Avery Dennison Aligns with AOTMP Telecom Management Best Practices Methodology

Efficiency First® Framework Improves Efficiency, Performance and Productivity Within Global Organization

Avery DennisonINDIANAPOLIS, MAY 24, 2016

AOTMP is pleased to announce Avery Dennison’s alignment of its Efficiency First® Framework and methodology, a disciplined and best practice approach for managing a fixed and mobile telecom environment. The partnership objective is to build a high-performance, best-in-class telecommunications environment that will become a strategic asset used to drive business growth within the global organization.

As part of the Efficiency First® Certification Program, a comprehensive baseline was established to identify technical, operational and financial improvement opportunities; and ongoing optimization activities will assist in alignment with the Efficiency First® Framework.

Its telecom environment was then measured and benchmarked against the AOTMP Efficiency First® Performance Index, which evaluated over 750 potential points of inefficiency as well as 300 performance and opportunity identification measures.

“Avery Dennison was experiencing policy and process deficits in its telecom environment. In each of the over 50 countries, there seemed to be a different approach for managing telecom costs, services, assets and technology,” stated Tim Lybrook, CEO of AOTMP. “This made it difficult for the organization to have visibility, achieve accountability and effectively manage its telecom environment.”

“AOTMP drew back the curtains on our telecom practices and dove into the weeds with us,” said Chris Zafirson, Director of IT Finance at Avery Dennison. “AOTMP has seen so many environments like ours that it was very easy for them to drill right in, pinpoint the points of failure and determine what we needed to address first.”

Less than a year ago, Avery Dennison described its telecom environment as “very, very fragmented, and lacking alignment on most policies.” Almost a year and a half later, its telecom departments operate nothing like they did before. In the past, measuring its global telecom environment was unthinkable; today, it is a reality. The organization now has a roadmap to building an aligned and efficient telecom environment that is transforming beyond a necessary expense to an asset that will drive business results.


AOTMP is an information services company that helps organizations take their fixed and mobile environment to a greater level of performance and helps telecom vendors achieve excellence in creating value for their clients. Using information and analytics to drive efficiencies, performance and productivity, business solutions are based on their patented Efficiency First® Framework. For more information, visit aotmp.com.


Avery Dennison is a global leader in labeling and packaging materials and solutions. The company’s applications and technologies are an integral part of products used in every major market and industry. With operations in more than 50 countries and 25,000 employees worldwide, Avery Dennison serves customers with insights and innovations that help make brands more inspiring and the world more intelligent. Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY) is a Fortune 500® company with $6 billion in sales. For more information, visit averydennison.com.