Logo jp

Innovation activities

Development of Human Resources in the Science and Technology Field

In-page links

Nabtesco Corporation, Corporate Communications Department, General administration department, Personnel Department, Compliance Promotion Department, Business Planning Department, Intellectual Property Department, Quality Promotion Department, Quality Promotion Department, Procurement Planning Department, environment & safety Department, 3, 1, 2

Basic Approach to the Development of Human Resources in the Science and Technology Field (Education to foster group-wide activities for quality assurance, PL and innovation)

In view of the features of its products and services, Nabtesco gives first priority to ensuring their safety and believes that it can provide society with added value in the form of safety, comfort and a sense of security by combining its advanced technological ability with its high manufacturing quality.
Amid the intensification of competition with domestic and overseas companies for the development of technologies, we are increasingly required to foster innovation to solve technological problems and develop new applications for our products toward expanding our areas of value creation.

In order to supply highly reliable products and services that are useful for society, Nabtesco is promoting the development of human resources in the science and technology field. Specifically, it provides its engineers, including product designers and developers, with basic, technical and advanced training to help them meet the following criteria:

  • Has high-level expertise in a specific field and utilizes it for the company’s business as a leader in the field
  • Has extensive knowledge about manufacturing, not limited to knowledge about the field of specialization
  • Can take specific actions in line with the behavioral patterns to be followed for the solution of problems (patterns regarding cost, safety, delivery deadlines, problem-solving methodology and others)
  • Has abilities to utilize technological skills to make a tangible business achievement (including abilities to hit upon new ideas, attain targets and communicate with others) and can actually make use of the abilities for the promotion of business
Corporate Communications Department, Quality Promotion Department, 1, 2

System to promote education and training for engineers

Nabtesco provides its engineers with technical training under the company-wide system implemented by the Human Resources Department and the Technology and R&D Division (Electric & Electronics Engineering Dept., CAE Engineering Dept., Intellectual Property Dept., Quality Promotion Dept., and the training team of the General Administration Dept.).

Nabtesco’s training for engineers is roughly divided into the following two types: basic training and technical training. Basic training is offered to all engineers for their first three years with the company. After that period ends, they will acquire more technical skills at their respective departments as well as receiving technical training, through which they will learn about a range of technologies across the company’s business domains to become professionals who can lead innovation.

Diagram of the training system

Purpose of the basic training
  • Review the basic knowledge required of engineers and understand differences between theories and reality
  • Acquire basic knowledge across a range of fields, not limited to the field of specialization, toward the design and development of systems
Figure
Technical training for engineers
  • Learn about new technologies for application to the products of the in-house company
  • Generate synergies between the in-house companies by learning about technologies across the businesses
  • Apply new technologies to existing products and also utilize the technologies to create new products
Figure
  • * PWM: Pulse Width Modulation
  • * MBD:Model Based Development
  • * CAE: Computer Aided Engineering
Nabtesco Corporation, Corporate Communications Department, General administration department, Personnel Department, Compliance Promotion Department, Business Planning Department, Intellectual Property Department, Quality Promotion Department, Quality Promotion Department, Procurement Planning Department, environment & safety Department, 3, 1, 2

Company-Wide Education (Technical Training)

Quality Management Training for Young Leaders

[Quality Management Training for young employees]  functionality assessment of a plastic model car [Quality Management Training for young employees] functionality assessment of a plastic model car

With a view to nurture the sense of high quality among engineers in the medium- to long- term strategy, we have started an internal Quality Management Training Program in 2007, which we run every year. The program especially targets those who are expected to play important roles in the next generation. The attendees range from young to mid-career design engineers.

Technical Training Seminars on PL and Product Safety

[Training on Product Liability (PL) and Product Safety (PS)] Considering the Importance of Legal Principles of Product Liability and Activities for Product Liability Control Based on Past Failures [Training on Product Liability (PL) and Product Safety (PS)] Considering the Importance of Legal Principles of Product Liability and Activities for Product Liability Control Based on Past Failures

We have been holding Group-wide training seminars since 2007 to raise the product liability awareness and to encourage every employee engaging in aspects of designing, manufacturing, marketing, and servicing to apply the concepts into their daily jobs in order to deliver safety, comfort, and a sense of security not only to our customers, but also to end users of our products.

