We conduct in-depth research on managerial issues
and recommend the direction of management strategy
Management Innovation Proposal
Every year since 1987, we have selected current key managerial issues for study, defined
causes and in turn made proposals of countermeasures and ways to overcome them.
From these activities, we do not merely indicate a way to correct the problem; our emphasis
is to generate a solution through constructive discussion. The feedback to individuals and
enterprises brings about internal change in ideas contributing to innovation and success.
Research Imminent Corporate Management Issues
Every year since 1979, we have conducted surveys of managers to draw useful information
from them to help resolve operational issues, and design effective organisational strategies.
By defi ning and analysing obstacles faced by Japanese enterprises in the mid- to long-term,
we are able to deduce defi nitive issues and overcome them to optimise corporate activities.
Award Excellent Skill Development
Amongst our skill-building activities, we recognise enterprises and regional teams that have
shown excellence in improving and enhancing their performance, with the goal of promoting
beneficial activity in companies, uplifting the industry as a whole.
Since its introduction in 1988, we have honoured this award to a total of 59 companies.
Organise Thematic Study Groups
We design and collect opinion polls of new corporate employees through study groups.
We tackle individual topics on management, thereby deepening exchange and discussions
towards resolving practical problems.
Administration of Public Bodies Innovation
We support management innovation for organisations,
schools and self-governing bodies that face challenges to
cater for continually changing customer needs and
Public Administration / Education Management
We offer practical support for making an informed choice of universities during a time of
full capacity entry-level and competition.
Self-Governing Body Management
We actively support management innovation of self-governing bodies based on a range of
techniques with measurable results.
Environment/Quality / Corporate Social Responsibility Management
We provide programmes suggesting solutions to confront environmental issues, focus on
heightening degree of carbon management and accelerate countermeasures to global
Establishment and Implementation of Corporate Social Responsibility
We devise programmes to implement CSR awareness and mindset.
Improvement of Management Quality
We provide programmes to facilitate the improvement of management capability, in addition
to improvement of efficacy and quality.
We investigate all management and HR training issues
facing organisations and businesses.
We suggest optimal forms of training and education programmes to meet specific issues
and needs of enterprises. The introduction of JMA solution services is not only suitable for
HR personnel, but extends to other department personnel such as planning, sales,
marketing, production/manufacturing and research & development.
Next-Generation Leader Training
As well as excellent managers, all enterprises require applicable resource development
systems to prepare potential candidates to become corporate leaders for the future.
Completing this training would enable employees to think and act progressively, become
more open to challenging paradigms and be able to convey the spirit of change to their
We support enterprises to build strategies and set up
operations in response to the need of developing
management resources and next-generation leaders.
We have conducted training for candidates of top-tier management personnel such as
directors, executives and others. The programme has been running for over a quarter of a
century and we have so far educated over 6,000 leaders.
Top Management Training
We have implemented programmes for top-tier management personnel to review and
rejuvenate their knowledge and behaviour in the workplace, as well as to acquire essential
and updated management ideas.
Management Institute (JMI)
By understanding the nature of management and determining core competences required
by excellent managers, we have been able to conduct a long-term training course for
future executives. In the last 20 years, approximately 2,000 candidates have completed the
Business Leader Development
With an aim to educate potential business leaders, we have bettered senior management
candidates with vital leadership know-how in addition to devised programmes aimed to
increase their practical skills.
Human Resource Management
We provide highly specialised education to draw the
vitality and growth of people within their organisation.
Training by Skill and Level
In this tier-specific training that targets new corporate employees through to division
leaders, we provide open programmes for all levels to study comprehensive management
skills. Each individual would acquire business skills using the latest management techniques
Overseas Training / Overseas Research Groups
We offer a number of unique training opportunities that take place on boats and overseas.
Outside of a familiar classroom setting, these extraordinary locations and method of training
give participants a true learning experience. The programme intends to accentuate the
individual's corporate awareness and to draw constructive conclusions from previous
experiences. We focus on the development of each individual's assets, working with
associates across a spectrum of companies and industries.
Participants have the chance to discuss and share in a group on subjects such as the
qualities of a good leader. This programmes opens to improving communication skills and
applying this ability in the workplace. In addition, we set specific topics and tasks in
response to which participating groups devise proposals and present their findings.
