Jul. 14, 2003
Commencement of Sequenced Delivery Using AGVs (Automated Guided Vehicles)

At Futaba Kogyo, we have commenced sequenced component delivery of steering member parts, which are cockpit module components, using AGVs (automated guided vehicles) at our Hofu Factory. Sequenced component delivery entails delivery of necessary components in accordance with customers’ takt-based production schedules and relevant production sequences at neighboring modular part manufacturers. This approach makes it possible to reduce customer inventories to minimal levels, integrate production bases and bring about an immeasurable range of other benefits.
From Futaba Kogyo’s standpoint, we have established the long-awaited direct integration of production lines and customer processes in order to realize a factory with world-leading high production efficiency.

(AGV is short for “automated guided vehicle,” a crewless delivery vehicle.)