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Chainstores, Retailers and Suppliers

Chain Stores

Preparation of optimum logistics solutions for customers in a variety of distribution industry configurations


Based on its track record of logistics for many chain stores, Senko provides optimum logistics solutions.
We accommodate customer needs not only for chain store cost cutting, but also for cost reduction and service level enhancement in the supply chain as a whole.

Principal business configurations handled
Supermarkets, drugstores, prescription pharmacies, home centers, apparel sporting goods and other specialized chains, mail order sales, voluntary chains and others

Logistics operating systems meeting a variety of needs

We provide optimum logistics systems corresponding to customer needs.

TC I system (delivery agency system)

Collection of bulk cargo from stocking-in suppliers, or merchandise brought in, is concentrated in the distribution center, and classified by category (by outlet, division, display case, others).
Bulk delivery is also made at scheduled times.

TC I system characteristics
Merchandise shipment acceptance, reduction of costs of returns
  • Planned cargo acceptance operations are enabled by scheduled bulk delivery of merchandise to outlets.
  • Merchandise return location unification is enabled and outlet operations are simplified.

We provide backyard functions to customer outlets.
  • We implement bundled acceptance of inter-outlet merchandise transfers, enabling smooth adjustment of merchandise supply balances
  • Accommodation of delivery assignments by outlet; temporary merchandise stocking

A distribution system that is easy on the environment
  • The number of transport vehicles can be reduced, in consideration of the local environment
  • Use of simple packaging (goods delivery boxes) reduces waste and waste disposal time and labor

TC II system (distribution processing system)

This implements by-item inspection, pricing and other distribution processing of total volume merchandise deliveries from stocking-in suppliers.
It also sorts and packages by outlet, division, display case and other piece units, and is interoperable with the TC I system.

TC II system characteristics
Furnished with the TC I system characteristics
  • It can reduce inspection, examination and other shipment acceptance operations at the outlets, enabling close attention to marketing work
  • Deliveries classification by division makes for greater efficiency in merchandise display and arrangement operations

Cross Doc DC System

Dividing the total quantity of delivered merchandise into shipment portions and inventory portions enables bundled delivery of the shipment portion with zero days in inventory.

Characteristics of Cross Doc DC System
  • Direct delivery of the shipment portion to outlets enables minimization of days in inventory
  • Convenient for direct dealing with makers

DC System (strategic inventory system)

This provides for storage of chain store strategic merchandise and others, and picking corresponding to order placement instructions. Together with this, it provides such varied services as inventory control and customs clearance.

DC System characteristics
  • Furnished with TC I System characteristics
  • Enables bundled storage of special sale, seasonal merchandise and other stocked-in merchandise
    • Enables delivery control consonant with merchandise selling periods
    • Reduces outlet backyard inventories and enables effective use of outlet space
    • Defective items can be reduced, implementing stable merchandise supply to outlets

Providing various information in the supply chain, reducing total distribution costs

    A variety of systems supports total cost reduction in the supply chain.

  • Center systems provided are WMS (warehouse management systems) and VMI (outsourced inventory control systems).
  • VMI (outsourced inventory control systems) are provided for stocking-in suppliers.
  • Peripheral networks are provided for efficient linkage of retailers, stocking-in suppliers and centers.



Logistics Sales Division

Chain Store Sales Department
TEL : 03-5730-7002

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Suppliers (makers, wholesalers)

Diversified distribution channels, globalized marketing -- with nationwide strategic distribution bases we provide highly detailed support for the logistics of suppliers undergoing radical change

Led by everything from daily miscellanies to apparel, food and home electrical products, we accommodate a variety of daily living-related merchandise


In dealings with distribution industry customers, Senko has built up logistics expertise related to products handled by a variety of manufacturers and wholesalers.Keying off customers' merchandise characteristics and the needs of sales outlets, we construct and operate logistics systems supporting production and sales.

Placement of multi-function distribution centers aggregating 2 million m2nationwide.
Concentration of inventory bases enables provision of cost benefits

Senko has a nationwide network of logistics bases.
With revamp of inventory bases and distribution transport networks, we provide optimum proposals.
Full outsourcing to Senko enables real time ascertaining of all-base inventory conditions, thereby reducing total inventory costs.

Accommodating suppliers' varied daily living-related merchandise,
we provide distribution processing services responsive to the needs of delivery recipients

Based on the characteristics of such customer products as food, pharmaceutical and other storage, consumption period-limited management, home center-related merchandise and other large-size items, we provide logistics services consonant with needs. For seasonal product and other temporary storage, moreover, we invite business.
Further, by highly detailed accommodation to pricing and other distribution processing, periodic bundled delivery and other delivery recipient needs, we support the marketing activity of suppliers

Principal distribution processing services
  • Merchandise pricing, packaging, repacking
  • Set incorporation
  • Tagging, inspection, pressing, bagging of apparel merchandise

Other than Logistics, Senko Supports your Production and Sales Activity

Senko posses a call center service (order receipt service).
We stress tour core businesses, not only by distribution centers but also by outsourcing, including order acceptance operations and others


Logistics Sales division

East Japan
TEL : 03-5730-7002

Middle Japan
TEL : 052-565-6801

West Japan [Kansai Area]
TEL : 06-6440-5167

[Kyushu Area]
TEL : 092-641-7511

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Mail order shops and e-commerce (EC) shops

Senko offers "Fulfillment services" for mail order shops and EC shops.

From large scale specialized centers to small quantity joint centers, services are provided corresponding to distribution scales and operating methods.

SKFS (Senko Fulfillment Services)

Corresponding to customer necessity, all required functions are provided for logistics, of course, and for mail order and EC shop management.

Large scale specialized distribution center operating services

Leveraging Senko's large scale distribution center operating expertise, we accept comprehensive operation of customers' specialized centers.


Adding B-to-C services to B-to-B services for efficient inventory control

SENKO provides a logistics service that combines the B-to-B logistics that customers have used in the past with B-to-C logistics. By switching B-to-B inventories to catalog sales and e-commerce, companies can perform seamless inventory control that utilizes the B-to-B and B-to-C sectors.

Joint logistics service for small-volume requirements

SENKO has a joint logistics service for companies that sell products using catalogs and
e-commerce. This allows us to offer a variety of services at a low cost for companies that have
their own websites as well as for major Internet shopping malls in Japan.