The mission of manufacturing industry in the twenty-first century should be requested to supply not only products but also the solution of customer-wants included service. Therefore creation of service business model in the manufacturing industry is most important issue. This paper surveyed results of research developed jointly with industry and academia focusing on business model innovation ,examined the possibility of adaptation to manufacturing and analyzed the success story of advanced service business. This is also strengthened the importance of CDP for strategic business leader to build up new business model for next manufacturing industry.
In the year 2002, a company employee got the Novel prize for chemistry. His name is Kouichi Tanaka a staff of Shimazu Seisakusho. We Japanese were impressed with the news. Especially, many people were moved by Mr.Tanaka's fine personality and modesty. This modest personality is very important for science and technology, because it gets intuition and sensitivity. And this intuition and sensitivity are born of literary culture. Generally, we observe that science and technology are the study of logical and rational thinking. But many great scientists and technical experts emphasize the importance of literary culture. For example, Professor Kawaguchi a project leader of JAXA said that the sprit and mind helped "Hayabusa Project" to succeed. I think that literary culture is human appeal, broader view, sense of history, pride of one's country, pleasure of life, and great talent. For the reasons of stated above, I will write this paper with forcefull mind.
Needless to wait for the indication of the intellecutals, Japanese economy and the present conditions of the company are severe. You must raise "innovation" with a sense of impending crisis now in every field. The situation is the same about the society activity. We Development Engineering Societies of Japan is brought back to the origin, too and must cause innovation. I planned business model named "BDC" this time and proposed. It is the report. Finally I introduce activities as of a thing of BDC with an example of 3 companies practicing "coordinate management".
As problems surrounding food and environment have become global issues, agricultural innovation based on productivity improvement and environmental preservation is considered essential for sustainable agriculture and local economic development. Aiming for fusion of knowledge without adhering to the concept of industrial sector, ISOPP Agri System Co.,Ltd has expanded a project with the concept "Zero Emission Local Cycle Science System - ISOPP Corridor" which means a cycle of farming, product development and resources. To reform agricultural system greatly depending on one's experience and sense, ISOPP digitizes experiences and knowledge to support precision farming by introducing a variety of sensors and farm management GIS systems. Furthermore, as undertaking this next-generation-agricultural-system and providing solutions, great effort has been put into creating additional values in agriculture by constructing a "Micron Foods Cluster" to use out of everything produced from vegetables especially soybean.
In global innovation, especially in open innovation, tacit knowledge network has an important role. In this paper, it is shown how effective it is for "tacit knowledge" and its network to accelerate global innovation, by citing actual examples where the author experienced, based upon the practical connection of the global seeds-needs. The paper emphasizes the importance of "off" business network and shows some such examples. Also, the author analyzes the creation process of such "tacit network".
Brand can be identified typically in the format of a corporate, product or engineering brand. Engineering is essential to create product and services. Only when the engineering of services meets customer needs, it becomes successful business in the market; the author identities it as "engineering brand." This paper discusses engineering brand from the technology management perspective. Engineering brand is a conceptual strategy that connects engineering to the market. When executives of a company lead and support the concept, it becomes a management strategy to strengthen their business.
Despite the growing recognition that aesthetic activities such as designing, creating symbolic value and branding contribute to enhance competitive advantage in the manufacturing industry, fewer empirical analysis have been conducted concerning the role of aesthetic activities. In this paper, I examined the relationship between aesthetic activities and business performance in textile industry by quantitative and empirical analysis. The study reveals that aesthetic activities are related positively to business performance and technology development; and the decision of implementing these are related positively to opportunity to access the aesthetic factor and absorptive capacity of aesthetic factor.
There are successful ASSPs for blood pressure monitors and "Digital Pachinko", developed by the collaboration of a semiconductor distributor along with a electronic company and a semiconductor company. This paper analyzes the reasons behind the success of the development of these ASSPs and the roles of a semiconductor distributor. It demonstrates that a semiconductor distributor contributed to solve problems related to development cost burdens and production/sales volumes, and realized sharing "Secret Information" vital to LSI development among project members.
A national power can be said to be a scientific and technological power. Some newly developed countries have accelerated their scientific and technological progress and are catching up with or even surpassing Japan. Japan must stay focused to maintain our scientific and technological lead. The chemical industry is a key part of this development, and distillation technology plays an indispensable role. Extensive studies are needed to establish the design method. It is impossible for a single company to carry out such studies, so petroleum engineers in the US have formed a research consortium. The member companies of Fractionation Research, Inc. (FRI) first incorporated over sixty years ago, with the expectation of continuing for only five years. Today the capital of the company is four hundred million dollars and its budget is two hundred million dollars. FRI started with 34 USA-based companies in 1952 and today has 72 member companies world-wide. The long-lasting success and effectiveness is due to the faithful execution of the studies requested by the members. The system of decision making in the company is directly expressed in the organization chart where member companies are at the top and the president is under them. Their motto is "FRI Is Member Driven!"