The Japanese Operations Management and Strategy Association (JOMSA) will hold the International Symposium on Operations Management and Strategy in June, 2011, jointly with its national conference in Yokohama, the gateway to modern western culture in the Tokyo metropolitan area, under the theme of the symposium, gCraftsmanship and Technological Capabilities for Operations in the 2010sh. The theme is to reexamine the basic construct of operations management and to explore new research directions for better managing manufacturing companies and their global supply chains. The symposium will provide an international forum for researchers and practitioners to exchange innovative ideas on contemporary issues of operations management and strategy as well as their related topics.

We sincerely hope that many researchers, educators, professional people and members of the business community will participate in this symposium. We look forward to seeing you in Yokohama.