Why shopfloor managers should consider disruptive technologies and how to maximise them

Production line quality, throughput, and utilization are familiar pressures to those who manage shop floors. They’re not new challenges – they’ve been around for decades.

However, new market requirements and new technologies call for a different perspective on these allegedly familiar topics.

As a result of our efforts to optimize our own factories, we’ve gained experience in adapting production to latest market requirements by using new technologies in the right context. In particular, we learned that:

  • Bringing traditional optimization topics like quality, throughput, and utilization in perspective to business goals helps to justify necessary investments in advanced technologies
  • A stronger customer focus calls for more individualized production (smaller lot sizes) at the same cost as mass production
  • Mass production cost levels can only be reached by integrating advanced technologies like AI
  • Harnessing new technologies requires a co-creation approach

Read the article on the Fujitsu blog

Fujitsu Sets Out the ‘Fujitsu Technology and Service Vision 2020’

Tokyo, Global, May 14, 2020 – Fujitsu today announced the launch of the Fujitsu Technology and Service Vision 2020, which sets out how stakeholders can drive success in digital transformation during these uncertain times.

 

The outbreak of COVID-19 is having an unprecedented impact on our lives, economies and societies. In addition, we face other difficult societal challenges from climate change to rapid urbanization and an aging population. As well, there are new risks brought by digital such as the spread of false information and the infringement of privacy. Digital technology has the power to significantly change the way people live and work. We must use this power to solve these challenges and change our world for the better. Fujitsu believes that the true value of digital transformation lives in this idea. Digital transformation will enable the necessary shift of existing businesses which will lead to the realignment business goals with the goals of society.

Read more on the Fujitsu website

Colmina

Fujitsu COLMINA, an IoT solution for the use of production data in discrete manufacturing, is officially available in Central Europe since the beginning of May!

Read the full article (in German)

 

SCSN

Samenwerking in leveranciersketens wordt steeds belangrijker. Hierin is het delen van data cruciaal, denk aan facturen, orders, logistieke en technische data, etc. Het verzenden, ontvangen en verwerken van deze ontvangen data is echter kostbaar, inefficiënt en foutgevoelig. Het Smart Connected Supplier Network biedt een nieuwe datastandaard én technische infrastructuur die het delen van data in ketens veel efficiënter maakt.

Lees er hier meer over op de Brainport Industries site.

Of lees er meer over op de Tradecloud site.

Support to Fujitsu Glovia Customers

To Our Valued Customers and Partners,

Fujitsu Glovia has been working with Fujitsu Limited and other Fujitsu companies closely as a part of the Fujitsu Group to support your business throughout the course of this pandemic and to provide continuity of service at all times.

The following is Fujitsu Group’s statement for our customers and partners.

The continued spread of the Coronavirus –COVID 19 –continues to cause major worldwide concern and has led to a widespread speculation about its potential impact on many areas of business and society.

Fujitsu has already put in place wide-ranging contingencies to help prevent the spread of the virus –and has further contingency measures in place, should these become necessary. Our goals are to mitigate risks and minimize any potential impact to our service delivery until such a time when the virus outbreak is brought under control.

As a responsible employer, Fujitsu has already implemented contingencies to actively protect its employees from the impact of the Coronavirus, including steps to reduce the risk of exposure.

Furthermore, to safeguard our continued ability to provide support services to our customers, all Fujitsu locations including our Global Delivery organization have implemented Business Continuity Planning measures. These are tried-and-tested systems and processes that allow for extended use of remote and teleworking and are intended to help guarantee business as usual for all Fujitsu operations.

To safeguard the wellbeing of its employees, Fujitsu has taken a standardized international approach in taking all necessary precautions to protect the health of its teams around the world. Through these preventive measures, Fujitsu is helping to reduce exposure and lower the risk that the virus could be transmitted in the workplace.

This includes minimizing all non-essential business travel, especially communal transport (air and rail), suspending all business travel to and from the most affected countries. Expanding teleworking across the business. Prioritizing the use of conferencing technologies to address communications needs.

Fujitsu continues to monitor the situation very carefully and is closely following the guidelines of the relevant international and national health authorities.

Should the situation escalate further, Fujitsu is prepared to implement additional contingency measures as appropriate.

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If you have any questions please contact your account manager. 

Thank you,
Yoshihiro “Zen” Nishi
CEO
Fujitsu Glovia, Inc.