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Fujikura Group CSR Report 2013
[ISO 26000 Core Subject] Consumer Issues

Quality Management from the Customers' Viewpoint

Quality Management from the Customers' Viewpoint

We undertake quality management from the viewpoint of customers to maintain their trust, based on the Fujikura Quality Policy, which we have set as company-wide guidelines on quality. We began conducting G-FPS activities on a full scale in fiscal 2006, targeting not only the quality of products but also the quality of a range of job processes, believing that the quality of products depends on the quality of our daily manufacturing operations.

In fiscal 2011, our manufacturing bases began conducting self-audits on quality as a new initiative to further improve quality. Also as part of management innovation, we launched the Quality Improvement Group, which conducts monthly follow-ups on quality. Recognizing that quality is a key indicator of our comprehensive strength, our sales, development, design, manufacturing, and indirect departments are working in unison on activities that examine our business from the viewpoint of customers.

Fujikura Quality Policy

  • From the customer's viewpoint
  • Responding to the customer's trust
  • Provide useful, safe, high-quality products and solutions

Quality Assurance System

The business units and domestic and overseas subsidiaries of Fujikura have built and are operating quality management systems (QMSs) optimized for their business operations based on the ISO 9000 standards for quality management systems.

Fujikura's Corporate Quality Assurance Committee, which is chaired by the director in charge of quality assurance and composed of the general managers of the business units holds regular meetings, where they determine corporate policies and quality targets, discuss a range of corporate problems, and exchange opinions and make decisions on the issues.
The Quality Assurance Inspection Committee performs audits on each business unit and subsidiary of Fujikura to check the state of QMS operations. Also in fiscal 2012, the committee continued to carry out QMS audits focusing on monozukuri (manufacturing).

Quality-Related Complaints

Based on the recognition that complaints represent the worst responses from customers, we will continuously place priority on reducing the number of customer complaints. Most of Fujikura’s products are manufactured at its domestic and overseas subsidiaries, and we cooperate with these Group companies to identify the causes of any complaints and implement measures to prevent the reoccurrence of similar problems.

The following graph shows the complaints we received from customers. We expanded our data collection scope in order to understand the actual situation and to make improvements in quality issues more widely across the Group. The result for fiscal 2012 is shown in comparison with fiscal 2010.

Serious complaints are reported to top management, including the director in charge of quality assurance, and an ad hoc team is established to identify the causes of problems where necessary. We take these measures to minimize the damage caused to customers. We will continue to implement quality assurance activities to reduce the number of serious complaints to zero.

Claims received

Measures for Product Safety

Whenever we have a "product accident" as defined in Japan's Consumer Product Safety Act, it is reported to top management, and first priority is given to implementing countermeasures for the accident. Fujikura deems it essential to ensure product safety and we are using product safety-related risk assessment tools (such as the R-Map method) and introducing product safety activities focusing on the design and manufacturing processes to prevent product accidents.

We provided training seminars on the R-Map method at our 21 bases, including Group companies.

Quality Management Education and Small-Group Activities

As part of Fujikura's human resources development program, the Company provides young engineers with stratified education on quality management annually. We are now reviewing the details of quality education under the slogan "firsthand knowledge" to help employees acquire the basic and practical quality management abilities through this education. Employees engaged in R&D, who definitely need such education for their jobs, are taught statistical quality management immediately after joining the Company.

As for our small-group activities, we held Global Fujikura "KAIZEN" Presentation meetings four times a year. Thanks to the G-FPS activities that gave inspirations also to the indirect departments, in addition to presentations on conventional improvements made to manufacturing processes, a lot of presentations were given on improving office operations.

