In light of this, the company offers a suite of software under the name: Ujigami, which is derived from a Japanese word, meaning ‘guardian god’ or ‘spirit.’ Much like the duties of a divine overseer, Ujigami Product Directed Manufacturing System (PDMS) and Ujigami Warehouse Management System (WMS) solutions help organizations methodically coordinate and control all processes conducted on the plant floor. The software solutions ensure that manufacturers maximize productivity while minimizing waste and downtime, and producing the highest quality products. Moreover, the Ujigami PDMS and WMS systems execute predetermined business rules of the manufacturing company to make decisions automatically.
Tutelar Technologies’ innovative Ujigami PDMS software delivers next generation manufacturing to their customers. Using this solution, manufacturers gain the capability to identify issues before they become a problem, and implement active controls to their workflows to prevent future issues. “Ujigami incorporates the ability to natively connect and communicate with, and control, every machine and device on the plant floor,” explains Dickson. This level of interoperability is highly desired in the manufacturing sector where many organizations still utilize existing legacy machinery and equipment.
Ujigami bridges existing machinery with modern-day software to provide a fluid workflow in the fast-paced manufacturing industry. To further elucidate on Ujigami’s capabilities, Dickson recalls the case study of a Tier 1 automotive client headquartered in the APAC region. The manufacturing company was in need of a solution that could be integrated quickly with their existing systems, and help them build many different variations of a product in small lot sizes—the objective being a lot size of one. The client was making use of PLC programs, the upkeep proving to be extremely inefficient. Following Ujigami’s implementation and configuration, the Tier 1 company witnessed impressive improvements of all their manufacturing processes: assembly machines, injection presses, test equipment, scanners, torque controllers, heat staking, and vision cameras. “Every resource on the assembly line was fully configured and operational within a month, and the client’s production rates increased significantly” boasts Dickson.
With such success stories aiding Tutelar Technologies’ growth, the company intends to continue developing more software solutions and services to help the industry smoothly transition into a modern, digitally-driven working milieu. Delivering the promise of Industry 4.0, Dickson says, “Leveraging Ujigami, organizations do not have to worry about adopting new technology into their business operations, workflows, and supply chain.”