Pentair Integrated Management System (PIMS)
The Pentair Integrated Management System (PIMS) drives performance improvement every day, providing the processes, methods and tools Pentair uses for continuous improvement. PIMS strengthens the company's capabilities as a company and offers the opportunity to share best practices around the globe.
PIMS has four key components (1) the Rapid Growth Process for accelerating organic growth; (2) new product development process for accelerating innovation, referred to as 3D; (3) Pentair Talent Management for attracting and developing top talent; and (4) Lean Enterprise methodology for eliminating waste across the Pentair enterprise.
Rapid Growth Process
The Rapid Growth Process provides the framework, tools and methodology that allow Pentair to confidently identify new market opportunities and increase the speed of new product development, bringing innovative products to our customers more quickly.
3D Process for Innovation
While the Rapid Growth Process works to develop growth concepts or business solutions, 3D works in concert to bring new products to market. The process includes three key phases. Starting with the Discover phase, 3D incorporates the voice of the customer throughout to assure that our developments have the greatest opportunity for market success. The second "D", Develop, incorporates design for manufacturing and Six Sigma tools to control cost and error-proof development. Finally, the Deploy phase enables a look ahead to plan the successful rollout into the marketplace.
Pentair's growth vision requires that the company has a full pipeline of bright, dynamic and well trained individuals to help build the Pentair of the future. The talent management process is designed to select, develop, and retain the very best people in key industries. This structured approach assures that the company has the right human resources in place to support strategies for growth, technological innovation, and operating excellence.
The primary goal of Lean Enterprise is to eliminate waste and improve velocity across all of the business processes. Though originally deployed in manufacturing, lean has shown tremendous potential to improve speed and reduce non value-added work. The goal of course, is providing value to customers. With the key metrics of safety, quality, delivery, cost and cash, lean assures that we provide maximum benefit to all stakeholders including shareowners, customers, employees, and the communities in which the company operates.
The Pentair Integrated Management System drives performance improvement around the globe.