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2009: CATALYST FOR CHANGE China Rises to the Moment


FROM THE EDITOR Managing Editor Russel Beron

Project Executive Yolanda Gu Event Manager Echo Sun Photographers Grant-Oh! Buchwald Hideto Machikawa Contributing Writers Namrita Chow, Patrick Daly, Robert Dixon, Tielman Nieuwoudt, Damon Ross Paling, Peter Stokes

Editorial Advisor & Publisher Max Henry Contributing Editor Rebecca Kanthor Art Director How Xu Graphic Designer Acco Fang Finance Manager Jenny Kim

Editorial Advisory Board Jeff Broadhurst, Vincent Chang, Chris Deans, Marnix Ettema, John D. Van Fleet, Jean Luc Laboucheix, JP Sexton, Aldo Spaanjaars, Yann Teste, Guy Tran CHaINA Sponsorship For information on sponsorship opportunities with CHaINA Magazine, please email DISTRIBUTION We distribute CHaINA free by direct mail to subscribers in Greater China who are involved in all aspects of supply chain management, manufacturing and logistics. Our target subscribers are logistics, warehousing and transportation directors and managers; sourcing, procurement and purchasing directors and managers; and manufacturing executives at foreign and domestic Chinese companies. For subscription inquiries, please contact: Contact us to receive a free digital or print edition of the magazine. CHaINA Magazine is distributed through selected locations in Shanghai, including hotels, restaurants, business centers, airport lounges and other key locations. Comments and Feedback We welcome feedback and comments about our content or any issues relating to supply chain management or trade in China.

Many curious foreigners – much like myself - arrived in China to witness or be a part of the unfolding of a compelling story. This issue, our final of the year, takes a look at a new twist in the story that took place over the past 12 months as a result of the global economic shake-up. In this plot turn, driven by an insatiable appetite for resources and global recognition, China has leveraged its foreign currency reserves and skill sets to gain more ground and global influence. By nature, most of us don’t like change, especially when it threatens our way of life. So resistance to China’s steady march upwards, from companies and governments in North America and Europe, is no surprise. The latest wave of resistance was initiated by the Obama administration with tariffs on Chinese tire exports which have extended to steel exports and other products. Likely we’ll see more of these trade wars in the coming year as China bites back against foreign imports which threaten its own domestic industry. The big story still seems to be China’s domestic economy, with the large promise it holds for both foreign and Western brands. As new brands such as The Gap enter the market and existing brands such as Ikea, H&M and Zara continue their expansion and compete with Chinese brands, the market is likely to become even more hotly contested. As our feature on Ports indicates, the Government is also thinking domestically when it’s not buying up available assets around the world. Beijing has again refocused its energy inwards, spending on infrastructure inland and along the Yangtze River artery. The move to balance China’s wealth gap through stimulus measures will no doubt continue as governments and hungry corporations focus on China’s interior. What all these changes seem to point to is a fast maturing China. Examples are everywhere that Supply chains are no exception. Localized foreign players such as TNT/HOAU are striving to be the first non-state owned logistics provider to build a nationwide network. Indicators are that supply chain standards and processes will continue to improve as technology such as RFID are more widely used and service standards rise in the face of competition. China’s emerging market gold rush may be ending, but the maturing market still holds plenty of promise.

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Catalyst for Change: China’s Chance in the Sun


As 2009 winds down, we look at how the past year of trials has actually been a time of great opportunity for China.

Interview With Frank Sutherland, Steelcase



Wuhan- Journey to China’s Industrial Heartland

China’s Ports and Global Integration-Where to Now? Peter Stokes gives an update on Ports and Terminals in China with an angle on electronic exchange of information.


Establishing a Regional Distribution Centre in China




6 Protectionist Measures China is facing tariffs on its products around the world and is fighting back with some protectionist measures of its own.


8 A look at some of the key recent stories impacting logistics and supply chain management in the Asian region.


17 View from the Road Wang Zhao Guo, long haul trucker, gives us a perspective on logistics from behind the wheel.


32 A Kanban-Driven Material Supermarket at Braun, Shanghai, Ltd. Patrick Daly, Managing Director of Alba Consulting Group describes the project challenges and successes of creating a design solution layout for Braun’s Shanghai manufacturing plant.


Green 38 Supply Chain Management Readies for Green Explosion Nicolas Pechet, Vice President of China, GIA Group China, discusses sustainable practices in the manufacturing and logistics sectors in the Asia Pacific region. Research 40 Increasing Demand in Cold Chain Logistics in China Jones Lang Lasalle releases a new report uncovering the potential of China’s cold chain logistics sector.

Vietnam 42 Vietnam’s Textile Industry-Opportunity and Challenge Tielman Nieuwoudt writes on the advantage of Vietnam’s textile sector and its drawbacks. Event 46 What’s Up with RFID in China? Veteran RFID expert, Jim Maclean explains how RFID usage is developing in China. 47 The Search for a China Pallet Standard Continental Logistics specialist Farid Pazun explains how standardization could cut costs and increase efficiency. Expert 48 Planning for Economic Recovery- Establishing a Regional Distribution Center in China Damon Ross Paling shares the experience of a U.S. luxury retailer in setting up a regional distribution centre in China.


Cars 50 VIP Porsche - Luxury Goes Local 51 The Executive Standard in Luxury Sedans Books 52 How China’s Leaders Think


Word 53 When Global Manufacturing Leadership Fails 55 CLASSIFIED LISTINGS 58 COMPANY INDEX 58 EVENTS CALENDAR



Chinese factory workers brush steel pipes at a factory in Dongwei village, Zouping county, Binzhou city, in East Chinas Shandong province, 20 June 2009.




Protectionist Measures While most of the world suffered through the recession, China has leveraged its large foreign currency reserves to buy up commodities and resource companies to fuel its manufacturing engine. This has sparked protectionist measures on Chinese products from corporations and governments in the U.S., Europe and elsewhere. Renewed protectionism began in earnest in September as the Obama administration set tariffs on Chinese tires, followed by tariffs on steel imports and renewed tariffs on consumer products such as shoes. China in turn continues to impose tariffs on imports it sees as a threat to domestic industries.


– The amount of anti-subsidy duties the U.S. Steel Corp. requested the Commerce Department to impose on US$400 million of steel imports from China used in the chemical, petrochemical, refineries and related operations.

5 347%

– The number of years the European Union has decided to impose anti-dumping tariffs -- of 30-40% -- on aluminum foil and seamless steel pipes from three countries including China.


- The amount of the antidumping tariff imposed on October 9 by the Ukraine Interdepartmental Committee of International Trade on 10ml Chinese syringes. Other tariffs include 24% on 2ml syringes and 54% on 5ml syringes.


- The range of antidumping tariffs that China’s Ministry of Commerce has imposed on nylon imports from the U.S., Italy, the U.K., France and Taiwan.




NEWS Retail


A Chinese woman walks past an H&M (Hennes & Mauritz) store in Beijing, China, April 17, 2009.

H&M Ups China Store Count Swedish fashion giant Hennes & Mauritz (H&M), the world’s third largest clothing retailer aims to raise its Greater China store count by nearly 30 percent by the end of December to 27 from the current 21 as part of a broader push into Asia. The company has 15 stores in the Chinese Mainland and six in Hong Kong, with six more set to open in the Chinese mainland this year.

online shopping site and generated more than three million sales a day last year, and 75 percent of the items were delivered by express services. Online shoppers exceed 120 million in China and ninety percent of them choose to have purchases delivered via express service.

Retail e-Commerce Represents 30% of China Express Delivery

China Unicom, the country’s number two mobile phone carrier, will sell Apple’s popular iPhone in China from October at a retail price of RMB5,000 (US$732.5). The price is set above market expectations, as it seeks to build up its 3G service. Analysts said Unicom may have to set the price high to force buyers of the popular handsets to sign up for packages carrying longer-term contract commitments as competition heats up in the recently reformed sector.

More than 500 million express packages in China were generated from electronic commerce business in 2008, accounting for about one third of the country’s total express volume. China’s online retail sales reached RMB132 billion (US$19.3 billion) last year, representing one per cent of national volume. is the country’s biggest



China Unicom to Sell iPhones From October

NEWS Retail

Shifting focus from Japan where it found success, retailer, The Gap is now setting up in China.

Prepsters in China can look forward to next year when Gap, Inc. opens its first store in Shanghai. “Chinese consumers love American brands,” says Gap’s Chief Executive, Glenn Murphy, but is there still room in their hearts…and wallets for a latecomer? CHaINA asked two retail experts for their opinion. Shaun Rein, Managing Director China Market Research Group (CMR) “Retail sales went up 15 percent for the first three quarters this year and we think they’ll go up another 16-18 percent next year. Gap is coming in and could target a consumer market that is still growing, remains confident and is willing to try quality brands. Coming in late isn’t the question. I’m not sure Gap has the branding and style that Chinese consumers like and it remains to be seen what their price point will be. What’s Gap’s positioning and will their styles fit China? Preppy design doesn’t work in China They’re going to have to change their marketing. They’re going to have to localize stores and product designs. I’m not sure opening in Shanghai or Beijing is the right move. Markets in 2nd and 3rd tier cities are more optimistic. Shanghai and Beijing have been hit harder by the financial crisis. If you opened in Chengdu or Hefei, it’s easier to generate buzz, consumers have money and they’re more optimistic. I think Gap will have some major challenges.”

Nathan Burkland, Senior Partner, Vertical Retail Consulting “Gap is one of the first major US Retail Stores of this format to come in and it will be interesting to see how they attempt to penetrate the market. Usually Chinese consumers like foreign brands if they are perceived as high quality or a premium brand. In the US Gap is more of a casual brand. I think there is room for strong brands to still enter because the market is expanding and the strong brands can take some of the market share from the weaker brands. Brands that grew in China due to general economic expansion and not from strong competencies will struggle as retail continues to become more competitive. We have seen lots of retailers experience tremendous growth in China by simply opening stores and servicing pent up demand. Those days have been over for a while and companies must become better at what they do in all aspects of their business if they expect to perform well in China. However, this presents a great opportunity for some of the best brands. There really is no other market of this size that is experiencing this type of growth. It helps to have entered earlier but even if it is late, it’s either now or never.”



NEWS Supply Chain

Shanghai GM R&D Test Center Being Built in Anhui Province Construction has begun on the Shanghai GM R&D test center at Guangde county in Anhui Province. The center is expected to be finished in 2011.The new R&D center is expected to cover 5.67 square kilometers, and has an investment of RMB 1.643 billion. After it begins production, the center has the capability of working on 140 cars at the same time, and will have an extensive track for testing. The center is expected to be the most advanced of its kind in China.

CSR China Moves Residents, Keeps Lead Smelters Going.

Manufacturing Chinese Factories Face Worker Shortage Although China’s employment situation is still grave, a shortfall in labor resources has cropped up in some regions as both the domestic and global economy have picked up. Those suffering most from labor shortages are small and medium-sized enterprises, the major employers of migrant workers. Some analysts warned the current labor scarcity was mainly a result of seasonal factors instead of solid growth in external demand.

(WEPZ). The design center will be completed by the end of 2009 and the manufacturing facility is expected to be completed by the end of 2010.

R&D Unilever China R&D Center Opens in Shanghai The new R&D center, with an investment of $71.66 million, covers an area of 30,000 squre meters, and is located in Shanghai’s Changning district.

China plans to move 15,000 residents in its biggest lead smelting area away from the plants in order to allow them to keep operating, after tests showed over 1,000 children had excessive lead in their blood. Some smelters and lead production lines in Jiyuan, Henan province, had shut for nearly two months after the lead tests, which came amid a spate of cases of high lead in children leaving and going to school in the shadow of smelters across China. The mayor of Jiyuan, Zhao Suping, said 15,000 people in 10 villages around the plants would move at a total cost of about RMB 1 billion yuan (US $150 million), allowing lead plants including China’s largest, owned by Yuguang Gold and Lead, to keep operating.

Flextronics to Build New Facility in Suzhou to Support Manufacturing and R&D Capabilities for Computing Products In a signing ceremony held recently with Suzhou Wuzhong Economic Development Zone and Jiangsu Wuzhong Export Processing Zone, Flextronics (Nasdaq: FLEX) announced that it will expand its presence in China through the development of a new facility in Wuzhong. The new facility will support the growing demand for computing products in China and will include a design center and extended manufacturing capabilities in the Wuzhong Export Processing Zone



Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever, speaks during the opening ceremony of the Unilever China Research & Development (R&D) Center in Shanghai in September.

NEWS Logistics

Airbus Plans to Build a New Logistics Center in Tianjin, China

Chongqing to Spend US$29.3 million Yearly to Support logistics

Shenyang Bonded Logistics Center launched

European aircraft manufacturer Airbus is planning to set up a new logistics center in China to coordinate its growing operations in the country. The logistics center will likely be located in Tianjin. Airbus opened its first final assembly line outside of Europe in the northeastern Chinese city last year. The plant assembles A320s and delivered its first plane in June. Airbus forecast its procurement of components and materials in China will rise to US$200 million by 2010 and to US$450 million by 2015. The company sourced about US$70 million worth of parts and materials from China in 2007 and expects to source US$140 million this year. It has also begun construction of a plant in Harbin, Northern China, to manufacture major components for the A350 XWB and it is scheduled to start operations by late 2010. Airbus will own a 20 percent stake of the plant, and Harbin Aircraft Industry Group Co. will hold a 50 percent stake. Hafei Aviation Industry Co., Avichina Industry & Technology Co. and Harbin Development Zone Heli Infrastructure Development Co. will hold 10 percent each.

The city of Chongqing has set up a fund for the development of the logistics industry and plans to spend RMB200 million (US$29.3 million) every year to subsidize the city’s major logistics operations. Chongqing has been positioned as a logistics hub for southwestern China and one of the key hubs for the whole country according to the China State Council’s development plan. In order to realise the plan, Chongqing is to pour RMB164.3 billion on 175 logistics projects. By 2012, the city’s logistics industry added value will reach RMB65 billion; port capacity of 3.5 million TEU.

Shenyang Bonded Logistics Center in Shenyang Jinhai Economic Development Zone was officially sealed off and put into operation in mid-October. The center is currently the sole inland bonded area in Northeast China. It is located in Shenyang Jinhai Economic Development Zone in Liaozhong County, and has a planned area of five square kilometers. 750 mu of land and a total investment of RMB 500 million were used in the first phase of its construction. Shenyang Bonded Logistics Area is a logistics distribution center connecting coastal areas and the hinterland in Liaoning province. Shenyang Jinhai Economic Development Zone, where the Area is located, is only 45 kilometers from Shenyang, close to Yingkou Port and no more than one hour drive from industrial cities such as Anshan, Liaoyang, Benxi, Fushun and Tieling. Special railways for the bonded area are currently in the works and operation of the flight route directly connecting the area with Xiantao Airport in Shenyang will commence by the end of the year.

Chongqing to develop its logistics infrastructure.




Logistics Costs Still Too High in Thailand Economists and business leaders are calling on the government to improve the efficiency of Thailand’s logistics system to help mitigate the drop in export revenues caused by a decline in the global demand for goods and services. Export-dependent countries such as Thailand, where exports account for about two-thirds of gross domestic product can benefit from reducing the cost of their logistics systems. Economist and former finance minister Chalongphob Sussangkarn said the government should collaborate with its neighbors to develop a logistics network to connect the region’s transport systems. Such a move would lower logistics costs while making Thailand-based products more competitive globally. Thailand’s GDP per capita was US$8,500 last year, compared with Vietnam, $2,800; Cambodia, $2,100; Laos, $2,000; and Burma, $1,200. Thailand has a trade surplus, exporting 80-90 percent of products for consumption in neighboring countries, while importing only about 5 percent from them. Recent road projects to better connect Thailand with neighboring countries such as Burma, Laos and Cambodia have increased border trade.

company continues to expand. Only about 10 percent of 85 million Vietnamese have opened a bank account but with the growing economy, consumers there are seen as a lucrative untapped market.

