Futaba Industrial UK (FIUK) has a very complex set of requirements for its welding plant JIS system. This complexity emerges from both the number of variants produced at the FIUK plant and the number of points of fit on the assembly line of their client, Toyota Motor Manufacturing UK.
Infinity engineers developed a JIS solution, code-named Dove, to address these challenges. This solution was based on an extensive, detailed analysis of the production processes, in addition to close collaboration with Toyota and the production line staff from Futaba, and observation and analysis of Futaba’s production line set up.
The Dove JIS system developed by Infinity for the Futaba welding plant covers BOM, scheduling of production, custom reporting, and self-billing. Features like the Welding Instruction Sheet (WIS) and a Matching System to cross-match self-billing data were custom developed to overcome the complexities of the manufacturing process.