Goodyear is one of the world's largest tire companies, with operations in most regions of the world. Together with its subsidiaries and joint ventures, Goodyear develops, markets and sells tires for most applications. Goodyear operates 50 plants in 22 countries, with its world headquarters located in Akron, OH, USA. Goodyear Global Business Services has revolutionized and optimized the way it operates its finance and accounting, Procurement, Information Technology, Supply Chain, Human Resources and other business processes, by transforming and streamlining its shared services to a worldclass operational center. The Shared Services Center was opened in Manila, Philippines to achieve process standardization, systems automation and integration, implement preventative controls, and reduce transactional work. By doing this, it enables the business to increase its focus on tasks that help to drive profitable growth, and achieve success for the business, associates and customers. The center delivers a best-in-class operation that enables associates to assist the organization through true business partnering.