OKI Restructures Supply Chain with Yamato Group to Strengthen Its ATM
Business Foundations in China
– Partnership applies OKI's package design technologies and Yamato Group B2B
logistics know-how to the joint development of precision equipment
transportation system for China –
TOKYO -- July 18, 2013
OKI, a leading telecommunications manufacturer with headquarters in Japan, and
the Yamato Group, one of Japan's leading logistics companies, today announced
the launch of a new transportation system that will distribute precision
equipment, such as ATM maintenance parts, safely and precisely throughout
This follows a measure to restructure OKI's supply chain management (SCM),
with the goal of strengthening its ATM business foundations in China. The new
system will begin transporting materials in July between OKI's maintenance
parts warehouse in Shenzhen City, Guangdong, and a maintenance site in Hebei.
Having set a goal to reduce logistics costs for ATM maintenance parts in China
by 30% over the next three years, OKI will expand the new transport system to
serve all OKI maintenance sites throughout China and pursue further SCM
The new transportation system combines strengths specific to the OKI and to
the Yamato Group, including OKI's familiarity with logistics in China and with
package design technologies and the Yamato Group's know-how in the area of
total logistics management, including the selection of optimal distribution
modes, distribution status control, and delivery status monitoring. In
cooperation with OKI, the new B2B transportation system designed for precision
equipment covers all of China and marks a first for the Yamato Group.
OKI began delivering ATMs to China in 2005 and has to date delivered more than
80,000 units. OKI's cash-recycling ATMs currently account for approximately
50% of this market, the leading market share. With ever-growing numbers of
ATMs installed in China and continuing expansion into interior China, OKI
needed to ensure a safe, secure, and effective transportation system and
provide access to speedy repairs and supply systems for maintenance parts
delivered to approximately 220 maintenance sites.
Established Yamato International Logistics Co., Ltd. in 2005, the Yamato Group
has since expanded logistics sites in China. The company's accrued know-how in
the Japanese parcel delivery business in the area of distribution control for
small, fragile packages allows it to select optimal distribution networks in
accordance with specific lead time, volume, and management requirements.
"Moving forward, OKI will explore using the new transportation system to
gather repair parts from maintenance sites," says Shinya Ando, Executive
Officer and President of OKI Banking Systems(Shenzhen). "Capitalizing on
Yamato Group's cargo information tracking and transportation quality
improvement, we plan to strengthen our maintenance and logistics system and in
turn strengthen the competitiveness of our ATM business in China."
"The Yamato Group is delighted to enter into this partnership," says Hitoshi
Kanamori, Executive Officer and President of Yamato Logistics Co., Ltd. "Based
on today's achievements, we plan to build on our store of know-how concerning
precision equipment transportation to expand our B2B logistics business in
The companies plan to begin research on supply chains in South East Asia, a
region where OKI is currently expanding sales of its ATMs.
About OKI Electric Industry (OKI)
Founded in 1881, OKI Electric Industry is Japan's leading telecommunications
manufacturer. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, OKI provides top-quality
products, technologies, and solutions to customers through its info-telecom
systems and printer operations. Its various business divisions function
synergistically to bring to market exciting new products and technologies that
meet a wide range of customer needs in various sectors. Visit OKI's global
website at http://www.oki.com/.
About Yamato Holdings Co., Ltd.
Founded in 1919, Yamato Holdings is Japan's leading company of small parcel
delivery services for the general public and corporations centering on
TA-Q-BIN and Kuroneko Mail. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Yamato Holdings
forms the Yamato Group which provides Delivery, BIZ-Logistics and other
services. Visit Yamato Holdings's website at
- The names of the companies and products mentioned in this document are the
trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective companies and
- With headquarters in Guangzhou City, Yamato International Logistics Co.,
Ltd. is active in the areas of international logistics, transportation within
China, and domestic and international shipping with a China focus.
OKI Electric Industry
Sonomi Kitamura, +81-3-3501-3835
Public Relations Division
Yamato Holdings Co., Ltd.
Public Relations Division
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