"The introduction of tablets has improved overall efficiency by approximately 30 per cent and the implementation of a tablet-based system has made procedures consistent, which has raised levels of standardization"
Keiji Yamaguchi, Building Process Section Chief, LIXIL Corporation
LIXIL Corporation provides products from windows, tiles, doors and internal building materials for residential housing, to plumbing related equipment such as kitchens, bathrooms and toilets, as well as commercial facilities or office buildings, public facilities and spaces such as railway stations and transportation infrastructure.
LIXIL Corporation’s Ariake Plant is an integrated factory in the area that encompasses the Chugoku, Shikoku, and Kyushu regions. This plant manufactures aluminum sashes for buildings from raw materials.
LIXIL’s manufacturing processes relied on paper instructions, creating traceability and productivity issues. On the production line, terminals at fixed locations restricted areas in which data could be entered, causing inefficiency. The necessity of wearing gloves on the production line also presented difficulty in operating the terminals.
The company selected Fujitsu tablets to enable on-the-spot, real-time processing of information.
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