Preparation for intense global competition

Approach

The ability to adapt to changes in the macro environment is critical to achieving sustainable growth. Given this perspective, the Ajinomoto Group strives to transform its business model and operations with digital transformation as a focal point. We are also reforming the mechanisms behind our innovation, accelerating growth by backcasting from the future we wish to achieve, creating new growth models while collaborating actively with entities outside the Group. Through these initiatives, we will quickly and accurately grasp external conditions and continue to fulfill the expectations of society, even ten years from now.

Specific examples

  • Business selection and focusing
  • Early creation of innovation
  • Open innovation
  • Enhancement of basic infrastructure

Related opportunities and risks (Opportunity Risk)

  • Business foundation reform through digital disruption
  • Value creation from external collaboration
  • Specialty creation through technological innovation
  • Establishment of competitive advantage by forecasting future changes
  • Competitive weakness due to delays in responding to digital technology innovation and digital disruption
  • Emergence of multiple competitors due to an inability to erect strong barriers to entry

Key initiatives by the Ajinomoto Group

  • Stronger collaboration between food and AminoScience divisions
  • Evolving supply chain management (digitization, establish ecosystem, etc.)
  • Promoting digital transformation
  • Establishing solutions-oriented R&D structure
  • Executing global strategy in consumer food businesses (seasonings, quick nourishment, frozen foods)
  • Competitive intelligence (medium- to long-term initiatives)
  • Promoting open & linked innovation

Related SDGs

  • goal_8

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