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Japanese measuring equipment manufacturer Mitutoyo selects IFS Applications to standardize supply chain operations

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London, March 26, 2020 – IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces that Mitutoyo has decided to implement  IFS Applications™ to standardize business processes at its production sites in Japan. The new system will support sales and logistics and is scheduled to go live in the first half of 2022. It will successively be rolled out to nine plants in Japan, empowering a total of over 1,000 users.

Mitutoyo is a global provider of measuring tools such as micrometers and calipers as well as system equipment products such as coordinate measuring machines, form measuring instruments, and vision and optical measuring instruments. The main purpose of the IFS implementation is to integrate and standardize business processes in the sales and service departments, unify supply chain processes in nine domestic factories, and remove legacy systems.

NEC, a Platinum-level IFS partner, will be responsible for deploying the new system and will lead the implementation project of IFS Applications based on the experience fostered as a long-standing IFS partner.

Mr. Motohiro Egusa, Director of Mitutoyo said, “We were looking for business applications that could standardize domestic business processes. We have been using IFS Applications in North America and China for years, so we had prior knowledge of IFS. The trust that we have built in IFS’s products greatly influenced this decision, as did NEC's industry templates. I am reassured that NEC, who has extensive experience in implementing IFS, will be in charge of this project.”

Gerry Fosnick, President of IFS Japan, said, “Mitutoyo has been using our products overseas for more than 10 years. I am very pleased that Mitutoyo selected IFS in Japan, where its head office is located.  IFS will provide as much support as possible to ensure smooth implementation at Mitutoyo's nine factories.”

Saeko Fujita, Marketing Manager, IFS Japan. Phone: 81 3 4360 9269, press@ifs.com

About Mitutoyo Corporation

Established in 1934, Mitutoyo is a comprehensive manufacturer of precision measuring instruments such as micrometer which was successfully domestically produced in 1937, calipers, coodinate  measuring machine, etc.  Today, as the world's leading companies in precision measuring instruments, Mitutyo has R&D, manufacturing, sales and technical service bases in 31 countries and  the distribution network in more than 80 countries. https://www.mitutoyo.co.jp/

About NEC Corporation

NEC Corporation is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. The NEC Group globally provides "Solutions for Society" that promote the safety, security, efficiency and equality of society. Under the company's corporate message of "Orchestrating a brighter world," NEC aims to help solve a wide range of challenging issues and to create new social value for the changing world of tomorrow. For more information, visit NEC at https://www.nec.com.

About IFS 

IFS develops and delivers enterprise software for customers around the world who manufacture and distribute goods, build and maintain assets, and manage service-focused operations. The industry expertise of our people and solutions, together with a commitment to delivering value to every one of our customers, has made IFS a recognized leader and the most recommended supplier in our sector. Our team of 4,000 employees and growing ecosystem of partners support more than 10,000 customers around the world challenge the status quo and realize their competitive advantage. Learn more about how our enterprise software solutions can help your business today at ifs.com.

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