TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING to accelerate automation and save 7,000 work hours with the adoption of Blue Prism’s Digital Workers: Aim at enhancing customer value

June 30, 2021


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TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING (HQ: 1083 Tsuneishi, Numakuma-cho, Fukuyama, Hiroshima, Japan; President: Sachio Okumura) has fully adopted Digital Workers*, the automation solution provided by Blue Prism Co., Ltd. (HQ: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President: Taishi Hase). By automating simple tasks, it is expected to save 7,000 work hours over the next fiscal year and free up personnel for high-value-added operations in order to further improve the added value provided to customers.

With the objective of improving added value for customers, TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING launched an automation project for simple tasks, conducted various studies and implemented a trial in the design department. Convinced of the benefits of automation, TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING launched a search for a tool for full-scale company-wide rollout and ultimately chose Blue Prism’s Digital Workers in consideration of management functions for operations, development productivity, and cost. The transition was completed in February 2021.
Automation, which started in the design department, has now been extended to administration and sales departments, and has been applied to approximately thirty business processes. We will continue to select and develop applicable tasks to automate. While expanding the range of automation, we will drive innovation with the goal of progressing to increasingly complex tasks. We anticipate this will boost employee job satisfaction as well as improve efficiency.
Comment from Yoshiyuki Wada, General Manager, Information Strategy Dept., TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING
“Our company is engaged in various reforms. Accordingly, we wish to take employees who are engaged in routine, simple tasks and assign them to higher-value tasks.
The implementation of Blue Prism has enabled us to organize our structure for company-wide rollout, so we will further advance this project to provide products and services that anticipate our customers’ continually changing needs.”

*About Digital Workers
Digital Workers is a business automation solution (also known as RPA, robotic process automation) provided by Blue Prism. It coordinates with the human workforce to automate business processes. By using AI to extend capabilities, Digital Workers can handle increasingly complex tasks and autonomously manage enormous workloads. It will eventually gain the ability to make important decisions and handle tasks more quickly and productively.
With solid security and advanced scalability, automation availability is heightened to promote the transformation of work styles.

Marking its 100th anniversary in 2017, TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING (Fukuyama, Hiroshima, Japan) is the anchor company of the TSUNEISHI Group, which mainly engages in shipbuilding industry and maritime transport. With manufacturing bases in Japan (Tsuneishi Factory, the HQ), Philippines, and China, the company builds bulk carriers, container carriers, tankers, etc.

URL: https://www.tsuneishi.co.jp/english/
President: Sachio Okumura
Field of Business: Shipbuilding, ship repair
Established: July, 1917
Capital: 100 million yen
Employees: 869 (as of December, 2020)
Business Locations: Tsuneishi Factory (Fukuyama, Hiroshima, Japan)

Shipbuilding Affiliates:
TSUNEISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES (CEBU), Inc. (Cebu Island, Philippines)
ASTILLERO TSUNEISHI PARAGUAY S.A. (Villeta, Central, Paraguay)
TSUNEISHI IRON WORKS Co., Ltd. (Fukuyama, Hiroshima, Japan)
TSUNEISHI TRADING Co., Ltd. (Fukuyama, Hiroshima, Japan)
TSUNEISHI ENGINEERING Co., Ltd. (Fukuyama, Hiroshima, Japan)
MIHO SHIPYARD CO., LTD. (Shizuoka, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan)

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