Mazda is moving forward with efforts centering on the "three Rs of Mazda logistics" to cut down on resources used for packaging and wrapping. The target for packaging and wrapping materials was a reduction in volume of 44% or more from FY March 1991 levels; in FY March 2014, a 46%*1 reduction was achieved.
In FY March 2013, furthermore, Mazda commenced activities to reflect logistics needs at the beginning of product development, so as to include improvement of packaging and wrapping specifications in the product development process. These activities, targeting parts to be shipped to overseas KD*2 production sites, aim to achieve an ideal form of transportation by considering efficient logistics in the development stage of work processes, from design to production and shipment, and optimizing parts specifications and structures. In FY March 2014, the volume of packaging and wrapping materials for some new models was reduced by optimizing component shapes and packaging. The Company will continue promoting and expanding these activities that involve efforts in the product development process.
- *1Forecasted reduction rate compared with measures similar to those performed in FY March 1991.
- *2A manufacturing method wherein parts are exported to overseas production sites, where they are assembled onsite.