LOVES PARK, Ill (May 7, 2012) – Danfoss Power Electronics, a global provider of VLT Drives and Panels, announced that the company has been named the Silver Winner for the 2011 Global Awards for Excellence in Business Process Management (BPM) and Workflow. This prestigious award has been granted to industrial organizations since 1996, in recognition of their ground-breaking solutions leading to significant business benefits. The Awards Program is managed by Future Strategies Inc. and sponsored by, Object Management Group and Workflow Management Coalition.

Danfoss Power Electronics received the award in the competitive North American region. The judges recognized the company’s skilled management of interdisciplinary competencies with basic technology applications in order to springboard a process management program. As a result of the BPM project the company significantly reduced workload in several areas; for one, the master data on shipping information, price points, discounts and other variables is now far more accurate and no longer needs to be manually checked and entered, resulting in a 25 – 35% improvement in productivity for customer service personnel. The company also introduced a new, team-oriented culture aligned with the organization’s value stream and developed a competency toolbox for process management.

This project was a result of an industrial research program between the two entities, aimed at solving business problems while advancing theoretical knowledge in the BPM area. Danfoss was nominated for the award by its research partner, Center for Industrial Production, Aalborg University, Denmark.

Danfoss Power Electronics is a division of Danfoss A/S. It supplies a variety of industries with high-tech products and solutions, including motion controls, customized power electronics and solar inverters. The division has supply chain, research and development centers in China, Denmark, United States and Germany and a global network of sales offices worldwide.

The Workflow Management Coalition (WfMC), founded in August 1993, is a non-profit, international organization of workflow vendors, users, analysts and university/research groups. The Coalition's mission is to promote and develop the use of workflow through the establishment of standards for software terminology, interoperability and connectivity between workflow products. Comprising over 300 members worldwide, the Coalition is the only standards body for this specific software market. The creation of the WfMC Standards Reference Model has proved its importance in other areas of technology, most notably the ISO Seven Layer reference model for computer communications.

OMG has been an international, open membership, not-for-profit computer industry consortium since 1989. OMG’s mission is to develop, with a worldwide membership, enterprise integration standards that provide real-world value. OMG is also dedicated to promoting business technology and optimization for innovation through its Business Ecology® Initiative (BEI) program and associated Communities of Practice.