• Announcements

    IVI business scenario book sales begun (First published in Japanese in June, 2016)

      IVI has re-started newly as a general Institute of Industrial Value Chain Initiative on June 17, 2016. The following two volumes were prepared as a result report for last year (activity as a voluntary organization). Please purchase from the secretariat. < Purchase application >

    (1) IVI business scenario collection of leading 20 use cases for manufacturing in 2015

    (2) Introduction to system construction using the “ Guide Standard”

  • Announcements

    IVI white paper for release (first edition) (First published in Japanese in June, 2016)

    The IVI white paper will be released.

    IVI-WP01: IoT Megatrend 2045

    IVI-WP02: System theory for field studies

    IVI-WP03: New collaboration with loose standards


    IVI-WP04: Business scenario for connected factories

    IVI-WP05: Meta model for scenario description (in preparation)


    IVI-WP06: Manufacturing platform (Preparing)

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    IVI Newsletter Vol.6 (June 1, 2016)

    IVI Connected Manufacturing Award 2016

      Advisory awards committee, held on March 30, “IVI leading Manufacturing Awards 2016 selection of” have been made.

      20 of the business scenario WG from the Advisory awards committee experts everyone carefully composed examination of the results of 2015, “Manufacturing lead IVI Award 2016 ” Prize 1, Excellence Award 4 stars and special awards 2 in a review Decided.

      Congratulations to all the winners! !

      An award ceremony will be held at the “IVI Corporation Commemorative Symposium” to be held on June 17, and a prize money and certificate will be awarded. The award certificate is also awarded to companies working together in each WG .

      There will also be a commemorative presentation of 1 Grand Prize and 4 Grand Prizes . You can check what kind of activities each company has been doing.

      For the best award, a connected town factory (facilitator Imano Seisakusho) centered on SMEs was selected. Mr. Junichi  Ogawa, Chairman of the Advisory Awards Committee ( Senior Researcher, Center for Policy Vision Research, University of Tokyo ) said that the award is “an activity that will lead to the future of SMEs responsible for manufacturing in Japan”. I highly appreciated it.

    [The highest award]
      306 Connected town factories centered on SMEs (Imano Manufacturing, Fujitsu, Nishikawa Seiki, AIS, Rika, Izu Giken, Mitsubishi Research Institute, IT Coordinator Association) 

      211 people and standardization of ways of working in the facilities of the co-workers field (Toyota Motor Corporation, et al.)
    108-3 capable of coping with unexpected situations MES (Denso, etc.) 106-1 movement of the production line in kind data Management (Panasonic, etc.) 108-2 Autonomous MES collaborating across companies (Kojima Press, etc.) 

    [Special Award]
     106-3 Maintenance Data Cloud Sharing and PDCA ( NEC , etc.) 105   Equipment Lifecycle Management (Yazaki Parts, etc.) 

     In selecting “IVI Manufacturing Monozukuri Award 2016 ” , 10 were selected for the first review (Chairman & Business Cooperation Committee), and the top 7 activities were active in the second review (Chairman & Advisory Committee). Careful selection is made by presenting the contents and selecting the results.

    → For information about the IVI Corporation Commemorative Symposium, see  (link to application page)

    → For information about participation application page, see

    Advisory Award Committee ( held on May 30 )

    Presentation of President Konno, winner of the best award

    Editor’s note

     In the 6th issue of the IVI Newsletter , we delivered “IVI Manufacturing Awards 2016 ”. This is one of the achievements of IVI that started in June . If you look at the commemorative presentation of the Grand Prize / Excellent Award, you will be able to understand IVI’s activities better.

     We will continue to deliver useful information to everyone, so please look forward to your patronage.

    Issue: Industrial Value Chain Initiative
    Publicity Committee

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    IVI Letter Vol.4 (April 26, 2016)

    Business Scenario WG in 2016

      Prof. Nishioka explained how to proceed with the Business Scenario WG this year. New WG was formed a 1 preparation phase to promote the activities of the year Star – you bet.
    5 May 12 (Thursday), 6 May 9 business scenario of the formal activities through the activities of the day (Thursday) WG will continue to determine the ( IVI plenary session of the first monthly 2 is Thursday held).
    If you are considering joining IVI, it is recommended that you join this period when you start a new activity in the new year.

      In order to promote various activities in 2016 , we will establish a new platform committee, advisory award committee, and local network committee.

    2016 fiscal year of IVI organization

    Activity plan for 2016


      In fiscal 2016 , IVI will hold three symposiums that can be widely attended by non-members to share their activities.