Global Fujikura "KAIZEN" Presentation

State of ISO9001 and others

State of ISO9001 (July.2013)

Company Date Acquired Product Certifying Body Registration number
Fujikura Ltd. Apr.1996 Optical Fibers & Cables
Fusion Splicer & other
Optical Devices
others
LRQA YKA0953032
Apr.1996 Image fiber
others
SGS JP08/040056
May.1994 Overhead transmission wires,
Underground Power Cables,
others
LRQA YKA0932182
Oct.1993 Flexible Printed Circuit
Flat Cable
Heat Pipe
others
LRQA YKA0925874
Jul.2006 Porcelain Enamelled Steel Board,
Wiring Harness
LRQA YKA4003584
Yonezawa Electric Wire Co., Ltd. Jul.1994 Flat Cable,others JQA JQA-0572
Oct.1996 Cable & Wire JQA JQA-1423
DDK Ltd. Jul.1994 Electrical Connector JQA JQA-0553
Nishi Nippon Electric Wire & Cable Co., Ltd. Mar.1996 Cable & Wire
Optical Fibers & Cables
Others
LRQA YKA0952484
Fujikura Precision Ltd. May.1999 Optical Fusion Splicers LRQA YKA0961812
Fujikura Components Ltd. Oct.1999 Cable Termination & Connectors
Heat Pipe
Others
SGS JP10/062076
Numazu Copper Refining and Rolling Co., Ltd. Oct.2003 Copper wire rod MOODY International 05354-A
Suzuki Giken Co., Ltd. Dec.1997 Optical Fibers & Cables
Others
LRQA YKA0958058
Kyoei High Opt Co., Ltd. Dec.1998 Optical Connector
Others
JQA JQA-2950
Aomori Fujikura Kanaya Ltd. Mar.1998 F Heater
Flexible Flat Cable
J-VAC JVAC-QM0647
SYSCOM Ltd. Oct.1998 Optical Transmitters
Others
RB-ISO RB-12090
FiberTech Co., Ltd. Feb.2005 Optical Transmitters SGS JP12/040314
Fujikura Electronics
(Thailand) Ltd.
Jun.2010 Electrical Components SGS TH10/4754
Jun.2010 Electrical Components SGS TH10/4752
Jun.2010 Electrical Components SGS TH10/4755
Jun.2010 Electrical Components SGS TH10/4758
Jun.2010 Electrical Components SGS TH10/4753
Jun.2010 Electrical Components SGS TH10/4756
Jun.2010 Electrical Components SGS TH10/4757
DDK(THAILAND) LTD. Nov.1996 Electrical Connector TUV 04 100 960573
Yoneden(Thailand) Ltd. May.2000 Electrical Components SGS TH06/2326
Fujikura Zhuhai Co., Ltd. Jul.2003 Wiring Harness for Auto DQS 238243 QM
Dec.2006 Wiring Harness for Auto DQS DE-238243 QM
Dec.2010 Wiring Harness for Auto DQS 468738 QM08
Fujikura Changchun Ltd. Feb.2009 Wiring Harness for Auto SGS IATF 0078660
Fujikura Automotive Guangzhou Co.,Ltd. Apr.2004 Cable & Wire SGS CN09/30278
Wiring Harness for Auto
Coil
Fujikura Electronics Shanghai Ltd. May.2002 Electrical Components SGS CN02/00293
DDK(Shanghai) Co., Ltd. Apr.2006 Optical Components
Optical Connector
Others
SGS CN06/01479
Shanghai Fujikura Grandway Co., Ltd. Nov.2011 Optical Components
Optical Connector
Others
SGS CN11/21251
Fujikura Hengtong Aerial Cable System Ltd. Nov.2004 Overhead transmission wires
Others
DNV 2139-2005-AQ-RGC-RvA
Nanjing Fujikura FiberHome Cable Co., Ltd. Feb.2013 Optical Fibers & Cables LRQA QAC6012849
Fujikura Federal Cables Sdn. Bhd. Oct.1994 Power Cables
Control Cables
Others
SGS SG95/05863
Fujikura Fiber Optics Vietnam Ltd. Nov.2002 Optical Components BSI FM533171
Fujikura Electronics Vietnam Ltd. Mar.2009 Electrical Components DNV 111805-2012-AQ-VNM-RvA
DDK VIETNAM LTD. Sep.2011 Electrical Connector SGS VN11/00096
Yonezawa Vietnam LTD. May.2012 Wiring Harness for Auto BV(Bureau Veritas Certification) VN,2692809
Fujikura (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. Apr.2010 Enameled wires
Others
SIRIM QAS AR1400

