Sysmex hopes to grow and develop along with its suppliers, distributors, and alliance partners. By building partnerships that are based on mutual trust, while maintaining fair and transparent trading, we strive to supply superior products that contribute to healthcare.
Basic Policies on Procurement
Striving to Maintain Fair and Transparent Trading
In the hope that its business will grow and develop along with suppliers, Sysmex strives to maintain fair and transparent trading and build mutual trust.
To contribute to healthcare through the supply of superior products
To achieve mutual growth and development based on mutual trust with business partners
- Better partnerships
- Fair, transparent procurement
- Compliance with applicable laws, confidentiality
- Environmental considerations
Number of Suppliers*by Region
*Suppliers of parts and raw materials
Communications with Suppliers
Purchasing Policy Briefing
Purchasing Policy Briefing
The annual Purchasing Policy Briefing is an opportunity for us to meet with suppliers and brief them on the course of our business and purchasing policy, thereby forging even stronger relationships with them.
At the briefing held in February 2011, we described our business activities, mid-/long-term strategies and purchasing policy to about 370 people from 220 suppliers.
Aiming to Improve the Quality of Supplied
Parts and Raw Materials
In order to supply top quality products to customers in a stable manner, it is essential to maintain and improve the quality of supplied parts and raw materials. Toward this end, Sysmex supports quality assurance of its suppliers in various ways, such as providing them with checklists by which they can self-examine their own quality management systems, and sending Procurement and Quality Management members to suppliers’ manufacturing plants to assist them in improving quality on the shop floor.
We prepared a Quality Agreement that defines the quality requirements, and have been encouraging suppliers to sign this agreement since fiscal 2009. By the end of fiscal 2010, the Kakogawa Factory had concluded the agreement with 115 out of 148 suppliers that it regularly procures parts and materials from. Sysmex has also produced and distributed guidelines aimed at deepening the overall understanding of the agreement.
Strengthening Partnerships in Technological Development
With the aim of consolidating partnerships with suppliers in the area of technological development, Sysmex Corporation holds “Technology Seminars,” where suppliers are invited to present their unique technologies and products.
Strictly Observing the Act against Delay in
Payment of Subcontract Proceeds, Etc.,
In order to comply with the Act against Delay in Payment of Subcontract Proceeds, Etc., to Subcontractors, Sysmex provides education through companywide e-learning. In addition, we have established an electronic purchasing system to prevent unreasonable payment reductions and refunds. We also provide training to new employees who use the system.
In fiscal 2010, 25 employees underwent this training.
Forging Friendly Relationships with Distributors
Focusing on Compliance — A Key Issue
Sysmex rigorously ensures compliance in order to build sustainable and fruitful partnerships with its distributors. We oblige employees to not abuse any dominant bargaining position, offer excessive entertainments or presents, or the like when dealing with distributors.
At the same time, we take advantage of the opportunities presented by product briefings, which are held on occasions such as new launches, in order to share our policies and activities with our distributors so that we may help them to deepen their understanding of the importance of compliance. In fiscal 2008, we bolstered our drive to prevent corruption by establishing a Sysmex Promotion Code (SPC) in an attempt to involve distributors in the initiative to maintain fair business.