YMT Holds a Suppliers Conference, 2018
A Suppliers Conference was held in Taipei on January 30, 2018, which 222 participants from 123 suppliers attended.
The conference is held every year before the Lunar New Year holidays. It is held so that the top management of our suppliers can better understand Yamaha’s procurement policy and global trends, etc., for the year ahead.
This year, in order to secure better quality, YMT's procurement policy focuses on better communication when stating to suppliers the quality required, promoting independent quality assurance in each process, achieving a global cost reduction of 30%, and cooperating with all stakeholders to address cost reduction tasks from various aspects in order to overcome our weaknesses.
Representing YMC, Mr. Olivier Prevost, Senior General Manager, Procurement Center, gave a presentation on YMT’s global procurement status and global procurement policy to foster cost innovation and establish Yamaha’s way of procurement.
The Suppliers Conference enabled all attendees to share YMT’s policy and renew their sense of unity under the motto "We Are One Team" toward achieving this year’s quality and cost targets.
Keeping this in mind, we are working with suppliers on procurement activities this year.
Shinichi Kinomura, Yamaha Motor Taiwan (YMT)