Ebara, the Japanese manufacturer of pumps and other fluid machinery, is aiming to reduce lead times and inventory while improving efficiency by the implementation of a Dassault Systèmes Pull manufacturing solution.
Starting at the company’s Fujisawa plant in Japan, the goal was to unify a sequence of disparate inventory, production and delivery processes to improve visibility and control of their production processes. This led to a decision to introduce a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) to manage operations, reduce lead times and inventory, and improve efficiency.
An Ebara spokesman said: “The user friendliness of DELMIA Apriso makes it possible for one person to complete store deployment and inventory management of products within quite a short time. Our Apriso solution allows us to substantially reduce operations load, one of the issues of our previous ERP system, so we are expecting further cost efficiency improvements.”