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KATAOKA Takayuki

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FacultyDepartment of Informatics / Graduate School of System Enginnering / Research Institute of Fundamental Technology for Next Generation
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Education and Career

Education

  •   1990 04  - 1994 03 , Hiroshima University
  •   1998 04  - 1999 03 , Hiroshima University
  •   2000 04  - 2004 03 , Hiroshima University

Academic & Professional Experience

  •   2019 10 ,  - 現在, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Informatics, Kindai University
  •   2019 04 ,  - 現在, Research Institute of Fundamental Technology for Next Generation, Kindai University
  •   2019 04 ,  - 現在, Faculty of Engineering, Kindai University
  •   2010 04 ,  - 2019 03 , Faculty of Engineering, Kindai University
  •   2011 04 ,  - 2013 03 , Hiroshima Shudo University
  •   2005 04 ,  - 2010 03 , Faculty of Engineering, Kindai University

Research Activities

Research Areas

  • Humanities & social sciences, Educational technology
  • Informatics, Web and service informatics
  • Informatics, Intelligent informatics
  • Social infrastructure (civil Engineering, architecture, disaster prevention), Safety engineering
  • Social infrastructure (civil Engineering, architecture, disaster prevention), Social systems engineering

Research Interests

  • Management Information System

Published Papers

  • A multi-period operator assignment model in reconfigurable manufacturing cells, Takayuki Kataoka, Katsumi Morikawa, Katsuhiko Takahashi, Proc. Of the 19th Asia Pacific Industrial Engineering & Management Systems Conference, Proc. Of the 19th Asia Pacific Industrial Engineering & Management Systems Conference, 1 - 6, Dec. 2018 , Refereed
  • An Integrated mixed integer programming model without phases to minimize the number of operators in labour-intensive manufacturing cells, Takayuki Kataoka, Katsumi Morikawa, Katsuhiko Takahashi, Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Industrial Management, Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Industrial Management, 65 - 71, Sep. 2018 , Refereed
  • A comprehensive analysis of an operator assignment model on reconfigurable manufacturing cells, Takayuki Kataoka, Katsumi Morikawa, Katsuhiko Takahashi, Proc. of the 18th Asia Pacific Industrial Engineering & Management Systems Conference 2017, Proc. of the 18th Asia Pacific Industrial Engineering & Management Systems Conference 2017, A1_1 - A1_6, Dec. 2017 , Refereed
  • A Multi-Period Worker Assignment Model Considering Work Elements, Skills, Learning and Forgetting, Takayuki Kataoka, Katsumi Morikawa, Katsuhiko Takahashi, Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Production Research, Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Production Research, (in USB), 6pages, Aug. 2017 , Refereed
  • A Multi-Objective Optimization Model to Minimize Temporary Workers Considering the Difficulty of Tasks and the Variety of Cycle Time, Asia-Pacific Journal of Industrial Management, Asia-Pacific Journal of Industrial Management, 7(1), 20 - 29, May 2017 , Refereed
    Summary:The problem of design and balancing of assembly lines has been widely documented in the literature. Generally, many previous papers assume that resources are homogeneous. In other words, the tasks do not depend on the stations, i.e., any task can be carried out at any station. Focusing on heterogeneous resources, some previous papers involve solving two assignment problems. For instance, resources must be assigned to stations, while tasks are assigned simultaneously to those same stations. This case is often referred to as the assembly line design problem.
    On the other hand, in the real world, some previous papers also introduce the lines where some tasks cannot be performed at all the stations and where performance times depend on the worker performing the task. They seem to occur on the motorcycle assembly line and on the assembly line of a factory producing plotters and printers. Some of them are modelled as a binary linear program (BLP).
    However, to solve the industrial problem, the models are processed to reduce the dimension of the problem, and therefore they have some shortcomings. Especially, the task time for temporary workers is expressed as the product of the task time for a permanent worker and a coefficient deterministically. Therefore, it cannot consider the difficulty of tasks even though the skill levels of temporary workers exist in the real world.
    In this paper, a multi-objective optimization model to minimize temporary workers and total task time considering the difficulty of tasks is proposed by redefining a new flexible coefficient. Using numerical experiments, we show better cases where the proposed model leads to less total number of temporary workers and/or total task time than the previous model.
