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POM Tokyo 2008


The 3rd World Conference on Production and Operations Management


“Manufacturing Fundamentals: Necessity and Sufficiency”
August 5-8, 2008, Tokyo, Japan

The 3rd World Conference on Production and Operations Management will provide an international forum for researchers and practitioners to exchange innovative ideas on various topics of POM and the related areas. The first conference was held in Seville, Spain, in 2000 and the second in Cancun, Mexico, 2004. The third conference will be held in Gakushuin University, Tokyo, Japan, hosted by the Japanese Operations Management and Strategy Association (JOMSA), jointly with European Operations Management Association (EurOMA) and Production and Operations Management Society (POMS).

Topics of Interest
The main theme of the conference will be “Manufacturing Fundamentals: Necessity and Sufficiency”. That intends to re-examine the basis of production management and to find out a promising direction to expand the perspectives on and grow the field of production management. Up until now, various manufacturing practices including those to realize JIT have been proposed, but the state seems to have fallen into confusion. Another aim of this conference is to overcome a superficial understanding of these practices, and to search out a way of constructing a new knowledge system based on fundamental principles. We would like to have high quality original papers in the areas of interest that include, but are not limited to:
• Cost Management
• Environmental Management
• Finance and Operations Interface
• High Performance Manufacturing
• Human Resource Management
• Information Systems
• International Operations Management
• Inventory Theory
• JIT & Lean Production
• Kaizen Management
• Kansei Engineering
• Knowledge and Technology Management
• Logistics and Physical Distribution
• Manufacturing Strategy
• Manufacturing Technology
• Marketing-Operations Interface
• Mass Customization
• New Product Development
• Partnering
• Project Management
• Purchasing and Sourcing Management
• Quality Management and Six Sigma
• Revenue Management
• Risk, Reliability and Maintenance
• Scheduling
• Service Operations Management
• Simulation and CAE
• Statistical Process Control
• Supply Chain Management
• Sustainable Management
• Teaching Innovation in POM

Abstract and Full Paper Submission
Those who would like to present a paper at the conference are requested to submit the abstract within 2000 characters along with the personal information of authors through the conference website until January 25, 2008. In principle, one person can submit up to three abstracts, irrespective of primary or secondary authorship. All submitted abstracts would be reviewed on the basis of relevance and significance to POM and originality.

Accepted abstracts can be followed by the submission of full papers, which will be reviewed for inclusion in the conference CD-ROM proceedings and could be further reviewed for possible publication in special issues of authorized journals related to POM after the conference. The submission of full paper is not compulsory for presenting a paper, but is optional.

Abstracts and full papers must be submitted in English, although presentations at the conference could be delivered in English or Spanish.

Important Dates
Start of Abstract Submission: October 1, 2007
Abstract Submission Due: January 25, 2008
Notification of Abstract Acceptance: January 31, 2008
Full Paper Submission Due: March 31, 2008
Notification of Full Paper Acceptance: May 31, 2008
Early Registration Due: June 15, 2008

At least one of authors for each accepted full paper or abstract must register the conference until June 15, 2008. Otherwise, the paper will be removed from the conference program completely.

Conference Organization

Conference Co-Chairs

General Co-Chair
Michiya Morita, Gakushuin University, Japan (Representing JOMSA) 

Barbara B. Flynn, Indiana University, USA (Representing POMS)
Jose A. D. Machuca, University of Seville, Spain (Representing EurOMA)

Executive Committee Chair
Kakuro Amasaka, Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan

Program Committee Chair
Hirofumi Matsuo, Kobe University, Japan

Conference Secretariat
Yoshiki Matsui, Yokohama National University, Japan

More detailed information on the conference will be available at

Please send all proposals and inquiries electronically to

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