Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation has established the Chinese
Procurement Center in Shanghai.
Our procurement bases were previously at our headquarters and in Dalian,
China. By opening the Chinese Procurement Center in Shanghai at this
time, we have positioned our headquarters as the global procurement
control center and established a cooperative procurement system
consisting of three procurement bases, including the Toshiba Dalian
medical equipment factory, which is our overseas manufacturing
subsidiary in China. The objectives are expansion and improved
efficiency in global procurement.
Shanghai, where we have established the Chinese Procurement Center, is
located in the center of eastern China, which is home to the overseas
manufacturing subsidiaries of many American and European medical
equipment manufacturers. This region also hosts many factories serving
medical component/material manufacturers based in the United States,
Europe, and Japan, as well as the manufacturing bases of local medical
At the Chinese Procurement Center, not only procurement staff with
experience working in Japan and other countries but also professional
staff in the fields of product development, manufacturing technology,
and quality control work together to promote procurement activities in
China, taking full advantage of the great potential of Chinese
component/material manufacturers while maintaining the same level of
quality as in Japan. This is the first trial of such an organizational
structure in the Toshiba Group.
The Chinese Procurement Center is located in the Procurement Office of
Toshiba China Co., Ltd., which is Toshiba Corporation's overseas
subsidiary for regional coordination. We will also strengthen
cooperation with sourcing staff in other business divisions of the
Toshiba Group to take full advantage of the synergistic effects of the
Toshiba Group's global procurement activities.
In order to address today's extremely challenging business conditions
such as the high yen and sales price erosion, Toshiba Medical Systems
Corporation plans to increase its global procurement percentage to 75%
by the end of fiscal year 2014, thus reducing manufacturing costs and
countering the effects of foreign exchange imbalances.
About Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation is a leading worldwide provider of
medical diagnostic imaging systems and comprehensive medical solutions,
such as CT, X-ray and vascular, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, and MRI
systems, as well as information systems for medical institutions.
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation has been providing medical products
for over 80 years. In October 2003, Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation,
which prior to that time had been operating as the Medical Systems
Division of Toshiba Corporation ("Toshiba"), was established as a
stand-alone member of the Toshiba group. Toshiba Medical Systems
Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Toshiba.
information, visit http://www.toshiba-medical.co.jp/tmd/english
Toshiba is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider
and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems.
Toshiba Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of
businesses: digital products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail
solutions and MFPs; electronic devices, including semiconductors,
storage products and materials; industrial and social infrastructure
systems, including power generation systems, smart community solutions,
medical systems and escalators & elevators; and home appliances.
was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than
550 consolidated companies, with 202,000 employees worldwide and annual
sales surpassing 6.1 trillion yen (US$74 billion). Visit Toshiba's web
site at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm