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Fujitsu leverages Intel's IoT Gateway to boost efficiency of its manufacturing process

Anuradha Shukla | May 20, 2016
Conducts field trial to visualise manufacturing processes at Shimane Fujitsu.

Fujitsu has implemented the Intel IoT Gateway to improve the intelligence of its factory operations at Shimane Fujitsu.

Both Fujitsu and Intel carried out a field trial to visualise manufacturing processes at Shimane Fujitsu, a major production house of notebook PCs.

The FUJITSU Cloud Service IoT Platform was linked with the Intel IoT Gateway enabling rationalization of functionality testing and repair processes on Shimane Fujitsu's manufacturing line.

Fujitsu claims this also cut additional shipping costs that resulted from delays by 30 percent.

"Intel has high expectations for the results of the joint field trial at Shimane Fujitsu. By implementing the Intel IoT Gateway, Fujitsu has improved the intelligence of its factory operations by using network connections to achieve manufacturing efficiencies," said Makiko Eda, president of Intel Japan K.K.

Strengthening collaboration

Following this successful trial, Fujitsu will further strengthen its collaboration with Intel in the IoT field, creating new solutions and making them available to customers.

The trial was a part of the IoT collaboration with Intel, launched in May 2015, and since then both partners have been synergising to improve manufacturing process efficiency through factory visualization at Shimane Fujitsu.

Leveraging the experience gained at Shimane Fujitsu, Fujitsu and Intel will establish IoT solutions for deployment to manufacturing customers.

These companies will further accelerate the collaboration involving Fujitsu's IoT Platform and the Intel IoT Gateway by expanding IoT solutions to other fields, beginning with retail and the public sector.

"Intel will collaborate with Fujitsu and industry partners to accelerate transformations and increase the number of factories connected to smart networks that utilize IoT," added Eda.


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