“Beyond Industry 4.0:
Impact of Simulation Integrated Manufacturing” (in Japanese)

Author: Masahiro Nakamuro
Publication Date: 2015/09/07
Publisher: Nikkei BP Inc.
2,160 yen(tax included)

“Simulation Integrated Manufacturing” is the new Monodzukuri concept
suggested by the author.

In the days when the keywords such as value­creation management, global
business, TTM (Time to Market), MTO (Make to Order), and multi­product
production regard as significant, one should shift from the conventional
monodzukuri management to the management of the new era.

In this context, the strategic monodzukuri approach based on new information infrastructure such as IoT is the key point.

SIM is one of the challenging approaches in this age.
For example, what the director would really like to know is, whether the site is the best or not, whether a situation of market or supply chain would stay as best even if the situation changes.

In addition to the physical site, the first step of “Simulation Integrated Manufacturing” indicates that it purposes to grasp the ability of the field in the future, by looking at the precise model of the site built in the computer.
In this book, it explains about “Simulation Integrated Manufacturing” which is a way of thinking to lead to better management by finding the optimized one after the simulation of production system in various operation methods.

“Rebuilding the Japanese Manufacturing Industry: Ultra Monodzukuri Management” ­ Draw on­site power 100 times by virtual factory
technology ­(in Japanese)

Authors: Masahiro Nakamura, Echizen Yukio, Ryotaro Matsuda
Publication Date: 2012/07/30
Publisher: Nikkei BP Inc.
Price: 2,100 yen (tax included)

The Japanese manufacturing industry is approaching a big turning point.
Although manufacturing industry is an important foundation of the Japanese economy, in accordance with the current shift towards its globalization, it has been requested that the new trend of monodzukuri itself be considered in a new age.

If we can innovate “Monoduzkuri Japan,” the power will be unassailable,
however a sense of crisis that Japan’s status in the global monodzukuri will
decline has been widespread.

There are only few books discussing concrete strategies from the viewpoint of corporate management, manufacturing field, national policies.

In this book, in order to strengthen the “field strength” which is being proud of by the world, it suggests an approach to educate human resources while preparing the production by highly utilizing IT in the virtual space.

“Ultimate Form of Global Production” ­ Leverage effect on manufacturing
engineering by “virtual quantity trial” ­(in Japanese)

Authors: Masahiro Nakamura, Kazue Watanabe
Publication Date: 2011/04/04
Publisher: Nikkei BP Inc.
Price: 2,100 yen (tax included)

Today, it is getting difficult to maintain and reinforce the “strength of
Monodzukuri” which has been supported Japan’s manufacturing industry in
sympathy with overseas movement of production bases. In order to solve the task of wide recognition that production is in overseas and know­how is
originated from domestic sources, it is required to systemize the methodology for re­engineering such as “QC”, “IE”, “VE”, and “Kaizen” and attempt to the establishment of “production engineering.”

These methodologies will be fully effective by using “virtual volume trials” of
products trying to mass­produce in the “virtual mother line” built in the computer.

In this book, the author who has been studied the simulation of production site from the viewpoint of his own view introduces the examples of 6 domestic enterprises, and further explains the steps to concrete solutions on typical tasks that domestic manufacturing industry has.

“Innovation Power of Production Engineering” (in Japanese)

Author: Nakamura Masahiro
Publication Date: 2010/3/30
Publisher: JIPM Solutions
Price: 2,100 yen (tax included)

There is a technology that can plan and verify the plans of production line such as factory layout, work procedures, workability, logistics etc. in the virtual space inside the computer.

Visualization of production preparation processes by using this technology can be realized in strengthening interdepartmental communication, the front loading of “Kaizen” procedure, the reduction of production cost, and the generation of Best Practice.

In this book, it describes the innovative power hidden by the “production
engineering” in the new era with the examples of domestic enterprises.