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Volume 13, Issue 4 - Dec 2014
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Foreword: Special Issue on IE and Management Education
Ishii, Kazuyoshi ; Sun, Jing ;
Industrial Engineering and Management Systems, volume 13, issue 3, 2014, Pages 251~251
DOI : 10.7232/iems.2014.13.3.251
A Study of Global Manufacturing Education and Training for Chinese Company Manager
Sun, Jing ; Tamaki, Kin'ya ; Yeh, Shihshui ; Takiuti, Noboru ;
Industrial Engineering and Management Systems, volume 13, issue 3, 2014, Pages 252~257
DOI : 10.7232/iems.2014.13.3.252
Global economic recession, global market reduction, and the deteriorating economic recession are forcing the industry to reconsider the business plan and strategy related to supply chain regardless of the size of the companies. During the economic recession caused by financial anxiety, development of international collaborative producer is the key theme for a manufacturing industry to get over the situation. Especially, development of high-skilled people who are capable of handling global manufacturing management is the key factor in China which shifted from a world factory to a world market. In this background, we started the international project of global manufacturing education and training for Chinese company managers from 2009. In this paper, based on the research conducted by the universities and companies in China, a design of global manufacturing education and training is proposed. This presented design is based on the theory of Japanese production strategy and investigation of actual conditions for Chinese companies and the research methodology of business management practice with efficiency and productive for international level management organization. The effectiveness of the education design is evaluated by applying the international education and training project of Aoyama Gakuin Human Innovation Consulting Inc. and Vigor Management Technology Association.
Development of Educational Program for Production Managers Based on a Symbiotic Competition with ABC-G Network
Ishihara, Masahiko ; Nakano, Makoto ; Ishii, Kazuyoshi ;
Industrial Engineering and Management Systems, volume 13, issue 3, 2014, Pages 258~266
DOI : 10.7232/iems.2014.13.3.258
This paper proposes a management system for the educational program of production managers on the basis of value co-creation by the learner and the instructor. The program combines an intelligent knowledge-based approach with the kaizen activity program. The program helps individuals acquire knowledge and skills to ensure the total rather than the partial optimization of processes and operations facilitating continuous improvement in the workplace. To achieve these goals, the program uses models of a learning process and a swing of enlightenment. In addition, the program is supported by a framework of academic, business people, consultants, and government officers. The program was developed using an instructional design approach. This paper discusses the process of developing and managing the educational program between 2006 and 2012 as well as the results obtained.
Education System to Learn the Skills of Management Decision-Making by Using Business Simulator with Speech Recognition Technology
Sakata, Daiki ; Akiyama, Yusuke ; Kaneko, Masaaki ; Kumagai, Satoshi ;
Industrial Engineering and Management Systems, volume 13, issue 3, 2014, Pages 267~277
DOI : 10.7232/iems.2014.13.3.267
In this paper, we propose an educational system that involves a business game simulator and related curriculum. To develop these two elements, we examined the decision-making process related to business management and identified some significant skills thereby. In addition, we created an original simulator, named BizLator (http://bizlator.com), to help students develop these skills efficiently. Next, we developed a curriculum suitable for the simulator. We confirmed the effectiveness of the simulator and curriculum in a business-game-based class at Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo. On the basis of this, we compared our education system with a conventional system. This allowed us to identify advantages of and issues with our proposed system. Furthermore, we proposed a speech recognition support system named BizVoice in order to provide the teachers with more meaningful feedback, such as level of students' understanding. Concretely, BizVocie fetches students' speech of discussion during the game and converts the voice data to text data with speech recognition technology. Finally, teachers can grasp students' parameters of understanding, and thereby, the students also can take more effective class using BizLator. We also confirmed the effectiveness of the system in the class of Aoyama Gakuin Universiry.
