Industrial companies are constantly on the look-out for ways to improve production processes. One new application can now link multiple production sites.
Many industrial companies are experiencing rapid internationalization, mainly prompted by the drive to improve quality, lower costs and minimize delivery times. This calls for a significant degree of standardization across multiple production sites. Although each individual factory may succeed in introducing measures to improve its own production processes, companies often struggle to optimize the flow of information uniformly between production sites.
Fujitsu has drawn on its 30 years of knowledge working with manufacturers to develop a business app which allows production processes to be shared between a large number of locations across the globe. This enables businesses to closely coordinate their production processes, positively impacting performance. The system is available under the name Glovia Enterprise MES.
The new app standardizes data collection methods and production process management so performance rates can be compared between different locations around the world. This clears the way to make improvements based on sharing knowledge and applying kaizen principles. Linking the head office with each individual factory also ensures that company management receives up-to-date data on the status of numerous processes. This facilitates quicker decision-making and allows Fujitsu’s industrial customers to optimize their production in line with market demand.
Glovia Enterprise MES boasts a number of key features. First and foremost, the app standardizes production data and allows data to be shared among the factories. It also creates a link to head office and enhances visibility of operations. Other benefits include the systematic application of Japanese industrial knowledge, such as just-in-time delivery, as well as the opportunity to trace parts. The app provides the precise location of individual parts at any given time, making it easy to locate materials in the case of defects. This facilitates quality management and enables any problems to be isolated promptly.
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Users with a license of Windows 7 and 8.1 can upgrade free of charge. This offer stands as it is, but on a Fujitsu Client Computing Devices, users will benefit from some nice advantages: Professional Fujitsu devices combined with the new versatile Windows 10 Pro operating system are the perfect match for a human centric workplace. Proven business features complemented with new technologies bring efficiency to your fingertips.
Windows 10 and its new features enable the user to be more productive. Just to mention a few highlights:
Continuum optimizes the content for the screen you are on. The user experience is familiar and consistent across all form factors, from PC across notebooks, tablets and phones, but adapted to each device. Moving easily between touch and desktop mode it makes even a tablet to a perfect companion.
Cortana* helps you get more things done every day. Your personal digital assistant even learns over time to become more useful every day.
And, Windows Hello** provides the user instant, more convenient and more secure access to the device by face recognition or fingerprint, while Fujitsu’s palm vein sensor adds an additional feature on biometric security.
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* Cortana is available in select markets at launch; experience may vary by region and device
** Windows Hello requires specialized hardware, including fingerprint reader, illuminated IR sensor or other biometric sensors.
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It was in a corner of the ISC’15 exhibition show floor; not well-lit, just a semi-partitioned booth with some 50 chairs, a podium and a large LCD screen. It was a BoF (“Birds of a Feather”) session set-up, where the latest “Graph 500 List” was announced.
The Graph 500 List is a bi-annual supercomputer ranking, based on graph-related performance, which is becoming more important than ever in the “Big Data” field.
The latest July 2015 issue of the Graph 500 List was published on July 13th, during a BoF session at ISC’15: the “International Supercomputing Conference.” The ISC event consists of a five-day conference (Sunday to Thursday) and a three-day exhibition (Monday to Wednesday). Every HPC-related vendor showcases their state-of-the-art technologies while universities and institutes demonstrate their latest interesting research results, and explore the way to exascale supercomputing and beyond. At ISC’15, Fujitsu exhibited its original Sparc64 processor-based PRIMEHPC supercomputer family and their industry-standard PRIMERGY server-based HPC cluster solutions.
The Graph 500 BoF session was in the middle of Monday’s exhibition hours. With a packed audience, including the “K computer” project team, the chairperson opened the session with a background explanation and overview of Graph 500. After the (relatively long for involved people) introduction, the chairperson presented the top three supercomputers, from bottom to top. When he announced the second-place supercomputer, it was not the K computer! The project team members spoke in hushed tones with each other, followed by a sigh of relief, as they believed that, with the dramatically improved benchmark score, the K computer had taken first place.
The session closed at 6:30pm and the ISC 30th Anniversary Party began in earnest!
