The GLORY Group examines quality, cost and delivery comprehensively to optimize the materials obtained to maintain quality.
We went a step further in fiscal 2014 by launching the Purchasing Integration Project aimed at optimizing overall Group procurement by placing the emphasis on the reform of procurement in response to the increasing globalization of production.
Up until now, procurement was coordinated at individual production sites in Japan and overseas, which does not allow us to take advantage of sharing information about superior materials or economies of scale. This project aims at the stable procurement of materials that meet quality requirements and consists in revising procurement from the standpoints of the supplier, procurement method and part specifications and the optimization of global procurement. The project will firstly be promoted at the purchasing departments of the Himeji Factory, the Saitama Factory, GLORY Products Ltd. and GLORY Denshi Kogyo (Suzhou) Ltd., and will be expanded sequentially to the purchasing departments at all sites.
In addition, parts quality improvement depends on maintaining a close relationship with the suppliers. For example, informal discussions and quality meetings are held with suppliers at GLORY Denshi Kogyo (Suzhou) Ltd. and GLORY IPO China Ltd. in China with the aim of continually driving mutual development.