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Becoming World Class
When Giromini changed the company's philosophy to embrace diversification and lean manufacturing,
it set Wabash National on the path
of world-class performance, Yeagy
says. Associates enabled that process through "their ability to accept
the philosophy changes that our
CEO brought to the company, and
their willingness to change to grow
the business and to also innovate in
what they do," he adds. Yeagy also
credits associates with supporting
the company's drive to be community leaders by supporting local and
national organizations such as the
United Way.
The benefits of Wabash National's new mindset are realized in the
products it develops for the future.
As companies around the world are
grappling with how to best apply "big
data" analytics, Wabash National is
creating the hardware systems that
will make it possible. Yeagy says much
of the industry's current discussion
around telematic solutions deals
with in-cab products, but Wabash already has sensors that can feed data
on suspension and undercarriage
operational management, enhanced
security and conditional monitoring.
Turning that raw data into actionable information is still a few
years off, however. "Fleets are inundated with information today,
more than they can process and
make decisions with. That needs to
be simplified," Yeagy says. For that

to happen, he says the software side
still needs to mature to the point
where customers will find the value
in such systems.
Once the software catches up, Wa-

bash National promises to remain at
the forefront of carrier innovation.
"Wabash National is poised and
ready to deploy when the industry is
ready," Yeagy says. mt

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