Comparison Study of MBA Education between China and Japan
Dong, Yanwen ; Hao, Xiying ;
Industrial Engineering and Management Systems, volume 13, issue 3, 2014, Pages 278~288
DOI : 10.7232/iems.2014.13.3.278
Master of Business Administration (MBA) education is growing rapidly in China, while many business schools in Japan are having difficulty in recruiting new students. The MBA education in China and Japan followed a different course and showed very different trends. In this article, we make a comparative study of MBA education in China and Japan. The emphasis is put on analyzing the reasons that caused the difference in the MBA education in the two Asian countries. We trace back the development of MBA education in China and Japan, examining the MBA education from the viewpoint of social environment, enterprise culture, and government support and control as well as the incentive and faculty management system of universities.
A Study of Sales Increase and/or Decrease by Campaign Using a Differential Equation Model of the Growth Phenomenon
Horinouchi, Kunihito ; Takabayashi, Naoki ; Yamamoto, Hisashi ; Ohba, Masaaki ;
Industrial Engineering and Management Systems, volume 13, issue 3, 2014, Pages 289~296
DOI : 10.7232/iems.2014.13.3.289
With society becoming more advanced and complex, the required management engineering makes essential the development of human resources that can propose solutions for problems of new phenomena from a different perspective. As an example of such phenomena, we note a consumer electronics 'Eco-point' system campaign in this study. To mitigate global warming, revitalize the economy, and encourage the adoption of terrestrial digital compatible TVs, the consumer electronics Eco-point system campaign was implemented in May 2009 in Japan. In this study, we note a model which is constant term with exponential curve with notion of the growth phenomenon (Nakagiri and Kurita, Journal of the Operations Research Society of Japan, 2002). In our study, we call this model the 'differential equation model of the growth phenomenon.' This model represents a phenomenon with a hierarchical structure for capturing the properties of n species. In this study, we propose a new model which can represent not only the impact of largescale campaigns but also seasonal factors. Accordingly, we understand the phenomenon of fluctuation of sales of some products caused by large-scale campaigns and predict the fluctuation of sales. The final goal of this study is to develop human resources that can propose provision and solution for pre-consumption and reactionary decline in demand by understanding the impact of large-scale campaigns. As the first step of this goal, our objective is to propose a new regression method with different conventional perspective that can describe the fluctuation of sales caused by large-scale campaigns and show the possibility of new management engineering education.
A Stock Pre-positioning Model to Maximize the Total Expected Relief Demand of Disaster Areas
Lee, Woon-Seek ; Kim, Byung Soo ; Opit, Prudensy Febreine ;
Industrial Engineering and Management Systems, volume 13, issue 3, 2014, Pages 297~303
DOI : 10.7232/iems.2014.13.3.297
Stock pre-positioning is one of the most important decisions for preparing the stage of emergency logistics planning. In this paper, a mixed integer model for stock pre-positioning is derived to support an emergency disaster relief response against the event of earthquake. A maximum response time limit, budget availability, multiple item types, and capacity restrictions are considered. In the model, the decision of the distribution centers to cover a disaster area and the amount of supplies to be stocked in each distribution center are simultaneously determined to maximize the total expected relief demand of the disaster areas covered by the existing distribution centers. The proposed model is applied to a real case with 33 disaster areas and 16 distribution centers in Indonesia. Several sensitivity analyses are conducted to estimate the fluctuation on the emergency stock pre-positioning planning by changing the maximum response time and budgets.
Supply Chain Coordination in 2-Stage-Ordering-Production System with Update of Demand Information
Kusukawa, Etsuko ;
Industrial Engineering and Management Systems, volume 13, issue 3, 2014, Pages 304~318
DOI : 10.7232/iems.2014.13.3.304
It is necessary for a retailer to improve responsiveness to uncertain customer demand in product sales. In order to solve this problem, this paper discusses an optimal operation for a 2-stage-ordering-production system consisting of a retailer and a manufacturer. First, based on the demand information estimated at first order time
, the retailer determines the optimal initial order quantity
, the optimal advertising cost
and the optimal retail price
of a single product at
, and then the manufacturer produces
. Next, the retailer updates the demand information at second order time
. If the retailer finds that
dissatisfies the demand indicated by the demand information updated at
, the retailer determines the optimal second order quantity
and adjusts optimally the advertising cost and the retail price to
. Here, decision-making approaches for two situations are made-a decentralized supply chain (DSC) whose objective is to maximize the retailer's profit and an integrated supply chain (ISC) whose objective is to maximize the whole system's profit. In the numerical analysis, the results of the optimal decisions under DSC are compared with those under ISC. In addition, supply chain coordination is discussed to adjust the unit wholesale price at each order time as Nash Bargaining solutions.
