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Smart Manufacturing: A Case Study of Fujitsu

  • ID: 3759040
  • Report
  • 20 pages
  • Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute (MIC)
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In 2015, Fujitsu Launched Next-Generation Manufacturing Technology and Services


  • Autobacs Seven
  • FDK
  • Furukawa Electric Co.Ltd
  • Nikko Securities Co.Ltd.
  • Shimane Fujitsu
  • Toyota
  • MORE
In line with the industry 4.0 trend driven by the worldwide manufacturing industry, Fujitsu, the world's leading IT solution and equipment provider, has started to integrate its advanced information and communications technology into every aspect of manufacturing to connect product development and manufacturing through smart manufacturing. The results have been validated at Fujitsu's notebook PC plant in Shimane Prefecture as the company has successfully achieved the goal mass production through human-robot collaboration. In 2015, Fujitsu launched next-generation manufacturing technology and services, followed by the establishment of the Manufacturing Solution Operations Promotion Office for boosting smart manufacturing solutions. This report focuses on Fujitsu's smart manufacturing developments, major business, applications, and future plans to explore the trend of Fujitsu's smart manufacturing.

List of Topics:
- Overview of Fujitsu's development history and major business, touching on the company's technology solutions, ubiquitous solutions, and device solutions

- Case study of Shimane Fujitsu's smart manufacturing application, including Virtual Product Simulator (VPS) and Virtual Factory GP4 (Global Protocol for Manufacturing); also included is Fujitsu's Manufacturing Innovation Team, which provides customers with specialized support by leveraging Fujitsu's expertise in innovative design and manufacturing
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  • Autobacs Seven
  • FDK
  • Furukawa Electric Co.Ltd
  • Nikko Securities Co.Ltd.
  • Shimane Fujitsu
  • Toyota
  • MORE
1. Development History

2. Major Business
2.1 Technological Solutions
2.1.1 Services
2.1.2 System Platform
2.2 Ubiquitous Solutions
2.3 Device Solutions

3. Applications
3.1 Shimane Fujitsu's Production Processes
3.2 Shimane Fujitsu's Smart Manufacturing Applications
3.2.1 Virtual Product Simulator (VPS)
3.2.2 Virtual Factory: GP4

4. Future Plans
4.1 Fujitsu's Smart Manufacturing Services: From Applications to Services

Author's Perspectives
Increase Added Value of Products: Drive Transformation with Smart Manufacturing
Provide Manufacturing Services: Launch New Services with Self-developed Systems Verified in Fujitsu's Factories

Glossary of Terms
List of Companies

List of Tables
Table 1: Fujitsu's Development History
Table 2: Companies Acquired by Fujitsu
Table 3: Fujitsu's Smart Manufacturing Solutions

List of Figures
Figure 1: Fujitsu's Organizational Structure
Figure 2: Fujitsu's Revenue and Growth Rate, 2005 - 2014
Figure 3: FJPS Process
Figure 4: Simulation of Shimane Fujitsu's Production Line by GP4
Figure 5: Fujitsu's Manufacturing Innovation Team Services
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- Autobacs Seven
- Fanuc
- Fujitsu Limited
- Furukawa Electric Co.Ltd
- Lenovo
- Nikko Securities Co.Ltd.
- Panasonic Information Technology Solutions
- RunMyProcess
- Shimane Fujitsu
- Shinko Electric Industries
- Siemens
- Toshiba Mobile Communications Limited
- Toyota
- YJK Solution

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Primary research with a holistic, cross-domain approach

The exhaustive primary research methods are central to the value that the analyst delivers. A combination of questionnaires and on-site visits to the major manufacturers provides a first view of the latest data and trends. Information is subsequently validated by interviews with the manufacturers' suppliers and customers, covering a holistic industry value chain. This process is backed up by a cross-domain team-based approach, creating an interlaced network across numerous interrelated components and system-level devices to ensure statistical integrity and provide in-depth insight.

Complementing primary research is a running database and secondary research of industry and market information. Dedicated research into the macro-environmental trends shaping the ICT industry also allows the analyst to forecast future development trends and generate foresight perspectives. With more than 20 years of experience and endeavors in research, the methods and methodologies include:


  • Component supplier interviews
  • System supplier interviews
  • User interviews
  • Channel interviews
  • IPO interviews
  • Focus groups
  • Consumer surveys
  • Production databases
  • Financial data
  • Custom databases


  • Technology forecasting and assessment
  • Product assessment and selection
  • Product life cycles
  • Added value analysis
  • Market trends
  • Scenario analysis
  • Competitor analysis