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SMART INSIGHT Enters into Partnership Agreement with ASAHI KASEI ENGINEERING

SMART INSIGHT CORPORATION (Head Office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President & CEO: Mack K. Machida; hereinafter, "SMART INSIGHT") announces entering into a solutions partnership contract with ASAHI KASEI ENGINEERING CORPORATION (Head Office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President & CEO: Kazunori Hirasawa; hereinafter, "ASAHI KASEI ENGINEERING").

ASAHI KASEI ENGINEERING has been leading FPM (Factory Performance Management), a structure which collects, calculates and displays existing factory information and shares them for safety, stability and peace of mind in factories.

FPM is a concept developed from the production and maintenance management systems cultivated by ASAHI KASEI ENGINEERING. It manages all information about production activities, rather than just providing production data. In order to achieve the model, SMART/InSight G2 Open, data integration and visualization tool, is applied.

To demonstrate FPM's capabilities, ASAHI KASEI ENGINEERING has streamlined loss tree creation process, which is a cornerstone of TPM (Total Productive Maintenance) activity. SMART/InSight enabled to calculate both quantity and cost of losses using data from various reports, and lets personnel analyze primary loss factors from a loss tree. The time and effort that was conventionally used for manipulating data can now be used to analyze data or consider results.

SMART/InSight has been widely used as a solution to enhance 'product capability' by improving quality and design efficiency on discrete manufacturing. In addition to this, it will now also be used as a solution for enhancing 'manufacturing capabilities'. ASAHI KASEI ENGINEERING starts to promote and support the solution, being a partner of SMART INSIGHT.

About SMART INSIGHT CORPORATION

Enterprise application software SMART/InSight has been deployed in major enterprise companies in order to enhance product capabilities, customer capabilities, and knowledge capabilities so that users can acquire information, experiences, and acquaintance, which were scattered and isolated by system or organization. SMART INSIGHT CORPORATION started business, splitting from Uchida Spectrum, Inc. on Oct/4/2013, and the company is planning to expand its business to cloud or big data market globally, offering application software, which enables effective utilization of growing and diverse information.

Trademark information

SMART/InSight is a registered trademark of SMART INSIGHT CORPORATION. Product360, Customer360, Knowledge360 are trademarks of SMART INSIGHT CORPORATION. Other product names and service names are trademarks of their respective owners.

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