India 3PL Logistics to Touch US$90 Million by 2012

Citigroup Opens in Vietnam Citigroup has opened a retail location in Vietnam, demonstrating the interest in the growing Asian economy by western companies. The Vietnam branch will launch offering deposit services to individual customers and remittance services. Citi has an interest in the Asian market, with 32 million customers and 14 markets in the region. Recently it launched debit cards in China and SMS banking in the Philippines. It’s been a tough year for Citi, but after being rescued by the US government, the

A cargo truck in India. The country’s logistics industry is poised for growth.



Third party logistics business in India is likely to touch the $90 million mark by 2012 as more and more domestic companies want to enhance their efficiency, a study by industry body Assocham said. With globalisation, the demand of third party logistics business is increasing among Indian firms that want to increase their efficiency, the chamber said. The Logistics outsourcing market in India is estimated to be USD 58 million as around 55 per cent of the local firms are logistic outsourcing services like supply chain management and warehousing, which used to be between 10 and 15 per cent about a decade ago. “One of the contributing factors for this is value added tax which is expected to drive Indian industry towards using more third party logistics services,”

Logistics Sector Gains Favour Among PE Investors in India The logistics sector seems to be emerging as the flavour of the season for Indian PE firms. About half a dozen PE investors are targeting this sector along with other industries such as infrastructure, real estate and healthcare. The Indian logistics market is estimated to contribute 13% of the country’s GDP. There’s little organized investment in the logistics sector, says Manas Mitra, head and chief investment officer, UTI Infrastructure PE. India’s towns and small cities are set to grow significantly in the coming years, resulting in an increase in the movement of goods which, in turn, would boost the logistics business, he reasons. The logistics industry is broadly divided into ocean freight, air freight, rail freight, trucking and third-party logistics (3PL) services. The Indian logistics market is estimated to contribute around 13% of the gross domestic product (GDP). There has been a lull in deal making as the economy weathers a slowdown.

NEWS Movers

Executive Appointments

With talent at a premium, CHaINA keeps an eye on which executives are moving where.

Changed jobs in the past month? Hired someone new recently?

Lufthansa Cargo Group Appoints David Albaiceta General Manager in Asia

Schenker Appoints Henry Schmidl as Director of Oceanfreight, South China

Bulgari Appoints Lelio Gavazza as China Country Managing Director

Working with the Charter team in Hong Kong and with an additional base in Singapore, David Albaiceta will be responsible for promoting the development of Asian markets. With many years of international experience in the field of special logistics, Albaiceta succeeds Eric Erbacher.

Effective September 21, 2009, Henry Schmidl was appointed as Director of Oceanfreight, South China of Schenker International (H.K.) Ltd. Prior to his appointment with DB Schenker, Henry Schmidl was formerly Regional Manager of Oceanfreight for a leading international freight forwarder.

Effective November 1, Lelio Gavazza will take the role of Country Managing Director for Bulgari. With a wide depth of experience in textiles manufacturing, Gavazza was formerly CEO of SharMoon EZ Garments CO Ltd ( Zegna Group).




Frank Sutherland Sourcing Director, Asia, Steelcase

an awful lot of fairly small suppliers. A lot of those suppliers are export oriented back to states (secondary markets would be Europe). This financial crisis has hit them very hard and we’ve tuned up our level of financial auditing to make sure we don’t have any bankruptcies on our watch. How important is technology for Steelcase? What software or business applications are you using to help you in your day to day job? FS: For the manufacturing side it is SAP, and that allows us to be a globally integrated company. We have a web-based software that is integrated with SAP and allows us to share information with our suppliers in real time and give them advance notice on orders and track shipments. This is specifically Steelcase developed software. Not all our suppliers in Asia are on this but we’re moving in that direction.

Sourcing for Seats Furniture maker Steelcase successfully maneuvers the downturn


ounded in 1912, Steelcase is an American based manufacturer of premium office furniture with approximately 13,000 employees. In Asia they have manufacturing in Southern China, Japan, and Malaysia. CHaINA Magazine sat down with Frank Sutherland, Steelcase’s Sourcing Director for Asia to talk about the company’s growth and future outlook. How long have you been working in sourcing or procurement? Frank Sutherland (FS): It feels like my whole life. 15 years, first in Japan and now in Shanghai. I’ve been with Steelcase for 8 years, all in sourcing and procurement. I was hired in Japan and I was asked to set up the Shanghai office. In the beginning, I was a one man team and now I have staff in Malaysia, Southern China, and Tokyo.



How do you structure your team? We split up the supply chain and procurement so within supply chain we have approximately fifteen employees and some of them traverse over into purchasing. I think it is important to keep a definitive split between those who are paying the money and those who are negotiating for them. It keeps it clean and avoids any pitfalls. Our supply chain includes a sourcing function and a strategic sourcing function for long term strategies and then we move into the logistics side as well. We have a specific logistics group and it crosses over in our group so there’s some overlap. What has been the impact of the economic slowdown? FS: There’s been a lot more emphasis on reliability and risk management. We’re an office furniture company and we deal with

What is the competitive edge of Steelcase? FS: Some would say that since our headquarters are located close to the heart of the auto sector in the U.S., we take a lot of the best practices from the automotive sector. Continuous learning is very important for Steelcase and our employees, and we have our own university. It’s on-line and there’s a physical university in Grand Rapids. Whether it is lean manufacturing or six sigma, I feel we’re at the front of the latest best practices and that gets filtered down to our employees. We’re talking about a possible upturn and I think the recession is behind us, so what are the major challenges that you’re going to have in growing your operations in Asia in the next 2-5 years? FS: Inflation. Everyone in our industry is concerned about inflation on raw materials, on everything. We’re not sure how much of our supply base has left the industry and how much is looking into other markets and how much is looking inward as opposed to export-oriented. We know our own suppliers very well, and we know the next tier well. But beyond that we don’t have enough visibility so [the question is] when we try to


expand are we going to have the capacity? Have those suppliers that we relied on in past years moved on to other pastures? Can you comment on the wave of in sourcing? Are companies moving back to the US? FS: It’s not happening. Continually there will be components coming from Asia, not necessarily from China. There’s a lot of focus on China when I think that we should probably be focusing on Vietnam, Bangladesh and other countries coming up. Those components are going to end up closer to the market and then you’ll have final assembly. In our industry the biggest market by far is the U.S. So you’re going to see components coming from Asia and assembled in Mexico for quick delivery and customization for the US market. Keep in mind though there’s sourcing back to the U.S. and Europe as well as the growth in the markets here. In my team there’s more

of a focus on the market in Asia now than there is on sourcing back to the U.S. We’re not neglecting that but it’s probably going to be minimized. We’re currently the leader in Asia. We are only in the high end [of the market]. We only see growth. We know it’s not going to be easy and it’s not going to be as quick as we’d like, but we’re very optimistic.

You’re going to see components coming from Asia and assembled in Mexico for quick delivery and customization for the US market.

What are some of the personal challenges of managing your team? FS: The biggest one is geography. We have a team that’s all over Asia and we just don’t have that face to face time. The other issue is keeping motivation up. Right now it’s easy because we’re in the

growth phase, but even with the global recession as we slow down, it’s important to keep the team motivated and challenged.

Are you worried about not being able to retain talent? FS: We’re extremely fortunate. We make nice furniture and our offices are pretty beautiful and nice places to work, so we have people walk in the door and say, “Oh, I want the job.” Knock on wood, I’ve had very few departures and I hope that’s going to continue. Now hiring is going to be difficult as the economy recovers. I feel that to find the right person is difficult.




期策略性采购功能然后 进入物流运作。我们专 门的物流团队偶尔也会 涉足其他工作领域,从 某种程度上来说就会出 现一些工作的重复。

家具用椅采购 家具制造商 Steelcase 战略性的降价 于1912年创立的Steelcase是美国的 一个优质办公家具制造商,拥有约 13,000名员工。他们分别在亚洲的中 国南部、日本以及马来西亚进行生产。 CHaINA杂志有幸邀约到Steelcase 亚 太采购部经理Frank Sutherland一同畅 谈该公司今后的发展以及未来前景。 :您从事采购工作有多长时间了? Frank Sutherland (FS): 感觉好像有大 半业辈子了。足足15个年头,先是在日本 然后是上海。在Steelcase就职8年时间, 都是从事采购业务这块。早前是在日本被 雇佣的,后来我提出在上海地区设立分公 司。刚开始,我单枪匹马,到如今员工遍 布马来、中国南部以及日本地区。 您是怎样配备这个员工团队的? 我们将供应链同采购部区分开来,在供应 链这一模块我们分配了15人左右并且他们 其中一部分人同时还可以从事采购业务这 一领域。由于他们分别是负责资金付款及 付款协商这两个部分的,所以我认为明确 划分两者之间的职责是至关重要的。使两 者之间的职责更明晰避免其他不必要的错 误发生。我们的供应链包括采购功能和长



经济萧条都带来哪些影 响? FS:可靠性及风险管理是 一度被人们所关注的。 我们是一家办公家具公 司经常会跟许多小供应 商打交道。大部分的这 些供应商都专门从事出 口销往美国(第二大市 场即是欧洲)。这次的 金融危机给他们带来了 重大性的打击,因此我 们对财务审计也进行了 及时的调整以确保其不 导致我们任何的经济损 失。

对于Steelcase来讲,技 术有多重要?一般会采用什么软件或商业 应用来辅助每天的日常工作? FS:在生产方面我们应用的软件是SAP, 它能够让我们的公司国际性统一化。我们 巧妙地将软件同SAP相兼并使得能够同供 应商共享信息资源并且提供最新订单资讯 和货运进度。这是Steelcase专门独立研 发的一个应用软件。目前虽还未完全覆盖 所有的亚洲供应商但是我们尽力朝着这个 方向发展。

Steelcase的竞争优势是什么呢? FS:有些人可能就会说是由于我们公司总 部位于美国汽车业的核心,在那里我们 得到了很多很好的锻炼机会。不断学习对 Steelcase和所有公司员工来说是非常重 要的,我们还拥有我们自己创办的大学。 它有远程授课和一所位于美国大激流城的 大学院校。无论是精益生产还是六西格 玛,感觉我们就像是领跑在最前沿的最佳 实践然后再将实践渗透到我们所有的员工 身上。 我们正在讨论关于经济开始复苏的事,我 认为经济衰退已成为过去式,因此,在未 来2-5年间,在亚太地区发展运作的公司 将面临哪些挑战? FS:通货膨胀。这个行业中我们很多人都 很担忧通货膨胀将对原材料及其他方面带

来的影响。我们也无法确定究竟有多少供 应基地已经离开这个产业了,又有多少已 经转向其他市场以及有多少从出口转向内 销。我们对自己的供应商已经很了解,对 下一个层面也已经很了解。除此之外,我 们还缺乏一定的可见性。问题是当我们想 扩大规模的时候我们是否已经具备这个实 力了?过去这些让我们值得信赖的供应商 是否已经投靠其他行业领域里去了呢? 你能否对采购浪潮进行个简单评论?是不 是一些公司已经都准备撤回美国去了? FS:这个倒没有。将会不断注入源自亚洲 的零部件,并不是说一定会在中国。当我 一想到目前中国一直是被视为是一个被关 注的焦点,我们或许应该将焦点转向对越 南孟加拉国和其他国家。我认为我们这些 零部件终将会符合市场,然后再继续进入 最后的组装。迄今为止本行业最大的市场 即是美国,所以你会看到部分来自亚洲和 墨西哥组装,快速交货,专门为美国市场 而定制。 请牢记,尽管采购又回到美国、欧洲以及 这里市场的发展。在我的团队里,我们目 前投入更多的精力在亚洲市场上,已经不 再回美国进行采购了。但是我们也不忽视 这个市场,只是渐渐地会减少在那里的采 购。我们现在是亚洲地区的领头人。我们 一直处在市场的最前端。我们看着它逐渐 变得壮大起来。知道这并没有那么简单也 不会如我们预期想的那么美好,但是我们 非常乐观。 管理团队时个人将面临着哪些挑战? FS:面临最大的挑战就是地域问题。我们 的团队遍布亚洲地域,但我们没有这样 面对面的时间。另一个问题就是保持活跃 性。相对而言,现在变得简单些了,因为 我们现在是处于发展阶段,随着经济大萧 条的影响我们也放慢了发展的脚步。保持 一个团队的积极性和勇于挑战的精神是非 常重要的。 你是否会担心留不人才? FS:我们感到非常的幸运。我们生产的家 具都很精致漂亮,办公环境也非常舒适大 方,是个理想的办公场所,所以也会有人 进门问道:噢,我要做这工作。我们公司 很少会有人离职,我希望一直都能是这样 的一个状态。现在经济会复苏,招聘的工 作越来越沉重。我觉得想找一个合适的人 选真的是太难了。

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but the hard part is waiting to unload. If everything goes smoothly then we can unload right away. But if the warehouse is full and everything’s backed up, we have to wait, and then we get really anxious because we can’t get off work or rest. Loading up is the same. I wish clients could manage their unloading system better. Usually it takes about one or two hours. What part of your job do you like? WZG: My favorite part is getting off work. What stresses you out? WZG: We worry most about the truck breaking down and having to pay for the repairs. It doesn’t happen that often, maybe once or twice a year, but we still worry about it. Of course our trucks go in for maintenance so they’re in good shape.

View from the Road Wang Zhao Guo talks with CHaINA writer, Rebecca Kanthor about his life as a long haul trucking driver in China.

: Tell me about your job? Wang Zhao Guo (WZG): I’ve been driving now for more than six years. I load up at night and around midnight I set off to Ningbo. It used to take 5 ½ hours but now that the Shanghai-Ningbo sea bridge has opened, it takes just 3 ½ hours to drive the 200 km. I drive there, unload the freight in the early morning, and then go to rest. That night, I load up again and drive back to Shanghai. We drive at night to avoid the road construction. It’s a constant back and forth. I do 12 return trips a month and have about five days off. How often do you see your family? WZG: My wife and daughter live in Ningbo so if I have time I go to see them, take a nap and have dinner. If I’m too busy I don’t go home. My life is quite regular. We’re used to this life. Does it get lonely on the road? WZG: We work in teams, two drivers to a

truck. When I’m driving he can rest, and when he drives I can rest. We chat about everything- family matters, news. We’re together every day, even more than with our families, so we have a good relationship. We don’t switch partners often. We listen to music and the traffic report. It’s part of the job. We have to keep on top of the road and weather conditions, especially now that it’s getting towards winter.

Is there a lot of overloading that goes on? WZG: We have to be careful not to overload because it’s dangerous and the fines are really high if we get caught. We don’t overload too much to be on the safe side. Even if they offer money we won’t do it. Are you a night person? WZG: I like driving at night. If I’m in a good mood and well rested, driving at night is much more relaxing than daytime driving. But it’s really important to get rested up during the day, otherwise I can’t work well.

