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What is APS?

APS stands for Akebono Production System, which could be summarized as "continuous elimination of waste". It is also the starting point of Akebono's "monozukuri" (manufacturing excellence) philosophy.

The Role of APS

APS is a just-in-time system of producing necessary items in necessary quantities, in necessary timeframes, as well as determining plant layouts and workflow, designed to effectively eliminate waste to optimize production wherever it is implemented.

Development of human skills to spread understanding of APS

APS also stands for Akebono Philosophy and Spirit, being not only a management system or analytical method, but also a way of thinking. The goal for APS is to enable sharing of common "Monozukuri" philosophy between various divisions.

Spreading understanding of APS as the concept to inspire Akebono's pursuit of "Monozukuri" will continue to be a priority. We will work to develop human skills through the "Monozukuri Dojo" where our employees can really experience APS.

  • モノづくりセンター

    The "Monozukuri Dojo" (training hall) is where one can really experience APS. This is where hands-on training provides people knowledge on how to pursue ultimate efficiency in production.

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