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PLUSAmoeba Management          Lessons From Japan’s Kyocera  Summary based on the article published in  By Ralph W. Adler ...
Kyocera (Japan)                                    PLUS • Founded in 1959 as Kyoto Ceramic Co. Ltd • Produces a range of i...
Amoeba                                                                                             PLUS                   ...
PLUS• 3000 amoeba’s.• Every amoeba is an independent unit with 50  employees.• Operate independently and develop own ways ...
Elements                                                                              PLUS • Formal Daily meetings    – Pl...
Elements                                                             PLUS • Conflict Resolution    – Inter amoeba meetings...
Elements                                                         PLUS • Profit Sharing • Training   – Induction in Inamori...
Risks                                PLUS • Inamor’s Warning Influence. • Burnout. • High Challenge factor                ...
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Description of a peculiar Organisation design that finds its application in a complex business environment.

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Amoeba management

  1. 1. PLUSAmoeba Management Lessons From Japan’s Kyocera Summary based on the article published in By Ralph W. Adler and Toshiro Hiromoto September 18, 2012
  2. 2. Kyocera (Japan) PLUS • Founded in 1959 as Kyoto Ceramic Co. Ltd • Produces a range of industrial ceramics, semiconductor components, electronics devices and information and telecommunications equipment. • Key results : March 2012 – Revenues of $14.5 billion – Net income of $1 billion – and employed more than 70,000 people • March 2012 — represented Kyocera’s 53rd consecutive year of profitability. Amol Gupta ©
  3. 3. Amoeba PLUS • Single cell (unicellular) organisms • move in search of food by extending cytoplasm outward to form pseudopodia (false feet). • They have thin cell membranes, a semirigid layer of ectoplasm, a granular, jellylike endoplasm, and an oval-shaped nucleus. • A reaction to chemicals in their food (smaller organisms) cause the amoeba to form pairs of pseudopodia which wrap around the organism being eaten, and a cavity is formed. • A mature amoeba reproduce by splitting into two equal parts, each of which split into two more equal parts when they have matured. Source : http://tutorskingdom.com/biology-assignment-help-4/amoeba/amoeba-characteristics/ Amol Gupta ©
  4. 4. PLUS• 3000 amoeba’s.• Every amoeba is an independent unit with 50 employees.• Operate independently and develop own ways of working with other amoeba’s to achieve profitable growth.• All transactions on cash basis thus avoiding need to account for inventories and accurals.• Make adjustments to price, Quality, Delivery schedules. Amol Gupta ©
  5. 5. Elements PLUS • Formal Daily meetings – Plan vs Actual. – Review upcoming months budget – Discuss prior days output. – Brainstorm Ideas for continuous improvement. - Machine operators and below attended average 30 minutes of meeting a day. - Leaders and Vice Presidents attended formally scheduled meeting for around 45 to 60 minutes of meetings per day. Amol Gupta ©
  6. 6. Elements PLUS • Conflict Resolution – Inter amoeba meetings. – Individuals put organisations Interest above own interest. • Simplified Accounting System – No Labor cost ! • Kyocera Culture – Individuals put organisations Interest above own interest. – Employee selection process – Humility, Work Ethic – Reference. – Formal Interview. Amol Gupta ©
  7. 7. Elements PLUS • Profit Sharing • Training – Induction in Inamori’s management philosophy. – Values re-inforced during meetings. – Decision making compass. • Trust and Transparency – Information Sharing…even financial. • Individual Contribution measurement. – “hourly efficiency” = Value added / Labor hours worked. – Electronic Bulltein display – real time actual results of the factory. Amol Gupta ©
  8. 8. Risks PLUS • Inamor’s Warning Influence. • Burnout. • High Challenge factor Amol Gupta ©

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