Along with the formulation of the medium-term management plan VISION2023, we have newly established Engineering Innovation Department, as a head office function that serves as a manufacturing skill group linked to business domains, responsible for design environment reform, advanced skill acquisition regarding production technology, quality control functions, and strategic material procurement.
We will strive to transform ourselves into a structure that can earn stable profits by integrating into a manufacturing site scale that matches total production volume and total man-hours, focusing on the promotion of automation, a returning to domestic production, construction of a supplier ecosystem, etc.
The JVCKENWOOD Group has established the following three perspectives as its grand design in promoting Monozukuri (Manufacturing) Reforms
■ Accelerate a return to Japanese production for the Japanese market, the Company’s earnings base
■ Optimize the layout of manufacturing sites in consideration of in-house design and total production capacity, while at the same time aiming to reorganize manufacturing sites as a group standard by breaking away from the individual optimization of each division
■ Establish and implement a restructuring of manufacturing sites based on the cash allocations by 2023 linked to VISION 2023
Although there were great concerns about maintaining the continuity of production activities due to the global economic stagnation caused by the COVID-19, difficulties in procuring parts and materials, especially semiconductors, and disruptions in distribution networks, we made a decision to challenge the realization of a local production for local consumption production model at an early stage under the banner of total cost reform, and as one measure of Monozukuri (Manufacturing) reforms, we dared to return to domestic production and promoted automated production to upgrade our management assets.
In late February 2022, JVC KENWOOD Nagano began full-scale production of car navigation systems for the domestic aftermarket, including production of navigation systems exclusively for domestic automakers. In FY 2022, we will produce more than 300,000 units per year, including production of navigation systems exclusively for domestic automakers. JVC KENWOOD Nagano, as a core plant in the Mobility & Telematics Services Sector, which leads and implements the enhancement of production technology and the promotion of automation, is required to play a role of reflecting the proposal of the optimal product structure in product design from the viewpoint of manufacturing sites, and maximizing competitiveness by reducing costs in manufacturing processes and methods, and reducing labor costs and improving quality through automation and new methods.
JVCKENWOOD Nagano Corporation
Automated manufacturing line