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Saturday, December 26, 2009

Commencement address by Steve Jobs at STANFORD University : 'You've got to find what you love'

Great Commencement Address by Steve Jobs, the CEO of Apple Computer and Pixar Animation Studios. It motivated us to rethinking again what we have done and what we want to do in our life. Enjoy it and be a better human in this life.


Akhmad Syaiful Hidayat

I am honored to be with you today at your commencement from one of the finest universities in the world. I never graduated from college. Truth be told, this is the closest I've ever gotten to a college graduation. Today I want to tell you three stories from my life. That's it. No big deal. Just three stories.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Sodegaura Terminal Trip of Tokyo City Gas System

The third Factory Study Tour (FST) was held on December 8th, 2009. In this trip we were went to the Sodegaura Terminal which one of the Gas terminal in Tokyo City Gas system. The Sodegaura terminal is actually located in Tokyo bay the sea side of Chiba Prefecture and operating for the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) receiving terminal. This trip was ran with aims to gave basic understanding about gas system in Tokyo as well as the basic knowledge about LNG itself for the participants.
In Japan, LNG is one of the most important primary energy in many sectors, such as industries, transportations and houses. For industries, the gas is used to be one of the main energy for industries operation as well as for electric generation besides oil, and coal. On the transport section several cars and buses were built to use LNG as their fuel. Meanwhile, for houses the gas has various functions from cooking, water heater, floor heater, and so on.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Dasar Kekuatan Industri Jepang : 7 Nilai Utama *

Masyarakyat Indonesia pasti sudah familiar dengan beberapa brand seperti Toshiba, Panasonic, Toyota, dan Honda yang merupakan brand ternama untuk peralatan - peralatan elektronik seperti televisi dan notebook, serta kendaraan bermotor seperti mobil dan motor. Mereka merupakan perusahaan - perusahaan negeri “sakura” Jepang yang saat ini menjadi lambang perusahaan negara dengan bertumpu pada kekuatan teknologi. Kemampuan mereka dalam bidangnya tidak hanya dikenal di dalam negeri namun juga hampir di seluruh dunia. Oleh karenanya saat ini mereka menjadi barometer perkembangan industri dunia dan berada pada jajaran atas perusahaan di bidangnya.

Kondisi ini mengindikasikan adanya faktor - faktor atau nilai - nilai yang serupa dan fundamental dijalankan oleh perusahaan – perusahaan Jepang yang mampu menjadi sistem dan manajemen perusahaan yang kuat. Dalam banyak kajian, konsep dan strategi manajemen perusahaan – perusahaan Jepang sudah banyak dibahas dan dijadikan referensi seperti konsep Total Quality Management (TQM) yang dijalankan oleh Toyota. Namun, konsep ini pasti didukung oleh nilai – nilai utama yang dilaksanakan secara konsisten dan mengakar serta menjadi pola kerja perusahaan. Nilai - nilai inilah yang sejatinya menjadi faktor keberhasilan dan ketangguhan perusahaan Jepang untuk bersaing di pasar internasional.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Looking Closer to the Leader of Tires Manufacture: Bridgestone Company

Tires become one of the important parts in a car and other vehicles due to its main function to keep them on the ground. While keep the car on the ground, it also has another function that very important such as to control the direction of the car, make progressive acceleration and breaking, reduce for over vibration, and etc. All of these great functions of tires are only obtained by a small area of tire that has the same size as a box of tissue paper. 

In correspond with this, on the November 10 we, students who took the Factory Study Tour (FST) class, are gone to the Bridgestone Company as the second trip in this semester. It takes approximately 1 and a half hours to travel using bus from O-okayama campus. Along the journey we were saw some companies and industries in Japan that located near with Bridgestone Company. One of these companies was TOSHIBA which I hope to visit it for the next trip.