new idea management platform is supported by Qmarkets’ customer success offerings – designed to help ensure the company drives continuous results from their innovation efforts. “It’s really thrilling to be able to support innovation at a company which has proven to be so innovative over such a long period of time.” said Ilona Gochman, Qmarkets’ Head of Customer Success. “We look forward to working closely with Curtiss-Wright and playing a role in helping their innovation efforts reach new heights.”
Curtiss-Wright produces premier technology-based electronic and mechanical subsystems and components for rugged aerospace, defense and highly specialized industrial applications. With manufacturing facilities around the world, Curtiss-Wright is a leading provider of cost-effective and technology-based solutions.
Currently, Curtiss-Wright operates through three segments: Flow Controls, Controls, and Surface Technologies. Their network of facilities enhances the company’s ability to serve global markets more efficiently. Curtiss-Wright employees deliver class-leading innovation and technological expertise, and are integral to an efficient manufacturing and distribution network that ultimately improves competitiveness and the satisfaction of customers.
Growing steadily by leveraging the critical mass and powerful suite of capabilities built over the past decade, Curtiss-Wright are driving operational excellence and financial discipline to achieve top-quartile performance. The company currently enjoys leading positions in several key markets served. Their goal is to be the trusted “go to” company for solving the most difficult engineering problems within specific specialities or solutions.
Qmarkets is an established leader in the field of idea and innovation management, offering solutions to enable enterprises around the world leverage the wisdom of the crowd. The flexible software provided by Qmarkets is designed to help clients manage their innovation processes from end to end, as well as locate, analyze, and implement groundbreaking ideas effectively.
Qmarkets has developed a reputation over the last 10 years for delivering one of the most comprehensive crowdsourcing software solutions in the world. Recognized by leading analysts such as Gartner, Forrester, MWD Advisors and Info-tech, Qmarkets offers unmatched technical and design flexibility to their extensive list of leading global clients; including Nestle, Ford, Lufthansa, Ab InBev, Philip Morris International, Bridgestone, and many more.
Qmarkets’ software offering extends beyond innovation management to include products focusing on process improvement, continuous improvement and operational excellence; open innovation with customers and business partners; technology scouting for enterprise M&A opportunities; and digital employee engagement.
The innovation management solutions offered by Qmarkets are completed by a commitment to customer success. This is shown by Qmarkets’ global team, and supported through best-practices, workshops, training, professional services, and more.
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Mr. Elliott Wilkins
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