We contribute to overseas suppliers and Japanese buyers in chemical industry by building up their business channel.

We contribute to overseas suppliers and Japanese buyers in chemical industry by building up their business channel.

Personal Profiles

Representative of Ip-labo

Place of Birth: Yamaguchi Pref.

Address: Akashi City, Hyogo Pref.

Education: M.S. in applied chemistry, Kyushu Univ.

Business Career: Joined Kaneka, a chemical company listed in the first section of the Tokyo stock exchange, working for R&D for 27 years, for procurement for 7 years, and finally for management of R&D for three years. 

Established Ip-labo in 2007.  

Achievement:

  1. Overall personal contribution to ordinary profit for R&D at Kaneka: 13.8 billion Yen
  2. Overall personal contribution to cost saving for procurement at Kaneka: 19 billion Yen

    Examples of overseas procurement: Frame retardant(from Taiwan)Special vinyl monomer(from China)Reductant(from Taiwan)

Qualification:

  1. Manager of hazardous chemicals(all categories)
  2. Sanitation supervisor
  3. Fire prevention manager
  4. Measurement specialist workplace environment(dust)
  5. Business skill in bookkeeping (3rd class)

Personal Principle: To be honest at all times.

Interests: Fishing, trip, walking, appreciating music, playing table tennis and badminton, enjoying hot springs, Go game, Shogi(Japanese chess), etc.. 

How key know-how of optimal procurement was developed

  Started to work at Procurement Div. at the age of 50.

  Pursued how to achieve the optimal procurement and recognized the problem on the way of purchasing based simply on the experience. 

  Contemplated this problem day and night and eventually found that “key factors  are WHY, WHAT, WHERE and HOW MUCH.”

  By still more serious thinking, he reached the conclusion that the vital factors are “From WHERE and at WHAT PRICE.“ 

  To be specific、what is most important lies in the following two points:

・“How can we find the suppliers all across the world?”

・“How can we know the price of the international market?

  Only by sitting in the office, about 90 % of the necessary information came to be collected. By utilizing this know-how, it became possible to approach nearer and nearer to the optimal procurement.  

  Taking the opportunity of starting his company, Ip-labo, in July, 2007, he decided to make this scientific method to be known in public. At the same time, he applied for the patent in the category of the business model.

 

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Representative of Ip-labo 

Tsuneo Yamamoto

Kinki Chemical Society CA-adviser( procurement )

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Overseas Affairs of Ip-labo

Overseas Affairs(1) of Ip-labo

ducation: M.S. in applied chemistry, Hokkaido Univ.

Business career:Joined a fiber and chemical company in Mitsubishi group, initially working for R & D ,then, for production management at acrylic fiber plant. After that, became responsible for overseas project, and visited over 20 countries for business negotiation, contract preparation and project implementation. Finally, assumed CEO for six years at joint venture company with Austria in Japan. Established an individual proprietaryship in 2004 to offer oversears business consulting, translation and interpreting services to manufacturers, trading firms, foreign subsidiaries in Japan, and the like.

Qualifications in Technology: Manager of hazardous chemicals, Manager of class-1 high pressure vessel, Safety manager of pressurized gas manufacturing, Manager for environmental protection (class-1 water treatment), Measurement specialist of workplace environment. 

Qualifications in Language: Practical English proficiency 1st class, TOEIC point 860, Practical French proficiency 3rd class.

Experience of major projects: Engineer training and coordinator function for refinery construction  project in Nigeria. Polymeric fiber manufacturing licensing to India. Spandex plant export to Taiwan. PP fiber plant export to Turkey. Optical product molding equipment export to France and USA.

Interests: Playing tennis, trekking, wine tasting, overseas trip. Currently, leaning French as he takes interest in French culture.

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Overseas Affairs of Ip-labo 

Masakatsu Yoshida

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Overseas Affairs(2) of Ip-labo

Management in Trading Division, EDP Department, and also worked as a Budget and Finance Controller.  Awarded twice by the company president for the deduction of air freight charges, and duties by an application of new evaluation of imported goods.サブ<Overseas Affairs(2) of Ip-labo>

Place of Birth: Tokyo, Japan

Address: Kobe City, Hyogo Pref.

Education: Studied in the U.S.A , B.A. in physics and mathematics

Business Career:

  1. At the Member of Textron Inc.   (USA)

Management in Trading Division, EDP Department, and also worked as a Budget and Finance Controller.  Awarded twice by the company president for the deduction of air freight charges, and duties by an application of new evaluation of imported goods.

    2.At the Group company of BTR PLC   (UK)

Established above branch office (Headquarters) in Japan including the registration of the company and Worked as a Company Representative at Japan business and operation, and was responsible for followings;

  • Management
  • Sales and Marketing

  All sales figures and marketing, including introducing new products to Japanese market. Established distribution systems in Japan from nil stage and obtained normal accounts from big public companies such as Toshiba (Fuchu Works), Fuji Electric (Kobe Works) etc. Also successfully made an acquisition of Japanese manufacturer with JIS approval as a marketing strategy to penetrating domestic market in Japan

  • Finance and Accounting

    3.The Japan Research Institute, Limited Worked as a Chief Consultant. Joined this company, focused on international business consulting affairs specially emphasized on marketing and business  management/strategy of foreign companies who wish to be successful in Japan business and operation. Was responsible for:

  • All the international business consulting at Osaka office
  • Industrial - academic cooperation (Successfully made University of Iowa and   Seavac, a Japanese company)
  • All the projects to do with former Japanese Ministry of Health and Welfare
  • Management of all overseas business affairs Major Covering Fields; Industrial Goods 

        (Medical, Pharmaceutical, Chemical and Rubber Products, Electric Materials and Products, Machinery and Steel Parts, and others mainly industrial goods field)

Qualifications: Obtained ISO-9001(2000) auditor qualification in 2001 and qualified medical ISO consultant by Medical ISO Laboratory in Yokohama in 2004. Qualified International Business Advisor by Organization for Small & Medium Enterprises and Regional Innovation, Japan (http://www.smrj.go.jp/keiei/kokusai/).

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Overseas Affairs of Ip-labo

Katsuhiro Tanaka

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Address(1)

Ip-labo
2-41-12, Akuwanishi, Seya-ku,
Yokohama, 〒246-0025, 
JAPAN
TEL : 81-45-364-2037
FAX : 81-45-364-2037
yoshida_ma@jcom.home.ne.jp
http://www.ip-labo.com/
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Address(2)

Ip-labo
3-5-16, Sumiyushihigashi-machi,
Higashinada-ku, 
Kobe, 〒658-0052,
JAPAN

TEL : 81-78-846-7080
FAX : 81-78-846-7078
kay-tanaka@muc.biglobe.ne.jp
http://www.ip-labo.com/
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