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Next-generation IoT-based Production System for High-mix Low-volume Products in an Era of Globalization

—Activities at Hitachi’s Omika Works—-

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Hitachi’s Omika Works supplies information and control systems that underpin the social infrastructure and deals with high-mix low-volume products that are customized to suit specific customer requirements and applications. To ensure that it can continue to supply these high-value-added products in a timely manner and at reasonable cost, the plant is seeking to implement smart manufacturing practices that utilize the IoT. The first step involves making factory information available (visualization) based on the concepts of obtaining a more accurate understanding of production capacity and coordinating production information at the site. Along with RFID and other sensors to track actual production progress, this includes optimizing the overall plant by improving coordination between departments, between processes, and between management and the workplace.

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ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Ryo Onizawa

MONOZUKURI Management Department, Control System Platform Division, Services & Platforms Business Unit, Hitachi, Ltd. He is currently engaged in the development of internal information systems for business process re-engineering.

Toshiko Takamura

Control System Platform Development Department, Control System Platform Division, Services & Platforms Business Unit, Hitachi, Ltd. She is currently engaged in the development of internal information systems for business process re-engineering. Ms. Takamura is a member of the Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ), and The Society of Project Management.

Masataka Tanaka

Production Systems Research Department, Center for Technology Innovation – Production Engineering, Research & Development Group, Hitachi, Ltd. He is currently engaged in the development of production systems.

Shuichi Motohashi

Digital Solution Business Development, Big Data Technology Solution Department, Service Platform Business Division Group, Hitachi, Ltd. He is currently engaged in the development and sales of a solution service for big data.

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