Aug. 31, 2022
1. Creating Sustainability Solutions
The company will collect and analyze data related to food, water, and the environment, using it to develop more efficient business processes and create sustainable solutions.
2. Promoting Business Transformation
The company will use digital technology to enhance Kubota’s existing services, improve quality, and promote the efficiency and sophistication of its operations, including the development of an even safer working environment. As part of this initiative, the company will promote the establishment of smart factories that optimize efficiency and help prevent accidents by utilizing data collected from RFID tags and sensors on factory equipment, vehicles and from mobile applications distributed to workers. In addition, the company will build a digital twin, which is a virtual representation of product design, development, and manufacturing. At the global level, this will speed up data-based decision-making, standardize processes, promote automation, and save labor, realizing more intelligent operations.
3. Creating Digital Human Resources
To promote DX, Kubota Data Ground aims to train approximately 1,000 DX specialists by the end of December 2024. This will include both highly specialized technical experts and those focused on business operations. In addition, the company will hold digital workshops for senior management and educational programs for all Kubota employees to raise digital literacy across the group. Workshops covering business operations will focus on internal and external DX case studies, providing a practical curriculum that will lead to real-world solutions.
4. Building a Cloud-Based Digital Transformation Platform
To realize the data-driven and flexible management needed for further global expansion, Kubota Data Ground will build a cloud-based DX platform to accumulate and share internal and external data, including up-to-the-minute information on weather, crop growth, and yields. The platform will be built on Microsoft Azure. In addition, Kubota will strengthen IT governance at its 66 global sites, improve its global security risk detection system, and provide training for overseas security personnel to achieve a higher level of security globally.
Yuichi Kitao, president and representative director of Kubota Corporation, said, ″Since its foundation, Kubota has been working to solve social issues related to the essential needs of food, water, and the environment. In recent years, food and water shortages, climate change, and other global issues have been presenting increasingly complex and diverse challenges.
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