III Signs MOU with Asprova, the Largest Schedule Visualization System Provider in Japan, to Establish Service Center jointly in Taiwan.
Bolstered by Industrial Development Bureau, on May 26th, III signed MOU with Asprova mentioning that the two organizations would collectively promote intelligent manufacturing. The picture above shows the group photo taken after the signing ceremony. From the left: Vice Director of III International Division Mr. Wang Chih-Hsiang, Division Chief of Industrial Development Bureau, Ministry of Economic Affairs Mr. Wu Ming-Hui, and Vice President of Asprova Mr. Sachi.
In response to government's Smart Machinery Industry Program and for strengthening the communication and collaboration between Taiwanese and Japanese companies in the intelligent manufacturing industries, bolstered by Industrial Development Bureau, Ministry of Economic Affairs and witnessed by its Division Chief Mr. Wu Ming-Hui, III signed MOU with Asprova. The two parties will collectively promote issues like schedule visualization and application development in the intelligent industries. It is expected that the communication and collaboration between Taiwanese and Japanese companies will increase dramatically, which will expedite the promotion process of intelligent manufacturing in Taiwan.
III International Division Vice Director Hu Hsiu-Wu indicated that following the global trend of intelligent manufacturing, companies are aware that the Advanced Planning & Scheduling System (APS) plays an imperative role in taking the resource integration advantage and achieving the goal to quickly respond to customer demand. Asprova, one of the leading schedule visualization system provider in the world, is an important partner for Taiwan to work with in promotion of intelligent manufacturing.
In view of the overall situation, III signed MOU with Asprova to establish a co-working platform for Taiwanese and Japanese companies in the intelligent manufacturing field. In the future, there will be events in various forms held collectively by companies between two sides. It is expected that by the collaboration, the application gap associated with schedule visualization and intellectualization between the two countries could be bridged so as to expedite the promotion process of intelligent manufacturing in Taiwan. Meanwhile, Asprova collaborated with Ken system International Corporation to set up a service center in Taiwan so that it will dedicate more resources to Taiwan, strengthen the relationship with domestic enterprises, and help to increase the overall productivity by introducing local manufacturers to apply intelligent scheduling systems.
Asprova, the first company researching and developing as well as dedicated to schedule visualization systems in Japan, was established in 1994. Its market share reached 60% in Japan and solution packages are not only introduced in Japan but around the world. It is estimated that there are 2394 real case introductions in about 30 different countries. The company has been awarded 13 significant domestic and international awards since 1996 including the New frontier Award by the Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun. In 2000, it also won the "Best Manufacturing Management System/Product" of the official CIM 2000 Awards in UK. In 2015, the company won in China two important awards, "Recommended Excellent Products and Solution Packages regarding Information and Industrialization Integration" and "Outstanding and Excellent Providers regarding Information and Industrialization Integration". In 2016, it won "The Best APS Provider Award" in China.
Asprova Vice President Mr. Sachi further pointed out that Asprova has long dedicated to the research and development as well as the introduction and application of Advanced Planning & Scheduling Systems. By signing MOU with III and working closely with Taiwanese counterparts, Asprova expects to bring about new working models between Taiwanese and Japanese companies so as to provide more valuable experience related to intelligent manufacturing and facilitate industrial upgrading in Taiwan. Whether by introducing real cases about schedule planning in Japan, providing real site visiting tours focusing on intelligent scheduling, or sharing the schedule planning know-how in the manufacturing industry, Asprova will be a great help to improve the management ability of Taiwanese firms on the topics of logistics and supply chain management as well as the coordinating capability between production and marketing so that the general industrial management competence of Taiwanese enterprises could therefore advance into the next level.
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