  • An operator assignment model in reconfigurable labour-intensive manufacturing cells, Proc. Of the 17th Asia Pacific Industrial Engineering & Management Systems Conference, Proc. Of the 17th Asia Pacific Industrial Engineering & Management Systems Conference, 62 - 69, Dec. 2016 , Refereed
  • A mixed integer programming model to minimize the number of operators in labour-intensive manufacturing cells, 233 - 243, Feb. 2016 , Refereed
    Summary:The advantage of cellular manufacturing (CM) has been widely documented in the literature. Generally, the literature has two streams of concepts. One deals with machine-intensive cells and the other with labour-intensive cells. In the field of labour-intensive cells, a hierarchical approach based on two phases has been adopted in many previous papers even though it has some shortcomings. For instance, as the configurations of operators are limited to maximize production rates in phase 1, the total number of operators cannot be decreased for production capacities in phase 2 even if there is a decrease in production rates caused by slack cells. However, it is difficult to solve the problem by integrating the two phases because it is non-linear. Furthermore, it is indispensable for an integrated model in the field of labour-intensive cells to define distinguished operators by simultaneously considering not only products, operations and cells, but also operators. In this paper, a new integrated mixed integer programming model without phases is proposed and compared with the 2-phase model. Firstly, the integrated model based on two phases is redefined by two new decision variables. One is to consider products, operations, cells, and operators simultaneously and the other is to use the takt time instead of the production rate. Secondly, the proposed model is solved by linearizing the nonlinear equation that multiplies continuous and binary variables. Using numerical experiments, we show cases where the proposed model leads to fewer operators than the 2-phase model.
  • A comprehensive analysis to achieve sustainable production planning in uncertain environments, Takayuki Kataoka, Katsumi Morikawa, Katsuhiko Takahashi, International Journal of Japan Association for Management Systems, International Journal of Japan Association for Management Systems, 7(1), 25 - 30, Dec. 2015 , Refereed
    Summary:This paper aims to show a comprehensive analysis to achieve sustainable production planning in uncertain environments. Recently, some suppliers are often requested to collaborate with rival companies by makers to help Small and Medium Enterprises(SMEs) to establish Business Continuity Plan(BCP) after the Great East Japan Earthquake. To achieve the aim, it is necessary to research sustainable production planning methods with keeping as current situation as possible even if uncertain works are added by emergent collaboration in a time of disaster. Firstly, the results of literature research and hearing survey are indicated. Next, a sustainable production planning model to solve large scale problems is proposed. Lastly, a comprehensive analysis to achieve sustainable production planning in uncertain environments is shown. As a result, they should be able to appeal the stability to makers by recovering earlier than other companies.
  • A therapeutic exercise game system with a “tailor-made video-game image” that accommodates anyone irrespective of athletic ability(科研費:連携研究者), Kazumoto Tanaka, Takayuki Kataoka, Takayuki Fujino, Proc. of the 24th Information Technology & Teacher Education, Proc. of the 24th Information Technology & Teacher Education, 1203 - 1208, Mar. 2013 , Refereed
  • A Comprehensive Solution in Production Planning using Bayesian Estimation, Proc. Of the Asia Pacific Industrial Engineering & Management Systems Conference 2012, Proc. Of the Asia Pacific Industrial Engineering & Management Systems Conference 2012, 570 - 576, Dec. 2012 , Refereed
  • An Information Sharing Method for Skilled Management Operations Based on Bayesian Network Inference, Proceedings of The 4th International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing, Proceedings of The 4th International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing, 257 - 260, Oct. 2012 , Refereed
  • A Study of Improvement and Analysis Points for HRP using Bayesian Networks, Proceedings of The 7th International Congress on Logistics and SCM Systems, Proceedings of The 7th International Congress on Logistics and SCM Systems, 80, Jun. 2012 , Refereed
  • A SOLUTION OF IMPROVEMENT IN PRODUCTION PLANNING USING BAYESIAN ESTIMATION, Atsushi Hanafuji, Takayuki Kataoka, Masakazu Kanezashi, ICIM2012: PROCEEDINGS OF THE ELEVENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INDUSTRIAL MANAGEMENT, ICIM2012: PROCEEDINGS OF THE ELEVENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INDUSTRIAL MANAGEMENT, 115 - 120, 2012 , Refereed
