Fujitsu Glovia: Leading the Way in Manufacturing Software

EL SEGUNDO, CA, June 30, 2020 — Marking its first half-century in business, FUJITSU GLOVIA, Inc., is looking forward to the next 50 years of delivering high-value manufacturing ERP software for Tier 1, 2 and 3 manufacturers.

“The celebration of our 50th anniversary is a great time to express our appreciation for our customers and employees,” said CEO Yoshihiro “Zen” Nishi. “We want them to know that we’ll always be here to offer support, both now and in the long term.”

One example of this commitment is the upcoming launch of GLOVIA G2 V4, which sets the tone for the company’s future, leading the way for its customers to join the increasingly digitized world of Industry 4.0.

The newest version of GLOVIA’s ERP software builds on the company’s 50 years of manufacturing experience but also looks toward the future of Industry 4.0, helping its customers take advantage of all the opportunities of the digital age.

The focus on Industry 4.0 will require more collaboration in which innovative ideas, business models, products and services come from a broad ecosystem of partners that proactively work towards an exchange of knowledge, insights, ideas and skills for established and new enterprises. FUJITSU GLOVIA stands ready with the necessary solutions to help customers achieve those goals. The company takes pride in ensuring its customers’ success.

All Fujitsu Glovia solutions are suitable for small to medium-sized companies in the discrete manufacturing industry. Thanks to many decades of proven expertise, engineering and production experience, Fujitsu Glovia delivers perfectly fitting standard functionalities with a relatively short implementation time. The functionalities are suitable for companies with all common production concepts, such as Make to Stock (MTS), Make to Order (MTO), Assemble to Order (ATO), Configure to Order (CTO), Engineering to Order (ETO) and project-driven companies. GLOVIA G2 also works great for a combination of advanced technologies we bring to market together with Fujitsu such as, Quantum-Inspired Computing Digital AnnealerFujitsu Advanced Image Recognition (F|AIR)Robotic Process Automation (RPA)COLMINA V2.0.

Such innovations derive largely as the result of FUJITSU GLOVIA’s close and longstanding customer relationships and interactions within the manufacturing industry.

FUJITSU GLOVIA’s innovations now extend to the cloud. As the demand for SaaS solutions increased, the company adopted its Intellectual Property to develop GLOVIA Order Management (GLOVIA OM), which operates natively on the Salesforce platform. Glovia OM is now complemented by FUJITSU Cloud ERP, which is a native solution on the ServiceNow platform. These two solutions are highly flexible, modular, and easily scalable regardless of business size.

GLOVIA OM provides fully customizable order management to enable digital transformation and enhance customer experience. It can leverage legacy systems to create a single, accurate source of information for everything from inventory visibility to calculating shipping and applying promotions.

FUJITSU Cloud ERP orchestrates order management, inventory management, and fulfillment processes. As a ServiceNow certified application, Cloud ERP enables efficient, end-to-end customer workflows and consistent, connected user experiences.

FUJITSU GLOVIA’s relationship with Japanese ICT electronics giant Fujitsu Ltd., which started as a customer in 1994, and grew to a 30% stakeholder in 1997 and then 100% ownership in 2000, has provided the California-based company the resources and blueprint for this continued development and growth.

Fujitsu, through the original 25 various manufacturing plants that have implemented our ERP solutions provide valuable input for the expansion and modernization of modules in the extended ERP solutions, including lean production philosophies such as SEIBAN and Kanban, but also new technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality (AR), Robotic Process Automation (RPA), etc.

FUJITSU GLOVIA counts among its extensive customer base Tier 1, 2 and 3 suppliers to the Big 3 U.S. auto manufacturers and Japanese carmakers but has also a strong foothold in the high tech discrete industry. The company is recognized for its ability to successfully engage with small-to-large customers anywhere in the world and fits especially well with SMB through large customer requirements for multi-geography, multi-time-zone, multi-language and multi-currency solutions.

From its early days as an MRP vendor under the name of Xerox Computer Services through today, FUJITSU GLOVIA has grown and evolved through its insight into the needs of its customers. The company looks forward to further growth and evolution as it contemplates the next 50 years helping its customers achieve their Industry 4.0 goals.

About Fujitsu
Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Approximately 132,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (Code: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 3.9 trillion yen (US $35 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020. For more information, please see www.fujitsu.com.

About FUJITSU GLOVIA, INC.
Founded in 1970 as Xerox Computer Services, FUJITSU GLOVIA, INC. became a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Ltd. in 2000. Its GLOVIA G2 manufacturing ERP software was first launched in 1990 as Xerox ChESS and the next generation version was released as GLOVIA G2 in 2010. FUJITSU GLOVIA is one of the few manufacturing ERP providers offering solutions in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), China and Japan and employs the solutions in their own factories. Its more than 500 customers include small, medium and large companies in the automotive, aerospace and defense, high tech and electronics industries, as well as related Tier 1, 2 and 3 suppliers.

All company or product names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Information provided in this press release is accurate at time of publication and is subject to change without advance notice.

Fujitsu Installs World’s Fastest Supercomputer Technology at German University to Explore Origins of Universe

Munich, July 15, 2020 – Researchers at the University of Regensburg in Germany are extending their exploration of the origins of the universe boosted by a new Fujitsu supercomputer, the PRIMEHPC FX700 underpinned by the new Arm-based Fujitsu A64FX processor.

 

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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.

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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.