Teikoku Tsushin Kogyo Renews Enterprise Resource Systems Following Integration of Thai Facilities -Aiming to further strengthen QCD, in-house SE introduce MCFrame and A.S.I.A. in a short time frame-


"This was the translated version of press release issued in Japanese on February 4, 2014. The Japanese version is here."

Toyo Business Engineering Corporation (headquartered in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; Toshinori Ishida, President; hereinafter "B-EN-G") announces that Teikoku Tsushin Kogyo Co., Ltd. (headquartered in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture; Kazuo Ichiyanagi, President & CEO; hereinafter Teikoku Tsushin Kogyo), a manufacturer of integrated precision components and electronic components, has adopted MCFrame, the production management package from B-EN-G, and the A.S.I.A. accounting package as their enterprise resource system at facilities in China and Thailand where the system is currently operating in a stable manner. The Thai facility started to operate the MCFrame CS Production Management and the A.S.I.A GP Accounting Edition packages in July 2013 while the Chinese facility has been operating MCFrame CS Production Management since August 2013.

In order to make further improvements to QCD (Quality, Cost, Delivery), Teikoku Tsushin Kogyo, which has moved a large share of its production to Asia, consolidated Noble Electronics, its production facility in Thailand, with Noble Precision at Ayutthaya industrial park in 2012, changing to a system of integrated production at the same premises, and extending from the manufacturing of intermediate products to the assembly of finished products. When selecting an information system to maximize the advantages of this structure, the first objective was to standardize the accounting system and production management system to raise the synergy effect of the consolidation of the facilities. Taking into consideration the global development of manufacturing, the company worked out the objectives for transferring all trunk systems, including those at overseas facilities, from the previous system of developing in-house from scratch to a package system base.

Based on these objectives, the head office proceeded to select a production management and accounting systems package that would match the style of manufacturing and systems operation at the company. As a result, the company adopted the MCFrame CS Production Management as the system for global production management, and the A.S.I.A. GP Accounting Edition as the accounting system in recognition of their affinity with the objectives of simple maintenance and in-house customization and the wealth of standard production management functions. Since the company was established, in-house system engineers (SE) with a thorough knowledge of the business processes at the company have introduced, operated and managed systems. Leveraging these IT skills, the new introduction project was completed by in-house SE in one year without any intervention by system integrators. Having established the methods of introduction based on experiences at facilities in China and Thailand, the company has now decided to introduce both products to facilities in Indonesia and to push for expansion to multiple locations.

Reasons for selecting MCFrame and A.S.I.A.

  1. Flexible customization and extensibility after introduction (MCFrame)
  2. Enhanced standard production and management functions match local job descriptions (MCFrame)
  3. Coordination between MCFrame and the A.S.I.A accounting system with its ease of coordination with other facilities and track record in Asia
  4. Overseas support system
  5. Eligible for the Thai tax incentive scheme (BOI: Board of Investment)

The company has amply demonstrated the effects of business integration, improving quality, shortening lead times, reducing cost through integrated production, and optimizing the business through information sharing. With the introduction to Thailand as the reference point, the company is rolling out to the head office and globally, aiming for management that is capable of highly competitive production in the optimal location.

■■About MCFrame
"MCFrame" is a multi-functional system used for production management, sales management, and cost management, and that is capable of responding to detailed management requirements of Japanese manufacturers.
In addition to its large number of standard functions, "MCFrame" features a framework structure that allows the system to follow in a flexible and efficient manner the user's specific work processes in a way that may boost users' core competences. As the high level of functionality, flexibility, and expandability that characterizes "MCFrame" are highly regarded, the system has been deployed to more than 380 companies primarily in the manufacturing sector. Owing to its multi-lingual functionality, "MCFrame" has been employed in recent years to deploy global systems of Japanese-affiliated companies operating in China, Thailand, and other Asian countries.
For more information about the product, please refer to http://www.mcframe.com

■■About A.S.I.A
"A.S.I.A." is a global ERP package that was created in Japan. The package, based on business practices of Japanese enterprises, supports business management on a global scale. In order to serve the global market, "A.S.I.A." is provided with multi-lingual, multi-currency, and multi-base functions, as well as various functional modules covering accounting, sales, purchasing, and stock management. As the package can handle performance management of individual companies or business units, "A.S.I.A." helps users grasp the status of overseas bases from headquarters in Japan. This means it can be operated as a powerful infrastructure for global group management. Since 1996 when Ver.1.0 of the package was released, "A.S.I.A." has been introduced into various clients in Japan and other Asian countries. It is now used by 300 companies in 20 countries and regions.
For more information about the product, please refer to http://www.to-be.asia

■■About Teikoku Tsushin Kogyo Co., Ltd.
Teikoku Tsushin Kogyo has a global presence as a medium-sized manufacturer of electronic components including adjustable resistors, integrated control blocks, and plastic molding products. The company philosophy is to contribute to creating an affluent society by continuing to provide satisfactory work to customers worldwide through electronic component manufacturing and services.

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