Supply Chain Management
*Business segments and activities are as of the fiscal year ended March 2018.
Toys and Hobby
Implementing Various Types of Audits
At BANDAI CO., LTD., we conduct BANDAI Factory Audits (BFA), which combine new plant audits and Code of Conduct (COC) audits, at overseas final packaging plants (174 plants in FY2018.3) that make BANDAI products. BFAs are performed with the fundamental policy based on the “BANDAI COC Declaration” which declares compliance with the eight standards, including prohibition of forced labor and child labor, and in accordance with the proprietary BFA Manual.
Initiatives Taken Together with Suppliers
BANDAI holds supplier conferences every year to share information on safety standards associated with revisions to domestic and international laws related to toys and quality standards set forth individually by BANDAI (held in three locations – Tokyo, Shanghai and Shenzhen – in FY2018.3).
BANDAI has also established the BANDAI Supplier Awards, which recognize suppliers that maintain high levels of performance in regard to evaluation indicators adopted by BANDAI. We are working together with suppliers to improve working environments and quality. Suppliers that receive awards share their know-how by giving lectures to other suppliers about their initiatives on the front lines.
(Current Network Entertainment and Real Entertainment)
Implementing Plant Audits
At BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment, we implemented a BNE Supplier Audit, which is an audit performed on check items for managing production lines at plants, at a final assembly plant (one site in FY2018.3) of products related to the Anpanman Museum.
Formulation of Business Continuity Plan (BCP) Together with Suppliers
At BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment, we formulate the business continuity plan (BCP) to see that business activities continue even in the advent of a risk, such as a disaster. Based on our view that initiatives in cooperation with suppliers are essential for securing continuity of business activities, we conduct BCP training in which suppliers participate and we continue to examine specific recovery procedures with suppliers to be prepared for any risks that might arise.
Information Delivery to Suppliers
Visual and Music Production
(Current Visual and Music Production and IP Creation)
Implementing Plant Audits
At BANDAI NAMCO Arts, we implement plant audits at plants that assemble DVD and Blu-ray Disc packages as well as inspect plants using plant audit checklists that indicate in-house standards for goods sold at live event venues.
Affiliated Business Companies
Acquiring Public Certifications
At BANDAI LOGIPAL, we have acquired the AEO customs broker certification* and conduct prompt customs operation in accordance with laws and regulations. In addition, we acquire various public certifications, such as the international standard ISO9001 for quality management systems and the Privacy Mark for the protection of personal information, in an effort to provide high-quality services within the Group.
*A customs broker certified by the Minister of Finance as a party which has established a system for cargo security management and a legal compliance structure. BANDAI LOGIPAL became the sixth company in Japan to receive AEO certification.
Implementing Plant Audits and Quality Enhancement Initiatives
At ARTPRESTO, we continue to implement plant audits and reinforce internal reviews in an effort to prevent occurrence of any defects.