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Supply Chain Management

Logistics, Customs, VMI/JIT, Outgoing Inspection, Purchasing Planning, Capacity Monitoring

test-forecastKuroda Electric Group actively follows its clients in their globalization strategy, providing efficient supply chain management that became an important issue for any international business activity. While reducing the costs and the risks related to purchasing activities, we help clients to improve their long-term performance through efficient planning, procurement and logistics.

Easy access to Kuroda's global network enables us to maintain strong background in Asia and steadily cooperate with wide range of partners/vendors. Kuroda represents realiable partner for material procurement in Asia with personal presence in target regions. We support your global sourcing needs directly at the source while providing local sales in Europe backed with local inventory management. Presence on both sides of supply chain gives us an opportunity to read many valuable informations that are essential to efficient material flow.


Partner on both sides of Global Supply Chain

Kuroda Electric builds tight links between clients and suppliers, knowing that collaborative efforts focused on sharing production data with supplier reduces lead time, enable raw materials suppliers and manufacturers to better meet the requested delivery dates, while buffer inventory levels throughout the entire supply chain can be reduced or increased, actively reflecting your production plan.

Order Forecast System

Kuroda Electric builds tight links between clients and suppliers, knowing that collaborative efforts focused on sharing production data with supplier reduces lead time, enable raw materials suppliers and manufacturers to better meet the requested delivery dates, while buffer inventory levels throughout the entire supply chain can be reduced or increased, actively reflecting your production plan.

Transportation, Import/Export, Customs

Kuroda Electric handles import from Asian supplier network, carrying monthly nearly 1,500 tons of various materials. We manage our logistic chain in cooperation with reliable forwarders-partners, ensuring your products are delivered safely and meet all necessary legal requirements. We are very flexible on delivery conditions (incoterms) and adjust to your actual needs, having experience in customs issues such as bonded warehouse, VAT-less sales or tariff suspension.

VMI - Vendor Managed Inventory

Our Vendor Managed Inventory solution is a process where Kuroda Electric (supplier/vendor) creates purchase orders for its customer based on customer's forecasted consumption. The supplier and customer are bound by an agreement which determines inventory levels, fill rates and costs. This arrangement improves supply chain performance, reduces inventories and eliminates stock-out situations. VMI service promotes a strong partnership between Kuroda Electric and the customer, placing shared risk between involved parties.

JIT - Just In Time Manufacturing

Just-in-Time is a Japanese management philosophy, aimed at eliminating manufacturing wastes by producing only the right amount of parts only as they are needed, thereby reducing inventory costs. Kuroda Electric joined forces with Kimoto to provide JIT manufacturing (material converting) in Poland, processing various materials related to LCD TV industry. Raw material for converting can be supplied by customer or outsourced to Kuroda Electric. Detailed information can be found here.

Open Order and Call-Off Order System

Although the potential savings with JIT are attractive, sometimes there can be some risk if product lead time vary or exchange rate variation negatively impacts your procurement budget. Kuroda Electric can assist you in reducing your inventory while fixing price for agreed period of time by accepting Open order system. Placing an open order to Kuroda for desired product means placing a purchase order for a higher quantity, particularly 6 to 12 months of customer's consumption. The whole amount of goods is purchased and stored by Kuroda, releasing goods and delivering to customer upon Call-Off orders on weekly or monthly basis. Open order/Call-Off order system improves customer's cash flow by purchasing only small quantities of goods while reducing purchasing prices and procurement costs by taking advantage of placing high volume orders with no need of excessive inventory levels.

Global Partnership

Kuroda Electric Czech belongs to a global network of mother company Kuroda Electric Co., Ltd., which provides us an opportunity to operate from Asia, Europe and America. Kuroda Group delivers superior business results and reducs risks related to global supply chain operations through the close collaboration with suppliers, carrying sophisticated flow of parts, products and precious information. We have experience in overall production and procurement planning, global sourcing, supply chain balancing and related lobbying in headquarters for client's interests. Kuroda Electric strive to be a truly reliable and effective global partner for your business.

In case of larger material demands, we recommend cost-effective cargo consolidation in cooperation with our offices in Asia.