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Winners of the Supply Chain Innovation Award 2019 Recognized

July 17, 2019

The Council for the Collaboration between the Manufacturing, Distribution and Sales Sectors, a body consisting of 53 member companies of manufacturers (manufacturing), wholesalers (distribution) and retailers (sales), whose secretariat is served by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), determined winners of the Supply Chain Innovation Award 2019, and on July 5 (Fri.), 2019, held a commendation ceremony to recognize them, taking the opportunity of the general assembly and a forum held by the council.

1. Outline of the Supply Chain Innovation Award 2019

The Supply Chain Innovation Award is a program to recognize outstanding companies for their remarkable efforts and execution of leadership in their industries, aiming to optimize the entire supply chain, under the cooperation of the manufacturing, distribution and sales sectors.

The council called for applicants for the 2019 award program and received applications from 12 companies, including joint submission of applications. An examination committee for the award program examined them and, as the results of the examination, determined one winner for the Supply Chain Innovation Award and three winners for the Supply Chain Innovation Excellence Awards. , Taking the opportunity of the general assembly and a forum held by the council on July 5 (Fri.), 2019, these winners were recognized by the Director-General for Commerce and Service Industry Policy, METI.

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2. Winners

Supply Chain Innovation Award (one winner)

Kewpie Corporation

Supply Chain Innovation Excellent Awards (three winners)

Kato Sangyo Co., Ltd.
Mitsui Food Co., Ltd.
Fuji Co., Ltd., and Kao Group Customer Marketing Co., Ltd. (joint submission of an application)

3. Outline of the council

The Council for the Collaboration between 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 nation’s supply chains 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 5, 2019, there are 53 member companies on the council.

Division in Charge

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