Do you see a lot of interesting things driving every day? WZG: Unless I’m told a different drop-off location, I drive the same route every day. There’s not much interesting to see. I almost never get lost. I’ve been driving this route How much do you get paid and what are for years. We just pay attention to the road, your expenses? nothing else. I’d like to drive new routes WZG: I bought my truck last June and paid but it’s good to have regular customers. RMB140,000. In all I make RMB20,000 a It’s better for working together. I see trafmonth. But I have to pay all fic accidents once or twice a the expenses myself, like month. That’s a normal part insurance, tolls, gas, and reof our job, but it’s hard to pairs, so my take home pay see. It stays with you. Name: Wang Zhao Guo is RMB10,000. Age: 29 years old Do you have any hobbies? Origin: Mengcheng, What part of your job do WZG: Hobbies? Driving’s my Anhui you not like? hobby. WZG: Driving is no problem,



PROFILE Individual 到最后能剩1万留作家用。 工作中哪一块是您不太喜欢的? 汪兆国:其实开车倒没什么,最头痛的 就是等待装卸。如果所有的事情都安排 妥善,我们立马就可以卸载货物了。但是 一旦由于仓库满了或是被一些其他事情耽 搁了,那么我们就得等,这会让我们很着 急,因为我们没办法收工好好休息。装载 货物也是同样的道理。我希望客户能够合 理有效的改善其卸载体系。这样的话不用 一两个小时就可以搞定了。 工作中哪一块是你比较喜欢的? 汪兆国:下班的那一刻是最开心的。 什么事情会让你觉得很有压力? 汪兆国:我们最担忧的就是车子出问题, 因为维修费是由我们自行承担的。这种情 况并不时常发生,一年下来会有一两次这 样的事情发生。但是我们还是比较担心这 个问题的。当然我们对车子的维护非常小 心翼翼,所以车子基本上都是完好的。

旅游风景 CHaINA杂志编辑Rebecca Kanthor对长途运输司机汪兆国进行的个人专访 能否跟我们谈一谈您的工作? 汪兆国:到目前为止我从事这个行业已经 不止6个年头了。通常都是选择在夜间完 成装载货物然后下半夜启程去宁波。过去 整个车程需要5个半小时,现在上海至宁 波的跨海大桥开通后只需3个半小时就能 完成200公里的车距行驶。车到达目的地 后,大清早就开始准备装卸货物,完成装 卸之后才抽空去歇息一会。到了晚上我们 重新装载另一批货物,然后再运输回上 海。为了避开道路建设,通常我们都是会 选择在夜间驾驶-速去速回。一个月往返 两地大致是在12次左右,另外会余出5天 休息的时间。 那多长时间才能跟家人一聚呢? 汪兆国:我的妻子和女儿都住在宁波,所 以我一有时间我就回去看她们,休息休 息、吃吃饭。如果时间比较仓促我就暂不 回了。我的生活总体来说还是比较规律 的。我们也早已习惯了这样的生活方式。



会有超载的时候吗? 汪兆国:我们一般对超载都比较谨慎,因 为这是很危险的,而且一旦被逮,罚金可 不少。为了安全起见,我们一般都不会超 载的。就算是客户多出钱我们都不会愿意 去干。 你是经常熬夜通宵的人吗? 汪兆国:我比较喜欢开夜车。如果心情 好、休息得好的话,在晚上开车是要比在 白天开车来的轻松。但是白天的休息是很 重要的,否则状态就会很不好。

路上会不会觉得很烦闷无聊? 汪兆国:一般来说是按排两个司机轮班制 来进行的。我驾驶的时候另外一个司机就 每天开车会不会碰到些有趣的事情? 可以休息,另外一个司机驾驶的时候我就 汪兆国:除非客户的落客地 可以休息。途中我们互相作 点有变动,基本上我每天的 伴、聊聊家常,家事和一些 路线都是固定不变的。并没 小道消息之类的。我们在一 有什么特别新奇的事情发 起相处的时间比家人还多, 姓名: 汪兆国 生。我一般是不会找不到路 所以我们私底下关系就特别 年龄: 29岁 的。这条路线我已经开了好 要好。我们一般不会随便就 主籍: 安徽 蒙城 多年了。一般我们注意力都 更换新的搭档。我们偶尔听 集中在开车上了,很少去注 听音乐或是路况消息 。了 意其他事情。我比较希望开些新的路线, 解路况报道及天气预报也是工作需要的一 但是有固定客户比较好一些。一个月下来 部分,尤其是现在眼看着就要入冬了。 会碰到一至两次交通事故。这是很正常 的,不过也不会时常碰到。但这种隐患无 那么您的待遇如何呢?一般都是怎样合理 处不在。 安排花销的呢? 汪兆国:去年6月份我花了14万人民币买 你有什么兴趣爱好吗? 下这辆卡车。每个月基本收入是在2万。 汪兆国:开车就是我的兴趣爱好。 一些固定花销(比如保险、过境税、燃油 费以及维修)都是由我本人自行承担的,



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2009 Catalyst for Change China’s Chance in the Sun 2009 will be noted both for the crisis and opportunities that it brought, particular for China, which has used the global economic crisis as an opportunity to take one step closer to ruling the world. Using the automotive industry for illustration, Namrita Chow also looks at the broader implications of these trends.

A strong presence in Asia is now synonymous with intelligent strategy for the future. Blueprints that existed before to build and expand in Asia quickly transformed into strategic moves. What once were only ideas, 2009 made realities. A strong presence in Asia is now synonymous with intelligent strategy for survival in the future--and the chance for strong growth. As the remnants of the global auto industry continues to look to China for salvation, so do many other sectors.

TREND 1: Building a strong base in high growth markets Contrary to most of the worlds, across Asia, investments and expansions are accelerating, spurred on by the lure of high growth. Global companies have seen sales plummet in developed markets, but not so in Asia. “China will remain a major driver of our growth in Asia,” says Franz Fehrenbach, chairman of the Bosch board of management. Bosch opened its first office in China in 1909. Today



China will remain a major driver of our growth in Asia

Franz Fehrenbach, Chairman of Bosch board of management

the company has a workforce in China of 20,000 staff – the largest outside of Bosch in Germany. While Bosch’s global sales have taken a 15 percent year on year hit, sales in China are up 15 percent and so investments in China continue. In 2009 Bosch invested EUR160 million in China. Infotainment maker Harman International, which has its hands in the auto and mass consumer electronics market, is also expanding across Asia, cutting numbers in developed markets with new facilities


and expansions in Bangalore, India and also in Vietnam.” This year Outrigger has Shanghai and Suzhou in China. “We lost opened one new hotel in Thailand and almost 30 percent sales last year. So yes, signed up for three more across Asia. Harman was also affected Le Meridian already has 26 [by the global downturn],” hotels in Asia but chose 2009 says Dinesh Paliwal, to add a hotel in Hoh Chi Minh chairman and CEO of City, Vietnam. Over the next Harman International three years, Le Meridian will Industries Inc. But Palliwal open five more hotels across is adamant that Harman Asia. will grow in Asia. “Right TREND 2: Optimization now China accounts for of R&D and Human Reunder five percent of sources global revenue, but we What global companies are want to make US$1 billion Dinesh Paliwal, realizing is that markets in in five years time so by Chairman and CEO of Asia are different. Goods then it will be 20 to 25 Harman International have to be targeted for the percent,” says Paliwal. Industries Inc Asian consumer and have Similar growth, which might have stalled this year, is continuing to be designed and engineered with now in other sectors such as travel and the end market in mind. Simultaneously tourism. Anticipating demand for their the developed world is also demanding services, hotel groups are also expanding affordable options. “In the next decade in Asia. “To get through these challenging the automotive industry will focus on times and strengthen our company for the so-called "affordable" cars. Accordingly, future it is important to adapt our business we are intensifying our R&D localization strategy. One way to do this is to take strategy to develop tailor-made products advantage of the potential for economic for the Asian market," says Jay Kunkell, growth by expanding in markets such Continental AG’s Asia president. No longer is it possible for companies as the Asia-Pacific region,” says Mel Kaneshige of the Outrigger Group. “Not to build and design products thousands of stopping with the hotels we have signed miles away from the intended market. As up thus far, we are currently in discussions China’s consumer tastes develop unique for more in Koh Samui and Phuket and demands, localization of R&D is a requisite

Some 2009 examples of expansions and plant openings in the auto sector: Autoliv Inc., an automotive safety system supplier, opened a new US$17.6 million (RMB120 million) plant in January in Jiading, a Shanghai suburb. Continental AG opened a new technical center in Shanghai in April and will open an automotive electronics plant in Shanghai next year. Conti has also begun production at a plant in Thailand and opened a technical center in Bangalore, India. Investment numbers not available. SKF Group added an automotive technical center to its new US$25 million (RMB171 million) plant in Jiading in January. ZF Friedrichshafen AG opened a new US$22 million

to winning business. “German engineers focus on Mercedes and BMW, they have built in standards. It’s very difficult to develop low cost products in a market like that [in Germany],” says Rolf Gall, head of ZF Friedrichshafen’s engineering division in China. So ZF plans to push for more localized R&D specifically tailored for China. This means building up a strong local team of Chinese ZF engineers. In China the company has added 500 new positions. This example is evident in many other industries which are utilizing the large pool of fresh graduates, where they can take their pick of the best and brightest and train them up. This trend is evident in multiple sectors and is geared at products and services designed for both export and import. In line with this trend is the localization of more upper management functions that accelerated in the past year as companies looked to quick cost cutting to improve their bottom line. “Localization and having a formal policy in place was increasingly on the agenda at companies where international assignments have been the norm in the past. This is being driven by both cost cutting and the need to streamline international assignment processes and the accompanying administrative burdens,” noted a survey by KPMG on International Assignments

(RMB150 million) facility in Shanghai inSeptember. The plant includes an engineering center to increase local product development Webasto AG, a German automotive sunroof manufacturer, has opened two new plants in China, one in Changchun and one in Shanghai, bringing total capacity here to two million sunroof sets annually. Investment numbers not available. George Fischer AG opened a new RMB320 million (US$46.9 million) plant in Kunshan, China in May. Japan Climate Systems, an automotive heating, ventilation and cooling (HVAC) system supplier, opened a new RMB68 million (US$9.9 million) plant in Nanjing in June. This is the company’s first plant outside Japan.




A Chinese man walks past a Mercedes-Benz dealership store in Shanghai. Mercedes will launch local production of the E Class Mercedes in 2010.

Policies and Practices “Most of these exports are 2009. going to Europe and some to Asia as an export hub other Asia Pacific markets,” Intense focus on quality he says. In addition, Nissan control now means that is shifting the production of parts that are made in its Micra from the United Asia meet the quality Kingdom to India, says requirements for sale back Master. in developed markets in TREND 3 Increase in Europe and North America. Guenter Butschek, contract manufacEven Mercedes cars made president and CEO of turing here could potentially be Beijing Benz Daimler Until a recent suicide of a sold back in Germany. Chyrsler worker accused of leaking For example: Mercedes trade secrets, most people Benz will launch local production of the new E class in China in had never heard of Foxconn, the company 2010, following record sales of Mercedes- that makes most of the world’s iPods and Benz cars in China. Once parts reach iPhones for Apple. As the world looks for Daimler Benz requirements, these parts more affordable parts that still deliver on are also then ready for global sourcing, the high standards of quality, specialist says Guenter Butschek, president and part makers are able to offer cheaper CEO of Beijing Benz Daimler Chyrsler. prices as they produce for huge volumes Parts from China are currently exported across every industry. Martin Lockstrom of the China European to the United States and Europe. “For the new E class more than 500 International Business School says parts have been locally sourced with the long term trend is a higher degree local content significantly more than 40 of outsourcing. “Take BMW X3 as an percent,” said Butschek. So as affordability example, which was developed and is key, production in low cost countries is produced by Magna Steyr in Austria,” he says. “The auto industry is taking a on the rise. similar path as the apparel and consumer electronics industry.” India as small car production hub Hyundai and Nissan are now using India Nearly every computer and mobile phone as a small car production hub. “Hyundai has a component made in China. “China made a conscious decision to make is definitely number one for electronics, India an export base for its small cars, consumer products etc. For textiles I'd say starting with the production of the i10 mini countries like India, Vietnam, Bangladesh car,” says Ammar Master, senior market etc,” says Lockstrom. analyst for India and Korea at J.D. Power. Contract manufacturing is a win-win



When China Rules the World Martin Jacques Penguin, 2009 If you want more food for thought on the topic of how and when China will rule the world, you need to read Martin Jacques’ new book – When China Rules the World, which skips ahead to the question- what will this future world look like? Jacques categorizes most westerner commentators as those that believe China will take over the world only through Westernization and those who think it is doomed to failure because it won’t Westernize. Jacques denounces them both as wrong. China will rule the world he warns, but it won’t be through adapting western ideals and ways. Evaluating China he says means recognizing this difference, and failing to do so "excludes everything... that makes China what it is.” Former editor of the journal Marxism Today, Jacques argues in favor of a China developing, adapting and growing on its own terms. China’s difference is a strength, not a weakness he argues. Whether he’s right or wrong, the book reads as a thought-provoking look at the relationship between China and the West.


situation for all players. “I Schemes to increase taken their companies through initial think all supply chain players spending are also public offerings (IPO) of their stock in do [benefit] - final assemblers being mobilised across Shanghai, Hongkong or Shenzen, with can optimize their balance industries. One way four more planning to do so to raise cash sheets, the contract retailers are doing this for quick buys, says senior market analyst manufacturers can gain is via an increase in Tim Dunne in a report from J.D. Power more economies of scale, the voucher system. and Associates. and an overall degree of “With the effects of the If Asian automakers already have joint specialization. However, risks global economic crisis ventures, why would they need to acquire increase as transparency now felt in most Asian more technology? “In China there is a and communication becomes markets, a number of trend of foreign companies to take full harder to facilitate,” he says. governments in the region control of their operations,” says Ivo Songlin Mei, Philips is another company are looking to jump-start Naumann, Asia general manager of JD Power that has made a similar growth by encouraging global restructuring firm AlixPartners Asia shift, focusing on R&D and consumer spending LLC. Why? “So Chinese companies will utilizing its brand value, while through the distribution of find it more difficult to access technology,” outsourcing manufacturing consumption vouchers,” he says. as a non core competency. With a says Mr. Robert Gregory, a retail analyst higher value in the requirements for with Planet Retail. Governments across The future? manufacturing, it will be interesting to Asia in Thailand, Japan, China and Global manufacturers, retailers and see if the auto industry can make the Vietnam encouraged such schemes and investors caught in the sudden downsizing of markets in the developed world are shift that FMCG brands such as Nike boosting sales. looking for quick answers. Fast expansion and adidas have made, focusing on their core competency of branding and retail TREND 5: Technology Acquisitions in Asia and talk of high growth numbers distribution, over actually making the Domestic companies in Asia need is appetizing when other markets have expertise. They need technology and gone sour. But, the future has yet to be products. know-how. Rather than re-invent the seen and analysts predict a slowdown TREND 4: Governments in Asia wheel, an easier option is to buy existing in the acceleration of growth in Asia push consumer spending technology, which sometimes can be which in some cases has been prompted Markets in Asia, such as China and going cheap. For example, India’s Tata by government and artificial growth India are responding well to government Motors has been acquiring technology for stimulations. stimulus packages. In China auto financing years, with joint ventures and technology “It’s uncertain whether the government schemes usually penetrate close to five sharing agreements. The Nano is the will extend the tax incentive policy to next percent of car buyers. But the Chinese outcome of years of collaboration between year or carry out new stimulus measures,” government’s push to boost spending Tata Motors and its various foreign joint says analyst group J.D. Power in its and increase demand has changed the venture partners. China Automotive report. “We do believe situation. “Our teams have been working closely a payback is in order to compensate for “In the past few years less than five with Tata Motors right since the inception the stimulated growth in 2009.” percent of car buyers in China used loans of the project, to design In fact the report states to buy cars,” says Songlin Mei, China and engineer various that expectations for 2010 general manager for think tank J.D. Power components, keeping the for light vehicle sales Chinese that studies consumer trends in China. cost, superior quality and in China will match this companies “This year, 15 percent of car buyers are performance parameters in year's. “We maintain a will find it expected to use loans.” mind which required design cautious outlook for 2010 more difficult with growth decelerating “In the past credit financing was not and process optimization,” considered important in China,” says Mei. says R S Thakur, chief to a rate of 25-3%,” says to access “However with the current financial crisis operating officer at Tata the report. And as the technology the situation is changing. Now, both OEM AutoComp Systems. auto market is linked to dealerships and the Chinese government But automakers want the amount of money are promoting financing schemes to kick more. And 2009 has been the growing Asian middle Ivo Naumann, Asia start sales. Government loans for car that catalyst, pushing them classes have in their general manager of buyers are currently being offered with to buy assets faster. This pockets, it is indicative global restructuring firm zero interest rates, for repayment between year alone, 12 of China’s of the scenario expected AlixPartners Asia LLC one and two years.” top 20 automakers have across the supply chain.



