Yamato Group Solutions

 

Dramatically Reducing Lead Times and Logistics Costs for Export and Import Businesses 
Global Direct Solutions

Reducing Costs using Non-Asset, Non-Inventory Operations

While the number of companies that manufacture products in emerging countries like China is increasing, the number of companies that sell products in these emerging countries that have become more appealing as consumer markets is also on the rise. As a result, the global flow of products is growing and intensifying on almost a daily basis. Therefore, when providing faster delivery of products, the control of total logistics costs is also required. To this end, the Yamato Group began offering its "Yamato Global Direct" solutions in February of 2009. These solutions help reduce the total lead time from Japan to overseas markets and cut costs. For example, for imports to Japan, the Yamato Group offers a "3 days service" from origin to final destination in Japan by sorting products and affixing TA-Q-BIN connote label while the product is still outside of Japan, enabling delivery to the final destination in Japan directly. These solutions greatly reduce costs by bypassing distribution centers located in Japan. 
(Reporting and editing by Nikkei BP Consulting Inc.)

Chapter-05.

Increasing Capacity via Haneda Logistics Terminal, and Handling Fresh Foods as well 
Haneda Logistics Center - "Operating 24 Hours a Day, 365 Days a Year"

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The Yamato Group begins operating its Haneda Logistics Terminal in September 2013 in order to further bolster the capacity of "Yamato Global Direct." Kito says "Cargo with domestic shipping labels that arrives at Haneda Airport will be connected to our TA-Q-BIN delivery network at the Haneda Logistics Center, which operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This will serve to shorten lead time even further and greatly speed up our international logistics services."

Segawa believes "Yamato Global Direct" is particular effective for the export of fresh foods. "Because TA-Q-BIN covers every corner of Japan, we also maintain strong relationships with fresh food producers. We believe we can help these producers throughout Japan expand their business internationally," says Segawa.


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  • (Previous) Expansion of TA-Q-BIN Services throughout East Asia draws Attention from Overseas On-line Shopping Businesses

<Global Direct Solutions> 
Dramatically Reducing Lead Times and Logistics Costs for Export and Import Businesses

  • Chapter-01. 
3 Days Service from On-Site Factories in Shanghai to Destinations within Japan
  • Chapter-02. 
Anticipating Advantages from the Import of Various Commodities
  • Chapter-03. 
Application for Products for which Freshness is Important led to Extended Product Shelf Life and Sales Expansion
  • Chapter-04. 
Expansion of TA-Q-BIN Services throughout East Asia draws Attention from Overseas On-line Shopping Businesses
  • Chapter-05. 
Increasing Capacity via Haneda Logistics Terminal, and Handling Fresh Foods as well

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About the Yamato Group

The Yamato Group includes the following companies: Yamato Transport Co., Ltd., which has developed an express delivery network nationwide; Yamato System Development Co., Ltd., which develops and operates diverse IT solutions including data centers; Yamato Home Convenience Co., Ltd., which transports and sets up consumer electronics, household goods, and machinery that cannot be transported via express delivery; Yamato Logistics Co., Ltd., which specializes in domestic and overseas logistics outsourcing; Yamato Financial Co., Ltd., which provides settlement services; and others. These companies pool their talents, which encompass "information, logistics, and settlement", to provide optimal solutions from a comprehensive perspective to the problems of client companies.