A study of Japanese production technology and competitiveness
by Okitoshi Tsunoda; Hiroki Nakano
International Journal of Mechatronics and Automation (IJMA), Vol. 3, No. 4, 2013

Abstract: To cope with the increasingly severe international business environment, Japanese manufacturers have been focusing on the idea of 'Monozukuri' (Japanese way of manufacturing). The Monozukuri was highlighted because it is a simple way for Japanese industry to compete by producing good products based on manufacturing experiences going back to 1960. Japanese manufacturers and businesses have tried various production technologies to strengthen manufacturing to overcome the world-wide competition. This paper reviews the growth of Japanese industry and describes manufacturing innovations and future growth plans based on the technologies and business environment in Japan.

Online publication date: Wed, 30-Apr-2014

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