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Implementing production management systems in new plants

Japan
Ryohei Obi
Production System Dept.
Toray Systems Center, Inc.

Q1. What was your most impressive work?

It was the implementation of the production management system into the Spartanburg Plant located in South Carolina, operated by Toray Composite Materials America, Inc. (CMA), one of Toray Groups’ companies. Despite the project being my first one in the United States, the experience of being able to work together with CMA’s IT members to implement the system still stands out in my memory

Q2. What does your company do?

The company contributes to the development of the Toray Group by creating new values and providing high quality services as a professional that draws fully upon the strength of information technology.

Q3. What does your department/section do and what work are you in charge of?

The department works to contribute in expanding Toray’s revenue by planning, proposing, and executing operational reforms that take advantage of information technology. I am responsible for planning, proposing, and executing the implementation of production management systems in new plants.

Q4. What kind of job do you mainly put a lot of effort into?

The preparation of rolling-out the production management system that was implemented in Spartanburg Plant into plants in Japan.

Q5. When do you feel rewarded at work?

I feel rewarded when I see the system being utilized in daily operations such as in the production site’s meetings where system data is being leveraged.

Q6. What is it that you put a lot of effort into in your personal life?

I don’t have any particular hobbies recently so I am thinking of going around to many hot springs again for the first time in years. Being an enthusiast of hot spring trips, my parents took me to them when I was a child, but I used to look forward to the sight-seeing tours on the way to the hot springs. As I mature, I gradually understand the attractiveness of the relaxing amazing times that I can spend at these hot springs.

Updated on July 6, 2017. The validity of this article may expire without notice.