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Production Innovations the Daicel way

Production Innovations by the Daicel-way
Our approach ? which we call "Shift to Creation"? describes how our personnel are shifting their work to tasks that require more creativity. With the goal of creating the next-generation chemical plant, we are deriving benefits from the development of people-friendly products and our redoubled productivity.
Shift to Creation
When roles are assigned to personnel according to a system, personnel shift their work to tasks that are more creative.
We will visualize the expertise and techniques of veteran workers so that all can apply their expertise and techniques to ensure safer operation. In this way, we will promote "people-friendly production."
Double our Productivity
We will reinforce our production base for more stable production, and will produce high quality and cost-competitive products. In this way, we will double our productivity.

With the approach of developing the next-generation chemical plants, we have promoted the following three innovations in order to achieve the above goals:
・Innovation in personnel and organizations
・Innovation in production systems
・Innovation in information systems
We constructed an Integrated Production Center (IPC) in our Aboshi Plant. It has Intellectual and Integrated functions and the function of developing manufacturing technology. The Nucleus of the IPC is the "Intellectual and Integrated Production System" developed by incorporating the most advanced information technology into the manufacturing technology we have developed through our many years of experience.
We can establish a structure to ensure uniform operation and help all employees apply the expert techniques of highly experienced operators on our knowledge management system by integrating manufacturing techniques, technologies, and expertise. In addition, we can gain an awareness of the status of the entire system, support immediate decision-making, and ensure optimal operation across the entire system.
Result
・A tripling of personnel productivity
・A reduction of the workload by 80%
・Improved quality
In addition, our patented business model (production innovation method, method of implementing intelligent production, and intelligent production system) has been considered a significant asset.
We will expand our production innovations from process models to manufacturing and assembly models.
Based on the concept of creating next-generation chemical plants, in our “Daicel Production Innovations” we have been striving to develop people-friendly products and double our productivity. So far, we have derived great benefits from these production innovations, and we will continue to expand and advance them from process models to manufacturing and assembly models.
Production innovations
Through production innovations, work innovations that build business systems, and process innovations, we will both strengthen our cost competitiveness and increase energy optimization to conserve energy and resources. Moreover, personnel training is also important for building, establishing and strengthening our foundations for product creation.