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Remote working renewed cooperation between teams

Remote working renewed cooperation between teams

CFT operations (Cross-Functional Teamwork) is an approach applied at Murata, which strives to solve any problems quickly or develop operations efficiently. The experts of several teams are invited to participate to gain access to the best possible know-how on how to...

Living for your work or work that fits in with your life?

Living for your work or work that fits in with your life?

Balancing work, free time, family life, hobbies and one’s own natural sleeping rhythm is likely challenging for everyone. The traditional working hours from eight to four every weekday do not suit everyone, at least not during all stages of life, so it is refreshing...

Lean training – the school of continuous improvement

Lean training – the school of continuous improvement

Everyone at Murata has at least heard of Lean at some point, and for some of us it is a part of our everyday work. But what exactly is Lean? Perhaps a better approach would be to define what Lean isn’t. It is not a bunch of difficult terms that are fun to drop into...

Product development regardless of place?

Product development regardless of place?

I thought about the phrase in the title a great deal this spring when the coronavirus pandemic also forced our entire product development team to take up remote working over the course of just one weekend. Six months have now passed since that moment in March, and I...

Shaze, or Murata’s company philosophy, guides what we do

Shaze, or Murata’s company philosophy, guides what we do

Did you know that the operations of the entire global Murata corporation are guided by the Shaze, Murata’s own company philosophy? The Shaze was created by Murata’s owner Akira Murata in 1954, ten years after Murata was founded. A great economic crisis had just...

Did the coronavirus take away the robotaxi?

Did the coronavirus take away the robotaxi?

Now in the fall of 2020, the world is different from a year ago in many ways. At that time, the idea that a robotaxi would need various biological odor sensors to measure the cleanliness of a vehicle between rides was considered rather silly. Now, it is clear to...

In Murata’s production work, you get to develop the work and yourself

In Murata’s production work, you get to develop the work and yourself

Many of us have certainly heard it said that one cannot influence one’s own work or the way to do it. Alternatively, they say that development is the job of the development team. This sounds like history. To make the best possible use of us employees, companies should...