Japan’s Fujikin selects Infor cloud ERP for business expansion

December 03, 2020 - 08:10
Japan’s Fujikin selects Infor cloud ERP for business expansion

Infor CloudSuite Industrial to drive standardization and reduce operational workloads


TOKYO, JAPAN - MediaOutReach - 3 December 2020 - Infor Japan K.K. (Head Office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President:Shinya Miura), the Japanese subsidiary of Infor, a global leader in businesscloud software specialized by industry, today announced that Fujikin K.K. (HeadOffice: Yashio, Saitama Prefecture; President: Kenji Arakane), a metal-processingcompany specializing in automotive components, has selected Infor CloudSuiteIndustrial, Infor's cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution formanufacturing industries, as part of its business expansion plan with the aimof standardizing its production management processes and reducing operationalworkloads.  The producer of 8-millionautomotive components per month, Fujikin's high-quality parts are used by 17 ofthe world's leading automakers, including BMW, Audi and Porsche and everyJapanese automaker.

■ Background

Founded in 1955, Fujikin is a metal processing companyspecializing in drive-train and functional components for automotivetransmissions, steering and other systems.  For its 8 million automotive componentsproduced each month for its 150 different products, the management system forsupporting this production to date has been manually assembled. As it expandsthis business to further service the world's leading automakers going forward,Fujikin found that its current system, designed for specific business partners,is unable to rapidly respond to the requirements of new projects. The systemwas also dependent on individual skills and on operation by a limited number ofemployees. There was a pressing need, therefore, to standardize and reduce theworkload of the core production management system of its business.

In light of this, Fujikin needed a cloud ERP solutionthat came packaged with the functionality for supporting its existing business,including the Toyota Production System (TPS) scheduling that it was alreadyusing. The solution also needed to support future business requirements andreduce operational workloads through the cloud. After careful evaluation, thecompany selected Infor CloudSuite Industrial, Infor's cloud ERP solution formanufacturing industries, as its new production management system.

■ Reasons for adoption

Infor CloudSuite Industrial is a software-as-a-service(SaaS)-based ERP suite specialized for the manufacturing of industrialproducts. The functionalities required for this industry are purpose-built intoa beautifully-designed user interface, and optimized and delivered on thehighly-reliable Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform.

Fujikin adopted Infor CloudSuite Industrial as a cloudERP solution focused on production management, with support for purchasing,sales and inventory management. A huge advantage is that Infor CloudSuiteIndustrial's existing standard functions, such as TPS-compliant productionscheduling, already accommodate 85% of its existing business. It also had theability to support the requirements of planned future business partners withoutcustomization, and could help standardize systems that do not rely on specificemployees. Through this standardization and use of the cloud, Fujikin currentlyexpects to reduce its workload by 170 man-hours per month.

Neoaxis Co., Ltd., an Infor partner with extensiveknowledge of cloud solutions and Infor's ERP for manufacturing industries, issupporting Fujikin through its adoption of Infor CloudSuite Industrial. Thesolution is expected to be fully operational by January next year. Through itsproof-of-concept service, Neoaxis has also standardized business processestailored to the system by highlighting gaps and issues during actual operation.

■ Comment from Kenji Arakane, President, Fujikin K.K.

"Going forward, Fujikin will continue supportingautomakers around the world and making the world a better place through Japanesemanufacturing expertise. To achieve this, we needed to adopt Infor's SaaSsolution so we can always utilize the latest industry-specific functions as weevolve. With the support of Infor and Neoaxis, we are laying the foundationsfor driving standardization and rapidly expanding our business."

Media Contact

Phyllis Tan

Infor Asia Pacific


+65 9799-9133

About Fujikin K.K.

Founded in 1955, Fujikin is a metal processing companyspecializing in drivetrain and functional components for automotivetransmissions, steering and other systems. It produces 8 million automotivecomponents each month, comprising 150 different products, using advanced pressforming technologies and the Toyota Production System. Its high-qualityautomotive components are used in vehicles of 17 of the world's leadingautomakers, including BMW, Audi and Porsche and every Japanese automaker.

About Infor

Infor is a global leader in business cloudsoftware specialized by industry. Providing mission-critical enterpriseapplications to 67,000 customers in more than 175 countries, Infor software isdesigned to deliver more value and less risk, with more sustainable operationaladvantages. We empower our 17,000 employees to leverage their deep industryexpertise and use data-driven insights to create, learn and adapt quickly tosolve emerging business and industry challenges. Infor is committed toproviding our customers with modern tools to transform their business andaccelerate their own path to innovation. To learn more, please visit www.infor.com.