Yokohama, Japan - JGC Corporation announces that JGC and Datastream Systems Co. Ltd., a Japanese subsidiary of the global maintenance software development and sales company, Datastream Systems, Inc., of the U.S., have delivered Datastream 7i to Teijin Pharma Limited, a Japanese pharmaceutical company. Datastream 7i is the flagship product within Datastream Systems’ enterprise asset management (EAM) system offerings.
Datastream 7i has been put into service at Teijin Pharma's Iwakuni Pharmaceutical Production Facility, in Japan. The system covers maintenance operations from job assignment planning and progress management to maintenance operation records. Accumulated maintenance information is used as a database for maintenance planning. In implementing the system, JGC proceeded together with Teijin's Japanese IT affiliate, Infocom Corporation.
The focus today with production facilities is on time-based or condition-based maintenance (preventive maintenance), rather than on responding to breakdowns (corrective maintenance). This is the key to the lifecycle management concept, which aims at maximizing the use of production facilities throughout their lifespan. Such an approach is beneficial in terms of production efficiency and maintenance costs. The system delivered to Teijin Pharma is fully expected to contribute to improving production efficiency while reducing maintenance costs.
Datastream Systems, Inc. is a global developer and seller of EAM systems. The company has provided software and services solutions to enterprises worldwide in 55,000 different implementations. JGC and Datastream Systems Co. Ltd. formed a partnership in 2002 to work together on marketing, engineering consultation and system implementation for Datastream Systems' EAM system. JGC participates in EAM system implementation as an engineering consultant for Datastream Systems' main product, Datastream 7i.
With its annual sales target of several hundred million yen, JGC is active in selling EAM system and services, mainly in the global oil refining, petrochemical and pharmaceutical sectors.