Customised Management Training Programmes
We provide a wide range of training programmes by function, which span from basic
skill-building, required the business environment, to advanced skills essential to job
advancement and career change.
Conventions / Case Studies
With an aim to creating a platform for a free flow of exchange of information and people,
we hold conventions that provide an opportunity to align business practices and guidelines
with other industry specialists. We introduce numerous and the latest case studies, defining
reasons for their success and aspects of improvements as a whole.
We support manufacturing improvement to build and
cement good grounding for survival in this global age.
Since being founded in 1942, we have supported improvements of productivity in the
manufacturing sector. With the intention to support the manufacturing industry, we have
been holding activities such as seminars and symposiums to share know-how, expertise,
and informative abilities.
We also have conducted a qualification system as a measurable guideline to improve the
knowledge and skills of technicians and other members including front line supervisors,
purchasing staff, engineers and production management from a global standpoint.
We also raise awareness in corporate vision in order to stimulate consistent company-wide
improvement from development to distribution.
For the production field, we hold over 150 specialised seminars annually, covering more
than 100 topics related to the advancing management techniques.
Certifi cation System
We conduct certification tests such as CPP to measure applicable skills of procurement to
professionals in the manufacturing sector and CPE for production engineers, and CPF for
front line supervisors.
Platform for Exchange
For many years we have been holding significant events during which leading companies
demonstrate how to overcome obstacles pertaining to industries. We hold meetings with
front line supervisors to select winning companies and institutions that have best improved
their managerial operations. Winners are selected from preliminary regional competitions.
In addition, we send many delegations overseas in order to gain leadership training on the
Production Innovation Competition
At a national front line supervisor meeting,
we select the winner based on votes by
the delegates and offer the Taiichi OHNO
award to the best improved case study
(Recipient: Hirotaka YASUNAGA).
Promotion of Development and Technology
We support the revitalization of the manufacturing
industry through providing a place for the exchange of
people and technical information.
Via the promotion of the strengths of Japanese technology and R&D capabilities to the
industrial world, the dissemination of relevant technical information, and the nurture of
specialist technicians, our contribution extends to related industries.
Exchange of Technical Information
We hold a number of technical conferences and exhibitions such as "TECHNO-FRONTIER",
"INCHEM TOKYO", "Technology Development Exhibition" and "Chemical Technology
Symposium" to contribute to the development of precision equipment, electronics, and
environmental technology, advanced technology industries such as machinery and
Technician Training / Development
In order to promote active research and information exchange, JMA sponsors the promotion
of "Development Management" (management with an emphasis on continuous development
of new products and industries to establish competitive advantages), and "CTO Forum"
which aims to bring together CEOs of Japan's representative organisations. Furthermore, in
order to promote newly developed management ideas, we hold a variety of lectures and
offer educational programmes for human resource development.
Through professional conferences and exhibitions,
we contribute to industrial promotion and development
of related technologies and services.
We plan and hold professional seminars to develop and make known new technologies and
services to meet the needs of the changing times. We contribute to the revitalisation of
industries through active exchange of information and people.
Professional Trade Shows
We hold over 20 specialist business-tobusiness
trade shows for professionals
We constantly endeavour to create new
value for industries by holding conferences.
Certification & Registration
Through our audits, we register and certify companies and
organisations, contributing to the further development
of industry and the international community.
It is essential to raise the reliability of products and services that continuously meet
customer needs and social requirements. We support these organisations improve the
quality of their management. We perform third party audits for the International Organization
for Standardization (ISO).
We work to develop new fields of certification and in response to new management system
and product certification standards, and by fair inspection principles, we support efforts to
improve management quality.
Support Global Warming Countermeasures
We contribute to global warming countermeasures
through inspection of greenhouse gas emission levels.
In order to fulfil social responsibilities for "Environmental Management", we have established
JMACC (Japan Management Association GHG Certification Centre) to serve as a screening
agency for greenhouse gas emissions inspection and certification.
We strive to improve satisfaction and enhance services
for corporate members.
The foundation of JMA is our organisation members. All members receive many beneficial
services such as frequent industry surveys and research reports, free of charge. We also
offer discounts for training courses and for participation in trade shows and provide
speakers for events.