    Summary:Almost every manufacturing site has been supported by a lot of part-time, temporary, or mid-career personnelgiven the poor state of the economies all over the world. And expert managers of front-line workers must design more complex production planning strategies that take urgent orders into consideration. Therefore, the purpose of our study is to develop production planning models using the inference method suggested by Mahadevan et al. on the study of architecture field, and to verify our solution in production planning that can take urgent orders into consideration. First, what overflowed work element moves to another process is assumed as "Dummy Moving Element (DME)". Next, DME estimation analysis and improvement using branch and bound method and Bayesian estimation are discussed. Finally, the effectiveness of our model is verified by a numerical experiment.
  • IMPROVEMENT METHOD OF CUSTOMER ACQUISITION FOR TAXI COMPANY, Takashi Tanizaki, Takayuki Kataoka, Shunsuke Ueda, ICIM2012: PROCEEDINGS OF THE ELEVENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INDUSTRIAL MANAGEMENT, ICIM2012: PROCEEDINGS OF THE ELEVENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INDUSTRIAL MANAGEMENT, 140 - 144, 2012 , Refereed
    Summary:We propose improvement method of customer acquisition for Taxi Company rearranging taxi crew's, working hours. There are two customer acquisition methods for Taxi Company. One is to deliver taxi for telephone request, and the other is to get customer on road. There are many taxi companies in which the former customer acquisition ratio is higher than the latter especially those business domain is restricted in small city. First we analyze the frequency distribution for every per hour of the number of taxis in operation, and the number of telephone requests. We trace that peak hours of the number of taxis in operation and the number of telephone requests differed. We research service system so as to operate many taxis in the time zone with many taxi delivery demands by telephone requests. As a result, it turns out that it is effective strategy to increase taxi crews in midnight and early morning with many customers instead of deceasing taxi crews in daytime with few customers.
  • An Inference Method of Management Operations using Bayesian Networks, Proceedings of 21st International Conference on Production Research, Proceedings of 21st International Conference on Production Research, 230, Aug. 2011 , Refereed
  • The Effect of Self-Position and Posture Information on Reaction Time(ベイズ推定を担当), Kazumoto Tanaka, Makoto Hasegawa, Takayuki Kataoka, Katz, L, International Journal of Computer Science in Sport, International Journal of Computer Science in Sport, 9(3), 4 - 14, Dec. 2010 , Refereed
  • Shoeprint Mathching Using Amplitude-Only Logarithmic Radon Transform, The IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems, The IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems, J93-D(11), 2483 - 2494, Nov. 2010 , Refereed
  • Interactive Model for Human Resource Planning In Operating a group of Different Cycle Time, Proc. of The 21st IASTED International Conference MODELLING AND SIMULATION, Proc. of The 21st IASTED International Conference MODELLING AND SIMULATION, 322 - 329, Jul. 2010 , Refereed
  • Graphical Interactive Support Tool for Human Resource Planning Using PERT Concepts, Proceedings of The 20th National Conference of Australian Society for Operations Research, Proceedings of The 20th National Conference of Australian Society for Operations Research, 55.1 - 55.12, Sep. 2009 , Refereed
  • Mass Customization Production Planning System for Multi-process, Proceedings of International Symposium on Scheduling 2009, Proceedings of International Symposium on Scheduling 2009, 185 - 190, Jul. 2009 , Refereed
  • Virtual Sport System for Optimum Exercising Based on a User Model, Kazumoto Tanaka, Takayuki Kataoka, Makoto Hasegawa, LEARNING BY PLAYING, LEARNING BY PLAYING, 5670, 283 - 290, 2009 , Refereed
    Summary:It is said that improving movement habits is effective to solve the problem of obesity. In this paper, we describe a physically interactive computer game system that can control a game mode to let a user maintain an appropriate exercise load based on an estimation of the user's heart rate state. We propose a Bayesian network model that can estimate heart rate states. The model calculates probability distribution of a heart rate state using user's motion features. We also describe an experimental validation of the system.
  • An Improved Ant Colony Optimization for Vehicle Routing Problem, Proceedings of 15th International Symposium on Inventories, Proceedings of 15th International Symposium on Inventories, 105, Aug. 2008 , Refereed
  • Decision Support using Demand Forcasting System in Private Restaurant, Proceedings of 15th International Symposium on Inventories, Proceedings of 15th International Symposium on Inventories, 160 - 161, Aug. 2008 , Refereed
  • Integrating Activity-Based Costing and Process Simulation in Human Planning Based on Workers' Skills, Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Production Research, Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Production Research, 12, Jul. 2007 , Refereed
