Apriso, a leading provider of manufacturing software solutions for sustained operational excellence, today announced that NGK Spark Plug Co., Ltd (NGKNTK), a leading Tier 1 automotive supplier based in Japan, has adopted and installed Apriso’s FlexNet as their enterprise manufacturing and logistics execution system. Three sites are now live in NGKNTK’s Sensor Division, along with the management of several outsourcing companies across their supply network. These sites are a part of an implementation in process across NGKNTK’s automotive business unit.
Apriso’s solution supports NGKNTK’s strategy to meet various operational objectives, which includes collaboration between production processes and billing, managing production and packing while ensuring inventory levels are minimized to support Lean initiatives. Due to the limitation of the ERP system, these functions, along with others, were managed by FlexNet and integrated to ERP, helping NGKNTK gain further value out of their ERP investment.
“NGKNTK’s implementation of FlexNet has enabled us to realize greater visibility across each production line, resulting in improved operational performance. We now see actual production performance to plan, helping to raise people’s awareness, even causing an attitude change on site. We plan to expand this visibility further by increasing our use of FlexNet,” explained their General Manager of the Systems Promotion Department, Ceramic Sensor Division.
With the support of Apriso, the solution delivers real-time visibility and control to NGKNTK’s automobile sensor’s manufacturing plants and various outsourcing companies, located both domestically and internationally.
“By leveraging the best practice processes within each of FlexNet’s business components, our project’s objectives were completed faster resulting in dramatically improved financial results. We now understand and enjoy the flexibility of FlexNet, after a successful project completion. Based on these results, we now recognize FlexNet as being the industry’s best manufacturing execution system, a global enterprise solution worthy of expanded deployment,” said the Supervisor of their Komaki System Development Team, Information Systems Department, NGKNTK.
“Apriso is pleased to play such an important role in our customer’s success, as has been the case with NGKNTK. We look forward to expanding our relationship to support NGKNTK’s plans to implement FlexNet as their standardized, global manufacturing execution system across the company’s Japanese and overseas operations,” offered Gerry Fosnick, General Manager, Apriso Japan.
Apriso Corporation (apriso.com) is a software company dedicated to providing competitive advantage for its customers. It does so by enabling organizations 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 180+ customers in 40+ countries across the Americas, Europe and Asia. Customers include General Motors, Lear, Honeywell, L'Oréal, Trixell, Lockheed Martin, Saint-Gobain, Novelis and Essilor.
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