Apriso, a leading provider of manufacturing software solutions, today announced that Alps Electronic Co, Ltd, a global manufacturer of high-quality electronic components for mobile devices, home electronics, vehicles and industrial equipment, has selected Apriso’s FlexNet as its manufacturing execution system to streamline global manufacturing operations across 17 plants globally.
By implementing Apriso’s FlexNet, Alps will improve global visibility and control of its manufacturing processes across the Company’s global manufacturing network, which supplies more than 40,000 different components to about 2,000 companies around the world. FlexNet is expected to help Alps to reduce Work-in-Process inventory, increase paperless operations and standardize business processes across locations, helping to further improve efficiency.
Alps selected Apriso because of the Company’s unique experience and capabilities for supporting High-Tech global manufacturing initiatives. Apriso’s FlexNet helps improve global quality and product traceability by providing a manufacturing operations management platform for Alps to react faster to changes in customer demand for their product.
“Apriso’s team demonstrated a deep understanding of global manufacturing operations, having had substantial experience in deploying manufacturing solutions on a global scale,” said Hirotaka Ibaraki, Project Manager of Alps Electronic Co., Ltd. “Alps is equally impressed with the company’s ability to integrate with legacy IT systems across our manufacturing and logistics processes. This attribute should help providing sufficient flexibility to perform frequent process changes across our manufacturing operations.”
“We are delighted to partner with Alps to help streamline their global manufacturing operations,” said Gerry Fosnick, General Manager of Field Operations in Japan at Apriso. “FlexNet’s unique architecture and versatility, as well as its ability to integrate with other legacy systems, provides an ideal framework to improve operational visibility and performance, helping Alps to respond quickly and more efficiently to changing business conditions.”
About Alps Electric Co., Ltd
Alps Electric (Tokyo: 6770) is a global manufacturer of high-quality electronic components for mobile devices, home electronics, vehicles and industrial equipment. With the Business Domain of “Perfecting the Art of Electronics” Alps Electric (alps.com) supplies over 40,000 different components to about 2,000 companies all over the world.
About Apriso Corporation
Apriso (apriso.com) is a software company dedicated to helping its customers transform their global manufacturing operations by achieving and sustaining manufacturing excellence while adapting quickly and easily to market changes. Apriso's FlexNet is a BPM platform-based software solution for global manufacturing operations management. Apriso supports global continuous improvement by delivering visibility into, control over and synchronization across manufacturing and the product supply network. Apriso serves nearly 200 customers in 40+ countries across the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa, including GM, Volvo CE, Honeywell, L'Oréal, Trixell, Lockheed Martin, Bombardier, Textron Systems, MBDA, Saint-Gobain and Essilor.
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