  • Application of the fissiparous algorithm in the design of flexible mixed-product lines, Proceedings of 19th International Conference on Production Research, Proceedings of 19th International Conference on Production Research, Jul. 2007 , Refereed
  • Redesign Method for Adjusting Work Load in Mixed-Product Lines, Takayuki Kataoka, Saburo Tenda, Proceedings of the 7th Asia Pacific Industrial Engineering & Management Systems Conference, Proceedings of the 7th Asia Pacific Industrial Engineering & Management Systems Conference, 1526 - 1531, Dec. 2006 , Refereed
  • Strategic total coordination based on advantages of regional wholesale business in Japanese style distribution, Proceedings of 2002 Japan-USA Symposium on Flexible Automation, Proceedings of 2002 Japan-USA Symposium on Flexible Automation, 143 - 146, Jul. 2002 , Refereed
  • Decision support using activity-based costing for the coordination of smaller wholesale firms, Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, 353 - 357, Aug. 2001 , Refereed
  • Integrating activity-based costing and process simulation in business reengineering, Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Production Engineering, Design and Control, Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Production Engineering, Design and Control, 283 - 294, Feb. 2001 , Refereed
  • Implementation of an activity-based costing system in a Japanese style small distribution company and proposal of benchmark, Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Logistics: Logistics in the information age, Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Logistics: Logistics in the information age, 633 - 638, Jul. 1999 , Refereed
  • Coordination of multiple AGVs on fixed path by behavior hierarchy and local search, Takayuki Kataoka, Katsumi Morikawa, Nobuto Nakamura, Proceedings of the 3rd Pacific Conference on Manufacturing, Proceedings of the 3rd Pacific Conference on Manufacturing, 815 - 822, Dec. 1994 , Refereed
  • A multi-period mixed integer programming model on reconfigurable manufacturing cells, Takayuki Kataoka, Procedia Manufacturing, Procedia Manufacturing, 43, 231 - 238, 2020 , Refereed
  • Strategic Human Resource Management Simulation Considering Work Elements, Skills, Learning and Forgetting, Takayuki Kataoka, Katsumi Morikawa, Katsuhiko Takahashi, Procedia Manufacturing, Procedia Manufacturing, 39, 1633 - 1640, 2019 , Refereed
  • A MULTI-OBJECTIVE OPTIMIZATION MODEL TO MINIMIZE TEMPORARY WORKERS CONSIDERING THE DIFFICULTY OF TASKS, Takayuki Kataoka, Katsumi Morikawa, Katsuhiko Takahashi, ICIM'2016: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 13TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INDUSTRIAL MANAGEMENT, ICIM'2016: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 13TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INDUSTRIAL MANAGEMENT, 366 - 373, 2016 , Refereed
    Summary:The problem of design and balancing of assembly lines has been widely documented in the literature. Generally, many previous papers assume that resources are homogeneous. In other words, the tasks do not depend on the stations, i.e., any task can be carried out at any station. Focusing on heterogeneous resources, some previous papers involve solving two assignment problems. For instance, resources must be assigned to stations, while tasks are assigned simultaneously to those same stations. This case is often referred to as the assembly line design problem. On the other hand, in the real world, some previous papers also introduce the lines where some tasks cannot be performed at all the stations and where performance times depend on the worker performing the task. They seem to occur on the motorcycle assembly line and on the assembly line of a factory producing plotters and printers. Some of them are modelled as a Binary Linear Program (BLP). However, to solve the industrial problem, the models are processed to reduce the dimension of the problem, and therefore they have some shortcomings. Especially, the task time for temporary workers is expressed as the product of the task time for a permanent worker and a coefficient deterministically. Therefore, it cannot consider the difficulty of tasks even though the skill levels of temporary workers exist in the real world. In this paper, a multi-objective optimization model to minimize temporary workers and total task time considering the difficulty of tasks is proposed by redefining a new flexible coefficient. Using numerical experiments, we show better cases where the proposed model leads to less total number of temporary workers and/or total task time than the previous model.
  • THE INFERENCE OF HUMAN RESOURCE PLANNING OPERATION USING BAYESIAN NETWORKS, Takayuki Kataoka, Masakazu Kanezashi, Katsumi Morikawa, Katsuhiko Takahashi, ICIM 2010: PROCEEDINGS OF THE TENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INDUSTRIAL MANAGEMENT, ICIM 2010: PROCEEDINGS OF THE TENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INDUSTRIAL MANAGEMENT, 537 - +, 2010 , Refereed
