JFE Systems originated from the information systems division of JFE Steel. From the beginning as Corporate Information Systems Department, we've been active in steelmaking systems for some fifty years. Throughout its history, JFE Steel has been always hunting the technological pinnacles in the industry. This history of technological evolution in the Steel industry is our history of innovation in the information technology field, the unique source of our wide-ranging strengths.
In stark contrast to conventional views of the steel industry as a traditional smokestack industry, this sector from early on has actually worked as a frontrunner to address general issues facing all manufacturing industries: cutting costs, shortening lead times, accommodating product variety, reducing inventory, forecasting demand and saving energies. It's a high-tech industry of the highest order that demands sophisticated, high-precision production based on operational data management and cutting-edge control, prediction and analysis, and sensing technologies. Playing a pioneering role in Japanese industry, the steel industry has constantly pursued development and innovation in technologies for which IT is a key cornerstone.
At steel industry manufacturing sites, unmanned automated monitoring and control systems operate large-scale production facilities for 24 hours per day, 365 days per annum basis. Even the shortest system stoppages and slightest errors can lead to major losses. These operations require the information system, namely JFE Systems, ultimate reliability.
We're involved in systems for JFE Steel that run the gamut from management, procurement, production management, and planning to logistics, quality management, sales, accounting and personnel. We handle every part of the process, from identifying process and management issues to systems operation and maintenance. We offer experience not just in applications development, but middleware and network construction.