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Fujitsu Launches GLOVIA ENTERPRISE MES, a Manufacturing Execution System

Shares production information from each factory globally, raising productivity

Fujitsu Limited

Tokyo, March 04, 2015

Fujitsu today announced the release of FUJITSU Enterprise Application GLOVIA ENTERPRISE MES(1), a manufacturing execution system for customers in the assembly manufacturing industry. It enables information on the production activities of factories around the world to be coordinated among all production locations and the head office to strengthen manufacturing. GLOVIA ENTERPRISE MES is available for sale starting today.

By standardizing the methods for collecting and managing production performance data that vary by factory and sharing the data, this product enables comparisons of production performance between facilities, paving the way for production improvements through the sharing of know-how and kaizen activities. In addition, by linking the head office with each production facility, head office gains a timely grasp of inventory information and the status of production progress at each factory. This enables faster decision-making, and customers can quickly and optimally adjust their production organization in accordance with market needs.

With this product, Fujitsu helps the front lines of manufacturing to improve product quality, efficiency, and speed, as well as reduce costs, all on a global basis.

Figure: Global production activities through deployment of GLOVIA ENTERPRISE MESFigure: Global production activities through deployment of GLOVIA ENTERPRISE MES
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Today customers in the manufacturing industry are accelerating the expansion of their business around the world, and there is an even greater need than before to raise quality, reduce costs, and shorten delivery times. While individual factories may undertake their own measures to continuously propose improvements and raise productivity, there are many cases in which this kind of performance information cannot be shared in a standardized format among different production facilities.

Based on the know-how it has accumulated over thirty years and in over 1,600 deployments of its MES Package Series for the manufacturing sector, Fujitsu has developed this new product, adding features to enable information from each production facility to be shared globally, to help customers enhance their global manufacturing operations.

Product Features

1. Standardization of production performance data enables information links among factories

Production results are standardized for each manufacturing method, including cellular manufacturing, single-piece flow, and production lines. This makes information from each site and factory uniform, and sharing of this information enables comparisons with other production facilities. That facilitates the spread of know-how and each factory's efforts at improvement, resulting in overall productivity gains for the company.

2. Connects with head office systems and brings visibility to operations

By flexibly linking front-line information, such as each factory's productivity and the production progress of each line, to ERP and other systems in the head office, the product enables people at each level of the organization, including executives, managers, and line workers, to see the information they need. That enables problems to be broken down to their fundamentals, and that information to be used to order specific improvements. It also gives executives the ability to immediately control front-line operations in response to sudden market changes.

3. Systematizes Japanese manufacturing know-how

The product systematizes such Japanese manufacturing know-how as just-in-time deliveries, in which orders to replenish the supply of parts to the line are issued automatically in the amount needed and at the optimal time. This increases the efficiency of replenishing parts matched to the processing stage of the line. It also brings efficiency to the work of creating inventory and delivery orders, and it optimizes inventories.

4. Delivers traceability through the management of quality information

Detailed management of quality information on the factory floor makes it possible to identify parts or materials that are the causes of product problems. It also identifies the products affected by defective parts or materials, resulting in two-way traceability. For companies, this both reduces their workload for quality management and enables quick response by isolating problems.

This product was developed by Fujitsu Advanced Engineering Limited.

Pricing and Availability

Pricing and Availability
Product Name Sales Price
(excl. tax)
FUJITSU Enterprise Application GLOVIA ENTERPRISE MES V1 Basic management
(1 server license, 10 user licenses)
JPY 2 million March 13, 2015
Process management
(1 server license, 10 users licenses)
JPY 3 million
Inventory management
(1 server license, 10 user licenses s)
JPY 3 million

Process management and Inventory management require Basic management.

Sales Target

150 server licenses over three years.

  • [1] MES

    Manufacturing Execution System

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 162,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.8 trillion yen (US$46 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014. For more information, please see

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Date: 04 March, 2015
City: Tokyo
Company: Fujitsu Limited