    Summary:The poor state of the economies all over the world has been changing the environment of manufacturing processes and human resource planning. In particular, almost every manufacturing site has been supported by a lot of part-time, temporary, or mid-career personnel. The days when companies had a lot of talented people as regular employees and held onto them for the long term are a thing of the past. However, excellent leaders of front-line workers must design more complex human resource strategies that take into consideration the workers' skills. On the other hand, it is also a fact that these leaders must redesign daily human resource planning by hand writing, considering changeable workers' skills. Because most human resource planning systems do not consider a worker's skills, it can be effective enough to provide even the simple support tool that a sub-leader, rather than the leader, can redesign the current strategy using an interactive interface. Therefore, firstly, we propose a simple graphical interactive support tool for human resource planning using PERT concepts. The purpose is to develop the automatic graphical interactive support tool for human resource planning which has been made manually. We will be able to understand all the process by using "PERT (Program Evaluation and Review Technique) chart concept". Secondly, we discuss the effectiveness of our tool compared with redesigned time, makespan and workload. Some experiments which are evaluated by 4 steps get makespan and workload in addition to changes based on 4 cases. The result of experiments shows that the tool enabled the subject to shorten the redesigned time for human resource planning. Lastly, we make a probabilistic inference model with "Bayesian Networks" using a lot of handling records of an expert, and verify some factors to make some alternative plans easier by comparing with handling records of some non-experts.
  • PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM ON THE TECHNOLOGY CORRESPONDING TO ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY FOR ELECTROMAGNETIC ENVIRONMENT PRESERVATION, Masao Gotoh, Takayuki Kataoka, Tetuji Watanabe, ICIM 2008: PROCEEDINGS OF THE NINTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INDUSTRIAL MANAGEMENT, ICIM 2008: PROCEEDINGS OF THE NINTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INDUSTRIAL MANAGEMENT, 31 - 41, 2008 , Refereed
    Summary:The electronic devices used for information-communication, machine control, etc., have possibility to emit unnecessary electromagnetic waves while they perform original functions, and those electromagnetic waves possibly become obstacles such as interference to other electronic devices and inducement of malfunction. Potential. damage on human health is also another concern. Therefore it is socially required to establish technological countermeasures to realize electromagnetic compatibility. As technological solutions, there are two ways: devising a design of electronic circuit or adding electromagnetic wave shielding functions to housings. We need to construct solutions based on both of those two aspects. This research examines optimization for production management systems focusing on the latter way. Through the research activities we clarified that injection molding based on the composite of extra-fine metal fiber and polymer matrix is most appropriate to create electromagnetic wave shielding function. (1) Optimization of molding dice structure and molding condition control technology is effective to improve dispersibility of extra-fine metal fibers and performance of shielding function against electromagnetic waves. (2) Fiber type materials with large aspect ratio are effective to perform shielding function against electromagnetic waves. In addition, preventing degradation of polymer matrix with structural function is required from the quality reliability viewpoint. From the aspect, extra-fine stainless steel fiber is most suitable. (3) Polymer matrix with the role of structural function needs mechanical strength, high-level thermal durability and high-quality moldability, and use of engineer plastics is effective from the quality reliability viewpoint.
  • COORDINATION MODEL OF SMALL WHOLESALERS BASED ON ACTIVITY-BASED COSTING AND ANALYTICAL HIERARCHY PROCESS, Takayuki Kataoka, Katsumi Morikawa, Katsuhiko Takahashi, ICIM 2008: PROCEEDINGS OF THE NINTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INDUSTRIAL MANAGEMENT, ICIM 2008: PROCEEDINGS OF THE NINTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INDUSTRIAL MANAGEMENT, 414 - 419, 2008 , Refereed
    Summary:In this paper, we deal with practical management issues and survival strategies for regional smaller wholesale business.. At first, we picked up Japanese traditional business customs and general advantages of regional wholesalers through many kinds of questionnaires. Also, we classified the dealing types based on the functions they recognized advantages by introducing correspondence analysis. We then discussed the new survival strategies by considering the result of correspondence analysis, the traditional result, and also dealing types. At last, we discussed new strategies, which coordinated totally between four wholesalers, based on advantages of regional wholesale business by introducing ABC and AHP.
