Development of procurement management system at re-roll maker

Naomi Yabuta, Takaya Hada, Naoki Kimura, Yoshifumi Tsuge

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The global increase in demand for steel has caused the depletion of resources, and the demand for material procurement is growing among steel manufacturers. Furthermore, measures to improve the transparency of processes related to material procurement are required in terms of compliance and internal control. Under such circumstances, Toyo Kohan Co., Ltd. has introduced a procurement management system to ensure stable and inexpensive material procurement and to improve efficiency and transparency by systemization of the procurement processes. This system comprises: (1) a procurement system with functions including procurement arrangement, receiving inspection, inventory control, and material requirements planning (MRP) calculations based on production volume, (2) a work flow system from the initial request from a division to the receiving verification, and (3) an EDI trade system with suppliers. This paper reports on the outline, developments and effects of introducing this system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-55
Number of pages5
JournalTetsu-To-Hagane/Journal of the Iron and Steel Institute of Japan
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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