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Providing a wide variety of solutions to enable customers to achieve “savings” from various perspectives

Support Overview

We offer supply chain management (SCM) making the best use of Marubeni Group's worldwide network and also provide integral services related to supplier development/improvemnt, procurement, marketing, and physical distribution. Our support services cover a wide range of fields, such as: Development, audit, improvement of suppliers; The design, establishment, and management of physical distribution schemes; off-balance sheet treatment of inventories and inventory management; delivery and schedule controlling; sales order reception and ordering; financial services including product payment, receivables/bill collection, and the provision of working capital; counter services concerning procurement and product quality assuarance; the promotion of more effective physical distribution operations; and improvement in the accuracy of operations.

Support Function

From the four perspectives of "People” (work hours), "Space” (storage space), "Cash” (working capital), and "Time ” (lead time for procurement), we help our customers achieve total savings in their business.

Support Function

1. Planning, preparation, and implementation of trading schemes (including the policy review of finances, legal work, tax matters)
2. Inventory financing (shrinking of customers' balance sheets) and inventory control
3. Delivery and schedule control (utilize FIFO method to process multiple deliveries; material lot numbers and traceability control of first-off products; strict observance of delivery deadlines by collecting shipments and clearing inventory; list delivery status information on company website)
4. Financial service (product payment, receivables/bill collection, provision of working capital through trade finance, settlement of payments in local currency, etc.)
5. Procurement and quality control/assurance (supplier development, QMS and process audit, improvement activity, PPAP data collection, handling claims)
6. Utilization of "MELONSpooN,” a sales order and inventory control system, used to improve business efficiency and precision

Trade channel

Trade channel

Examples of supply chain management (SCM)

SCM Example I (multi-sourcing)

We centrally manage and execute the purchase of products in several countries/regions. We also do this for sales and exportation products to specified customers

Commercial distribution

Commercial distribution

Commercial distribution

Commercial distribution

SCM Example II (multi-sales)

We centrally manage and conduct business in which products purchased from specified suppliers are sold and exported to customers in several countries/regions.

SCM Example II (multi-sales)

MELONSpooN sales order and inventory control system

MELONSpooN

"MELONSpooN,"a sales order and inventory control system, calculates the number of orders so that suppliers can appropriately place orders, based on customers' forecast information.
The system also controls suppliers' stocks on order, overseas inventories, offshore inventories, and domestic inventories. It can centrally control inventories that are undergoing several logistics processes in order to timely meet customer demands.

[Overview of Functions]

[1] Ordering function

Automatically calculating the number of orders for suppliers, based on customers' forecast information
POINT  It is possible to simultaneously manage a multitude of products and to place a proper order according to customers' forecasts.

[2] Inventory control function

Managing the number of suppliers' stocks on order, overseas inventories, offshore inventories, and domestic inventories
POINT It is possible to centrally control inventories that are undergoing several logistics processes.

[3] Record output function

Being able to output various records for the data registered by the ordering and inventory control functions
POINT It is possible to reduce manual work.

[4] Master data management function

Being able to manage the different types of master data that are used in the system
POINT This is useful for the preparation of various documents and materials.