  • Integrating activity based costing and process simulation for strategic human planning, Takayuki Kataoka, Aritoshi Kimura, Katsumi Morikawa, Katsuhiko Takahashi, ADVANCES IN PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS, ADVANCES IN PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS, 246, 273 - +, 2007 , Refereed
    Summary:This paper presents a method of integrating activity-based costing (ABC) and process simulation in human planning. Our studies have already proposed a method of integrating ABC and process simulation in business process reengineering (BPR) and showed a case study of a chemical plant. Some studies have also already showed some examples of various aspects in manufacturing systems. Although a large number of studies have been made on product-mix/machine loading or scheduling, little is known about human planning. In this paper, effective BPR methodologies to achieve dramatic improvements in business measures of workers' skills and costs based on ABC are discussed. First, two important tools: process simulation method and ABC analysis that can be customized by organizations for their own BPR are shown. As these tools have been separately used, a unified approach of process simulation and ABC analysis for process redesigns based on simulation. Secondly, a method of process simulation design is shown. It is repeated to consider working ratio and running time of resources. Thirdly, a method of ABC analysis that can be customized by organizations is shown. It automatically shows the data that has been gathered from many sources. By utilizing the data, the process simulation is implemented, and the result of simulation gives the data to ABC analysis. Lastly, this paper shows a case study in BPR and the effectiveness of our method.
  • Proposal of decision support using demand forecasting system in private management restaurants and case study, Takayuki Kataoka, Yasufumi Morishima, ICIM 2006: Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Industrial Management, ICIM 2006: Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Industrial Management, 920 - 925, 2006 , Refereed
    Summary:In Japan, private management restaurants are in crisis situation because of company management restaurants. The company management restaurants investigate a condition of location enough when they open a new restaurant. On the other hand, the private management restaurants cannot investigate enough because they cannot easily change their location. Also the company management restaurants can reduce a cost by the demand forecasting system. However, the demand forecasting system for the private management restaurants has not been found as having investigated by various papers. Therefore, as one of the strategies, we research the demand forecasting for the private management restaurants, construct decision support system as a tool that supports the decision-making in the private management restaurants, and show the effectiveness by the case study.
  • Strategic decision support using activity-based costing and mathematical models in small distribution companies, T Kataoka, K Morikawa, K Takahashi, N Nakamura, ISIM'2000: PROCEEDINGS OF THE FIFTH CHINA-JAPAN INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON INDUSTRIAL MANAGEMENT, ISIM'2000: PROCEEDINGS OF THE FIFTH CHINA-JAPAN INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON INDUSTRIAL MANAGEMENT, 287 - 292, 2000 , Refereed
    Summary:Activity-based costing (ABC) is a popular and effective costing method which is developing rapidly in America. An increasing number of organizations are using ABC to gain insight into distribution activities and processes. The natural logic of ABC can also be applied to strategic decision support. Our paper presents a methodology that ties strategic decisions to ABC concepts and analytical hierarchy process (AHP) techniques using mathematical models in small distribution or wholesale companies. After brief reviews of each discipline, we discuss extensions of ABC and AHP to mathematical models, and apply our models to strategic decision support in a small distribution(wholesale) company. In order to focus our discussion, we will restrict ourselves to strategic issues arising in it The relationships between goals, activities, cost, and performance measures are developed, and they are combined to make two models, a cost model and a performance model. The goal of the decision process is to evaluate strategic decision alternatives based on their activities and contributions to organizational goal. Lastly, our paper also describes some characteristics of small distribution or wholesale companies and several strategies to survive in severe economy.

