Yusen Logistics and SATO Corporation Launch Global Logistics IT Solution

1/8/2016

System reduces import management costs by half

Tokyo, January 6, 2016 – Yusen Logistics Co. Ltd. and SATO Corporation have collaborated to launch a global logistics IT solution to integrate purchase order, production and shipment, and transport data to provide significant labour savings to customers. This supply chain optimisation tool is currently available for customers with global operations in all industries and business segments.

 

The solution is a combination of Yusen Logistics' NEXT Visibility System and SATO's Daisharin SaaS scan and pack system which integrates customer purchase orders and production, packaging and shipping data at overseas factories and warehouses, together with international shipping data. The solution makes use of barcodes and portable scanners to reduce manual data entry and documentation.

 

In global logistics, inconsistencies between freight and documentation data lead to troublesome revision work due to geographical and language barriers. In addition, the manual confirmation of freight requires significant labour resources for incoming shipments at the destination.

 

The solution delivers labour savings to customers by preventing the need for such revisions, thanks to improved data accuracy from the shipping side. Effective utilisation of data throughout the system dramatically enhances efficiency on the receiving side. Also, since the solution is cloud-based, overseas production and packaging status, as well as progress in shipment status, can be readily accessed online, eliminating inquiries to the factory and carrier. The service is also available for a monthly fee, reducing up-front investment and maximising cost benefit.

 

The solution, recently introduced by a leading manufacturer of sports equipment, successfully reduced costs associated with import management by half. Furthermore, the coordination between purchase order management and warehouse management systems led to more efficient data management for the entire supply chain.

 

Issues solved by the Yusen Logistics and SATO solution:

• Time-consuming work for tracking production status and shipment status in other countries

Revisions to correct documentation issues

High up-front costs for system installation

 

Yusen Logistics Co., Ltd.
Address: Sumitomo Fudosan Shiba-Koen Tower 2-11-1, Shiba-Koen Minato-ku Tokyo 105-0011, Japan Capital: ¥4.301 billion
President: Hiromitsu Kuramoto
Business: Air and ocean freight forwarding services, intermodal & trans-modal transport service, integrated international shipping service, etc.

Yusen Logistics website: www.yusen-logistics.com

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