[Training on Ethics of Manufacturers] Considering the Responsibilities of Manufacturers Based on Past Failures [Training on Ethics of Manufacturers] Considering the Responsibilities of Manufacturers Based on Past Failures

We have been providing training for employees, starting from juniors, with instruction on past instances of failure in related industries. In doing so, we seek to ensure a commitment as a manufacturing organization, employee, and engineer to providing safety, security, and comfort, with the correct mindset.

Training for Higher CAE Analysis and 3D Designing Technologies

[3D CAD/CAE training] New personnel training: Presentation of an assignment [3D CAD/CAE training] New personnel training: Presentation of an assignment

In order to reduce the number of prototyping and testing in product development, it is critical to use 3D designs and CAE analysis to examine product shapes in a virtual space. Nabtesco has established a unique curriculum through which not only our experts, but also our designers can learn to perform the CAE analysis. The CAE training is now a mandatory part of new employees training and contributes to the development of professionals who can naturally draw 3D images.

We have implemented fluid analysis and system analysis specialist training courses, as well as enhanced evaluator training, to develop more personnel who can think in a multifaceted manner.

Introductory Idea Generation Training (Nabtesco Version of TRIZ Method of Inventive Problem Solving)

Introductory idea generation course Introductory idea generation course

To realize business growth strategies and enhance corporate value, Nabtesco is strengthening the (present and future) core value of our business and implementing intellectual property strategies to secure our competitive advantage. The most important effort with regard to the intellectual property strategies is to create core value based on the accurate anticipation of market trends and customer needs and to take strategic measures to acquire and secure intellectual property rights. In particular, to expedite the creation of core value, we have continuously offered an introductory idea generation course based on the TRIZ (theory of inventive problem solving) method since 2010. This training provides participants with an opportunity to learn methods of generating ideas for developing and improving products. Trainees are instructed to identify the core value of the business and tasks they are in charge of and to actually generate ideas for realizing customer needs. Our aim is to develop leaders in idea generation who can come up with ideas for developing new products and improving existing products by drawing on their experience and the creativity they acquire through this course.

Training on Software Design Quality

Basic model-based development training Basic model-based development training

In response to an increase in the importance of software technology applied in our products, we have been providing several training courses on high design quality and the substantive demonstration of software reliability since 2013.

We have been providing training every year in line with the following three steps of the software development process: requirement analysis, software design, and software verification.

In response to evolving motion control, in 2017, we introduced a new training course in line with the model-based development (MBD) methods, and have been working to further improve software design quality.

Corporate Communications Department, Quality Promotion Department, 1, 2

Training for Managers in Charge of Manufacturing Quality and Training for Workers in Charge of Technical Quality

Multicultural Communication Training

[Multicultural Communication Training] Quality Control for Overseas Dispatched Workers[Multicultural Communication Training] Quality Control for Overseas Dispatched Workers

To improve our organization's strength in product quality at overseas facilities, we are providing training for workers who are dispatched overseas and to contact persons for overseas facilities. Specifically, we offer instruction on cultural aspects that are different from those in Japan, such as the ways of thinking about quality and how to proceed with administrative work in other countries. We encourage trainees to develop an understanding of specific ways of going about their work, such as how they should give instructions or check progress.

Training for Managers in Charge of Manufacturing Quality

[Training for Persons in Charge of Design Quality] Product Function and Quality Control [Training for Persons in Charge of Design Quality] Product Function and Quality Control

Since 2015, we have been conducting regular training programs on quality improvement methods, which aims to develop the ability to understand the product functions, predict and analyze quality issues in design work, and provide quality guidance and education. The training is mainly targeted at workers in charge of technical quality. We seek to cultivate engineers who are truly helpful from the viewpoint of customers and who can design products that satisfy customers based on the key principles.

