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Winners of the Supply Chain Innovation Award 2017 Recognized A commendation ceremony was held by the Council for the Collaboration between the Manufacturing, Distribution and Sales Sectors during their annual general assembly and forum

The Council for the Collaboration between the Manufacturing, Distribution and Sales Sectors, taking the opportunity of their annual general assembly and forum, determined winners of the Supply Chain Innovation Award 2017, and on July 7 (Fri.), 2017, held a commendation ceremony to recognize the winners. The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has been supporting efforts by the council since the council’s inauguration. In cooperation with the council, METI will endeavor to advance efforts to optimize the nation’s supply chains overall.

1. Outline of the Supply Chain Innovation Award 2017

Aiming to optimize the nation’s supply chains, the council called for applicants to submit case examples of companies that are engaging in efforts to reduce the number of product returns and facilitate efficient distribution in collaboration with the manufacturing, distribution and sales sectors, and it received applications regarding 23 companies. A committee for the award program examined the applications and determined one winner for the Supply Chain Innovation Award and four winners for the Supply Chain Innovation Excellence Awards (two from the manufacturing industry and the rest from the retail industry). In response, these winners were recognized by the Director-General for Commerce and Service Industry Policy at METI.

2. Winners

  • Supply Chain Innovation Award
    • Mitsubishi Shokuhin Co., Ltd.
  • Supply Chain Innovation Excellent Awards
    • Shiseido Japan Company, Ltd.
    • ROHTO Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
    • Ito-Yokado Co., Ltd.
    • Fuji Co., Ltd.

3. Outline of the council

The Council for the Collaboration of Manufacturing, Distribution and Sales Sectors was established in May, 2011. Through the collaboration between manufacturers (manufacturing), intermediate distributors and wholesalers (distribution), and retailers (sales), it aims to eliminate inefficient operations from every part of the national supply chain and establish a system which creates new value, thereby enhancing industrial competitiveness and contributing to public prosperity. It holds an annual general assembly and forum and publicizes the details of its efforts over that preceding year. As of July 7, 2017, there are 53 member enterprises on the council.

Release date

July 27, 2017

Division in Charge

Consumer Affairs, Distribution and Retail Industry Division, Commerce and Service Industry Policy Group

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