Q&A

Q&A

About our Services

Q1  What kind of delivery vehicle does Shinozaki Transportation use? A1  Our company possess the following vehicles: 2 ton box cart, A 2 ton flat car, a 4 ton wing, a 4 ton wing gate, a 4 ton flat car, a 7 ton wing, a 7 ton wing gate, 10 ton - 13 ton wing, a 10-13 ton wing gate, and a wing trailer.
Q2  As an authorized shipper of energy saving methods, does the mode of transport suppress CO2 emissions? A2  Trailer, railroad or marine transport are provided as energy saving modes of transportation.
Q3  I would like to improve my distribution, where should I start? A3  As a first step, we would like to consult with you about your current situation and make suggestions based on our results.
Q4  I am thinking about outsourcing my distribution, what should I do? A4  At a certain stage in your business growth, you may seek to focus more on your main business while seeking the advice of transportation/SCM professionals to design and constantly optimize your logistical needs. Please consult with us on these matters at any time.
Q5  I would like to ask for a product inspection, what should I do? A5  Various circulation processing and inspection processes are provided in our operations (picking, set composing by type, and packing). Please consult with us about circulation processing in foreign countries (hubs: Shanghai, Pusan).
Q6  Other than the services accompanied by distribution, does your service provide order management and call center provisioning? A6  Our service offering is flexible and customizable, based on consultation with our clients.
Q7  I would like to export product to foreign countries, what should I do? A7  Our services offer the option of transport by air or sea. Shipping conditions will depend upon the type of product, quantity, and packing situation. Please inquire about arrangements.
Q8  How do we work with your company to fulfill our distribution requirements? A8  Batch processing by CSV using EDI in the XML format is our prescribed way. Shipment instructions for sending and confirmation are based on predetermined data fields. Data transmissions, HULFT, and FTP are cited in email transmissions.
Q9  Japanese may be used to communicate with people in our outlay of foreign distribution? A9  In Korea and China, there are Japanese speaking staff on the ground to correspond with Japanese speakers.
Q10 When the need arises, is it possible to ask for available jurisdictions pertaining to customs clearance? A10 Typically, the Tokyo Customs House is utilized for most matters, though, it is possible to utilize any customs clearance access in other jurisdictions.

Questions of Distribution Terms

Q1  What is SCM? A1  Supply Chain Management (SCM) is the oversight of material flow and information from the producer to the consumer.
Q2  TC is what kind of delivery center? A2  Transfer Center goes by the abbreviation TC and is used as a passage, delivery center.
Q3  DC is what kind of transport center? A3  Distribution Center goes by the abbreviation DC and is used as place where stock is kept and items are prepared for transport.
Q4  PC is what kind of logistics center? A4  Processing Center goes by the abbreviation PC and is used as a circulation point to process items for transport.
Q5  What is TMS? A5  Transportation Management System is abbreviated as TMS and serves logistics as a function of transportation control.
Q6  What is WMS? A6  Warehouse Management System is abbreviated as WMS and is an application used to control warehouse and distribution inventory.
Q7  What is EDI? A7  Electronic Data Interchange or better known as EDI is an electronic communication method providing standards for the interchange data via any electronic medium.
Q8  What is VMI? A8  VMI stands for Vender Management Inventory and is a method of optimizing Supply Chain performance in which the manufacturer is responsible for maintaining distributor's inventory levels.
Q9  What is Crossdocking? A9  Cross docking is a logistics process where products from a supplier are distributed directly to a customer or retail establishment with marginal handling or storage time.
Q10 What is cubic measurement of freight? A10 It is a unit used in the transportation industry when measuring the capacity of freight. One square meter is equivalent to 0.0278 cubic meters.
pagetop