Japan Marine United Uses XVL in Digital Manufacturing Initiative to Improve Manufacturing Processes
Japan Marine United (JMU), was created in January 2013 by the merger of IHI Marine United and Universal Shipbuilding and is the 2nd largest shipbuilding company in the world. JMU manufactures a wide variety of vessels including supertankers, container ships, car ferries and military ships.
Faced with increasing global competition and experienced workers retiring, JMU launched a Digital Manufacturing (DM) initiative to improve their manufacturing processes. The centerpiece of their DM effort was the development of a “Next Generation Manufacturing Assist System for Outfitting (MAS)” based Lattice Technology’s XVL products.