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Renesas Recounts Japan Earthquake Recovery
10/5/2011

Within three weeks of re-entering the plant, the Naka plant's wafer fab's equipment was back in place.  Within three months, it was running.  (Photo courtesy of Renesas Electronics)
Within three weeks of re-entering the plant, the Naka plant's wafer fab's equipment was back in place.
Within three months, it was running.
(Photo courtesy of Renesas Electronics)

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TJ McDermott
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Re: Putting a real face on the need for disaster planning
TJ McDermott   10/5/2011 9:43:58 PM
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WOW.  Keep inventory ready.  This from the country that perfected JIT / lean manufacturing.

I would love to see the JIT trend reversed.  Suppliers lead times have increased these past few years as they decrease their inventories to save money.

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Re: Putting a real face on the need for disaster planning
sensor pro   10/5/2011 3:13:11 PM
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Very nice article. This should be used as an example to others.

Leadership, cooperation and vision into future. The important this is to communicate the truth. If you do that, other will respect you.

Beth Stackpole
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Putting a real face on the need for disaster planning
Beth Stackpole   10/5/2011 7:22:15 AM
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Great example of a company willing to do what it takes to get back on its feet and learn from past experiences to do better going forward. The pictures of the before and after are telling, although it looks like Renesas fared better than a lot of companies in that region. Hopefully they won't have chance to prove they can do better next time!

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