First Wood’s Purchasing Department is the lumber distribution liaison for the Group, and the Purchasing Section is responsible for exporting lumber to overseas We have an overseas business section that imports lumber from production bases to provide a stable supply of residential lumber for the Iida Group.
In order to secure more than 500,000 cubic meters of lumber per year, we have been able to purchase more than 500,000 cubic meters of lumber in Japan, as well as in Scandinavia, Russia, and North America We have established a system to ensure a stable supply of high quality lumber by negotiating and coordinating with producers of Imported lumber is processed and made into products, which are then supplied to factories across Japan on a stable basis.
The Purchasing Section uses its own order management system to collect data on orders received from the pre-cutting plants, the source of the orders. It is managed and operated by.
Checking the inventory of ordered products, placing production orders with each production plant, and managing the delivery date of products.
By introducing a production management system that can manage the operating status of each production plant, we are able to grasp the inventory status and production schedule of products and manage the delivery schedule to the customer in detail, enabling us to deliver products in line with the processing process.
Even if the production of wood products is planned, if the supply to the customers is not accurate, there will be delays in processing and other problems cause, and smooth housing construction cannot be maintained.
We have built a unique logistics system to manage our online vehicle dispatch, which allows us to deliver wood products to construction sites nationwide in a timely manner.
In total, Firstwood is handling 500,000 cubic meters (the equivalent of 11,000 40-ft containers) per year in Japan and abroad. We stock lumber.
In order to secure high quality and high cost performance lumber that cannot be made up by domestic procurement alone We are actively promoting imports from overseas manufacturing companies in Northern Europe, Russia and North America.
When importing from a foreign production company with a different culture, the quality of the wood and the management of delivery are very important. Important.
Whenever we import timber, we visit our local subsidiaries directly to learn about their production processes and how to handle shipments. We strictly control the situation and other factors. In order to procure high quality lumber at a lower price, we work closely with our local subsidiaries. We’re trying to communicate.
The number of housing units supplied by the Iida Group Holdings companies, which are our main customers, is 46.6% per year, 000 units.
When including other construction companies, we can provide a stable supply of building lumber equivalent to about 50,000 homes per year. We must do this. In order to do so, we must constantly seek out new sources of imports and reduce import costs. We will continue to make the most of our overseas network and know-how.
We will continue to make the most of our overseas network and know-how to make new transactions with our customers. We will continue to develop the future.