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.