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Gemba Management in Japanese model industrie 4.0

Portrait of Satoshi Nagashima
Senior Partner, Managing Partner Japan
Tokyo Office, Eastern Asia
+81 3 3587-6660
October 20, 2015

This report examines what the author views as essential Gemba management skills in promoting Japanese-style “Industry 4.0.”

Maximize organizational competency: Managers should personally serve as models to be emulated, seizing the initiative in spearheading collaboration across divisional walls and time axes.

New behavior patterns demanded at the gemba level: Cultivate a systematic grasp of business, moving with clear purpose and respect for diversity.

Top management resolution: Marshal 4.0 as an opening to elevate the speed of improvement to the ultimate limit.

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This report examines what the author views as essential Gemba management skills in promoting Japanese-style “Industry 4.0.”

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