Company celebrates 50th anniversary with an eye toward Industry 4.0 innovations
EL SEGUNDO, CA, June 30, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ — Marking its first half-century in business, FUJITSU GLOVIA, Inc., is looking forward to the next 50 years of delivering high-value manufacturing ERP software for Tier 1, 2 and 3 manufacturers.
“The celebration of our 50th anniversary is a great time to express our appreciation for our customers and employees,” said CEO Yoshihiro “Zen” Nishi. “We want them to know that we’ll always be here to offer support, both now and in the long term.”
One example of this commitment is the upcoming launch of GLOVIA G2 V4, which sets the tone for the company’s future, leading the way for its customers to join the increasingly digitized world of Industry 4.0.
The newest version of GLOVIA’s ERP software builds on the company’s 50 years of manufacturing experience but also looks toward the future of Industry 4.0, helping its customers take advantage of all the opportunities of the digital age.
The focus on Industry 4.0 will require more collaboration in which innovative ideas, business models, products and services come from a broad ecosystem of partners that proactively work towards an exchange of knowledge, insights, ideas and skills for established and new enterprises. FUJITSU GLOVIA stands ready with the necessary solutions to help customers achieve those goals. The company takes pride in ensuring its customers’ success.
All Fujitsu Glovia solutions are suitable for small to medium-sized companies in the discrete manufacturing industry. Thanks to many decades of proven expertise, engineering and production experience, Fujitsu Glovia delivers perfectly fitting standard functionalities with a relatively short implementation time. The functionalities are suitable for companies with all common production concepts, such as Make to Stock (MTS), Make to Order (MTO), Assemble to Order (ATO), Configure to Order (CTO), Engineering to Order (ETO) and project-driven companies. GLOVIA G2 also works great for a combination of advanced technologies we bring to market together with Fujitsu such as, Quantum-Inspired Computing Digital Annealer, Fujitsu Advanced Image Recognition (F|AIR), Robotic Process Automation (RPA), COLMINA V2.0.
Such innovations derive largely as the result of FUJITSU GLOVIA’s close and longstanding customer relationships and interactions within the manufacturing industry.
FUJITSU GLOVIA’s innovations now extend to the cloud. As the demand for SaaS solutions increased, the company adopted its Intellectual Property to develop GLOVIA Order Management (GLOVIA OM), which operates natively on the Salesforce platform. Glovia OM is now complemented by FUJITSU Cloud ERP, which is a native solution on the ServiceNow platform. These two solutions are highly flexible, modular, and easily scalable regardless of business size.
GLOVIA OM provides fully customizable order management to enable digital transformation and enhance customer experience. It can leverage legacy systems to create a single, accurate source of information for everything from inventory visibility to calculating shipping and applying promotions.
FUJITSU Cloud ERP orchestrates order management, inventory management, and fulfillment processes. As a ServiceNow certified application, Cloud ERP enables efficient, end-to-end customer workflows and consistent, connected user experiences.
FUJITSU GLOVIA’s relationship with Japanese ICT electronics giant Fujitsu Ltd., which started as a customer in 1994, and grew to a 30% stakeholder in 1997 and then 100% ownership in 2000, has provided the California-based company the resources and blueprint for this continued development and growth.
Fujitsu, through the original 25 various manufacturing plants that have implemented our ERP solutions provide valuable input for the expansion and modernization of modules in the extended ERP solutions, including lean production philosophies such as SEIBAN and Kanban, but also new technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality (AR), Robotic Process Automation (RPA), etc.
FUJITSU GLOVIA counts among its extensive customer base Tier 1, 2 and 3 suppliers to the Big 3 U.S. auto manufacturers and Japanese carmakers but has also a strong foothold in the high tech discrete industry. The company is recognized for its ability to successfully engage with small-to-large customers anywhere in the world and fits especially well with SMB through large customer requirements for multi-geography, multi-time-zone, multi-language and multi-currency solutions.
From its early days as an MRP vendor under the name of Xerox Computer Services through today, FUJITSU GLOVIA has grown and evolved through its insight into the needs of its customers. The company looks forward to further growth and evolution as it contemplates the next 50 years helping its customers achieve their Industry 4.0 goals.
Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Approximately 132,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (Code: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 3.9 trillion yen (US $35 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020. For more information, please see www.fujitsu.com.
About FUJITSU GLOVIA, INC.
Founded in 1970 as Xerox Computer Services, FUJITSU GLOVIA, INC. became a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Ltd. in 2000. Its GLOVIA G2 manufacturing ERP software was first launched in 1990 as Xerox ChESS and the next generation version was released as GLOVIA G2 in 2010. FUJITSU GLOVIA is one of the few manufacturing ERP providers offering solutions in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), China and Japan and employs the solutions in their own factories. Its more than 500 customers include small, medium and large companies in the automotive, aerospace and defense, high tech and electronics industries, as well as related Tier 1, 2 and 3 suppliers.
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