Books etc

  • Advances in Production Management Systems, Olhager, Jan, Persson, Fredrik, Contributor, IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, Vol. 246, pp.273-280, Springer,   2007 09 , 9780387741567

Conference Activities & Talks

  • A therapeutic exercise game system for differently abled persons with a "tailor-made video-game image", K. Tanaka, T. Fujino, T. Kataoka, the 10th International Conference on Technology, knowledge and Society,   2014 02 , SITE

Misc

  • A Comprehensive Solution in Production Planning using Bayesian Estimation(再録), 4, 131, 137,   2013 06
  • ベイジアンネットワークを用いた管理作業スキル推定モデルの一提案(再録), 3, 101, 108,   2012 06
  • Community-based Research of Service Engineering in the Provinces : Activity at Center for Service Innovation Research and View in the Future, 谷崎 隆士, 加島 智子, 片岡 隆之, 近畿大学次世代基盤技術研究所報告, 3, 117, 122,   2012 , http://ci.nii.ac.jp/naid/40019383074
  • THE INFERENCE OF HUMAN RESOURCE PLANNING OPERATION USING BAYESIAN NETWORKS, Takayuki Kataoka, Masakazu Kanezashi, Katsumi Morikawa, Katsuhiko Takahashi, ICIM 2010: PROCEEDINGS OF THE TENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INDUSTRIAL MANAGEMENT, 2, 537, +,   2010
    Summary:The poor state of the economies all over the world has been changing the environment of manufacturing processes and human resource planning. In particular, almost every manufacturing site has been supported by a lot of part-time, temporary, or mid-career personnel. The days when companies had a lot of talented people as regular employees and held onto them for the long term are a thing of the past. However, excellent leaders of front-line workers must design more complex human resource strategies that take into consideration the workers' skills. On the other hand, it is also a fact that these leaders must redesign daily human resource planning by hand writing, considering changeable workers' skills. Because most human resource planning systems do not consider a worker's skills, it can be effective enough to provide even the simple support tool that a sub-leader, rather than the leader, can redesign the current strategy using an interactive interface. Therefore, firstly, we propose a simple graphical interactive support tool for human resource planning using PERT concepts. The purpose is to develop the automatic graphical interactive support tool for human resource planning which has been made manually. We will be able to understand all the process by using "PERT (Program Evaluation and Review Technique) chart concept". Secondly, we discuss the effectiveness of our tool compared with redesigned time, makespan and workload. Some experiments which are evaluated by 4 steps get makespan and workload in addition to changes based on 4 cases. The result of experiments shows that the tool enabled the subject to shorten the redesigned time for human resource planning. Lastly, we make a probabilistic inference model with "Bayesian Networks" using a lot of handling records of an expert, and verify some factors to make some alternative plans easier by comparing with handling records of some non-experts.

Awards & Honors

  •   2017 12 , The 18th Asia Pacific Industrial Engineering & Management Systems Conference 2017(APIEMS2017), Best Paper Award, A comprehensive analysis of an operator assignment model on reconfigurable manufacturing cells
  •   2016 09 , The 13th International Conference on Industrial Management(ICIM2016), Excellent Paper Award, A multi-objective optimization model to minimize temporary workers considering the difficult of tasks
  •   2000 09 , The 5th China-Japan International Symposium on Industrial Management, Presentation Award, Strategic decision support using activity-based costing and mathematical models in small distribution companies

Research Grants & Projects

  • Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Integrating activity-based costing and process simulation in human planning based on workers’ skills