Sourcing in Japan

Overview by
Type of Production
The industrial sector contributes approximately 28% of GDP. Manufacturing employs nearly 18% of the workforce. Japan has traditionally been a leading the world for automated production processes. The industry on is whole has benefited from innovative technology also in some less competitive sectors such as chemicals, aircraft and software.
Japan ranks among the world's largest and technologically advanced producers of electronic equipment, machine tools, steel and nonferrous metals, ships, chemicals, textiles, processed foods.
The production value of the food industry ranked third among manufacturing industries after electric and transport machinery.
Manufacturers Associations of the Main Industries
Japan Manufacturers Automotives Associations
Japan Electronics and Information Technology industries Association
Japan Electrical %anufacturers Association
Japan Analytical Instruments Manufacturers Association
Japan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Associations
Japan Construction Equipment Manufacturers Association

Type of Manufacturers

Original Equipment Manufacturers
Japan records a great number of OEMs, established on high technological segments of production. The strength of Japanese OEMs comes from their long-term investments in R&D (3% of its GDP invested in R&D each year, more than in the United-States).
OEMs are found in every major Japanese industrial sector.
Original Design Manufacturers
Japan’s industrial sphere counts fewer ODMs. But OEMs sometime also offer the services of ODMs.
The labor cost in Japan is too high to allow the country to be competitive for this type of business relation. Nevertheless in some high technological segments, one may find some competitive subcontractors.

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