Summary of Business
The Global Parts & Logistics Division utilizes the Company's worldwide logistics and IT networks and supply and demand management functions to develop a global logistics business centered on automotive parts.
The division's network currently spans 23 countries with more than 150 resident employees working in 95 bases operated by 73 overseas subsidiaries. The optimal, integrated logistics system formed by this network is supported by roughly 10,000 people, when the staff of domestic and overseas affiliates is included, as well as by business partners around the world.
Together with these allies, the division is linking automakers and parts manufacturers across the globe through its networks.
The division strives to maintain an accurate understanding of customer needs and provide services of the highest caliber. To facilitate this endeavor, we offer assembly functions, such as assembly of parts and tires and wheels as well as accessories conversion.
In addition, the division delivers product provision functions that span the value chain, including such areas as product planning, design and development, new material proposals, and material procurement and processing.
In this manner, by conjoining functions accumulated through automotive operations while also developing aftermarket auto-parts retail operations, we will develop a more inclusive automotive parts business in overseas markets.
Main Products & Services
- Component parts for automotive production
- Logistics business
- Automotive accessories and materials
- Tire and wheel assembly business
Value Creation Business
[Vendor-to-Vendor, Parts Logistics, Techno-Park, Assembly, and Accessories Conversion Operations (Function-Oriented Businesses)]
The division is capable of providing customers with small-lot, high-frequency deliveries by utilizing its various resources. The Company's logistics bases spread across the globe enable the division to perform mixed loading and consolidated transport (""milk run"" method) and relay station logistics (cross-docking). In addition, we have employed IT networks to construct a worldwide logistics network that allows for deliveries to be filled by multiple suppliers. Combining these functions with order and inventory management and other supply and demand functions, the division is able to provide parts logistics services that respond to customer needs while helping manufacturers and suppliers deliver parts in a stable manner. This approach also helps us reduce transportation costs, shorten delivery lead times, and minimize inventories. Toyota Tsusho's other businesses include its techno-park business, which supports companies attempting to move overseas, as well as parts assembly, finished automobile transport, and accessories conversion operations. Through this diverse range of functions, we have developed a system that makes large contributions toward optimizing the value chains of customers in the manufacturing industry."