Customer Issues & Objectives
Apparel Company example: This company was receiving individual shipments from each of their suppliers throughout Asia. When shipments reached the logistics center per merchandise in Japan, the cargo was unloaded and sorted according to store branch, then delivered to each domestic branch. This method presented various issues, such as international container transport load efficiency, domestic delivery cost, cumbersome in-store receiving process, and distributive processing by in-store sales staff(Goods sorting, counting, tagging).
In order to "optimize the supply chain from factories in Asia to shop shelves in Japan," we set up "Overseas Procurement Hub" warehouses and conducted distributive processing such as branch-based sorting, inspections and needle detection in Asia, completing many of the tasks in China that would normally be performed in Japan, thus reducing various costs.
And then, for international transport conventionally carried out individually by merchandise, knowing the final destination within Japan, we effectively utilized ports closest to point of consumption, shortening the distance between outsource factory and stores and streamlining the supply chain.