Coordinating with other departments to promptly detect quality defects and prevent problems

Updated on July 13, 2012.  The validity of this article may expire without notice.

Japan
Mayumi Takanaga
Toyo Service Inc.
Toray Industries, Inc. Aichi Plant

  1. Q1. Please explain about the plant you are working at.
    Aichi Plant, where I work, celebrated its 70th anniversary on October 2011. The plant has its tradition; 60 years since it first manufactured nylon filament yarns for the first time ever in Japan in 1951, the plant also started producing optical fibers from 1989.
  2. Q2. What does your department/section do and what work are you in charge of?
    I work in the FY Inspection Section of Toyo Service Inc. in charge of quality inspection of nylon filament yarns.
  3. Q3. What kind of job do you mainly put a lot of effort into?
    I place emphasis on coordinating with other related departments in order to promptly detect quality defects and take quick measures so that there are no problems for the customers.
  4. Q4. When do you feel rewarded at work?
    I am encouraged when I see the final product that I had done the quality inspection of its prototype on and was later mass produced.
  5. Q5. What was your most impressive work?
    It was when I worked as a member of the planning committee for the event to celebrate the Toray Aichi Plant’s 70th anniversary last year. Being able to successfully organize the event was very memorable: coordinating people from other departments and Toray Group companies to host a commemoration ceremony, party for the employees, and tour for employees’ family members as well as publishing a commemorative publication.
  6. Q6. What is it that you put a lot of effort into in your personal life?
    I am the mother of one son and one daughter, so I enjoy spending time with them going to parks and traveling together on weekends. On weekdays, I play badminton during lunch time, which I have been playing since high school, in order to freshen up. Since my children have started going to elementary school and are old enough to play, I am looking forward to playing badminton with them soon.