Analysis and classification of Karakuri technologies for reinforcement of their visibility, improvement and transferability: An attempt for enhancing lean management

Hiroshi Katayama, Kenta Sawa, Reakook Hwang, Norio Ishiwatari, Nobuyuki Hayashi

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    Abstract

    Karakuri technology, a member technology of lean management, is a unique method that aims to contribute environmental and labour issues by utilizing natural physical phenomena and related useful elemental mechanisms. Recent years, their developed works and application tend to become black box-like due to maniac development as well as technology advancement. Recognizing this situation, this paper proposes to utilize a template procedure for effective analysis and improvement of this technology for successful knowledge transfer among experts and beginners. Also, aiming to extract useful information on further development and improvement, it analyses the relations among various elements of this technology by statistical quantification model. An example application is also given for demonstrating relevance of obtained information.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPICMET 2014 - Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology, Proceedings: Infrastructure and Service Integration
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
    Pages1895-1906
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Print)9781890843304
    Publication statusPublished - 2014 Oct 10
    Event2014 Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology, PICMET 2014 - Kanazawa
    Duration: 2014 Jul 272014 Jul 31

    Other

    Other2014 Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology, PICMET 2014
    CityKanazawa
    Period14/7/2714/7/31

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Management of Technology and Innovation
    • Strategy and Management
    • Transportation

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    Katayama, H., Sawa, K., Hwang, R., Ishiwatari, N., & Hayashi, N. (2014). Analysis and classification of Karakuri technologies for reinforcement of their visibility, improvement and transferability: An attempt for enhancing lean management. In PICMET 2014 - Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology, Proceedings: Infrastructure and Service Integration (pp. 1895-1906). [6921359] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc..