KAI’s overseas sales ratios are exceeding 50% of total volume. To trade with other countries with different currencies and systems and to deliver products to various parts of the world, trading practice know‐how is indispensable. It is the shipping team of the trade department of the product headquarters that handles such export business at the Oyana factory in Seki, Gifu Prefecture.
Team Leader Miho Kaneshige is a veteran with 13th years in shipping. ‘It is our job to arrange shipments. After getting an order from sales, we'll check the stock situation in the distribution center and delivery date, entering all dates in the ordering system, and delivering the product cases to the port warehouse.’
Mami Endo said that she wanted to engage in trade and joined the KAI company. ‘Invoicing is essential documentation for customs clearance procedures, and since it is written in English, English is necessary for trade practice.’
‘I just joined the company last year, but my seniors teach me carefully, so every day is just fun!’ says Ayumi Goto who is in her second year of working at KAI and full of energy. Behind the overseas expansion of KAI, there was the reliable support of the shipping girls who enthusiastically devoted themselves to their daily work.