Manheim Technology, a part of Manheim, the leading global provider of auto remarketing services, was selected as one of three finalists for a Project Management Institute (PMI) Atlanta Chapter Project of the Year Award for its strategic plan and implementation of a newly created Demand Management Office effort in 2013. The Manheim project was among eight nominations, and was chosen as one of three finalists for the annual PMI award.
“It was not an easy decision for our judges to make,” said Yvonne Byars, chairwoman of PMI’s Atlanta chapter. “Our three finalists had very detailed and effective presentations. We were excited to select Manheim’s Demand Management Office as one of the finalists.”
A panel of judges evaluated all three projects following separate 10-minute presentations from the finalists, including Manheim, Coca-Cola and Home Depot. Coca-Cola’s project was selected as the winner by the judges, and Manheim was awarded second place.
“We are honored to have been selected by PMI as a finalist for this award,” said Michael Noel, Manheim’s chief technology officer. “It is very nice to see our teams recognized for their great teamwork and dedication to this effort. This new function truly helps Manheim deliver on our promise to add value for our customers.”
System Evolution, Inc. assisted Manheim during this project, which was led by Lauren Foster.
“SEI is proud to be a part of the Manheim team and this important initiative,” said Rob Seichter, chief operating officer of System Evolution, Inc. “We are thrilled to see Manheim honored as a torchbearer in the Demand Management space and look forward to our continued partnership.”
PMI Atlanta, an organization that serves project managers throughout many industries in Metro Atlanta, hosted the awards dinner that featured analysis of the finalists’ projects on June 9 at the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North.
As part of the project, Manheim IT is being recognized for the merger of two technology functions into one group and the Demand Management roll out last year to satisfy business needs. The new team provided a solution to business requests that required support from both IT functions. Demand Management is a planning methodology used to manage and forecast the demand of products services.
About PMI Atlanta (www.pmiatlanta.org)
PMI Atlanta serves project managers in Metro Atlanta, and we’re an active resource to corporations, community and government agencies throughout north Georgia. With over 4,600 members, PMI Atlanta is the fourth largest chapter in the US and fifth largest in the world. Our professional expertise span across industries; we’re the professionals building healthcare information technology systems, the engineers developing smarter public transportation, and the planners growing our communities more efficiently.
About Manheim (www.manheim.com)
Manheim is the leading global provider of vehicle remarketing services, connecting buyers and sellers of used vehicles to the largest wholesale used-vehicle marketplace. The company helps dealer and commercial customers achieve results by providing physical and digital auction channels, data analysis, financing, transportation and mobile products and solutions.
Manheim pioneered in-lane vehicle auctions and has been an innovator in both digital and mobile auction platforms. Manheim registers nearly 8 million used vehicles annually, facilitating transactions representing more than $50 billion in value. Manheim’s research and consulting arm, Manheim Consulting, provides industry-leading market intelligence and publishes the widely recognized annual Used Car Market Report. The company offers dealer financing though NextGear Capital, Inc., and transportation services through Ready Auto Transport.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Manheim has more than 20,000 employees in 106 worldwide sites and generates annual revenues of more than $2.5 billion. A subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, Manheim participates in “Go Green with Manheim,” the company’s sustainability program.