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2009—催生中国新变革 2009是充满危机与机遇的一年,尤其对中国来说,全球金融危机让中国拥有一个绝好的机会来影响世界经济。就 汽车业的发展来说,Namrita Chow(汽车专栏记者)已经在探寻这些机会给汽车业会带来哪些广泛深远的影响。

亚洲的影响力完全表现在未来发展策 略的选择上。亚洲已经能做到在建立其发 展的宏伟蓝图时,就能迅速转化为实际的 战略举措。想法一旦被提出和认可,就会 在当年得以实现。如今,对未来的生存发 展大计和强劲发展势头已成为亚洲的代名 词。全球汽车的零件生产商和许多行业部 门仍将中国作为危机的避难所。 趋势一:为迅速壮大的市场打造坚实的发 展基础 与世界大多数市场的情况相反,亚洲 在高速发展的经济刺激下,投资与扩张的 步伐不断加快。当全球公司的销售额在发 达国家的市场迅速滑落时,亚洲却能继续 坚挺。“中国将继续成为我们在亚洲发展 的主要市场”—BOSCH董事会会长弗兰兹 菲润巴赫这样说到。BOSCH早在1909就 在中国成立了第一家办事处。如今公司已 发展为拥有20000名员工的最大BOSCH德 国驻外办事处。当BOSCH的全球销售年增 长达到15%时,在中国的销售同比也增长 了15%,因此,2009年BOSCH在中国又追 加了1.6亿欧元的投资。 娱乐业信息大亨哈曼国际,在汽车 和大众电子消费市场也略有涉足,同样也 把扩张范围瞄准了亚洲,削减了在发达国 家的投资力度,而在印度的班加罗尔,中



国的上海和苏州建立了新的办事处。哈曼 国际总裁Dinesh Paliwal表示“我们去年的 业绩下滑的近30%,不可否认的,我们的

Franz Fehrenbach, Chairman of Bosch board of management 确受到了金融危机的影响。”但Paliwal却 坚持认为其在亚洲的销售仍处在增长势

头。Paliwal还说“目前中国的业绩占我们 全球销售业绩的5%,但我们希望要在5年 时间内的销售额达到10亿美元,也就是说 到那个时候,中国的盈利能力将占全球年 盈利的20%-25%。 其他本该在今年停滞不前的行业(如 旅游业),却依旧呈增长的态势。酒店业 预期到其服务的需求量,也将主要发展重 点转移至亚洲。Outrigger集团的梅尔凯恩 斯基说到:“要想熬过这段困难时期,就 必须让公司未来的发展适应我们的商业发 展策略。其中一点很重要的就是利用亚太 地区经济增长的潜在发展机会创造新的增 长点。我们目前都没有想过要与我和签约 的酒店停止合作,相反,我们还在考虑增 加苏梅岛,普吉岛和越南的投资力度。” 今年Outrigger在泰国新开了家酒店,并 在亚洲其他地区签约了3家酒店的合作协 议。 Le Meridian(艾美酒店)在亚洲已有 26家酒店,但其仍旧决定于2009年在越 南的胡志明市开设新酒店。并计划在未来 3年在亚洲增开5家信酒店。 趋势二:优化研发力度和人力资源发展 全球性的跨国公司已经意识到亚洲 市场的特点所在。产品的设计研发必须针 对亚洲的终端用户市场。同时也需要考


虑发达国家的需求已向经济性和实用性转 变。“在未来10年汽车业将重点发展“经 济性”车型。相应的,我们也在加强研发 亚洲市场推出的战略化产品。”德国大陆 公司亚洲区总裁Jay Kunkell这样说到。 如今,大多数企业已经不会允许自 己的产品设计过分偏离目标市场的需求。 考虑到中国消费者特殊的购买需求,本土 化的产品研发战略是企业成果必不可少要 素。“德国的工程师们热衷于生产奔驰与 宝马,是因为他们的生产流程已经接近标 准化。这也就意味着在类似德国这样的市 场不大可能生产出低成本的汽车。”德国 ZF集团的中国区工程部部长Rolf Gall这样 分析。因此ZF集团计划为中国市场推出更 多本土化的产品研发战略。这就需要在中 国建立强大的工程师团队。该公司已在中 国增加了500个新职位。 这个例子同样明显的说明其他产业也 希望充分利用应届毕业生的资源,选出最 合适最有潜质的人才重点培训。这种策略 在多个行业部分都得到了充分体现,旨在 为进出口的产品和服务提供坚实的人力后 盾。 与此策略相一致的是加快高层管理 的职能定位本土化趋势—在过去的一年 里,各大企业都在积极削减成本来加强其 抵御风险的能力。“在削减成本和降低国 际化运作模式所带来的管理负担的双重驱 动下,本土化如今正逐渐代替以往国际化 作业的标准模式成为公司的正式策略议 程。”这是由毕马威2009年对国际策略与 实践调查得出的结论。 微观趋势1:亚洲已成为出口中心 对质量控制的高度关注正意味着在亚 洲生产的各类零件也能符合其在欧美发达 市场的销售质量要求。甚至在亚洲生产的 奔驰车在德国一样也有可能被卖掉。 例如:奔驰将在2010年推出中国本土 制造的新型E级车,来继续填满奔驰在中 国的销售记录。Guenter Butschek,北京 戴姆勒奔驰的执行董事兼总裁说到:一旦 零件的生产达到戴姆勒奔驰的要求,这些 零件将被全球采购。由中国生产的零件现 在已出口到美国和欧洲。 “由于新型E级奔驰轿车有500多个零 件都是中国本土生产采购来的,这就让车 体的本土化含量达到了40%。”Butschek 介绍说。因此,在集约化生产的前提要求

其小型车的生产出口基地,已经开始生产 i10迷你车型。大多数迷你车都出口到欧 洲和其他亚太市场。此外,日产也将其全 新小型车Micra的生产基地从英国转到了印 度。”

Dinesh Paliwal, Chairman and CEO of Harman International Industries Inc

下,生产成本低的国家产量却能保持不断 上升的趋势。 “ 对 于 新 的 E 级 500多 件 在 当 地 已 与当地含量显着高于百分之四十的来 源”Butschek说。因此,承受能力是关 键,在低成本国家生产上升。 微观趋势2:印度成为小型车的生产中心 现代和日产都将印度作为小型车的生 产中心。J.D. Power(亚太公司)印度韩 国市场部的高级市场分析师Ammar Master 说:“现代十分精明的决策将印度作为

Guenter Butschek, president and CEO of Beijing Benz Daimler Chyrsler

趋势3: 增加合同化制造 直到近期一名因泄露商业机密被指 控的员工自杀事件发生,人们才开始了解 富士康,这家默默为苹果公司生产iPod和 iPhone的公司。由于世界各大企业都在寻 找更加经济又不影响产品高质量标准的产 地,部分专业的零件制造商已经能运用产 业的规模化效应实现低成本运作。 来自中国中欧国际工商学院的Martin Lockstrom提到,高比例的外包将是长期 发展的趋势。“以宝马X3为例,就是在奥 地利的麦格纳斯太尔研发和生产的。汽车 业将与服装和大众电子行业的发展殊途同 归。” 几乎每一台电脑和手机都有一个零件 是在中国生产的。Lockstrom说“中国无 疑是数字电子产品和快消品生产的龙头老 大,而印度,越南和孟加拉国等国家则是 纺织品的生产专业户。” 合同制造对所有参与者来说是一种共 赢的模式。Lockstrom还说,“我认为所 有供应链环节的参与者都会因此得益—终 端的零件装配商能最优化资产负债表,合 同制造商能充分利用规模化效应和生产专 业化来降低成本。然而,随着风险的增 加,透明度和各方的沟通却变得不那么容 易了。” 飞利浦也是另一家做出类似转型的企 业,在外包制造并不是企业核心竞争力的 时候,注重研发和利用其品牌效应。随着 制造业不断要求高附加值的需求,对汽车 业来说,是否能像耐克,阿迪达斯等快消 品一样做出适时的转型,将其核心竞争力 放在品牌营销和零售分销而不是产品制造 本身,将是个有趣的未知数。 趋势4:亚洲政府拉动内需 在亚洲市场,比如中国和印度的政府 都以刺激消费作为应对市场的策略。中国 的汽车业融资计划往往渗透近5%的购车 者。然而,在我国振幅的推动和刺激下, 不断增加的消费需求改变了这个局势。“ 以往在中国,贷款这样的消费方式并不被 看好。”宋林美说到。





“然而当前的金融危机却改变了这 和技术共享的结晶。 一状况。如今,原始设备制造的分销商与 “我们的团队在工程初期就一直保持 中国政府都在积极宣传各种金融政策来刺 与TATA汽车密切合作,在设计和攻克各 激销售。政府先对购车贷款实行零利率政 种零部件的问题上,本着低成本,高质量 策,还款需要在一至两年 和高性能的宗旨,这就需 内完成。” 要设计和生产过程的最优 政府还动员各行业 化。”TATA汽车公司的运 加大投资力度。零售商的 营总监R S Thakur这样说 做法是大力实行购物卷制 到。 度。“亚洲市场在全球金 但汽车制造商想要 融危机的影响下,该地区 的 更 多 。 2009年 是 推 动 的一些政府就试图通过发 汽车业扩大资产的重要一 放消费券的方式来鼓励消 年。J.D. Power 的首席市 费。”Planet Retail的零 场分析师Tim Dunne的一 售分析师Robert Gregory 片调查报告中提到,仅在 先生这样说。在泰国,日 今年,排在中国的前20名 本,中国和越南等亚洲各 的汽车制造商中,有12家 国都不同程度地利用购物 已在上海,香港和深圳完 券来刺激消费。 成了上市首次公开募股, Songlin Mei, 还有4家也在考虑采取类 JD Power 趋势5:技术收购 似的做法迅速筹集所需资 在亚洲的国内企业需 要专业的知识。他们急需技术和专业知 识。购买现有可利用技术是比重新研发新 技术更加快捷和经济的途径。比如说,印 度的TATA汽车公司多年来一直在收购不同 的技术,最近推出的TATA NANO小型经济 车便是TATA汽车与众多跨国合资伙伴合作



金。 如果亚洲汽车制造商已经有固定的合 资伙伴,为什么他们还需要收购更多的技 术呢?“在中国,已经有越来越多的外企 想要完全控制参与合资伙伴的经营。”美 国AlixPartners Asia LLC.(一家专为全球资 产重组提供咨询服务的国际知名公司)的

亚洲区总裁Ivo Naumann说。“因此,中 国企业就会发现要想从合资伙伴那得到更 多的技术支持是很难的。” 未来会是怎样的呢? 突然在发达国家陷入市场低迷的制 造商,零售商和投资们急切的想找到改变 萧条状况的突破口。亚洲迅速的扩张和增 长飞快的数据让其他地区走下坡路的市场 垂涎三尺。然而,未来的归宿依旧扑朔迷 离,有分析师预测亚洲的快速发展也有可 能有停滞不前的阶段,尤其是在政府经济 干预等为刺激过于对市场干扰的情况。 政府是否会在明年引入税收刺激 政策或实行新的刺激措施我们不得而 知,”J.D. Power 的分析师小组在其中国 区调查报告中表明,“但我们相信一定会 有相应的举措来维护2009年刺激性增长的 成果。” 事实上,这份报告还指出,2010年 中国小型车的预计销量将于今年持平。“ 我们谨慎地观望后认为,2010年的汽车 业 增 长 将 会 减 速 25%-3%, ” 报 告 还 说 道。并且汽车市场的发展与实力不断加 强的中产阶级的资产拥有量也成一定的正 比,这同时也能作为整个供应链预期发展 的一个重要指标。


China’s Ports and Global Integration Where to Now?

In March 2009, the Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China, endorsed Shanghai’s strategic goal to establish itself as a world-leading International Shipping Centre by 2020. This envisoins Shanghai not only as a leading port, but also a leading transportation and logistics hub, with the infrastructure and IT services to facilitate multi-modal trans-shipments and global supply chain integration. It also aims to be a major centre for shipbuilding and repair services, cargo and vessel insurance, and ship financing and brokering services. A groundbreaking initiative to establish the country's first arbitration court to decide international disputes is being planned, as well as infrastructure and enticements to lure Yangtze Delta cargo owners to use more waterways instead of expensive, congestion-causing road transportation. According to the People's Daily, Shanghai cargo throughput rose 3.6 percent in 2008 to 582 million tons, making it already the world's busiest port for the fourth consecutive year. Shanghai overtook Hong Kong as the



By Peter Stokes

number two container port in the world with 28 million Twenty Foot Equivalent Unit containers (TEUs) in 2008, while Singapore as number one handled 29.9 million TEUs. While Singapore is primarily a trans-shipment port, Shanghai is primarily an import / export cargo port serving the Yangtze area and the hinterland beyond, with very clear potential to grow significantly as both a gateway port and a trans-shipment port. In total, according to Frost and Sullivan, China is projected to handle 107 million TEUs in 2009 with average six percent annual growth up to 2015, with a projection then of over 200 million TEUs. Economic uncertainty However, all is not rosy. China’s container traffic has plummeted; container volumes were down 15.5 percent year on year for the first half of 2009. While there is much talk of “green shoots,” with unemployment rates still rising in the US and Europe, there is a groundswell of opinion suggesting a double dip recession—the next one in 2010, putting

FEATURE Story That trading is complex in China, and yet, how does the country handle over 107 million containers every year and how did Shanghai become the number two container port in the world?

more pressure on ports and ocean carriers, already with excess capacity and more coming on stream. Within this context, China ports face many of the challenges of their counterparts elsewhere in the world – how to most efficiently serve their primary customers, the ocean carriers; how to maximize the use of their terminal assets frequently; how to cost-effectively integrate with myriad global supply chains; how to protect trade chains against the threat of terrorism; and how to cooperate with the local Customs authorities in balancing the need for fast clearance of goods with the need to comply with trade and customs regulations. China ports are also different in that they need to operate within the boundaries of more complex trade, customs and security regimes. As an example, in support of global measures to combat the threat of terrorist disruptions to integrated global supply chains, China Customs promulgated Decree 172, mandating that from January 1, 2009 24-hour advanced electronic manifests and related cross-check information be submitted to China Customs in the specified format. For ocean containers coming into China, carriers are required to submit the main data of the original manifest 24 hours prior to loading at the port of origin; consignees and/or customs brokers cannot declare the goods to Customs until the original manifest is accepted by Customs. Secondary data such as house bill information must be submitted by the carriers electronically prior to arrival, and electronic tally reports are required to be submitted by companies operating customs-controlled premises within six hours of arrival. There are similar complex requirements for exports.

The shift to efficiency Part of the answer is in China’s use of technology to collaborate electronically with all the port community participants – ocean carriers, Customs, Quarantine, cargo owners and so on. Let’s look more closely at Shanghai as an example – it has similarities with other ports on China’s east coast, but also its own unique characteristics. In 2001, Shanghai E&P International was established as a privately held, state-owned enterprise, a joint venture between Shanghai Information Investment Inc. and other governmentlinked organizations including the Shanghai Port Authority, the Shanghai Customs House and the Inspection and Quarantine Bureau. It was established to create a single window for Shanghai port, a "Three-in-One" service that integrated three disparate electronic services to provide a port and logistic information exchange platform ( Shanghai E&P’s “Easipass” provides a business collaboration and information exchange platform used for carrier operations, port operations, port administration, customs clearance, quarantine inspection, duty payment, and shipment bookings. Companies have visibility into port operational data, document status and end-to-end logistics information. The platform also helps carriers, forwarders and brokers comply with the advanced electronic notification requirements of Customs Decree 172. The platform handles more than 50 different document types in many different formats and processes 100 million transactions each year and more than RMB300 million electronic payments per day. A key feature of the technology is the use of client endpoints to speed the on-boarding of partners. Shanghai is similar to many other ports in China in that its port electronic collaboration platform is operated in a public-private partnership model, originally from a state-owned enterprise. Port community systems in China are evolving to provide more value-added information services, with platform governance and end-to-end visibility becoming critical tools to monitor, analyze, predict and prevent logistic chain problems before they become critical. Visibility also provides near real-time views into performance against service level agreements (SLAs), and allows for the tracking and optimization of key performance indicators (KPIs). China ports, of course, seem well positioned to weather the economic downturn, and despite the current situation, there will inevitably be a recovery. Growth has been driven by globalization, and technological innovation has enhanced the competitiveness of China’s port. It is inevitable that this momentum will continue. Peter Stokes an industry veteran with more than twentyfive years of experience in trade facilitation, logistics and customs, is Regional Director (e-Trade) with Axway Ltd.




