Sony's Purpose is to "Fill the world with emotion, through the power of creativity and technology. As a creative entertainment company with a solid foundation of technology, Sony’s people-oriented businesses enrich lives by getting closer to people.
In recent years, stakeholders at Sony have grown increasingly aware of how crucial it is that companies fulfil their overall responsibilities throughout their supply chains, including procurement and production. They remain committed to ongoing efforts to raise awareness, educate, and provide training in order to focus the attention and boost the capacity of employees.
As part of their commitment to their employees and stakeholders, they wanted to improve their inventory management in a short timescale, to better react to market changes and produce manuals of ‘best practice’ for operational and training purposes.
There were a wide variety of job roles were identified as requiring training: Purchasing Manager, Buyer, Senior Buyer, Supplier Development Manager, Account Management, Sourcing, Warehouse, Finance, Production and Planning functions.
This meant that they required a flexible and experienced trainer in order to cover this wide range of requirements.
Several of Sony’s team had attended courses run by PMS in the past and recommended them as the preferred training provider. An initial Effective Stock Control course was run for a carefully selected cross functional group. The outcomes gave such a ‘lightbulb’ moment that is was decided that everyone involved in inventory management and control should experience the course.
36 Sony employees were trained within a six-week period from Finance, Production, Account Management, Warehouse, Purchasing and Sourcing functions. With such a successful series of stock control courses, Sony also engaged PMS to provide training in negotiations skills development and stores/warehouse management which were attended by another 16 staff.
‘Very well presented and good course content. Essential skills and knowledge which can be applied to my area of the business’
Ross Edwards, Business Partner – Finance
‘Excellent interactive course pitched at a great level’
Gerald Kelly, UK General Manager
Get better deals, improve service and manage risk. Our courses in such key areas negotiation, contract law, overseas procurement, capital equipment purchasing and expediting will equip supply chain professionals with the essentials skills and knowledge to make an immediate impact.View our Purchasing Courses
For most organisations the stores/warehouse is a major investment of physical and financial resources. Our courses will provide the necessary understanding, appreciation and motivation for stores and warehouse personnel to better manage this critical area of business operations.View our Stores & Warehouse Courses
Improved control of stock offers the opportunity for organisations to improve efficiency, enhance customer satisfaction and reduce inventory costs. Our specialist stock control course gets to the core of inventory management providing supply chain personnel with techniques and formulas to enable them to produce results in their workplace.View our Stock Control Courses