Mitsui & Co. is further strengthening its management base and evolving its innovation functions. Above all, the company is focusing on digital transformation. By building an IT infrastructure combining a cloud authentication platform based on Microsoft Azure Active Directory and a suite of collaboration tools like Microsoft Teams and SharePoint Online, Mitsui & Co. is substantially improving efficiency in its daily business, and successfully introducing work-style innovations, including reinvigorating communication, promoting knowledge use and sharing, and moving to paperless operations.
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As a general trading company representing Japan, Mitsui & Co., Ltd. conducts business all over the world. Mitsui & Co. introduced its new medium-term management plan in 2017, setting out four key initiatives for 2020, including (1) building the profit basis and strengthening existing business; (2) establishing new growth areas; (3) deepening cash flow management and strengthening the financial basis; and (4) enhancing governance, human resources, and innovation capabilities. Toru Matsui, General Manager of the Corporate Planning & Strategy division, explains that initiative 4 is the foundation for implementing initiatives 1 through 3, and is based on the two pillars of “work-style innovation” and “digital transformation.”