Ports and Terminals Update – Key Points As the charts below suggest, recent statistics on throughput at China’s major ports reflect the impact of the global financial crisis on the economy. While results are not out yet for 2009, most ports, while showing some improvements in recent quarters are expected to handle less capacity than last year. The big question: are recently improved GDP numbers, manufacturing capacity and exports a result of replenishment and Christmas orders or are they a false indicator, fueled by stimulus measures? The first quarter next year should paint a clearer picture. Container Throughput Volume of China Top 7 Ports 0,000 TEU 2900

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Ports and Terminals - Fast Facts • Shanghai and Shenzhen, showed the sharpest decline relative to other major ports, although it should be noted that port throughput statistics are not just for import and export and include domestic cargo. Throughput drop in some Northern Ports are offset by domestic cargo. 2009 China PMI (a monthly index measuring manufacturing) has climbed up from a historic low recorded in November, 2008 and give hope that the decline has stabilized. • A number of large scale infrastructure projects geared at supporting logistics in the Shanghai Bay and Yangtze River region have completed and are nearing completion which gives hope for the Container Terminals, especially in Shanghai, which have suffered the most. • Cosco Pacific, the world’s fifth-largest port operator, predicted container throughput at mainland ports would increase five to 10 percent next year thanks mostly to government stimulus packages. • According to many sources, the government has shifted its attention from coastal ports and is focusing their attention on infrastructure in 15 key inland cities, especially those on the Yangtze River. Some port and terminal operators, eager to win inland cargo business are following with investments.



CASE Study

A Kanban-Driven Material “Supermarket” at Braun, Shanghai, Limited

By Patrick Daly, Alba Logistics

Lean Production

Background When James Womack and Daniel Jones visThe Braun Shanghai Limited manufacturing ited the Toyota production plants in 1982 plant is located on the outskirts of Shangthey were struck by the firm’s superior hai and comprises a legacy factory dating process management capability which they from the 1980s. “When I came to Shanghai dubbed “lean production.” They describe in 2007, the warehouse at our factory was how this translated into Toyota’s ability to traditional in its design, with corresponding manage “a series of actions conducted systems and practices,” said Liam Cassidy, properly in the correct sequence at the right General Manager, at Braun Shanghai Limtime to create value for customers” (Lean ited. I wanted to implement a full program Solutions, Womack and Jones, 2005). of Lean Manufacturing Practices from supToday, as global enterprises become plier to the dispatch of our final product. The ever more aware of the strategic importransformation of our warehouse to allow tance of managing the entire supply chain, for this was critical.” lean thinking is being applied There were a number outside the production shop of practical inconvefloor and into the full specLean thinking niences at the plant that trum of supply chain activipresented serious chalis being ties. lenges to achieving this This case study reviews applied goal. The long narrow an initiative at the Braun outside the shape of the factory and production plant located in production warehouse buildings gave Shanghai, China in which lean rise to long travel disshop floor and principles were applied to imtances from warehouse proving manufacturing inveninto the full to production areas and tory control through streamspectrum of produced congestion lined warehouse operations supply chain of traffic and materials incorporating a kanban-driven production-warehouse activities. materials supermarket.

Figure 1 – Before: Work Order Based Batch Picking at Dynamic Location



interface. Additionally, there was no dock leveling equipment for the loading and offloading of vehicles servicing the plant. Project Aims and Goals The major aims and goals of the project were to develop a design solution layout for the warehouse providing: • Easy and rapid access to all materials in the warehouse. • Improved material flow and labor productivity in the warehouse. • Improved service to production lines. • Improved inventory management across the plant. Project Challenges The major challenge facing the plant was accommodating increasing quantities of transactions during routine work as throughput volumes continued to increase coupled with the re-education of the warehouse staff to adapt to the new ways of working. On the facilities side, the major challenge was to greatly enhance the use of physical space and access to materials in the warehouse while at the same time maintaining very high level of health and safety compliance and material security.

Figure 2 – After: Supermarket Kanban Based Pull at Fixed Location

CASE Study Supermarket Zone Rack SM Material

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Figure 3- Schematic Material Flow between Warehouse and Production

Additionally, WMS system changes would need to be incorporated to support the new ways of working and the improvement in the control and accuracy of inventory.

Formulation and Implementation The Approach Because the project involved the overhaul of the current state operations rather than a simple modification, the structured approach used to tackle the challenge followed the DMEDI (for Define-MeasureExplore-Develop-Implement) improvement model. The Solution The main characteristics of the solution were as follows: • Value Streams are grouped together in order to facilitate access to replenishment and picking. • SKU item codes that are common to more than one Value Stream are located in a central passageway that is always traversed by pickers. • SKU item codes with large box sizes are also located in the central passageway adjacent to the common items. • Replenishment and picking take place in mutually exclusive dedicated aisles thus ensuring that fork lift traffic and pedestrian traffic are separated. • 80 percent of picking now takes place

within about 30 percent of the floor area that was previously used for picking. The Data Optimizing the size of stock location for materials and the access routes to the locations required a careful analysis of both historical data and future case scenarios. The main items of data required were; • Stock movement transactions spanning a period of 12 months. • Material Master Data for each and every SKU item code. • Dimensional data by SKU with both supplier and issue pack dimensions and weights. • Current storage equipment type, location and capacity and suitability for reconfiguration. • CAD drawings of warehouse buildings, docks and yard. The Analysis A range of analyses was carried out and included a combined analysis of the Movements and Master databases. The daily and weekly movements per SKU were calculated both in terms of quantities and volume and a cross check done against the Planners’ current schedules in order to validate figures. In addition, an analysis was carried out to identify those SKUs deemed suitable for insertion into “supermarket” shelf modules

as distinct from those deemed to be “bulky” and requiring pallet pick locations. A range of criteria including dimensions, weights and throughput were used for this distinction. Finally, an analysis was carried out to identify those SKUs that were unique to a particular Value Stream as distinct from those that were common to more than one Value Stream in order to inform the layout and flow for dedicated picking routes. Getting it Done - Production Side On the Production side the specific elements of work that had to be undertaken included determining the One-Time Picking Quantity and the related information required on the kanban pull card. It was also required to determine ideal trolley size and format to transfer issue packs back and forth to the warehouse and to implement. Getting it Done - Warehouse Side On the warehouse side, it was necessary to quantify the projected warehouse workload and compare current state operations with future options. Following on from this was the definition of the physical locations for material within the racking and shelving and setting up the beginning inventory with clear visibility of information on the rack. On the systems software and hardware



CASE Study side it was required to clarify with the system vendor the specification and functionality of the scan solution for data capture and then install, test and commission the hardware and software. A structured training programme for operatives on the new procedures was an integral and necessary component of the work.

Results and Benefits The three major benefits obtained from the implementation of the kanban supermarket were as follows: 1. Increased work efficiency. 2. Reduced material issue lead time. 3. Reduced inventory on the shop floor. Increased Work Efficiency The overall reduction in goods issue/picking time was 28 percent and this was achieved through a combination of factors. The defined delivery routes reduced the non-value added walking and consolidated the movement activities covering all materials movements. Another crucial factor was that previously work order picking had taken place on all four storage levels in the warehouse using a turret truck/order picker. With the supermarket, almost all kanban picking could

now take place from the ground. Reduce Material Issue Lead Time This was reduced from over four hours on average to less than one hour. In the previous arrangement, production was required to submit a picking slip to the warehouse one shift in advance of its requirements with resultant low flexibility. In the revamped regime, the pickers simply select the material required through kanban as a function of line demand. This provides much greater flexibility and a speedy response to changeover requirements. Reduced Inventory on the Shop Floor Previously the process orders were for one to two shifts-worth of demand. This made it very difficult to follow the 5S guidelines for an organized workplace. During changeovers there was a risk of confusion and mixing of materials. This has now reduced to two to four hours of line output.

Lessons Learned • High quality systems data is an essential foundation to conduct an accurate analysis. This is particularly true of the dimensional data on supplier and issue packs held in the Master data file. • Dimensional data is often not well maintained in enterprise system databases

for a variety of reasons. It is therefore imperative that dimensions are verified and the necessary corrections made before proceeding with analysis. • One of the crucial challenges of the solution formulation was to strike the right balance between the travel time for pickers selecting materials in the supermarket and the frequency of replenishment into the supermarket. The larger the supermarket bin-locations the lower the frequency of replenishment but the longer the dedicated pick routes. • The final solution allowed for an average of one week’s usage to be accommodated within the supermarket with all SKUs accessible by means of simple manual picking from the ground. The supermarket area now accounts for over 80 percent of all picking activity from ground level on just 30 percent of the previous footprint. Patrick Daly is Managing Director of Alba Consulting Group, which provides consulting and training to best-in-class operators in manufacturing, distribution and logistics services across Europe, Asia and North America. He can be reached at

看板制度下催生的“原材料超市化” —以布朗在上海的生产基地为例 精益生产 当James Womack和Daniel Jones在 1982年访问丰田生产基地时,他们被公 司高级的历程管理能力所震惊,并称之 为“精益生产模式”,他们还阐释了这种 模式是如何转化为丰田独特的管理能力— 所有的程序都需要在正确的时间按特定的 次序来为客户创造价值”(精益化解决方 案,Womack和Jones,2005)。 如今,大多数跨国企业都意识到管理 整个供应链的战略重要性,精益化生产的 思想正被应用到生产车间之外,并已渗透 到整个供应链的活动环节中去。 本案例分析回顾了布朗在上海生产基 地的精益化策略是如何提高生产库存控制 管理的过程。通过精简仓储操作成本,以



及“看板策略”催生的原材料超市化的应 用达到优化整个供应链管理的最终目的。

布劳恩上海有限公司 背景介绍 布劳恩上海有限公司的生产基地位 于上海市郊,由20世纪80年代遗留下的 工厂改造而成。布劳恩上海有限公司的总 经理Liam Cassidy介绍说“当我在2007年 来到上海时,工厂的仓库还是保持十分传 统的设计,相应的管理体系和操作管理也 十分保守。于是我就想实践精益生产的整 体规划,从供应商的选择到最终产品的调 度都以此策略为准。对仓库管理的改造来 说,这种思维是至关重要的” 当时在工厂的实践中的确有许多不

便之处,对实现这一目标造成了严重的挑 战。例如,由于工厂和仓库建筑之间的距 离过长,道路狭窄,就导致了材料运输的 不便。此外,工厂当时也没有到门点的设 备和交通工具来完成配载和装卸。 改革策略的目标与宗旨 主要目标与宗旨是开发设计个科学的 仓库布局作为优化仓库管理的解决方案: •轻松快速地找到仓库里所有不同材料 •提高仓库内原材料流动率和劳动生产率 •改进生产线服务 •优化整个工厂的库存管理 改革面临的挑战 工厂改革最主要的挑战是如何让常规

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的操作实践和生产能力能适应日益增长的 交易量变化,并让接受再培训的仓库人员 能尽快适应新的工作模式。 在设备方面,主要挑战是如何在高水 准的仓储安全性前提下,同时提高仓库空 间利用率,并保证材料的分类易于查找。 此外,仓库管理系统的跟新也需要新 的工作模式的支持,并提高库存管理的可 控性和准确性。

所需的主要数据包括: •在过去一年中货物的流动率和交易量。 •每个SKU 货号的主要数据。 •供应商提供的相应SKU编码的体积数据, 包括包装的尺寸和重量。 •当前的仓储设备种类,位置,功能以及 重新配置的适用性分析。 •对仓库,各门店和装卸码头进行CAD绘 图。



实施办法 由于改革策略需要彻底改变的是当前 普遍的操作模式,而不只是单单一个方面 的改变,就需要运用格式化的方法来应对 改革过程中的各种挑战。DMEDI(定义, 评估,研究,开发,实施)这一模型就是 一个很好的模式选择。

我们对货物流动和主数据进行过一系 列的综合分析。每个SKU编码的日流动和 周流动数据都根据数量的变化和仓储规划 员当前的记录计算并验证,以得到有效准 确的数据。 此外,数据分析的结果还被用于识别 哪些SKU编码的货物是适合被放在“超市 型”的货架上,哪些大体积的货物需要被 放在托盘区。我们根据货物不同的体积和 重量制定了区分各货物安放区域的标准。 最后,为了最大化利用选货通道并优 化其布局,我们需要用数据分析的结果来 将那些只和一个特定价值流有关的SKU编 码和与多个价值流有关的SKU编码区分开 来。

解决方案 解决方案的主要特点如下: •整合各价值流,以便于及时补货和迅速 的挑选。 •SKU代码可以在仓库人员需要经常攀登穿 越的中心过道设置以便于识别与分类。 •带有SKU代码的大尺寸箱型也可在主要的 通道区域设置,并与邻近类似的材料区 分开来。 •补货和选货都在互相独立的专用通道上 进行,从而确保叉车专用道和人行道也 是分开的。 •80%的选货过程现在只需占用原有的选 货区域的30%即可完成。 数据 为了优化选择原材料的库存位置和相 应尺寸,以及最近选货路径,我们需要仔 细分析历史数据和未来的预测数据

应用于生产 在生产过程中具体的工作需要相关工 作人员弄清一次性选货的数量,并能了解 仓储看板上的信息需要如何更新。 同时还要设计出最合适大小的手推车 (或电动小台车)来在仓库和工厂间方便 快捷地运输所需货物。 应用于仓库 在仓储方面,有必要对当前仓库的吞 吐量进行明确的量化,并和当前的操作数 据进行对比,以便为未来的选择做必要的

数据参考。 接下来就是定位各种原材料的实际位 置,具体到某一个范围内的货架,同时应 该在货架上清晰地标明货物的信息。 在系统的硬件和软件设施方面,我 们需要确保供应商的相关信息,数据采集 和扫描功能都能做到完善和齐全,然后安 装,测试并将这些合格的系统硬件与软件 投入使用。 当然还有一个必不可少的过程,就是 对系统要求的新操作程序给员工做相关系 统的培训。

效果和优势 看板超市制度主要有以下三个优势: 1. 提高工作效率。 2. 减少处理货物运输问题所需要的时间。 3. 降低库存流转时间。 提高工作效率 通过各方面的努力,可以做到将选货 过程所需的时间减少28% 固定的配送路线减少了多余的步行路 线,并将此方法运用于所有选货过程的路 径选择中。 另一个关键因素是,原先需要用推车 在四层高的货架间选货的程序,如今在看 板超市制度下,几乎所有的选货过程都能 在平地上完成。 减少处理货物运输问题所需要的时间 以往平均需要4个小时的运输过程现 在可以在不到一个小时内完成。照以往的 程序安排,工厂需要在采购新的原材料前 向仓库提交申购单,造成效率低下,缺乏 灵活性。 在制度改革过之后,采购人员只需要 选择所需的材料,并通过看板的需求曲线



CASE Study 功能自动补货。这就大大提高了补货的效 率,对材料的需求状况作出迅速的反应。 降低库存流转时间 在改革前,下订单的过程需要经过 1-2人经手后才能完成。这样就难以实现 5S管理制度下的组织规则。并且在货物交 接过程还有可能将不同的材料弄混的可能 性。在实行新制度之后,我们已经能将 整个货物输出过程的时间减低到2-4个小 时。

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经验与教训 •高质量的数据管理系统是进行精准分析 最重要的基础。尤其是在整理供应商提 供的货物体积数据和处理主数据库的货 物信息时。 •由于诸多原因,体积数据往往难以在企 业的数据库系统里得到较好的保存和维 护。因此,在进行分析前十分有必要对 相关的体积数据进行及时的更新。 •解决所面临挑战的关键在于找到一种解 决方案,来正确处理采购员在看板超市 里挑选货物的时间和仓库里补货频率之 间的关系。一般来说,仓储地的占地面



出示提货卡 领取货物 重货区域 货架

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图3 –原材料在仓库与生产基地间流动的示意图

积越大,补货的频率就越小,但是随之 选货的时间却会更长。 •最终的解决方案是,用简单的人工地面 选货方法对所有现有SKU编码利用平均

一个星期的时间来适应超市化的运作。 目前仓库超市化运作的区域展区了地面 80%的选货区,而在原计划里的比例只 有30%。


Supply Chain Management readies for a green explosion


he implications of Green SCM for companies in the Asia Pacific region are wide reaching. CHaINA Magazine spoke with Nicolas Pechet, Vice President, China of GIA Group in regard to new research they have done into sustainable practices in the manufacturing and logistics industries in the Asia-Pacific region. Why is green SCM so important to international purchasing or production directors? Nicolas Pechet (NP): Ultimately, “green” supply chain management offers an expanded way to think about cost reduction and profit enhancement. We have seen how a dip in Western consumption creates severe problems for Asian suppliers, amongst both direct manufacturers and subcontractors. This creates a great deal of operating leverage between Asian manufacturers and Western markets today. Western businesses can use this leverage to push for more environmentally sustainable manufacturing, sourcing and logistics practices in the Asia Pacific region. However, pushing better green practices will require Purchasing, Supply Chain or Production directors to have a keen understanding of the local practices and unique regulatory landscape of each Asian country they operate in.

“Case studies can be incredibly insightful and yield green SCM best practices to reduce costs and increase revenues. Seasoned and well informed SCM executives study and learn from such cases continuously.” explains Mr. Nicolas Pechet

Asian examples of “green” best practices The Chinese sugar refinery and Indian paper firm case studies brilliantly apply the green “3Rs” principle of “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle”; with both firms diversified into related industries - sugar, paper, alcohol and cement – and utilizing waste products of the other industries as raw materials or for power generation. Case studies also highlight the importance of building effective incentives with external parties (suppliers, competitors, customers and government) to improve the robustness of the supply chain system on all levels: local, national and international.

Reduce, Reuse & Recycle waste products

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1.Logistical centralization for economies of scale. 2.Share logistical overhead with partners for cost reduction. 3.Optimize transportation routes to further reduce costs.

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We are now seeing that countries worldwide are starting to harmonize their environmental regulatory regime with each other. It’s becoming a global phenomenon. It started in the major market economies and the emerging economies and less developed countries are following suit. Can you give an example of different Asian environmental regulations, and their implications? NP: China for example, has passed its own RoHSequivalent regulations and has enacted a comprehensive set of laws on air, water, & waste. However, enforcement continues to be an issue and comprehensive producer responsibility legislation is still being developed. India, on the other hand, has bundled many laws into the broader Environment (Protection) Act, with less liability seen along the supply chain. Material mandates deal largely with direct health impacts

and have not moved to clearly encompass a broader range of materials beyond those that are directly related to health. These issues have far reaching implications for a broad spectrum of international businesses.

Nicolas Pechet, Vice President of China, GIA Group China

What advice would you offer SCM executives working on “greening” their companies’ supply chain? NP: Companies need to look at successful cases where green practices have been implemented in the supply chain. While Green SCM is a relatively new phenomenon in China, there are cases of successful implementations and not just from foreign companies. More effort needs to be made to write these cases and bring them into the broader community to set a benchmark of best practices. One such case is that of Guitang Group, a Chinese state owned sugar refinery.

Case Study: Green manufacturing: Guitang Group has an internal GSC that allows re-use of by-products Company and Industry Background Established in 1956, Guitang Group (GG) is a state-owned enterprise operating one of China’s largest sugar refineries. The company is involved in four other businesses using residue from the sugar process: 1. alcohol plant using molasses, 2. pulp & paper plants using bagasse, 3. cement mill using carbonation filter mud, 4. compound fertilizer plant using alcohol residue. The industry included >400 sugar firms pre-2001; many were non-competitive and loss-making due to the small scale of most sugar refineries in the industry, and consequent high after-tax production costs; most plants’ margins were very low and their costs were very close to the international price of sugar. Consolidation in the industry is ongoing; there were <200 sugar firms across 24 provinces in 2007. Guitang Group’s green manufacturing plan (3-steps) 1. Maintain close, long-term relationships with main suppliers (sugarcane farmers), to ensure sufficient supply of high-quality raw materials. 2. Produce high-quality products (sugar) using best technology. 3. Develop related industries that use sugar’s co-products, by-products & residual products, leading to a “closed loop” system of material energy flows.

Sugarcane farmers

Sugar crushed, ground & refined using carbonation process that yields higher quality refined sugar (>prices that are higher by 30-35%) instead of sulfitation process used by majority of other plants due to ease of disposal of filter mud as direct fertilizer. Sources: (1) Access Asia (2008). (2) Zhu, Lowe, Wei & Barnes (2007). (3) Zhu & Cote (2004).

Alcohol plant takes used molasses from sugar refinery as raw material; alcohol residue is used by fertilizer plant to make compound fertilizer. Carbonation filter mud residue harder to dispose of and normally needs treatment, but instead is used as raw material input for cement plant, thus earning extra revenues.

Fertilizer sold back to farmers, closing the loop.

Pith used as fuel by cogeneration power plant (50% SO2 emissions compared to coal) with alkaline wastewater used as input to “dry” & “wet” scrubbers and gypsum produced provided to farmers; cool ash used by cement plant and for road construction.

Bagasse residue used to make paper; alkali recycled from black liquor generated in pulp process; white sludge generated is used in cement process; white liquor waste from paper process recycled.



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Increasing Demand for Cold Chain Logistics in China


ew research by Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) predicts huge potential for China’s cold chain logistics sector. According to JLL, opportunities exist for investors and developers due to the expected increase in demand and current lack of maturity in the market. “China’s consumer food market has experienced vigorous growth in the past decade,” noted Stuart Ross, Head of China Industrial, Jones Lang LaSalle. “Traditional eating habits in China are changing. As incomes rise, Chinese consumers are eating more animal protein and dairy products, as well as convenience food and snacks like frozen meals and ice cream. At the same time, Chinese consumers are becoming more aware of food safety issues. Taken together, the need to develop a more robust cold chain infrastructure has been greater than ever.” However, China’s cold chain market is seriously underdeveloped. It is estimated that only 15% of products that should be temperature-controlled are handled properly. Because of that, large amounts of fruits and vegetables spoil, putting human health at risk. The situation can be attributed to



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regulatory immaturity, inexperience and lack of awareness among Chinese consumers, undeveloped infrastructure, inadequate service providers, and lack of human capital. In some of the big cities in China, regional cold chain logistics systems are emerging. Increasing internationalization brought by events like the Olympics, the Shanghai World Expo, and the Asian Games in Guangzhou have been driving the development of cold chain in the Tier I cities. Tier II cities with large export markets such as Qingdao and Dalian are now seeing significant development as well. A growing number of foreign and domestic players are looking to build facilities in the country. Australia’s largest cold chain logistics operator, Swire Cold Storage, entered the South China market in 2008; and recently, one of the largest US operators, Preferred Freezer Services (PFS), announced its plans for a cold storage facility in Shanghai. “From a real estate perspective, we believe that in the short term, the opportunities in the cold chain logistics market will remain in the Tier I and major coastal cities,” added Ross. “Looking further ahead, we are confident that opportunities will surface across China.” The report estimates that the market for

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public refrigerated warehouses will grow Chinese consumer roughly 24 percent per year for the next five tastes are turning years in order to meet the demand of the towards refrigerated foods, which is growing consumer market and an increasingcreating demand ly dynamic food export sector. The growth for cold storage rate of cold or refrigerated warehouses is predicted to be even faster than that of regular warehousing space, a high growth market in itself, compared to the standard modern warehouse market (see figure 1 & 2). “The country will need a large amount of investment in training, business integration, and infrastructure, which we believe will generate considerable returns,” says Ross. “Meanwhile, advanced expertise will be needed and regulatory oversight will have to be consolidated and improved. The immediate actions of operators throughout the entire chain of manufacturing, processing, logistics, and retail will be required,” concluded Ross. As this magazine has reported before, China’s cold chain sector has long held both opportunity and challenge. It will be interesting to see if both the government and the private sector are truly ready to make the required effort to implement a safe and efficient cold chain.


海,2009年9月15日――仲量联行 于今天发布了其最新的报告《潜力 无限的中国冷链物流市场》,其中 详尽分析了中国冷链行业的现状并着重展望了 未来几年这一市场的巨大发展潜力。 “中国的食品消费市场在过去的十年中经 历了快速、稳健的发展。”仲量联行中国工业 部总监司徒艺指出,“中国传统的饮食习惯正 在发生变化,随着收入的增加,中国消费者越 来越多地食用动物蛋白、奶制品以及即食类方 便食品,如速冻食品和冰淇淋。与此同时,中 国消费者也日益认识到食品安全的重要性。因 此,在中国建立完善冷链基础设施的需求正变 得空前巨大。” 但是,目前的中国冷链市场还十分不完善。 据估计,在全国范围内,在需要温控处理的 产品中仅有15%是以正确方式操作的,其结果 是,大量的蔬菜和水果损毁,大众的健康处于 潜在风险之中。究其原因,可归结为以下几 点:规范标准不成熟、意识不足及经验缺乏、 基础设施落后、服务提供商以及人力资源匮 乏。 在一些大城市,区域性冷链物流体系正在 兴起。一些国际性、区域性的盛会,如北京奥 运会、上海世博会和广州亚运会,使得一线城 市的国际化程度日益提升,冷链市场也有了显

中国高标准普通仓库市场租用面积预算 Millions sqm

数据来源:仲量联行中国物流地产资讯 服务,供应链协会调查,仲量联行分析

中国冷库市场租用面积预算 Millions cubic meter

数据来源:国际冷冻仓储协会,仲量联 行分析

著增长。而在一些二线城市,如青岛和大连, 作为重要的出口市场,发展势头也非常迅猛。 越来越多的国内外运营商正积极寻求机会在 中国兴建冷库设施。澳大利亚最大的冷链物流 提供商太古于2008年进入华南市场。最近, 美国最大的冷库物流运营商之一普菲斯在上海 的现代冷链储藏设施也正式奠基。 “短期来说,我们相信,冷链仓储市场 的机遇仍将主要集中在一线城市和主要沿海城 市。”司徒艺补充,“从更长远来看,我们有 理由相信这种机遇将覆盖整个中国市场。” 报告同时指出,中国的公共冷冻仓储设施在 未来的五年中将以每年约24%的速度增长,从 而满足消费市场以及食品出口领域不断增长的 需求。相比于现代标准仓库市场-- 这个目前被 广泛认为是中国增长最快的房地产领域,冷链 仓储市场的增长率会更高(见左图)。 “中国冷链物流市场的增长潜力不容忽 视。中国需要在人员培训、商业整合和基础建 设方面进行大规模投资,进而产生可观的回报 率。此外还需先进的技术以及政策监管的有效 整合。从制造、加工、物流到零售,整条业务 链上的运营者需要立即行动起来,促进冷链市 场的发展和完善。相信抢占先机的参与者将在 这一巨大的市场中取得优势地位。” 司徒艺 总结到。



FOCUS Vietnam

Vietnam’s Textile Industry: Opportunity & Challenge

By Tielman Nieuwoudt Vietnam’s textile industry has increased significantly since normalizing relationships with the United States in the 1990’s. Vietnam was granted most favored nation status (MFN) in December 2001, which led to a dramatic reduction in import tariffs in the US market. Vietnam’s induction to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2007 and the Vietnamese government’s strong support of the textile and garment sector, have provided strong incentives to attract foreign investors. The textile industry is now the second biggest exporter in Vietnam and is expected to become the biggest in 2009. However the financial crisis has had a severe affect on Vietnam’s textile industry, which has suffered from a slump in demand from key export markets in the US, Europe and Japan. Labor cost advantage In the textile industry, companies are increasingly looking for lower cost countries that can provide outsourcing opportunities. The rising cost of land and labor are diminishing China’s labor cost advantage and Vietnam is increasingly seen as a low cost sourcing alternative to China. Estimates are that wage levels in Vietnam are about one third of those in China’s coastal region. Companies that

are chasing lower labor costs are increasingly moving production to Vietnam. In a 2008 Booz Allen Hamilton survey, 88 percent of companies originally chose China for its lower labor costs. Of the companies surveyed, 55 percent believe China is losing its competitive edge to countries such as Vietnam. The survey also indicated that 63 percent named Vietnam as their top low cost sourcing alternative to China. However, costs may be rising. The Navigos Group, a leading recruitment solutions provider in Vietnam, announced early in the year that there had been a 16.47 percent increase in Vietnamese workers’ average gross salaries between April 2008 and March 2009. Low cost location However, low cost labor is hardly a competitive advantage in the long term. Labor cost keeps changing and today’s low cost location is not necessarily tomorrow’s viable outsourcing location. If it is not China or Vietnam, it could be Bangladesh or Cambodia. Ig Hortsmann, a professor of business economics at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management notes that Nike originally off shored manufacturing to Japan. As labor costs increased, manufacturing was later moved to South Korea and Taiwan. When labor cost increased in South Korea and Taiwan, it was moved to China and later also to Vietnam. Justin Wood, a Director of the Economist Intelligence Unit Corporate Network in Singapore makes the point that in the last 15 years Vietnam has moved from a low to a middle income country. The move towards a middle income will likely put additional pressure on Vietnam’s low cost labor status. The Vietnam advantage Elisabeth Rolskov, founder of ER-Couture in Vietnam, notes Vietnam is still a strong market for textile manufacturing, with some production shifting there from China.



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Elizabeth Rolskov says Vietnam’s tradition of embroidery is a competitive advantage.

that manufacturing advantages in Vietnam go beyond labor cost and the country has some competitive advantages compared to China. “Vietnam has very good embroidery skills and needle work”, says Rolskov. “A lot of designers and manufacturers need embroidery skills and Vietnam has kept in touch with its traditional roots,” she adds. However, for local designers, Vietnam has limitations as a sourcing location. “Sourcing material, buttons and zippers from Guangzhou is much better,” says Rolskov. “In Guangzhou you can find everything in air-conditioned shopping areas and the shopping experience is less hectic.” This can have a negative impact on a designer’s creativity as the designer is restricted by what is on offer in the local market. Rolskov thinks Vietnam is currently a great location for smaller manufacturers as the market is more flexible. “China is more volume focused,” adds Rolskov, a view supported by Rebecca Lebold, director of apparel product and technical development at Lilly Pulitzer. “Vietnam has higher production minimums than many other countries. Lower minimums would allow smaller companies to source their product in Vietnam,” Lebold notes. Intellectual property threat For many companies outsourcing to Vietnam, intellectual property (IP) remains a concern. Within the fashion industry, IP is not as enforced as it is within the film and music industries. Designers can “take inspiration” and it is seen as a major driver for setting trends in the industry. The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has called for stricter intellectual property enforcement within the fashion industry to better protect companies and promote competitiveness within the textile and clothing industries. “It is a hard thing to take care of and you just have to be faster than everybody else,” says Rolskov. For smaller designers and labels it is much easier to switch manufacturing. However to prevent the copying of designs is a challenging undertaking. Infrastructure development For Vietnam to advance as an outsourcing location, the textile

industry supply chain needs to be considered. Local logistics are influenced by direct and indirect cost. In Vietnam’s textile industry raw materials are often imported, which increases cost compared with those countries able to source locally. Managing reverse logistics can also be a challenging undertaking in Vietnam. Procedures, processes and infrastructure are sometimes not in place to manage repairs, returns and warranties. According to a new market research report from Transport Intelligence (TI) entitled Vietnam Logistics 2009, the high cost of logistics remains one of the biggest stumbling blocks in Vietnam. According to TI analyst John Manners Bell, logistics costs are estimated at 25 percent of Vietnam’s GDP. Even with cheap labor cost, poor infrastructure remains a major barrier for entry. This is largely due to Vietnam being in the early stages of infrastructure development. Many experts believe that China’s advanced infrastructure gives it a major competitive advantage. Electricity and transportation costs will likely come down even further and and this will have a significant impact on the total cost, even if their labor is more costly. The Vietnamese government is aware of this dynamic and has invested billions of dollars in the country’s infrastructure. The government is actively encouraging foreign direct investment in the country’s infrastructure. This is visible with projects such as the Cai Mep Container Port in the Mekong River Delta and the new Long Thanh airport projected to be completed by 2015. Through assessing the overall supply chain, rather than a singular focus on labor costs, it is easier to identify where Vietnam’s opportunities and challenges lie in the textile industry. While small scale designers and manufacturers take advantage of a flexible environment, infrastructure and logistics processes will need further investment to make Vietnam an outsourcing destination and source for tomorrow’s fashionista wardrobes. Tielman Nieuwoudt, Principal, The Supply Chain Lab



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Journey to China’s

Industrial Heartland Lying at the east of the Jianghan Plain, and the intersection of the middle reaches of the Yangtze and Han Rivers, Wuhan is the capital of Hubei province, and is the most populous city in central China. Formed out of a merging of three boroughs, Wuchang, Hankou, and Hanyang, Wuhan is known as the “thoroughfare of nine provinces” and is a major transportation hub, with dozens of railways, roads and expressways passing through the city. On October 15-16, the Global Supply Chain Council organized the first Supply Chain Road show in Wuhan with various stops at key manufacturing and logistics facilities in the city. Senior executives from these companies gave presentations to the Council group about their company’s operations and supply chain. About 40 people joined the Council road show from different places.