Corporate Communications Department, Quality Promotion Department, 1, 2

Improvement Study Group

Responding to Demand for Higher Quality

[Quality improvement study] Reviewing quality control methods[Quality improvement study] Reviewing quality control methods

In line with the diversification and globalization of the economy and society, we receive a broader range of requests regarding our products.

It is no longer enough to provide products that meet the needs of customers in terms of functions and performance. We must also ensure that the products can demonstrate the necessary functions and performance stably under various conditions of use.

In response, in addition to the ordinary performance test, we also conduct tests to examine the behaviors of our products under various foreseeable environments by considering all the possible usages from our customer data. Thereby we continuously make further technical and quality improvements on our products to ensure customer safety.

To manage the product quality, including managing the quality of products actually in use, it is necessary to implement a range of measures. Accordingly, Nabtesco is fostering education of personnel with expertise in such quality management through quality improvement workshops. At these workshops, quality managers share their past experiences and examine quality improvement measures.

Product Safety

[Research on product safety] review of instruction manuals[Research on product safety] review of instruction manuals

With regard to product safety, our in-house companies have previously implemented all safety measures required by the standards of related industries, and we have established a satisfactory level of product safety.

Out in the market, however, even firstclass manufacturers are facing a range of product safety issues, such as abnormal product breakages and problems due to defective components, which often lead to product recalls. Product safety has, therefore, been attracting an increasing amount of public attention and there is growing recognition that manufacturers should be responsible for product stewardship as one of their CSR activities. In response to this trend, the Nabtesco Group is committed to ensuring even greater safety and security for its products by building a systematic framework in line with international safety standards as well as promoting the awareness of employees on and practical use of this framework. Since 2015, we have been engaged in providing customers with user instructions in line with the relevant international standards to have our customers use our products correctly and safely. We have also been implementing cyber security measures and other measures that ensure the safety of the functions that require consideration of their electronic control.

Corporate Communications Department, Quality Promotion Department, 1, 2
Innovation activities
Quality and PL Management

In-page links

Basic Approach Policy System Mesures

Innovation activities
Quality and PL Management

Basic Stance for Quality

Incorporating Safety, Comfort and a Sense of Security into Products The ...

Innovation activities
Quality and PL Management

Nabtesco Group Quality and PL (Product Liability) Policy

The Nabtesco Group, as a provider of high level of products for a wide rang...

Innovation activities
Quality and PL Management

Promotion Framework by Quality & PL Committee

The Quality & PL Committee promotes manufacturing procedures, which inc...

Innovation activities
Quality and PL Management

Measures against Product Accidents

We have various product lineups such as aircraft flight control actuation s...

Innovation activities
Quality and PL Management

Certification for Quality Management System

All the production bases of Nabtesco Corporation as well as major Nabtesco ...

Innovation activities
Quality and PL Management

Quality and PL Activities Conducted in FY2019

Cross-Functional Activity Between the Quality Assurance Departments I...

Innovation activities
Development of Human Resources in the Science and Technology Field

In-page links

Basic Approach and Policy System Measures

Innovation activities
Development of Human Resources in the Science and Technology Field

Basic Approach to the Development of Human Resources in the Science and Technology Field (Education to foster group-wide activities for quality assurance, PL and innovation)

In view of the features of its products and services, Nabtesco gives first ...

Innovation activities
Development of Human Resources in the Science and Technology Field

System to promote education and training for engineers

Nabtesco provides its engineers with technical training under the company-w...

Innovation activities
Development of Human Resources in the Science and Technology Field

Company-Wide Education (Technical Training)

Quality Management Training for Young Leaders [Quality Management Tra...

Innovation activities
Development of Human Resources in the Science and Technology Field

Training for Managers in Charge of Manufacturing Quality and Training for Workers in Charge of Technical Quality

Multicultural Communication Training [Multicultural Communication Trai...

Innovation activities
Development of Human Resources in the Science and Technology Field

Improvement Study Group

Responding to Demand for Higher Quality [Quality improvement study] Re...