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Arno Koch
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« on: September 25, 2010, 02:23:49 PM »

Monozukuri: Literally mono= 'thing' and zukuri (tsukuru) 'process of making';

-> the process of making or creating things.

But the literal translation does not convey the real connotation of monozukuri.

The word has an more intense meaning; monozukuri is about having a state of mind, the spirit to produce not only excellent products but also have the the ability to constantly improve the production system and its processes.

Read more: http://www.aots.or.jp/eng/magazine/pdf/182/3-KENSHU_182.pdf

Professor Takahiro Fujimoto (Manufacturing Management Research Center, University of Tokyo) has defined monozukuri as

“the duplication of design data into a material.” or the "art, science and craft of making things."

The Japanese Institute for Trade and Organisation (JETRO) describes monozukuri as: ‘having the spirit of producing excellent products and the ability to constantly improve a production system and -process.’

... beautiful, insn't it....
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« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2011, 09:15:40 PM »

Steven Blom (www.blomconsultancy.nl) has been writing a book on monozukuri which is published in 2012.
It describes the subject from the Zen-Buddhist point of view.

The book can be downloaded in Dutch here: http://www.blomconsultancy.nl/monozukuri
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