By Russel Beron Why Wuhan? The engine of the Wuhan thoroughfare is steel, supplied primarily by large state owned steel makers such as Wuhan Iron and Steel. A solid supply is a good reason for steel intensive manufacturers to set up in Wuhan and is a key reason why automotive manufacturers such Dongfeng Peugeot Citroen, ThyssenKrupp Metal Forming, Brose Wuhan Automotive Systems and Alstom invested Wuhan Boiler Company, are located in this city. Logistically, Wuhan is far enough from Shanghai and other Eastern seaboard port cities to question its suitability for locating an export focused factory. Travel distance from Wuhan to Shanghai is about 1,200 kilometers, which will take an hour and a half by plane, one and half days travel by truck, seven days by barge and about 18 hours by train. Most of the companies our group visited had a mix of an export and domestic focus to their production, which would justify the interior location. A road hub The first roadshow stop was appropriately at the TNT/HOAU road hub. Located in the Wuhan Dongxihu Bonded Logistics Centre, the TNT hub occupies an area of 46,620 square meters, and has access to 6,000 vehicles, 5,000,000 square meters of warehousing, 1,200 line haul lanes and 350 sets of loading equipment. Jeff Wang, Vice President of Network and Operations, TNT/Hoau gave the group a presentation about the company’s operation in Wuhan and broader strategy for China which is essentially to become the leading nationwide provider of “day-definite” transportation services. Apparently the company is well on the way to its goal and is currently second only to China Post in terms of its national network.



The problem with China, Jeff Wang reminded the group is the fragmentation in the industry: “The top 20 providers control only two percent of China’s logistics,” Wang said. Compare this to the U.S. where the top five providers control 60 percent and Europe where the top 10 providers control 39 percent of the market. TNT/ HOAU’s key goals are to improve delivery times, optimize transportation flows and continue to grow at a rapid pace. Gateway to consumer markets Coca-Cola Bottler Manufacturing Wuhan is another company poised for rapid growth. Coca-Cola outsources much of its operations to bottlers such as CCBMC, which it has a stake in. There are 17 production sites serving 32 bottlers across China. The Wuhan facility, which makes non-carbonated beverages, a high growth product in China, is a model plant completed only months before our visit. The whole site area is 100,000 square meters including 30,000 square meters green land. Their products include: Meizhiyuan Orange Juice, QOO juice as well as their other products. Logistic Manager for CCBMC, Li Rui outlined the green focus of the operation, which was built according to LEED Silver standards, a European stand and for buildings covering various green and CSR requirements. The plant is a model facility in the Coca-Bottlers empire and no doubt will be supplying the surrounding the Wuhan area with an endless supply of soft beverages. Also serving the consumer market both in China and abroad is TPV Display Technology (Wuhan) Factory, a company you likely have never heard of, but one of the biggest manufacturers of LCD screens for TV’s and PC’s in the world. 60 percent of TPV’s goods are produced for export, with 40 percent for domestic.

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Coca-Cola Bottlers Manufacturing Company’s Wuhan facility is the company’s newest production center for noncarbonated Coca-Cola products. Coca-Cola has 17 production sites serving 32 bottlers across China.

Cars for everyone Powering the new China The automotive industry is one of the strong points of Wuhan, with One of the most impressive factories in terms of scale and potenDongfeng Peugeot Citroën (DPCA) a key player. DPCA is a 50/50 JV tial is the Alstom invested, Wuhan Boiler Company. Located in the between Dongfeng Motor and PSA Peugeot Citroën. The company’s East Lake Development Zone in Wuhan, with a 140,000 square memanufacturing, component and castings plants produce 178,000 ter covered area, and an office of 15,000 square meters, the state cars per year, including the Citroën Fukang, Elysee, Picasso, Tri- of the art facility was designed and built by French design and build omphe, Xsara, and Peugeot 307 and 206. Patrice Troublanc, Lo- company, GSE. The facility is a global showpiece for Alstom, which gistics Vice Director at DPCA, told the group from 2007-2009 the first arrived in China in 1958 to supply Diesel locomotives. company will produce a whole new line of products, with the goal With the capacity to produce 600 MW supercritical boilers, 1,000 of only 5 percent of the content coming from Europe. “We want to MW ultra supercritical boilers, as well as large circulating fluidized make a 90 percent Chinese car,” said Troublanc. How do they do bed boilers, the goal for the facility, Jean-Jacques Bryckaert, Industhis? “We reduce costs in technical savings and purchasing negotia- trial Director for Alstom, told the group, is to become the R&D centions,” Troublanc noted. tre and exporting base for Alstom in Asia-Pacific. The boilers are Keeping DPCA and other automakers in Wuhan supplied with used to fuel steam turbines which produce electricity via coal plants, parts are companies such as family-owned Brose Wuhan, a Ger- which are being built at the rate of one a week in China. How will man auto parts supplier which makes window regulators and seat Alstom compete with lower priced competitors? “Through bringing systems for GM, DPCA and also domestic OEMs such as Geely and the most advance technology to China and being the seller of the Chery. Marc Bourgeois, Brose Wuhan’s General Manager informed technology,” said Bryckaert. the group about Brose’s logistics processes and high targets of SEC Areva is another state-of-the art factory, completed in May tripling revenue growth by 2011. “There are lots of opportunities of 2009. Areva is proud to bill the plant, which makes Ultra High to localize,” Bourgeois said, referring to the potential to serve Chi- Voltage transformers, as a benchmark for green factories in China. nese customers. One of the issues in Wuhan is “finding people with Maria Ma, Supply Chain Manager at Areva gave the group a tour certain skills,” Bourgeois told the group. of the facility which was built in ac“We’ve had the best luck with bringing cordance with energy savings and people back from other cities that have a CO2 emission reduction specificaWuhan background.” tions. Thyssen Krupp Metal Forming is anState of the art facilities such other supplier focused on the auto sector, as Areva, Wuhan Boiler Company making chassis and body parts. The comand Coca-Cola Bottlers give the impany supplies a variety of OEMs such as pression that China is much further Chang’An Ford Mazda, DPCA, SVW, BMWalong the manufacturing valueBrilliance among others. “The two Thyssen chain than is commonly believed. Krupp plants in Wuhan have a locational The impression Wuhan gives is advantage in that they are close to suppliof a strong heart pumping China’s ers and customers,” said Yongwei Jiang, manufacturing life-blood. Jeff Wang of TNT leads the Council group through TNT’s Wuhan hub. Deputy General Manager, ThyssenKrupp.




What's up

with RFID in China? James L. McLean Owner, JL Mclean Consulting


ccording to James Maclean, an old hand in Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) circles who now consults to the industry, “The RFID market principally in Europe and North America, and the emerging markets in Asia, to date, has struggled to reach large scale adoption for reasons of a common standard, product performance, costs and benefits over existing methodologies.” Speaking at a Council workgroup in September, Maclean gave an update to the group on improvements in RFID solutions designed for supply chain management. “If you look at the history of RFID tags,” said Maclean, “One of the expectations that came out was that RFID tags would be very low cost, which hurt RFID all the way through.” Past problems include a lack of materials and standards. An accepted standard was finally passed in April 2005, which covers the way data is formatted and presented. “In the past, there were problems with readers operating in close proximity,” he said. Since 2005, many of the issues that have plagued RFID applications have been overcome, but there is still obviously room to improve and to apply RFID more widely across every part of the supply chain. Change has been driven by the endusers of the technology, such as Metro, who have demanded that readers and antenna companies improve their technology so that readers will be able to read multiple tags, Maclean told the group. “Projects failed in the past because of the higher cost and range of tags.” Metro has demanded a reliability figure of 98 percent among RFID technology provid-



ers such as Intermec, Sirit and Avery Denison. In tests that Metro has done on pallet tagging in their “Future Store,” a facility designed to test for testing purposes, Metro was able to tag 99 percent of their products, Maclean said. As the range of technology continues to improve with Bi-directional phased array (BIFAR) and radar used more widely to do things such as manage inventory and plan store layouts, more widespread usage should occur. “The new innovations will help prevent shrinkage and bring much wider use for the tags,” Maclean noted. RFID usage in China is also on the rise, as the Chinese government uses the technology more frequently in an attempt to comply with Western companies who need their products tagged. The government’s next five year plan includes usage for RFID tags in areas such as automobile identification, vehicle plate management and other ways to manage the Chinese populace such as in ID cards. Given China’s fast growing consumer market, we expect to hear a lot more about RFID in coming years.


The Search for

a China Pallet Standard Continental Automotive takes the lead on bringing pallet standardization to China.


ymptomatic of the fragmentation in China’s logistics sector is the lack of standardization in truck and pallet sizes among the thousands of players in the logistics industry. Speaking at a Global Supply Chain Council workgroup in Shanghai in September, Farid Pazun, a logistics specialist in freight and packaging at Continental Automotive, said that “The diversity of pallet sizes and the incompatibility of pallets and containers with Chinese trucks decrease the efficiency of logistics processes.”

The big question is which size to use as a standard: the Euro pallet with 1200 x 800mm Euro pallet, the 1200x1000mm pallet or the 1100x1100mm pallet or one of the many others? According to Pazun, all of these pallet sizes show relatively low utilization factors in the Chinese trucks. However, there are two pallet sizes, which show very good utilization rates in sea freight containers and trucks. These are the 1140 x 980mm and 1140 x 790 mm pallets. Based on Continental’s analysis, depending on the type of goods transported, either pallet achieves a high utilization in standard containers and truck cargo areas. Both also prove compatible with most Chinese trucks in current use. Pazun also notes that both of these two pallet sizes have a small difference in size to the two most common pallet sizes: 1200 x 800mm and 1200 x 800mm.

The problem As China went through an accelerated industrial revolution, foreign players arrived in droves bringing with them a multitude of manufacturing processes and standards which extended to packaging. In many cases they did not take into account local conditions. The solution “The result is a huge diversity of pallet sizes and low and improper According to Pazun, “These two pallet sizes present an opporutilization rates of pallets in Chinese trucks tunity to set a standard which is beneficial and in standard sea freight containers,” Pafor the Chinese economy and different zun said. supply chain parties in terms of reducing An analysis of Continental Automotive their transportation costs, which can reach Group’s tier one suppliers revealed that about 50 percent of total logistics spendseven out of nine plants in China showed ing.” The recommended pallet sizes will be a packaging diversity of about 20 different implemented by Continental Asia’s sourcing pallet sizes and more than 40 different box supply chain and usage will also be encoursizes currently cycling in the supply chain. aged on the distribution side. Farid Pazun The survey, conducted by the Continental Continental’s pallet standardization projLogistics Automotive Asia team, revealed ect has been introduced to governmenthat among just four different automotive tal organisations such as the ministry of suppliers, there are 34 different pallet siztransportation and other automotive supReducing this es in use. “Reducing this number of pallet pliers such as Bosch, ZF, Behr and Brose number of pallet sizes in the Chinese market to just one or as well as to OEM’s such as Shanghai GM two brings huge supply chain and monetary sizes in the Chinese and Shanghai VW. “The feedback has been benefits to the OEMs” said Pazun. very positive so far and the implementation market to just one in the supply chain is already in progress,” or two brings huge The analysis says Pazun. supply chain and Currently used pallets, especially the Professor Qingyi Wu, the founder of the Euro pallet, with a size of 1200x800 mm monetary benefits Pallet Committee China and the vice chairshow very low ground utilization factors and man of the China Federation of Logistics & to the OEMs result in customers shipping a lot more air. Purchasing, noted that “These sizes need The utilization rate of the Euro pallet in a to be introduced to Chinese suppliers and standard 20’ container is about 77 percent and in Chinese trucks OEM’s to make sure it is implemented in the whole Chinese domesaverages about 80 percent. The inefficiency and cost saving poten- tic market. This increases the efficiency, supports the standardisatials are obvious. tion process and makes for a smoother supply chain.”



FOCUS Expert

Planning for Economic Recovery:

Establishing a Regional Distribution Centre in China By Damon Ross Paling The luxury retail industry is one sector that has weathered the economic downturn well and is now planning to grow from strength to strength. This article summarizes the experiences of a US luxury retailer as they evaluated options for establishing a Regional Distribution Centre (RDC) on Mainland China. What was the regional footprint of the business in Asia? Well-established third party manufacturers (services providers) were located in China, Vietnam and India. Related party distributors existed in Japan, China, Hong Kong, and Macau whilst third party distributors supported the remaining markets in Asia. The third party manufacturers sold and shipped products to headquarters in the US, where a global RDC existed. Headquarters then sold and shipped products to the respective related and related party distributors in Asia. With markets in the West suffering and all markets in Asia yielding revenue growth for the company, particularly Mainland China, it become imperative to reduce logistics costs and lead times by locating inventory destined for consumption in Asia nearer to distributors. What location options were considered? An internal study identified a short-list of potential locations on the Mainland, namely Futian, Yantian, and Shanghai. Hong Kong was also included in the short-list due to the presence of a mature logistics infrastructure and well established international service provides. The internal study confirmed that Hong Kong was comparatively more expensive – up to three times in storage costs – which forced further study in respect of options on the Mainland.



What were the key considerations when evaluating Mainland China? We recognized that the range of bonded zones available has rapidly evolved, so deciphering which zone(s) was best placed to support our business needs was the primary obstacle to overcome. Thereafter, we aimed to focus on more specific issues of comparison, such as the ease of customs clearance and management, exemption from quarantine and inspection and other nontariff barriers, relaxed foreign exchange controls, and use of Free Trade Agreements. Last but not least, we did not want to adversely disrupt or create additional costs for our third party manufacturers regarding export VAT refund and logistics costs. How was evaluation of the bonded zones in Mainland China approached? As noted above, we firstly acknowledged that the landscape in China has rapidly changed from having very few, if any, bonded zone options that may support an Asia RDC, to having several. We saw this as a risk to manage as well as an opportunity for our business. Firstly, we methodically evaluated the various bonded zones, focusing on the following: • Bonded Logistic Park (BLP) • Bonded Logistics Centre (BLC) • Bonded Port Area (BPA) • Bonded Warehouse (BW) • Export Processing Zone (EPZ) • Free Trade Zone (FTZ) • Integrated Bonded Zones (IBZ) We quickly sought to evaluate the pros and cons of the different types of bonded zones, as related to the needs of our business, experience and resources. Some key issues identified are for certain zones were as follows: EPZ • Logistics function is only newly established and underdeveloped.

