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Yamamoto, Yuji
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Yamamoto, Y. & Iwao, S. (2019). Coordination in improvements at manufacturing plants and its effect on improvement capabilities. In: Procedia Manufacturing: . Paper presented at 29th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing, FAIM 2019, 24 June 2019 through 28 June 2019 (pp. 1566-1573). Elsevier B.V., 38
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Coordination in improvements at manufacturing plants and its effect on improvement capabilities
2019 (English)In: Procedia Manufacturing, Elsevier B.V. , 2019, Vol. 38, p. 1566-1573Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The main focus of this paper is how a manufacturing organization can secure the capabilities of effectively executing a series of improvements of various sizes and innovativeness from small to large and incremental to more radical at the manufacturing plant, so that the speed of improvement as a whole at the plant can be kept high. A recent study on a Toyota plant in Japan has shown that a group of production engineers located at the plant plays an important role in ensuring the mentioned kind of capabilities. Those engineers are considered trusted experts in improvement of various sizes and innovativeness. They also coordinate those improvements so that the speed of improvement at the plant level can be kept high. This study raises a question of how other manufacturing companies do to ensure these capabilities, given that the group of the production engineers playing the role is likely a specific organization design to this specific company. For the question, three manufacturing plants producing vehicles in Swedish are studied. The paper discusses implications drawn from a cross-case analysis of those plants including the Toyota plant, in terms of the main focus of this paper. © 2019 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/)

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier B.V., 2019
Keywords
Improvement, Innovation, Lean production, Organizational capability
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-47858 (URN)10.1016/j.promfg.2020.01.129 (DOI)2-s2.0-85083534550 (Scopus ID)
Conference
29th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing, FAIM 2019, 24 June 2019 through 28 June 2019
Available from: 2020-04-30 Created: 2020-04-30 Last updated: 2020-04-30Bibliographically approved
Yamamoto, Y., Sandström, K. & Aranda Munoz, A. (2018). Development of methods that support exploration of simple and low-cost IoT-aided improvement solutions at manufacturing plants. In: The 2018 Annual Autumn Meeting of Japan Industrial Management Association JIMA: . Paper presented at The 2018 Annual Autumn Meeting of Japan Industrial Management Association JIMA, 27 Oct 2018, Tokyo, Japan. Tokyo, Japan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Development of methods that support exploration of simple and low-cost IoT-aided improvement solutions at manufacturing plants
2018 (English)In: The 2018 Annual Autumn Meeting of Japan Industrial Management Association JIMA, Tokyo, Japan, 2018Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Tokyo, Japan: , 2018
National Category
Engineering and Technology Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-42240 (URN)
Conference
The 2018 Annual Autumn Meeting of Japan Industrial Management Association JIMA, 27 Oct 2018, Tokyo, Japan
Projects
Accelerating Innovation at the Fuzzy Front-End of Production System DevelopmentKarakuri IoT step 2
Available from: 2018-12-28 Created: 2018-12-28 Last updated: 2018-12-28Bibliographically approved
Yamamoto, Y. & Sandström, K. (2018). Karakuri IoT - the concept and the result of pre-study. In: Proceedings Advances in Manufacturing Technology XXXIII ICMR2018: . Paper presented at 16th International Conference on Manufacturing Research, incorporating the 33rd National Conference on Manufacturing Research, September 11–13, 2018, University of Skövde, Sweden (pp. 311-316).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Karakuri IoT - the concept and the result of pre-study
2018 (English)In: Proceedings Advances in Manufacturing Technology XXXIII ICMR2018, 2018, p. 311-316Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Although scholars and practitioners are actively discussing the potential benefits of introducing Internet of Thing (IoT) in production, IoT is still as an expensive solution in terms of investment and high technological threshold. Manufacturing companies seek a simpler and lower-cost approach to adopting IoT technologies in production, allowing companies to take advantage of the knowledge and innovation capabilities of people close to shop floor operations. This paper introduces the concept of “Karakuri IoT” – simple and low-cost IoT-aided improvements driven by the people close to shop floor operations. A pre-study is conducted to examine the feasibility of the concept. This paper presents the results of the pre-study.

Keywords
Kaizen, IoT, Production, Karakuri
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-40887 (URN)10.3233/978-1-61499-902-7-311 (DOI)000462212700050 ()2-s2.0-85057398915 (Scopus ID)978-1-61499-901-0 (ISBN)
Conference
16th International Conference on Manufacturing Research, incorporating the 33rd National Conference on Manufacturing Research, September 11–13, 2018, University of Skövde, Sweden
Projects
Karakuri IoTKarakuri IoT step 2
Available from: 2018-09-18 Created: 2018-09-18 Last updated: 2019-04-04Bibliographically approved
Yamamoto, Y. (2018). Need of understanding how to enhance innovation at early phases of production system development. In: Participatory Innovation Conference 2018 PIN-C 2018: . Paper presented at Participatory Innovation Conference 2018 PIN-C 2018, 10 Jan 2018, Eskilstuna, Sweden (pp. 44-51). Eskilstuna, Sweden
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Need of understanding how to enhance innovation at early phases of production system development
2018 (English)In: Participatory Innovation Conference 2018 PIN-C 2018, Eskilstuna, Sweden, 2018, p. 44-51Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The main purpose this paper is to discuss a research potential in the area of understanding how a company can enhance innovation at the early phases of production system development. Due to this purpose, the structure of this paper deviates from the conventional ones that include methods, findings, and contributions. The chain of logic in this paper is structured as follows. Firstly, the importance of the early phases in terms of constantly developing new production systems is mentioned. Then, the early phases are defined and described in theoretical frameworks. Later, two industrial cases are introduced to emphases the aforementioned importance. Finally, the research potential is discussed based on the theories and practices introduced in the earlier parts of the paper.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Eskilstuna, Sweden: , 2018
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-40886 (URN)
Conference
Participatory Innovation Conference 2018 PIN-C 2018, 10 Jan 2018, Eskilstuna, Sweden
Projects
Accelerating Innovation at the Fuzzy Front-End of Production System Development
Available from: 2018-09-18 Created: 2018-09-18 Last updated: 2018-09-18Bibliographically approved
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