Creating the production plan used to take weeks of manual work and they were based on sequence plans from the mainframe computer. Machine capacity is ignored in the process, which results in an unrealistic, infeasible, and ineffective schedule.
With the introduction of Asprova, the process of creating the production plan is minimized and processes are scheduled in optimal sequence which reduces throughput time dramatically. Following the success of the first stage of the implementation, the use of Asprova is quickly expanded to other departments of the Nakatsugawa-factory.
The Nakatsugawa factory was founded as a branch factory of Mitsubishi Electric Nagoya and produces fans, industrial blowers, and heaters.