Sony Ericsson finds productivity gains through MES
After implementing a new enterprise manufacturing execution system, Sony Ericsson saw its volume and yields increase.
Hiroyuki Tanaka, vice president of planning and logistics control for Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications, said the InSite system from Camsrat delivered immediate improvement. “We shipped 8.5 million units in the third quarter of 2006, a 25% increase over the same period last year %%MDASSML%% this is supported by Camstar's InSite,” said Tanaka.
Sony Ericsson's manufacturing operation necessitates extremely high production volumes and strict traceability requirements. The system processes high transaction volumes, continuously around-the-clock, with input from 9,000 operators working on more than 100 production lines. It also manages the unique label configuration and printing demands of nearly 700 customers in 119 countries. Sony Ericsson's future rollout plans include expansion of the solution to an additional plant.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey