Approach in Sales and Logistics

RISO KAGAKU CORPORATION attempts the reduction of CO2 emission or wastes, through switching to the transportation means of lower environmental loads, i.e., modal shifts and employment of reusable packing materials.

Modal Shift

RISO started the modal shift where conventional transportation by trucks or airplanes has been switched to mass transportation means, such as railway or marine transport, because these are more environment-friendly.

*Modal Shift
It generally indicates the change of means of transport; it specifically implies shift from trucks or airplanes transportation to rails or sea transportation to reduce of green house gases or nitrogen oxides to the environment.

Consolidated Transport

RISO and Cleanup Co., Ltd. together started the implementation of a consolidated transport strategy based on the Strategic Logistics Information Model (SLIM)* in October 2003. This joint initiative has contributed to improved transport efficiency, effectively reducing fuel consumption per unit of freight transportation (tkm).

*SLIM (Strategic Logistics Information Model):
Based on this model, the Strategic Logistics Partners (SLP) Community Information Center centrally manages delivery and other information collected from corporate clients to improve the full load ratio and the operational efficiency of logistics operations in general. Corporate clients can check delivery time, shipment weight and volume and other information via the Internet. (Source: Cargo News No. 3071)

Consolidated Transport

Reduced One-way Packaging

Returnable pallets

Returnable racks

As part of efforts to reduce waste generation in logistics operations, RISO is increasing the use of returnable pallets, while decreasing the use of cardboard, Styrene foam and other disposable packaging materials.

Milk run system

Milk run system

Milk run system

In Japan and at our overseas plants, we have switched from having each supplier deliver materials and parts to RISO plants to a system called Milk Run System in which a RISO truck goes around to multiple suppliers to pick up or deliver these supplies. This system not only improves loading efficiency but also reduces transport costs. In addition, it reduces the amount of CO2 emissions from delivery trucks, and thus reduces environmental impact.

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