Logistics capabilities

Promoting global operations to reinforce logistics capabilities and increase efficiency

Promoting the enhancement of logistics capabilities throughout the country and overseas

The Kokubu Group continues working to enhance logistics by establishing comprehensive logistics centers that deal with processed, chilled, frozen and fresh food products. We organically connect them with the transportation and delivery network, thereby fulfilling the intermediate distribution function on a national and regional basis. At the same time, we are working to enhance quality while promoting the standardization of our logistics operations and systems.
In addition, we have built up logistics and cold chain capabilities in new overseas markets, including those of China, East Asia and Southeast Asia, utilizing our logistics capabilities and know-how in Japan. In doing so, the Kokubu Group is aiming at further growth on a global scale.

Establishing the efficiency model of logistics to reduce our environmental impact

The Kokubu Group is also promoting greater logistics efficiency with the aim of reducing any harm done to the environment. Through an optimum combination of people, machinery and IT, we have realized standardized logistics operations and quality management while fulfilling our social responsibility.
In addition, we were among the first to adopt the One-Order, One-Delivery (3OD) system that embodies the concept of acceptance of orders and delivery in one go and have established a model which is now the industry standard. We are now aiming to establish a new industry standard model for for collaborative logistics / delivery, and realize overall optimization of the distribution industry by promoting further efficiency.

Kokubu's optimized logistics
Kokubu's optimized logistics

Kokubu Group's Logistics Network

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  Room temperature Low temperature Total
General-purpose 119 48 167
Dedicated 54 8 62
Total 173 56 229

(number of sites / as of January 2014)

KFC Funabashi Hinode Center - the biggest low-temperature distribution center in the greater Tokyo Metropolitan Area and has a setup for total quality control

KFC Funabashi Hinode Center

Located in the city of Funabashi, Chiba Prefecture, this is a large-scale general-purpose center that brings together all of our low-temperature know-how. It handles some 3,000 items, including daily/chilled items, frozen foods, and fresh foods. It is also equipped with a sophisticated capability for sorting and picking in units of cases or pieces. Furthermore, it has the agility needed to offer 24-hour delivery to any part of the Tokyo metropolitan area.

Logistics Systems

Systema Streamer (SAS)

Systema Streamer (SAS)

SAS can handle all goods carried on conveyor units. It enables sequenced shipment in terms of vehicles, stores, and categories.

Automatic case warehouse

Automatic case warehouse

This system stows and picks merchandise in units of cases. It enables completely date-sequenced shipment and saves labor.

Piece-picking operation

Piece-picking operation

The Center is working to refine piece-picking operation through on-going pursuit of low-cost operation and higher accuracy.

Temperature management

Temperature management

For daily/chilled items, and other goods requiring sure control of temperature, the Center offers high-quality logistics based on rigorous management of temperature and hygiene.