During evaluation, the main priority seems to have been given to two points: decisive speed of adaptability to change of surroundings, and capability for adapting the system to the content of business rather adapting the content of business to the system.
As Mr. Oka emphasized, “One of the main attractions of our popData+ System is that, even though it’s a package system, the application can be customized to suit the business of the customer.” Colleague Ms. Mami Yamamoto of the WOM System Design Co., Ltd. Realization Team added, “You don’t need to prepare any hard copy forms at all. They can all be called up on screen. You also save the trouble of sorting, storage, and calculation. It’s all done by computer. Besides, I think that one of the things that maximizes the potential of this kind of terminal is the ability of the CF-H1 to directly acquire photographic evidence right on the production line, and do things such as insert images on screen into records.”
Moreover, for use in a facility that employs many workers from Brazil, the application can be switched with a single touch from Japanese to Portuguese. Compared with usual software packages, this has received high marks for providing a high degree of flexibility.
At Kagetsudo, “The Project Team, which cuts across different departments, gets together once every two weeks. In the meetings, opinions are exchanged and suggestions made for improvement.” (Mr. Mori)
In food production and processing, traceability is essential. Through to the final shipping of finished products, the status and use of all the raw materials that come into the process must be monitored. In this way, as befits a company that has an established reputation with major chains of convenience stores and other customers, it is possible to continually improve an evolving system that handles, accumulates, and manages a huge amount of all kinds of data.
With painstaking attention given to hygiene and ability to withstand everyday knocks and bumps, the CF-H1 was originally designed for ease of use in hospitals and clinics. At Kagetsudo, the particular specifications were found ideal for use in a completely different setting. You can bet that people in all kinds of lines of business are going to activate the potential of the CF-H1 in ever widening fields of application.