An empirical study on value creation of multi-product small-volume production through industry-academia collaboration

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    Abstract

    The aim of this study is to build an ecosystem through industry-academia collaboration for company problem solving and the educational reform of universities. Focus is placed on the solution of problems in small-lot production of various small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the manufacturing industry in Japan. The manufacturing industry in Japan is supported by SMEs with multi-product small-volume production and subcontracted production. The manufacturing industry must be reformed; however, the reform methods for mass production such as the Internet of Things (IoT) are not suitable for SMEs. This study reports on the result of co-designing the information and communication technology (ICT) system to replicate the excellent craftsmanship of SMEs through industry-academia collaboration. This study will contribute to the dissemination of mutual learning between companies and universities through industry-academia collaboration.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2017 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2017
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society
    Pages1738-1742
    Number of pages5
    Volume2017-December
    ISBN (Electronic)9781538609484
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2018 Feb 9
    Event2017 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2017 - Singapore, Singapore
    Duration: 2017 Dec 102017 Dec 13

    Other

    Other2017 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2017
    CountrySingapore
    CitySingapore
    Period17/12/1017/12/13

    Keywords

    • Industry-academia collaboration
    • manufacture
    • MOT
    • multi-product small-volume production

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
    • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
    • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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    Hirata, S. (2018). An empirical study on value creation of multi-product small-volume production through industry-academia collaboration. In 2017 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2017 (Vol. 2017-December, pp. 1738-1742). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/IEEM.2017.8290189