Potential for Supplier Assurance
 in the Asian Market
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Potential for Supplier Assurance
 in the Asian Market



by Chiyuki Uehara

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Potential for Supplier Assurance
 in the Asian Market Potential for Supplier Assurance
 in the Asian Market Presentation Transcript

  • Potential for Supplier Assurance in the Asian Market Chiyuki Uehara Aeon Co., Ltd. August 26, 2010
  • Outline of Aeon Group Operating results (Fiscal year ended February 2009) Total revenues 5,230 billion   Operating profit 124 billion Number of companies 182 (As of February, 2009) Number of stores per formats GMS (General Merchandising Stores) 601 Discount stores 158 Super Markets 1,231 Convenience stores 3,720 Specialty stores 4,748 Other operations 2,148 Total 12,156 stores 601店舗 158店舗 1,231店舗 3 , 270店舗 4,748店舗 2,148店舗 Expanding Aeon’s operation in 8 countries in Asia
  • Expansion of private brand products Aeon’s private brand products has been expanded to 5,000 items including clothing, food and housing and sold at 8,000 stores. Annual sales of private brand (Unit=Billion Yen) Private brand products
  • Implementation of GFSI benchmarked standard Global standard Aeon standard Food Safety Management Systems Good Practices (GAP,GMP,GDP) Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) principles Corporate philosophy Brand concept Quality and CoC requirements Use of private standard Adoption of GFSI standard
  • Ensuring food safety system by global standard implementation Agricultural field GAP   GMP Transportation Transportation We are responsible for quality control on total supply chain and provision of product information for customer. We ask our suppliers compliance with Aeon’s code of conduct which includes requirements on environmental and ethical issues. Factory Store GDP Food safety management system  
  • GAP implementation activities in Japan
  • Outline of GAP activities in Japan(1)
    • Existence of various GAP impose various procedures on producers
    • There are needs for high level GAP based on scientific knowledge and on demands of consumers and retailers.
    • Target : 2,000 producer’s
    •    groups ( by 2011 )
    • Ministry of Agriculture held the committee and made GAP Guideline for food safety, sustainability, and workers’ safety.
    • Leaders’ training is on going for GAP introduction into producer’s groups.
    • Ministry of Agriculture is trying to get consumers’ confidence by implementing upgraded GAP .
    GAP Guideline was published by Ministry of Agriculture in April 2010.
  • Outline of GAP activities in Japan(2) Number of producer’s groups that have introduced GAP Jul. 2007 Dec. 2007 Jul. 2008 Mar. 2009
    • Many small size farmers
    • Cooperative produce handling
    • Certification cost & education system for covering a various number of farmers
    Feature of Agriculture in Japan Problems on acquisition of certification
  • Promotion of GFSI benchmarked GAP Field study Interpretation meeting Sharing information
    • Key issues for promotion activities:
    • Ensuring feasibility for Japanese farmers
    • - Consideration of Japanese agriculture situation (ex. Many small size farmers)
    • Practical level understanding through interpretation by various stakeholders
    • including farmers, retailers, CBs, consultants and other experts.
  • GMP&FSMS implementation activities
  • GFSI Global Market TC pilot project (1)
    • In globalized food supply chain, procurement from less developed businesses and small suppliers has been increased. The level needs to be raised for offering safe food.
    • The following issues are important for upgrading the level.
    • 1. Leaders who introduce the knowledge of food safety
    • in developing countries and at small and medium
    • sized companies needs to be raised.
    • 2. Multiligualized education tool is necessary for food
    • business which hasn’t acquire GFSI benchmarked
    • standard.
    Global market TC pilot project has started as a measure of food safety for small suppliers
  • GFSI Global Market TC pilot project (2) multilingualization linkage Basic level Intermediate level Certificate FSKN ( Food Safety Knowledge Network) ⇒ E-learning Raising the level of control ability on food safety for QC stuff at less developed businesses and small food suppliers. Global Market ⇒ Self checklist for audit and evaluation guideline Raising the level internally by using check list and evaluation guideline at two levels (basic and intermediate level) Raising the level +
  • Pilot project by Aeon Malaysia (1)
    • Secretariat: 5 stuff members at quality control dept. of Aeon Malaysia
    • - with experience of factory audit or store sanitary control and FSSC 2200
    • auditor training courses
    • Target:12 suppliers of private brand products of Aeon Malaysia
    • Contents :
    • - Pre- level check test regarding food safety and sanitary control
    • - Face to face FMS training using E-learning system of FSKN   
    • - HACCP training by external experts
    • - Instruction including post-evaluation from Quality control dept. at Aeon   
  • Pilot project by Aeon Malaysia (2)
    • Participant Feedback:
    • - Appreciation for having the training to Aeon Malaysia
    • Request more seat availability for next HACCP training
    • Interests in this program and intention for effective use of this program
    • Expectation for the audit
  • For further implementation of supplier assurance
    • Support for small suppliers
    • ( Education and tool)
    • Effective certification system
    • (Cost effectiveness and time efficiency)
    • Placement of contact person adjusting local issues
    • for global harmonization
  • Thank you!