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Murata Machinery launches “MGPC”, utilizing IoT for efficient inventory management

April 13, 2018

Murata Machinery announced the establishment of the “Muratec Global Parts Center (MGPC)” to the press on March 1, 2018. The company invested approximately 2 billion yen in MGPC. MGPC adopted a number of its products and IoT technologies. Pallets and buckets, three types of self-made automatic warehouse (photo) for long lengths, are in operation. It can store up to about 48,000 maintenance parts and consumables, such as machine tools and logistics systems. In the automatic warehouse, Murata Machinery also used its own floor insulation and vibration damping device. The two parts warehouses in the same office have been consolidated into MGPC.
“Murata Machinery will make maximum use of IoT technology and strive for more efficient operations. With the advancement of IT and AI, MGPC will also evolve more and more,” said Daisuke Murata, President of Murata Machinery. He also revealed the idea of connecting the MGPC’s operating system to other parts warehouses and higher-level systems, and tackling “visualization” of the inventory situation on a global scale.

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