Japanese Operations Management and Strategy Association (JOMSA) as the hosting organization is privileged to hold the 7th International Symposium on Operations Management and Strategy (ISOMS 2017) in Tokyo, Japan. The 9th JOMSA Annual Conference will be held jointly with ISOMS 2017.

The theme of this symposium is gProduction and Operations Management in Asia Pacific Region \Leveraging IoT and Industry 4.0 \.h
Currently, IoT is the new emerging technology which will be used to connect all objects through the Internet for remote sensing and control. On the other hand, Industry 4.0 research is recognized as the emerging technology throughout the world. It is valuable to discuss the emerging technologies in the future in Asia-Pacific region countries. This symposium focuses on how to leveraging these emerging technologies in global competition. Another important goal of this symposium is to bring together researchers from academia and practitioners from different industries to share ideas, problems, and solutions.

We sincerely hope that many researchers, educators, and practitioners will assemble in this symposium to create new knowledge for the globalization of business. We look forward to exchanging inspiring ideas with you in Tokyo.

Yasutaka Kainuma(Conference Organizer)
Tokyo Metropolitan University, Tokyo, Japan