Procurement structure

Building strong partnerships with suppliers

To succeed amid fierce competition for orders, we strive to enhance our cost competitive strengths by constantly creating opportunities for information sharing with business partners.
At our annual policy briefings for key suppliers, we discuss measures to address risks related to market conditions, foreign exchange, production fluctuations, natural disasters, and other areas prior to implementation. We take a flexible approach to proposing systems to ensure stable procurement. We're prepared to provide support from various aspects related to technology, quality, and costs, allowing each company to demonstrate its specific strengths. In these and other ways, we build strong partnerships with our suppliers.

Supply chain initiatives

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Optimal procurement structures with global production in mind

To ensure cost competitiveness and quality for the raw materials and other materials used in our products, TS TECH maintains procurement and purchasing systems for optimal procurement on a global scale, expertly balancing centralized purchasing in Japan with local procurement worldwide.

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Efficient, flexible export/import operations through appropriate trade controls

Since the TS TECH Group engages in business in 13 countries around the world, appropriate and efficient export and import operations are vital to its business continuity. We have established a specialized section to manage and supervise trade operations, and we are approved by the director of customs in Tokyo as a specified exporter and exceptional importer under the AEO system.*1 We provide training through the international IATA diploma testing program (hazardous materials course),*2 among other efforts to achieve advanced trade controls.

  • AEO (Authorized Economic Operator) system: System under which the director of customs recognizes businesses that maintain systems for security control and compliance in international logistics. The system provides special benefits, including simplified customs procedures.
  • IATA (International Air Transport Association) diploma testing: Qualification testing by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), an organization of international airlines. The hazardous materials course covers the knowledge needed for international air transport of hazardous materials.