Chubu Industrial Engineering Association
Chubu Industrial Engineering Association, established in 1959, aims to contribute to the improvement of management potential and productivity of Chubu industry. This organization is to develop diffusion, education and promotion of Industrial design through the resource development activity based on IE industrial-educational cooperation, research group activity by visiting companies, practical information sharing activities, and overseas company visit activities to study global strategies.
Industrial Engineering must result in benefit improvement. It is very important for companies to gain the profitable result, and we believe it is meaningless of introducing the magnificent Industrial Engineering theory if it is not profitable, therefore, we develop the practical business activities in respond to company needs based on local area, actual stuff and realism.
Outline of Chubu Industrial Engineering Association
Established: 10th July 1959
Area : Chubu Region (Prefectures of Aichi, Gifu, Mie, Ishikawa and Toyama)
Board of Trustees (As of July 6, 2022):
Seiichi Sudo: Former Vice President of TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION
Tsukasa Nishimura: Representative Executive Director, Executive Vice President, Daido Steel Co., Ltd.
Yoshiaki Sato: Director & Managing Executive Officer, DAIDO METAL CO., LTD.
Jiro Ebihara: Senior Executive Officer, DENSO CORPORATION
Mitsuru Kawai: Executive Fellow, TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION
Hiroyuki Tanabe: Executive Officer, Niterra Co., Ltd.
Nampachi Hayashi: Former Director and Senior Technical Executive of TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION
Kenji Hikosaka: Executive Director, Chubu Industrial Engineering Association
REGULAR DIRECTOR 26 People
DIRECTOR 44 People
ADVISER 1 Person
AUDITOR 2 People
PAST and PRESENT CHAIRMAN (Company name and title is as of inauguration）
The 1st (1959-1964): Kenichiro Ishii, President, Daido Steel Co., Ltd.
The 2nd (1964-1970): Yoichi Kawagoe, President, DAIDO METAL CO., LTD.
The 3rd (1970-1990): Taichi Ono, Senior Managing Director, Toyota Motor Co., Ltd.
The 4th (1990-1993): Kaneyoshii Kusunoki, Senior Managing Director, TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION
The 5th (1993-1999): Toshimi Onishi, Executive Vice President, TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION
The 6th (1999-2002): Akira Takahashi, Executive Vice President, TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION
The 7th (2002-2012): Kosuke Ikebuchi, Vice Chairman, TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION
The 8th (2012-2019): Nampachi Hayashi, Executive Technical Advisor, TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION
The 9th (2019- ): Seiichi Sudo, Former Vice President of TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION
Chubu Productivity Center
Chubu Marketing Association
The Japan Institute of Industrial Engineering
The Kansai Institute of Industrial Engineering
Kyushu Regional Institute of Industrial Engineering
Business activities of Chubu Industrial Engineering Association
Industrial design related:
・Research group meeting
Visit companies 6 times a year by sharing purposes on common theme and challenges through having case study presentation, on-site training and group discussion.
・Develop Human resource
Build up the practical capability to find and solve the issue by learning the IE basic approach in class room lecture, and expand in application via local training.
・Provide specialized information
Provide specialized information or knowledge shared by IE experts and experience which are practically useful as well as necessary for companies
・Provide overseas information
Examine the direction of manufacturing in Japan through visiting and experiencing local and new entry companies in Europe and America,Asia regions and exchange the opinions
Organize the Nationwide IE Annual conference co-sponsored by other related organizations and Chubu IE conference to provide the opportunities of IE activity presentation, local training and cross-industrial opinion exchange
・Provide general information
Provide latest IE related manufacturing and human resource development information
・ Collection and distribution of information
・ Publication and distribution of material
・ Collaboration with related organization