    2016 of fiscal IVI activities proposed schedule

    Regional seminars and workshops

      Previous IVI meetings have been held only in Tokyo. Mini seminars are held four times a year so that local SMEs can participate .
    In order to manage local seminars, IVI has established a local network committee to materialize the host districts and contents.

      Specifically, local governments, local support organizations, and small and medium-sized enterprises form a group, and continuously hold about four seminars and workshops annually. It will be positioned as a mini version of the business scenario WG in Tokyo . Actually active IVI members will visit and support the region.

    Regional seminar / workshop proposal

    IVI pre-announcement of the symposium (June 17, 2016)

      This year from Papurishiti Committee 1 gave a pre-announcement of the time of the symposium.
    6 May 17 afternoon (Friday), performed in the Tokyo Big Sight. The symposium is open to non-members.

      IVI in the 2015 business scenario has been active in fiscal WG 20 excellence as a “leading Manufacturing Award” from the group WG a 5 group selection. We plan to give awards ceremony and presentation of the best WG . The target WG will be selected by the Advisory Award Committee . 

    Symposium implementation plan

    Lecture at the Hannover Messe (April 28, 2016)

      IVI president Nishioka  Hannover Messe 2016 of ” Industrie 4.0 Meets The Industrial Internet”. I give a lecture in.

    ■ About the lecture

        April 28 at 11:00 ~ Stand D19 Hall 8 “Industrial Value Chain Initiative (IVI) – A Japanese Contribution To Smart Manufacturing”

      If you are attending Hannover Messe, please listen to the lecture by IVI President Nishioka.
      We will be taking a commemorative photo after the lecture.

      →  For more information, see

    Editor’s note

      IVI News letter 4 in No., 2016 of fiscal IVI brought to you by the activity information.
    Or future IVI new challenges is the beginning of. IVI to share the information of IVI we expect that the spread circle of activities.

      We will continue to deliver useful information to everyone, so please look forward to your patronage.

    Issue: Industrial Value Chain Initiative
    Publicity Committee

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    IVI Letter Vol.3 (March 28, 2016)

    Report of IVI Symposium

      The Symposium held on March 10, 2016, it was still chilly day. 450 people ( member parties 200 people, generally other 250 people) visitors a welcome acceptance of it was busy, pepper-kun of the welcome of a special member told me soften the feeling. In the guest greetings, Mr. Toshihide Sugaya, Director of Manufacturing Industry Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry explained “Response to the Fourth Industrial Revolution” . 

    Mr. Toshihide Shibuya, Director, Manufacturing Industry Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry 

    ■ IoT is not just a big company! According to Mr. Kajitani, “support for introduction to SMEs” is clearly stated in the policy response. The symposium clarifies that IoT has high thresholds and is not limited to large companies , as WG has a “connected town factory centered on SMEs” ( 306 ) . Certainly, SMEs are more constrained than large companies, but I would like to expect IVI to send out an IoT model that can be effective with limited resources . 

    ■ First, the connection between people is important     At the end of the presentation of the majority of the WG , photos of the social gathering (drinking party) were shown. And it was impressive that the presenter had announced that “not only the connection of data but also the connection between people is important”. It may be the first step to “connect” by sharing data only through mutual communication. 

    ■ from the questionnaire ” IoT to the question of how a point is What important as you think as a problem in the manufacturing industry for?” Is, corresponding with a sense of urgency by the top (management) initiative, IoT effect on the cost of the corresponding We received many opinions that it was important to create business models, IT engineers, lack of human resources and knowledge within the company, and ensure security. In response to the question “Opinion about the presentation contents of each WG , the results of the demonstration experiment, etc.”, the presentation with the video was easy to understand. We were glad that our activities were evaluated at this symposium, because there were many opinions that we hoped to continue the activities. In response to the question “Please let us know if your organization can contribute to IVI ”, we would like to help standardize infrastructure, platforms, BOP models, etc., and develop IVI concepts and methods nationwide. We received many positive opinions that we wanted to participate in the WG . ” IVI so far, and for future activities, opinions, please let us know your request” to the question, let’s work hard together because they expect the future development, will join the future, slowly Opinion that we would like to be able to instantly materialize and publish a new standard, provide feedback to SMEs, and lead to a system that can be used. 

    ■ At the end, many participants came to know about IVI activities and received a support message in the questionnaire. In the future, I would like to continue to learn about our activities through symposiums.

    Reporter: Fumiko Kawagishi Read more “IVI Letter Vol.3 ( 2016/3/28 ) ”

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