State of TS16949 (July.2013)

Company Date Acquired Product Certifying Body Registration number
Fujikura Ltd. Jul.2006 Porcelain Enamelled Steel Board etc LRQA YKA4003584
Yonezawa Electric Wire Co., Ltd. Jul.2006 Electronics Unit for Automobile LRQA YKA4003584
Electrical Components
Fujikura Electronics
(Thailand) Ltd.
Aug.2010 SGS TH10/4943
Yoneden (Thailand) Ltd. Jan.2006 Electrical Components SGS TH06/2321
Fujikura Zhuhai Co., Ltd. Jan.2003 Wiring Harness for Auto DQS 238243 TS09
Dec.2009 Wiring Harness for Auto DQS 238243 TS09
Dec.2010 Wiring Harness for Auto DQS 238243 TS09
Fujikura Changchun Ltd. Feb.2009 Wiring Harness for Auto SGS IATF 0078660
Fujikura Automotive Guangzhou Co.,Ltd. Mar.2006 Cables SGS CN09/30600
Wiring Harness for Auto
Coil for Auto
Yonezawa Vietnam LTD. May.2012 Wiring Harness for Auto BV(Bureau Veritas Certification) 138895
Fujikura Automotive Europe, SAU Zaragoza Jul.2012 Wiring Harness for Auto BVQI 143156
Fujikura Automotive Romania, SRL Cluj Jan.2013 Wiring Harness for Auto BVQI 155717
Fujikura Automotive Morocco, Tanger Sep.2010 Wiring Harness for Auto BVQI 110329
Fujikura Automotive Mexico S. de R.L.. de C.V. Nov.2006 Wiring Harness for Auto BSI TS 505417
Fujikura Resource Muzquiz S. de R.L.. de C.V. Sep.2012 Wiring Harness for Auto BSI TS 583901
Fujikura Automotive Mexico Puebla, S.A. de C.V. Mar.2008 Wiring Harness for Auto BUREAU VERITAS MEX-11514/2-TS
Fujikura Automotive Mexico Salamanca, S.A. de C.V. May.2007 Wiring Harness for Auto BUREAU VERITAS SPA-11514/2-TS
Fujikura Automotive Romania, SRL Dej May.2013 Wiring Harness for Auto BUREAU VERITAS SPA-13353/4-TS
Fujikura Automotive Morocco,Kenitra Apr.2013 Wiring Harness for Auto BUREAU VERITAS SPA-13353/5-TS
Fujikura Federal Cables Sdn. Bhd. May.2013 Wiring Harness for Auto SGS SGS TS-9 0512

State of ISO13485 (July.2013)

Company Date Acquired Product Certifying Body Registration number
Fujikura Ltd. Feb.2008 Optical Components for medical SGS JP08/040055
Fujikura Automotive Guangzhou Co.,Ltd. Jan.2013 Coil for medical SGS CN13/30106

State of ISO17025 (July.2013)

Company Date Acquired Product Certifying Body Registration number
Fujikura Ltd. Oct.2004 Rubber,Plastic
Iron,Nonfwrrous metals,
Ceramic
ASNITE ASNITE/JCLA 1043

State of OHSAS18001 (July.2013)

Company Date Acquired Product Certifying Body Registration number
Fujikura Automotive Romania, S.R.L. Cluj Feb.2013 AERO Q Nr. 533 S
Fujikura Automotive Romania, S.R.L. Cluj Dej Feb.2013 Manufacture of electrical wire harness for the motor and automotive industry AERO Q Nr. 522 S
Fujikura Hengtong Aerial Cable System Ltd. Nov.2008 BTCC 04811S10041R1M