Tomino Takahiro
   Department   Undergraduate School  , School of Commerce
   Position   Professor
Research Period 2015/04~2019/03
Research Topic The role of the timing controller in the supply chain
Research Type KAKENHI Research
Consignor Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Research Program Type Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B)
KAKENHI Grant No. 15H03382
Responsibility Research Contributor
Representative Person OKAMOTO Hirokimi
Details We come to the following conclusions: (1) there are companies that can be called timing controllers in supply chains, ranging from raw materials to finished products; (2) timing controllers vary by supply chain, and include diverse industries, from commercial businesses to specialty firms; (3) overall costs are reduced because of their existence; and (4) timing controllers are intermediaries that separate, particularly temporally, production and consumption, and provide a fine tuning system that goes far beyond that imagined in prior studies.