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• Location is slightly inland, therefore requiring bonded transport and increased lead-times and cost for certain product flow movements. BLP / BLC • Specifically designed to support RDC operations • So-called “inbound China originating goods” qualify for export VAT refund. • Warehousing costs may be comparatively high and re-imported goods of Chinese origin will be assessed customs duty and import VAT. We also compared the bonded zone options in a number of areas, including: • Storage period • Maturity of rules • Administration of the actual bonded zone • Sea freight options in terms of frequency and coverage for intra-Asia trade • The distance from the sea/airport for bonded transfer costs and delivery times • Export VAT refund for third party manufacturers, which is particularly sensitive for the apparel and textile sector We were therefore able to narrow the list of potential zones to a BLP. The question was whether to be based in Futian, Yantian or Shanghai. How was ‘ease of Customs clearance and management’ measured? As we all know, many statistics and reports address the question of how easy it is to clear products in and out of a country. Key indicators include declaration time, inspection rate as well as authorisation and documentation requirements. All of these need to be built into the decision making process so that no unnecessary or unexpected barriers crop up at implementation. To the greatest extent possible we benchmarked these across the different bonded zones. At the same, we also noted that an individual Customs Officer may still impact on processes, but planned for this to be the exception, rather than the rule. What concerns existed about the declared dutiable value of goods? We noted that customs valuation issues when moving goods into and out of a bonded zone can be sensitive. Depending on which entity is responsible for import declarations and regardless of whether any import taxes are due, determination of the appropriate import value can be complex. We mapped out our transaction scenarios and based on the customs valuation rules in China developed

a standard operating procedure for determining the dutiable value declared to Customs and appearing on invoices. What concerns existed about quarantine and inspection and other non-tariff barriers? One the attractions for considering locating in Hong Kong were the certainties surrounding quarantine and inspection and other non-tariff barriers. However, the operating cost of being located in Hong Kong was prohibitive, hence the necessity to turn towards the Mainland. We all know that quarantine and inspection requirements are another main element to impact the efficiency and effectiveness of an RDC. Based on the HS Codes of products and the bonded zone in question we evaluated just how complex the requirements are to apparel and textile products and related accessories. We sought to establish standard operating procedures so as to ensure compliance, without putting in place too much headcount to support the operation. What concerns existed in terms of foreign exchange controls? Similar to the quarantine and non-tariff barriers, this was a concern relative to Hong Kong, but just another issue that we methodically approached. However, to enhance the privilege of bonded zones and support the development of RDC business in Mainland China, there are relaxed controls and management of foreign exchange in certain bonded zones. Were Free Trade Agreements a consideration? Absolutely. Apparel, textile and related accessories are still subject to high tariffs, so taking advantage of Free Trade Agreements was important. Asia is one of the most mature regions in terms of Free Trade Agreements implemented. We noted that shipping products through an RDC in China may cause them to lose their eligibility for reduced duty rates when imported into the ultimate destination market. If so, the additional expense of such duties may be prohibitive. We worked to identify what products and markets were key ‘beneficiaries’ of Free Trade Agreements and validated with authorities to understand what Certificates of Origin could be granted, to whom and under what circumstances. Based on the outcome of this study, we felt that Free Trade Agreements could still be used, but subject to certain criteria being fulfilled and some administrative effort.

Damon R. Paling is a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Based in Shanghai, he consults on customs, trade and supply chain issues.




The PORSCHE for VIPS Luxury goes local If you live in Shanghai and already own a Louis Vuitton handbag, your next aspiration might be a Porsche Cayenne. Mostly coated in government black, an ever increasing number of these cars are appearing in the streets and traffic jams of China. In a move aimed at the VIP market, the debut of the Cayenne Edition Style earlier this year added another layer of exclusivity to a market which loves VIP status. Limited to just 500 units, the Cayenne Edition Style was developed exclusively for the Chinese market, and according to Porsche, “offers drivers even greater distinction on the road.” Priced at RMB976,000, Porsche bills the car as “an excellent long term investment.” The exterior colours –

Basalt Black Metallic or Macadamia Metallic - serve to enhance the car’s undoubted exclusivity. Other than the name and the limited edition, we’re not clear what exactly makes this car different, but no doubt if you wanted one, you’re probably too late. Earlier this year, at their “Fascination Porsche” event in Beijing, which followed the annual auto show, the company displayed some of their vehicles including the Porsche Cayenne and the new Panamera luxury sedan. In a move noteworthy of China’s strategic importance, the company chose China to launch their Panamera, a luxury sedan designed to compete against the BMW 7 series and Audi A8. Porsche is hoping to sell 20,000 Panamera’s per year.

Standard Equipment Highlights for China Engine 3.6 L, V6, 213 kW (290 hp) Transmission/Chassis • 6-speed Tiptronic S • Air intake grilles aluminium finish matte • 18-inch Cayenne Turbo II wheel • 18-inch Collapsible spare wheel • Wheel centres with full-colour Porsche Crest



Exterior • Basalt Black Metallic Macadamia Metallic • Bi-Xenon headlamps • ParkAssist, front and rear • Air suspension • Electrically operated sunroof

Audio Communication • CD auto changer (6-disc) • Porsche Communication Management • China navigation


The Executive Standard in Luxury Sedans

Porsche faces some solid competition with its entry into the luxury sedan market in China. The BMW 7 series (in multiple colors) and the Audi 8 (mostly in black) are de rigueur for government officials and corporate execs in China.

Audi A8

Porsche Panamera

BMW 7 Series

Price: from RMB858,000

Price: From RMB918,000

Price: From RMB918,000

Engine: 4.8L V8 engine, 400hp (294kW). Acceleration to 100km/h comes in 5.4 seconds, top speed is 283km/h. Transmission/Chassis: Optional rear wheel power transmitted by sevenspeed Doppelkupplungsgetriebe (PDK) double-clutch gearbox, PTM, Porsche Traction Management, high-volume adjustable air suspension, standard steel suspension Emissions: 199 g/km CO


Exterior: Space Frame ASF with lower weight but 60 percent more rigid than its predecessor, single-frame radiator grille Communication: Bang & Olufsen Advanced Sound System, 14-channel Digital Signal Processing platform (DSP) Transmission/Chassis: Static torsional rigidity has been increased by 60 percent Notable: Audis continue to sell like hotcakes, with 45 percent of the luxury vehicle market in China. Two of Audi’s models are the best selling luxury models in China, the A6L and the entrylevel luxury A4.

Notable: China is Porsche’s third largest market, selling 8,000 cars last year. They launched the Panamera globally at the Shanghai Auto Show in April.

Engine: 6-cylinder petrol engine (258 hp), top speed of 245km/h Communication: Digital roadmaps, Bluetooth interface, USB Audio interface Tr a n s m i s s i o n / C h a s s i s : Integral Active Steering system, integral V rear axle, self-levelling air suspension Notable: BMW sells a wider variety models in China than in any other market around the world. Most exclusive? The 760Li produced for China’s 60th Anniversary celebrations. Only 60 of the BMW with Chinese characteristics were made, so you’ve probably already lost your chance to snap one up.



LIFE Books

How China’s Leaders Think The Inside Story of China’s Reform and What This Means for the Future Author: Robert Lawrence Kuhn

Publication Date: 14 September 2009 Price: US$34.95 Length: 576 pages

Published in English in time for China’s 60th anniversary celebration, How China’s Leaders Think – The Inside Story of China’s Reform and What This Means for the Future, takes a deep look at what’s on the agenda for China’s leadership and what this means for both China and the world. To tackle this big subject, author Dr. Robert Lawrence Kuhn draws on personal conversations with over 100 Chinese leaders across all sectors. He then structures the book according to guiding principles he uses as a framework for the book. An odd combination of investment banker, brain researcher and public intellectual Dr. Kuhne has had a long interest in China, advising China’s leadership since 1989 on restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, science and technology, media and culture, among other issues. He is also the author of The Man Who Changed China: The Life and Legacy of Jiang Zemin, a bestselling biography in China. “To understand China, especially in the light of China’s resurgence and power—and in the face of media distortions—the international community needs to appreciate how China’s leaders think,” said Dr. Kuhn. According to Wiley, his publisher, “Dr. Kuhn asks China’s leaders what they make of economic imbalances, pollution, unsustainable development, corruption, migrant workers, unemployment and crime. He also confronts China’s leaders on the issues of human rights, censorship, religious freedom, ethnic clashes, international conflicts and superpower rivalries.” “This book focuses on the country’s most senior leaders, current and future, and on officials and intellectuals in diverse sectors, who collectively form the foundation of thought and drive the commitment to further reform in China today,” said Dr. Kuhn. “ My task is to portray their personas, to give voice to their thoughts and life to their feelings, as well as to describe their works and deeds.” Whether or not a foreigner is qualified to understand the way China’s leaders think is a good question to consider about this book. Regardless it’s worth a look for the historical perspective and the insight into where China may be heading and for the business strategist to understand potential opportunities. Kuhne is decidedly respectful and admiring of China’s leadership. If not it seems unlikely his work would see the light of day in China. He also holds no grudges against government censors and acknowledges that losing 20 percent is acceptable to get the book out in a country where censorship is the norm. At 576 pages, there’s still plenty left to digest.



Where East Eats West: The Street Smarts Guide to Business in China Sam Goodman, 2008 Goodman cuts the crap and tells it like it is about starting a business in China. Easy to read and full of anecdotes from his own experiences as a “serial entrepreneur,” his cliffnotes-esque guide to China is a fast read and has more than a few nuggets of truth. The Next Asia: Opportunities and Challenges for a New Globalization Stephen Roach, 2009 Morgan Stanley’s Asia Chairman lays out Asia’s importance for the global economy and where the Asian economy will take us. Covering an overview of the economic crisis, and then moving on to discuss China’s economy, its relationship with the US and pan-Asian challenges, the book is a comprehensive look at what Asia has to offer. Good Value: Reflections on money, morality, and an uncertain world Stephen Green, 2009 Stephen Green, chairman of HSBC and ordained priest, muses on economics, spirituality, philosophy, and history. The result is anything but dry. Drawing on a wealth of inspirations, from classics like TS Elliot and the Bible to recent financial writings by Fareed Zakaria and Milton Friedman, Green gives an overview of the development of the global economy and asks questions about how one should ethically create wealth.


When Global Manufacturing Leadership Fails By Robert Dixon


few months ago I was in Wuxi China for lunch with a long term resident. He’s lived there all of his life, as did his ancestors. He told me how Wuxi has changed in the last 15 years. How multi-national businesses, large and small moved into the city for manufacturing. I expected he would describe how the lives of the residents improved. Instead, he told me about his son’s wish. This wish represents a powerful message to companies and individuals who come to China in search of low cost labor and profits. His son’s wish was to fish in the river next to their home, take what they caught to his mother to cook for a meal with his father. He explained to his son they could not fish in the river because the water was not safe and eating the fish could make them sick. I saw his difficulty as he told me he has fished in that same river with his father. They took what they caught home, where his mother cooked a meal for him to share with his father, creating a bond between them and beginning the ritual of passage into becoming a man. Why did this father have to tell his son they could not fish in the river? The answer describes the frightening consequences of leadership focused only on profits and not its responsibilities. His son couldn’t fish in the river because of two companies that came to Wuxi, built facilities, hired employees and shipped millions of products. They failed to tell anyone they were discharging their waste into the ground. Eventually, this waste found the river. The water became polluted and anything in the water inedible. It was only discovered after people started to get sick. Like his son, this father had a wish. He

told me he hoped, before he died, he would be able to take his son to fish in that river. In his heart, he knew that would never happen. His son would never enjoy what this father had enjoyed with his father. A father son tradition and legacy was broken by the actions of strangers, who came to his city in search of profits. For the first time in my life, I was unable to find a single word of encouragement or comfort for this father. I was disgusted to be part of the global manufacturing movement because that river was destroyed due to a total and complete failure of the companies’ leadership as they ignored their responsibilities to the people of Wuxi and China. It was preventable by real leadership. Regardless of the country of origin, every CEO, executive and employee of companies located in a low-cost country must accept they have the same responsibilities to the people who live in that country, as they do to the people in their home country. When they leave, if the country where they were is not better because they were there, they failed in their responsibilities. As leaders they get to decide what their individual and corporate legacy will be to the people of that country. It’s a personal choice as well as a corporate responsibility. They have the responsibility and power to insure a father and a son can fish any river, pond or lake in any country that they have located a facility. If they cannot make those choices or accept those responsibilities, they should stay home.

Corporations should be more responsible to the communities they operate in, argues Robert Dixon.

Bob Dixon is a consultant and keynote speaker to corporations, universities and organizations on topics such as; Supplier Customer Relationship Management, Asia Pacific Sourcing and Leadership. He lives in Suzhou and can be reached at




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Control Risks Suite 1001 East Tower China Merchants Plaza, 333 North Chengdu Road, Shanghai 200041 上海市成都北路333号招商局广场东楼1001 室,邮编:200041 +86 (21) 5298 1800

Michael Page International 601-603 Shanghai Kerry Centre 1515 West Nanjing Road Shanghai 200040 上海南京西路1515号嘉里中心601- 603 邮编:200040 +86 (21) 3222 4758

Demand Management Systems PO Box 6180, Norwest Business Park, Baulkham Hills BC NSW 2153 +612 9659 4555

Positive Purchasing Lynher Building, Queen Anne’s Battery, Plymouth, PL4 OLP, UK +44 845 331 3312 www.positivepurchasing com

Dragon Sourcing Suite 1502, Jin Tian Di International Mansions 998, Renmin Road Shanghai 200021 上海市人民路998号今天地国际大厦 1502室,邮编:20002 +86 21 61413955

Poyry Room 809, Silver Tower, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100027 北京市朝阳区东三环北路2号南银大厦809 室,邮编:100027 +86 (10) 6410 6550

easySOURC NG easySOURC NG Hong Kong ET2C International 13A, East Tower, King World Hi-Tech Building, 668 East Beijing Road, Shanghai 200001 上海北京东路668号科技京城东楼13A室, 邮编:200001 +86 21 5308 1220

Procur Asia Renheng Building, Unit 14A 58 Qindian Ave, Shanghai 200120 上海市钦殿街58号仁恒大厦14A室, 邮编:200120 +86 (21) 6875 4993

Ivie Asia Room 1507, You You International Plaza, 76 Pu Jian Road, Pu Dong New District, Shanghai 200127 上海市浦东新区浦建路76号由由国际 广场1507单元,邮编:200127 +86 (21) 6165 9100

11/F PricewaterhouseCoopers Center, 202 Hu Bin Road, Shanghai 200021, China

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Korn/Ferry International Suite 3208, CITIC Square, 1168 West Nanjing Road, Shanghai 200041 上海市南京西路1168号中兴泰富广场3208 室,邮编:200041 +86 (21) 6256 7333

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KLB Group Room 2205, Universal Mansion Building, 172 Yuyuan Road, Shanghai 200040 上海愚园路172号世界环球大厦2205室, 邮编:200040 +86 (21) 62480735 www.klb-group com

Resources Global Professionals Room 2705-06, Lippo Plaza, 222 Middle Huaihai Road, Shanghai 200020 上海市卢湾区淮海中路222号力宝广场 2705-06室,邮编:200020 +86 (21) 6386 8710

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Land of Opportunities Offshore Sourcing and Supply Chain Management

机会之地 海外采购和供应链管理

China has emerged as one of the leading low cost markets for global sourcing. However, the recent economic downturn has created unprecedented risk for businesses and their supply chain managers. Companies that are sourcing offshore have always needed to consider procurement holistically to be successful. Today, supply chain managers must be cognizant of a large number of risks that are difficult to detect in any market – but even more so in less developed markets. Gaining insight to and mitigating risks in this market requires a different set of tools than in a past. However, if managed effectively the opportunities and benefits remain achievable.

中国是全球采购重要的低成本市场之一。然而,当前全球金融危机 给公司及其供应链经理带来了空前的风险。 实施全球采购的公司必须通盘考虑以确保采购成功。当今,供应链 经理必须认识到在任何市场都存在大量难以觉察的风险,尤其是在 发展中国家的市场中。洞悉和管控风险需要用与以往不同的方法, 同时有效管理仍然可以带来吸引人的机会和收益。 普华永道利用其全球视野和本土知识经验,为企业提供创新的,切 实可行的解决方案,并为企业拓展业务和实现可持续发展提供新的 机遇。

With our global insight and local knowledge, PricewaterhouseCoopers provide innovative and practical solutions to address these key business challenges and turn them into opportunities to expand your business and result in sustainable growth.


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2009 Nov-Dec Issue  

CHaINA Magazine is Asia's leading title bilingual magazine focused on supply chain, procurement, sourcing and logistics.

2009 Nov-Dec Issue  

CHaINA Magazine is Asia's leading title bilingual magazine focused on supply chain, procurement, sourcing and logistics.