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Ikkundo Co., Ltd. KOBUY creates next-generation infrastructure to support corporate activities

[Ikkundo Co., Ltd.] KOBUY creates next-generation infrastructure to support corporate activities

*View in browser* *Ikkendo Co., Ltd.*
Press release: April 1, 2024
April Dream Project
KOBUY creates next-generation infrastructure to support corporate activities *Aiming to create the next generation infrastructure that supports Japanese corporate activities, we are evolving toward our dream of “zeroing the time required for indirect material purchasing.” * This press release is a dream sent out by a business operator who sympathizes with the April Dream project and wants to make April 1st a day full of dreams, hoping to make them come true.
Indirect materials purchasing provided by Itsudo Co., Ltd. (Location: Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture, Representative Director: Hiroshi Nagaya)
The platform “KOBUY” aims to make April 1st the day to send out dreams. I agree with April Dream. This press release is a dream of Ichindo Co., Ltd. ・What kind of infrastructure are we aiming for?
First of all, we want to become a social infrastructure on par with electricity, gas, water, and KOBUY.

In Japan, it has become a world in which infrastructure companies are expected to operate.
It eliminates “uncertainty” in daily life and business, and supports the freedom to do what you want to do, when you want to do it.

However, what we forget in the shadows is also the guarantee that we can avoid doing things that we shouldn’t have to do.

We clarify the things that companies do not need to do,
In business, *to provide an environment in which people can
concentrate on their core business*.

This is the infrastructure we are aiming for.

*・Why do I want to make this dream come true*
In recent years, digital transformation (DX) has become a cornerstone of business, but *we believe that DX is a start, not a goal* is emphasized. While many companies are working on DX, there are still tasks that are performed manually, and the number of cases in which DX implementation fails is increasing.

Behind this is a discrepancy in the recognition that DX must be used effectively in the field.
KOBUY’s mission is to eliminate this discrepancy and lead companies to successful DX.

We aim to * “strengthen Japanese business” * and are preparing to revolutionize indirect materials purchasing operations as a * next-generation infrastructure creation company *.

* Our dream is to eliminate wasted time and resources in corporate activities, and to provide the power to make businesses more efficient and achieve results. *

KOBUY is dedicated to creating next-generation infrastructure, strengthening Japanese companies, and carving out the future of business.
* ・Dream, what I started to realize*
* In a company, “It costs 1,000 yen in labor costs to purchase a 100 yen pen.” * * At the university, “It takes two weeks for delivery of items that are sold right in front of you if you apply within the university.” *

As a start, we launched the purchasing platform business “KOBUY”.

As a specific goal, we have set a goal of * “reducing the time required for purchasing indirect materials to zero.” *
For example, many departments are involved in purchasing a single pen. Purchasing a 100 yen pen costs 1,000 yen in labor costs,
At universities, in order to strengthen prevention of research funding fraud, it currently takes two weeks for delivery of items that are sold within the university if applied within the university. It’s such a waste.

Through “KOBUY”, we have streamlined a series of operations from ordering, selection, delivery, acceptance inspection, and payment. For more information on KOBUY, please see the URL below.
・What is KOBUY?
KOBUY is a platform where various supplier companies sell products and user companies purchase products.

* It’s not just a platform for buying things. *
By using KOBUY
We improve the operational efficiency of everyone involved in purchasing operations, from “product selection/ordering” to
“delivery/acceptance inspection” to “billing/payment.”
Now is the time when both “labor shortage” and “shorter working hours” are required. We will completely eliminate the hassle of purchasing indirect materials and sales, and improve your business so that you can focus on your core business.
See detailed explanation

・Service benefits
*Improve time efficiency and reduce burden*:
With the introduction of KOBUY, purchasing business processes will be streamlined and complicated tasks such as procedures and screening will be significantly shortened. This reduces the time associated with purchasing tasks, allowing you to focus more effectively on your core business.
*Transparency and data analysis*:
KOBUY centrally manages purchasing operations, making it easy to understand progress and budget. Data analysis allows you to understand past purchasing history and trends and develop strategic purchasing plans for the future.
* Shorter delivery times and flexibility*:
KOBUY’s indirect material purchasing shortens delivery time by up to 1/7. This allows projects and schedules to move forward quickly and flexibly, supporting day-to-day operations.

* -Overview of Ikkundo Co., Ltd.-*
・Established: June 13, 2005 (Heisei 17)
・Capital: 10 million yen
・Business details: Purchasing platform “KOBUY”, mail order mail order business “Askul Business” for stationery mail order companies, catalog database business, other product sales such as furniture,
multifunction devices, etc.
・Sales: 11,238 million yen (year ending March 2023)
・Head office location: SC Fushimi BLDG.4th floor, 2-16-26 Nishiki, Naka-ku, Nagoya
・Telephone number: 052-202-3535
・KOBUY Division Location: 11th floor, KANDA SQUARE, 2-2-1 Kanda Nishikicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
・Telephone number: 03-4332-4251
・Company website:
・KOBUY official website:
・KOBUY official channel:

“April Dream” is a PR event where companies send out their dreams that they would like to achieve in the future on April 1st.
This is a project by TIMES. We are seriously aiming to make this dream come true.
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