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Koji Tokunaga

Vice President, Manufacturing and Repair Digital Manufacturing, Global, Olympus Corporation

Koji Tokunaga has Master’s Degree of Mechanical Engineering, and Master’s Degree of Business Administration. He has 30 years experiences in Aviation Industry, 7 years of experience of research and development of the jet engine for supersonic transporter. 13 years of experience of developing new repair technology for jet engine parts. 3 years of experience of establishing Joint Venture in United States and setting up its capability and achieve an approval from FAA, and industrializing maintenance shop for jet engine parts and accessary as a project leader. 6 years of experience of Quality Assurance and ICT to improve both Quality and Productivities utilizing DX technology collaborating with Startups and IT Venders. Now leading Digital Transformation at Olympus as VP of Digital Manufacturing for two years.

Session Track: Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

Wednesday, May 17 1:55 PM - 2:25 PM 205 C

II1668B - DX for Non-mechanized/Automated Medical Device Manufacturing at Olympus

Olympus is a Global MedTech company that develops and manufactures endoscopes and surgical instruments and has a 70% share of the world endoscope market. The manufacturing process for endoscopes is ultra-precise and involves a lot of delicate manual work by high-skilled mechanics; For example, soldering under a microscope. Due to these precise and delicate processes, Olympus has had difficulty keeping up with industrial evolution and was limited in mechanization and automation. This session will show how Olympus is transforming its manufacturing processes, by supporting its highly skilled workers with the latest digital technologies. By leveraging ThingWorx, they were able to tap into the power of Industry 4.0 to meet increasingly sophisticated specifications, stricter regulations, and a shortage of human resources to be competitive in the rapidly growing medical device industry.

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