As president of the Industrial Value Chain Initiative (IVI), I would like to give you a warm welcome to our new English site. Our world is the world of manufacturing, or to be more precise, a new style of manufacturing from a Japanese initiative. Since decades, Japan has been a leader in the manufacturing area, providing not only the country, but also the world with modern products of high quality. This quality is not only a matter of machinery and materials, it is also a matter of the human being as an essential player in design and production processes. While Japan keeps a leading position for robotics and IoT technologies used in production, IVI wants to promote global and borderless collaboration by win-win value chain partnership not only with manufacturing industries, but also service industries, all over the world. IVI provides a forum for these discussions, and we strive to provide useful results of global applicability. Please enjoy to find out more about what we do on this site and beyond.
Yasuyuki NISHIOKA, Prof. Dr., Hosei University, Tokyo
President of the Industrial Value Chain Initiative
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