APU TOP Seminar:Mr. KIGAWA Makoto (Representative Director, Yamato Transport Co.)

May
20

Time/date: Thursday, May 20, 2010. 12:25-14:00
Venue: RCAPS Conference Room B bldg.2F
Speakers: Mr. KIGAWA Makoto (Representative Director, Yamato Transport Co.)
Language: Japanese *English simultaneous interpretation provided.
Seating capacity: 60 people
Application / Inquiries: Research Office MATSUMOTO/SHIBA
centers@apu.ac.jp
Title Expand to Asia and the World
Abstract Even in this economic downturn, sales and profits of ‘courier services’ have been rising steadily. The growth of Yamato Transport Co., has been a part of the historic process of the courier services in Japan, as it transitioned from a government enterprise to the private sector.
Yamato Transport Co. has constantly strived for the satisfaction of their customers. As a result, various business models such as the “Cool Delivery Service”, “Specified Time Delivery Service” etc. were developed which are often taken for granted today.
In recent years Yamato Transport Co.’s challenge has been to introduce the advanced courier system which succeeded in Japan, in Asia, where there is significant economic growth and delivery hubs have been established in Shanghai and Singapore .
At this Top Seminar, various approaches of Yamato Transport Co., including the challenges Ogura Masao, the founder, faced and the company’s leap into the world will be discussed.
*We recommend those coming to the seminar to read the following book before the seminar.
 [Ogura, Masao “Keieigaku” Nikkei BP sha, 1999]
*Yamato Transport is preparing to accept a few APU international students as interns in the summer of 2010.
  Students with an interest in the company and who wish to participate in the summer internship program are strongly encouraged to attend this seminar.
Report: [Event report available here.]

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