A Fuzzy Multi-Objective Linear Programming Model: A Case Study of an LPG Distribution Network
Ozyoruk, Bahar ; Donmez, Nilay ;
Industrial Engineering and Management Systems, volume 13, issue 3, 2014, Pages 319~329
DOI : 10.7232/iems.2014.13.3.319
Supply chain management is a subject that has an increasing importance due to the developments in the global markets and technology. In this paper, a fuzzy multi-objective linear programming model is developed for the supply chain of a company dealing with procurement, storage, filling, and distribution of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in Turkey. The model intends to determine the quantities of LPG to be procured, stored, filled to cylinders, and transported between the plants and demand centers for six planning periods. In this model, which aims to minimize both total costs (sum of procurement, storage, filling, and transportation costs) and total transportation distances, demand quantities of the main demand centers and decision maker's aspiration levels about objective functions are fuzzy. After comparing the results obtained from the model with those obtained by using different methods, it is concluded that the proposed method can be applied to real world problems practically and it may be used in this type of problems in order to generate an efficient solution.
The Nigerian Business Incubation Programme: The Moderating Role of Government Policy
Obaji, Nkem Okpa ; Senin, Aslan Amat ; Richards, Cameron Keith ;
Industrial Engineering and Management Systems, volume 13, issue 3, 2014, Pages 330~341
DOI : 10.7232/iems.2014.13.3.330
An instrument which practitioners have acknowledged as an essential mechanism used in supporting greenhorn companies is the business incubation system. Several countries of the world have implemented the business incubation concept ever since it was conceived and developed in the United States in 1959. It is a model that has typically given itself much more readily within industrialized countries with identical environments to the United States. Nigeria also adapted it in 1993 where the resulting process and practice failed to live up to anticipations. To determine the significant role of government policy on the incubation dimensions and its success is the purpose of this research. Data collection process involved the surveying of stakeholders in Nigeria with some direct involvement in the national programme. The Partial Least Squares (PLS) was employed for the analysis. The findings showed that all exogenous variables collectively explained 52.4% of the variance in success. Meanwhile, when a moderation effect is present; the variable increased to 62.3%. Consequently, it is recommended that for a business incubation scheme to be successful and effective, government needs to implement efficient policies since results showed that these policies influenced all the relationships. The results' implications as well as limitations of the study are discussed.
Drivers of Corporate Social Responsibility Leading to Sustainable Development
Sy, Maria Victoria U. ;
Industrial Engineering and Management Systems, volume 13, issue 3, 2014, Pages 342~355
DOI : 10.7232/iems.2014.13.3.342
Organizational dedication to corporate social responsibility (CSR) is set off by a number of driving forces, such as enhancing corporate financial performance, concern for the environment, regulatory compliance, and social equity. This article aims to ascertain the uptake of CSR among firms in the Philippines and Thailand leading to the attainment of sustainable development. The results revealed that CSR is carried out by the companies primarily to enhance their competitive advantage and legal compliance, which are deemed essential to the firms' existence. This study seeks to contribute to understanding how companies undertake their operations based on socially responsible practices so that the theoretical conceptualizations of sustainability can be developed. By determining what prods companies to pursue CSR, it will shed light on the mechanism that promotes the existence of sustainable organizations, linking it with CSR and the companies' objectives and strategies.