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About Culture Japan
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Intelligent Doll Production Jobs
Smart Doll production is carried out in Japan – body frames are injection molded in Yamagata and outer shell components casted in Katsushika Tokyo. Some apparel and wig things are produced in Korea which has a rich BJD (Ball Jointed Doll) culture.
Intelligent Doll production is exciting because it’s our first time carrying out it. There is so much to understand, invent, build and expand/increase upon.
The BJD is still a modest niche market and it’s our job to bring this type of art and inspiration to the rest of the world – and we have been doing so – about 80% of our consumers are first time fashion doll owners.
Inventory, Purchase Order Management and Sales Forecasting
They could all sound boring but managing these 3 issues is key for any enterprise.
This job also includes managing relationships with vendors who produce components for us and anybody functioning on this team can expect 80% of their time to be committed to maintaining our quality requirements.
Vendor’s are usually excellent at performing their specialist jobs but the level of quality is set by their clientele expectations – for this explanation it is always challenging in educating and altering the culture of vendors to function with our higher high quality needs.
Wise Doll Production
The Intelligent Doll production team requires all the components and assembles almost everything with each other – but before this is carried out, components need to be rechecked (even soon after QA has gone through them, the flash needs to be reduce and a load of other processes need to be complete prior to the physique is prepared to be packed.
Whilst there are a lot of doll seamstresses out there who can create higher top quality apparel in tiny quantities, there are not numerous locations in the globe that are in a position to mass make miniature clothing at high good quality.
In order to speed up the concept > marketplace ready procedure, a single of my ambitions is to improve headcount of our apparel group in Tokyo and setup apparel studios in a variety of areas across Japan
Sensible Doll is the ideal platform for character license improvement for anime, games and Hollywood motion pictures also. In the really close to future we strategy to start off creating Wise Doll’s of numerous characters and will be needing people to manage not only the licensing agreements and supervision of prototypes at every single stage by the licence holder, but also manage the production that will be involved in recreating the visual appear and really feel of the character in miniature form.
Item improvement is also done in our Tokyo offices. With each other with our own 3D modeling team and 3D printers, we rely heavily on 3D fast prototyping techniques to get our products to industry within short cycles.
After prototype creation, this team then has to function out how and where the product is going to be mass developed, how it will be QC’ed, what the packaging will look like and how its made etc.
This group is also accountable for things like producing slush or injection molds, procuring components and material, making paint masks for the faceup (painting of the face), improvement of the eyes which includes considering ink saturation and how light is bent via the acrylic based on the eye radius and distance of print from eye surface and so forth.
High quality Handle
80% of our time is taken up by High quality Manage. All elements that arrive in our workplace in Tokyo are checked and exactly where attainable we attempt to fix something that can be carried out in home – if not we send them back to the vendors and give them a spanking.
Fulfillment & Buyer Service
At the moment most of our orders are taken online employing Shopify and at times folks come to the office to pick up. As we are still new to all of this, considerably of this procedure is still quite manual and includes printing picking lists, invoices, packing slips and so on.
Up until recently we utilised shared email to handle client queries which was a nightmare but now we are making use of Zendesk which enables us to collaboratively manage buyer queries and maintain our sanity at the same time.
The Automated version of Smart Doll is now known as Smart Doll Plus. Robotics improvement is a prohibitively costly – we could effortlessly devote all our cash flow on its production but fortunately have more sense than income so we concentrate on the "Manual" version which is already on the marketplace and producing a self sustainable enterprise for us.
Obtaining stated that, I do commit sources operating on this as a side project and will complete it.
Our 3D Engineers are equipped with capabilities to use a variety of 3D software such as ZBrush, SolidWorks, Autocad, Rhinoceros, 3D Max, Maya and so on and are fully versed in concerns relating to preparing the data for machining molds or for the printers we use in the office.
Our engineers have a very good understanding about the numerous kinds of manufacture and material properties which enables them to design even though taking into account various factors such as injection molding slide, ejector pin, warpage, shrinkage problems etc.
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