Johnson & Johnson
Intranet Facility Map Generator
Johnson & Johnson (J&J), with approximately 98,500 employees,
is the world's most comprehensive and broadly-based manufacturer of health
care products, as well as a provider of related services, for the consumer,
pharmaceutical and professional markets. Johnson & Johnson has more
than 194 operating companies in 51 countries around the world, selling
products in more than 175 countries.
*** Source: Johnson & Johnson Web Site: jnj.com
One of the J&J facilities in the United States had a common problem
for many facility managers and Information Management (IM) departments:
How do we locate people in our facility? With hundreds of employees and
offices/cubicles and thousands of square feet, it isn’t always easy
to locate someone in the building. The printed distribution of maps gets
too outdated and cumbersome to distribute. They needed a quick available
way to locate people on the site without having to distribute hundreds
of printed maps.
Many times the staff, IM in particular, had to go to an area of the facility
and walk around trying to find the right office or cubicle.
AMS, already working at the site supporting J&J’s 100+ CADD
users and Engineering Document Management (EDM) System, offered an innovative
web-based solution that could be accessed by everyone on the local Intranet.
The solution was to place AutoCAD on one of their Internet Information
Servers (IIS) and have a custom map generated for the Intranet user. The
user could select an office/cubicle to find and a custom map showing that
location would be sent back to them in the browser. The map would be in
AutoCAD Drawing Web Format (DWF) and a FREE browser plug-in called Autodesk
WHIP! would allow the user to dynamically zoom, pan & print their
custom map – without the need for AutoCAD on their desktop!
In this case, J&J was able to provide an intuitive web-based Facility
Map Generator for their Intranet users.
Their IM department was able to now quickly locate an office/cubicle
when they were needed to provide support at the user’s workstation.
Their employees also spent less time wandering around an area looking
for a meeting area or office. Overall, navigation around their site improved
by implementing the solution.
Here are some additional examples of how a web-based CADD solution can
Provide a web site where your customers can fill out information that
in-turn sends them back a design drawing over the web – without
the need for them to have AutoCAD!
Keep your company’s CADD Standards in a user-friendly browser-based
environment that gives them quick access to standard libraries of symbols,
procedures and manuals.
Provide dynamic design drawing content for your company’s Engineering/Design
group Intranet site.
Publish design information easily and with more securely to vendors and