Sony has set out plans to merge Sony EMCS Corporation which oversees engineering, manufacturing, and repair services for Sony’s consumer electronics and professional equipment in Japan, with the relevant functions at Sony Corporation that supervise those operations globally.
The new organisation, Sony Global Manufacturing & Operations Corporation, will be responsible for managing manufacturing operations both in Japan and overseas.
It will also be responsible for global shared services functions that oversee procurement, logistics, quality and environment-related initiatives around the world.
Mitsuya Kishida, currently the President of Sony EMCS, will serve as its representative director and president.
Finally, Sony Global Manufacturing & Operations Corporation will take over engineering functions that, in collaboration with Sony’s various business units and subsidiaries, engage in R&D for core technologies and manufacturing technologies and support the design process.
The move is part of an on-going initiative to reinforce production operations, including manufacturing, logistics, procurement, quality and environment-related measures, under the leadership of Masashi Imamura, in charge of Sony’s Manufacturing, Logistics, Procurement, Quality and Environmental Platform.