Apriso, a leading provider of manufacturing software solutions, today announced that after a comprehensive search process, Faltec has selected Apriso’s FlexNet as their platform for manufacturing operations and inventory management. This selection was based on the need for a highly scalable, global solution to best support the company’s operations spanning five plants in Japan, a plant in Guangzhou, China, as well as their anticipated global expansion.
Greater operational efficiency, as a direct result from better visibility to inventory, was an important consideration of Faltec’s Apriso implementation. By integrating their current Manufacturing Resource Planning / MRP system with Apriso’s FlexNet, Faltec is pursuing improved manufacturing performance to plan. Better visibility can enable eventual reduction in safety stock levels for lower inventory costs.
With Apriso’s FlexNet as an enterprise standard solution leveraged by Faltec, the improved real-time visibility into inventory levels has now been achieved across each of their factories, rather than at a single, isolated plant. This effort is leading to greater Bill-of-materials (BOM) accuracy, production efficiency and awareness about control of defective goods in the field. And, of course, greater inventory accuracy across operations is expected to translate into improved reporting accuracy for customer orders, inventory tracking, resource allocations, OEE and productivity KPIs.
“Faltec is now achieving more than simply greater inventory visibility with our Apriso solution – better synchronization across production, warehouse and inventory processes is accelerating operational throughput, contributing to further performance improvement,” according to Faltec’s Production Management Department.
“We are delighted to partner with Faltec to help streamline their manufacturing operations,” said Gerry Fosnick, General Manager of Field Operations in Japan at Apriso. “Apriso’s seamless integration with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and other enterprise systems helps to ensure that financial reporting objectives are achieved.”
About FALTEC Co., Ltd
Faltec (faltec.co.jp/en/), a Japan-based automotive parts manufacturer with 1,200 employees, serves a number of global OEM automakers. Their products include automotive exterior resin parts, including radiator grills, bumpers, protector molds and door sashes, as well as aerodynamic parts, door visors, textile products and electrical components.
About Apriso Corporation
Apriso (apriso.com) is a software company dedicated to helping its customers transform their global manufacturing operations. It does so by enabling manufacturers to achieve and sustain 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 and Asia. Customers include GM, Volvo CE, Honeywell, L'Oréal, Trixell, Lockheed Martin, Bombardier, Textron Systems, MBDA, Saint-Gobain and Essilor.
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