Back in the nineties, knitwear producer Okamoto aims to shorten cycle times and improve production efficiency with the help of the Asprova production scheduling system. After celebrating great success, the manager of the Chinese factory introduces Asprova with hopes of achieving similar success.
Operating a very similar production line, the knowledge gained during the first implementation in Japan is used to make a swift implementation of only two months.
The result is astounding: Throughput times are halved, while improved flexibility allows managers to instantly respond to order changes.
Pre-emptively acquiring the most advanced scheduling software, Asprova, has led to optimal resource utilization, preventing bottleneck processes from emerging and thereby avoiding the problem of slow growth at the outset!
The Okamoto Corporation is a knitwear producer with headquarters and production in Japan. Another production facility is located in Zhangjiakou, about 100 km north-west of Shanghai.