Japanese Operations Management and
Background: Operations Management is to contribute to the firm,
environment, and society through the efficient and effective management of
operations in product development, procurement, production, distribution, and
sales. The Japanese production management concepts such as JIT and TQM have
been widely applied throughout the world, and its fundamental ideas are now incorporated
into a research and teaching discipline of Operations Management.
Mission and purpose: The mission of
JOMSA is to play a central role in the research and education of operations
management in Japan,
and is to promote both interdisciplinary research of various engineering fields
related to production and managerial research for decision makings in
operations with global perspectives. JOMSA also promotes diverse fields related
to operations such as supply chain management and service sciences. The purpose
of JOMSA is to further the understanding of manufacturing management principles
and to establish an academic discipline of operations management that will lead
to the development of a new made-in-Japan theory of manufacturing.
Networking: JOMSA is a place in Japan to exchange information on
research, teaching, and practices of operations management including operations
strategy. JOMSA also commits to promoting an alliance with Production and
Operations Management Society (POMS), European Operations Management
Association (EurOMA), and operations management related academic societies in Asia, and aims for contributing globally to the
advancement of the academic discipline and the industry.