Case Study at Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

Initial Situation

  • Excessive planning effort and time are required each month.
  • Unnecessarily long setup times and avoidable mistakes result from the manual planning method.

Advantages of Asprova

  • User-Friendly Interface
  • A Vast Array of Standard Features
  • Very High Calculation Speed

Achievements with Asprova

  • The planning process takes up much less time which allows department managers to focus on other tasks.
  • Overly long setup processes as well as calculation errors have been completely eliminated.
  • Production plans are issued in higher frequency, increasing felxibility of the host computer in the case of changes.
  • Components are managed more effectively.

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.

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

Nakatsugawa Factory

Established: 1943

Employees: 1,350

The Nakatsugawa factory was founded as a branch factory of Mitsubishi Electric Nagoya and produces fans, industrial blowers, and heaters.