Press Release: K computer takes first place in Graph 500 supercomputer ranking
The speed at which workplace technology has evolved over recent decades has been startling, but we are now entering a period – and pace – of change that will put wholly new pressures onto business leaders.
It’s surprising to think about how recently the smartphone reached the mass market. By the end of 2018, the number of worldwide mobile users is expected to increase to over 6.2 billion. Roughly 84 percent of the world population will be using mobile technology by the end of 2018. Mobile devices in use, including both phones and tablets, will grow from 7.7 billion in 2014 to over 12.1 billion by 2018 – 1.95 devices per user1.
Technology has already changed the face of work across industry sectors by enabling relevant information to be shared with employees in real time, whatever their location. For example, building-maintenance officers employed by local councils can now be allocated jobs in their locality, submitting relevant information via smartphone apps before proceeding directly to their next job, a vastly more efficient work process2. At the same time, healthcare professionals are using mobile apps for many purposes, from accessing diagnosis and treatment information, to providing drug references at the point of care3.
For business leaders, enabling this innovation is already throwing up challenges around security, integration and data governance, among other things. But in the workplace of 2020, people will rely more than ever on a suite of advanced technologies and applications to perform their jobs at the level required. Enterprises have a huge task ahead to keep pace with this change.
Leading organizations are experimenting with a host of exciting new technologies that could make a dramatic impact in the workplace, such as wearables, the Internet of Things (IoT), virtual reality rooms, augmented reality, robotics and cognitive computing, to name but a few.
The value of the global cognitive computing market, for example, is forecast to grow from $2.5 billion in 2014 to $12.5 billion by 20194. Meanwhile, US consultancy Digi-Capital’s research suggests that the augmented reality market could reach around $120 billion in revenue by 20205.
If this projected rate of adoption of emerging technologies comes to fruition over the next few years, we will see work in all industries transformed. And while some of these new technologies will become almost universally applied across industries, in the same way that smart mobile technology has become ubiquitous today, others may remain specific to particular sectors.
For business and IT leaders, however, a common set of challenges will present themselves. They must ensure their organisations are agile enough to implement the most effective emerging technologies for their business ahead of their competitors, while designing human-centric systems that bring together the dimensions of people, information and infrastructure to optimize the capabilities and performance of each employee.
The White Book of Digital Workplace Evolution delivers practical, forward-looking guidance to enterprises as they develop their workplace IT infrastructure to support and grow their business. It looks at how business leaders can optimize these new ways of working, recognize specific implications relevant to their business and industry, and how they can best prepare their organizations for the evolving world of work.
When formulating a retailing mobile strategy you need to know your customer. This may sound obvious, but you need to know your customer before they come into the store, and you need to take care of them while they are in the store. Retail mobile solutions are an essential part of the answer.
Let’s start by looking at today’s shopper behavior.
Shopping behavior is changing significantly, in part due to the fact that mobile devices are used during the entire shopping process. On the other hand, research showed that consumers still prefer to purchase products in a physical store. But the mobile penetration makes consumers informed before they enter the store and here they expect also to be treated in the most up-to-date way.
It’s obvious that this trend will have a significant impact on how retailers drive value and incremental revenue for their business.
How can you take advantage of this knowledge once your customer comes into the store?
Getting customers into the shop can be a great advantage for the retailer – it gives the retailer the opportunity to gain insights about the shopper. What products the shoppers are drawn first and how they interact with their preferences can be of big value for retailers’ strategy. It helps to learn a lot about customers, about their preferences and supports later interaction on a personal level.
According to recent research, 74% of retailers think that developing a more engaging in-store customer experience is going to be critical to business success. This means retailers are thinking hard about how to engage in-store, how to expand that customer relationship and how to save and maximize sales via ‘Click & Collect’ plus other omni-channel services.
This requires the usage of enterprise handheld mobile devices specifically built for retail environments. These devices need to cope with a busy and crowded environment with multiple users operating them in a rush making it likely that the device will be dropped.
Mobile devices increase sales and improve retailer’s relationship with the customers. Your sales staff can generate add-on sales, mobile devices will support a more optimized customer service – just imagine the reduction of time your customers spend in checkout lines or the immediate access to inventory information – and last but not least you will be able to significantly improve your Customer Relationship Management.
Read more about how Fujitsu can support you in getting prepared for the future.
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