Logistics and Decision Science

Name: Terry Wong Yat-fai

Age: 22

Course: Bachelor of Business Administration (Logistics and Decision Science)

School: Lingnan University

Year of study: Year Three

Duration of programme: Three years

Thursday, 26 April, 2007, 12:00am

Client's trust is the bottom line

Senator International Logistics services include quality control as well as documentation

IN THE LOGISTICS sector, it is common practice to start out by appointing an agent with the contacts and local knowledge to get things off the ground. Once volume and turnover have reached a certain level, the principal may then decide to step in and assume full control.

24 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Kerry Logistics bets on chemicals business

Kerry Logistics' recent move to develop a mainland chemical logistics business will involve larger investments in assets than its general logistics business but returns will be higher, an executive with the Hong Kong company said.

12 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Educational programmes provide support

UNIVERSITIES AND other training institutions realise that for the logistics industry to continue to play a major role in Hong Kong's economy, there must be sufficient courses available to support its development.

25 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Industry constantly on the move

GOVERNMENT statistics show that more than 200,000 people, or about 6 per cent of Hong Kong's workforce, are involved directly or indirectly in the logistics and supply chain industries.

25 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Baltrans acquires Swedish firm for $164m

Baltrans Holdings, a Hong Kong-listed freight forwarding firm, has agreed to buy a Swedish shipping company for up to $164.99 million in a move to beef up its operations in Europe.

19 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Everyone must pull in same direction

the next step for logistics

It can't be more aptly put or more directly to the heart of the most vital issue ... the blueprint issued by the central government for the logistics industry for 2005-10 is centred firmly on the national standardisation development plan.

3 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Logistics is just finding its way

The core of the logistics industry is connectivity and that, for the mainland, is a long way off.

The industry, albeit in an infancy in the country, faces an uphill task to build an integrated system as it needs to tap the rural population. And that will take a minimum of 10 years, according to estimates of many in the industry.

3 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Regional segmentation forces sector to think small

Zhang Tianbing logistics analyst

While the logistics industry is geographically segmented, manufacturers' most realistic approach is finding a partner in each region where they do business, says Zhang Tianbing, chief logistics analyst at AT Kearney (Shanghai).

3 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Lack of adaptability the weakness of most players

Danny Zheng manufacturing engineer

The huge potential for the logistics industry is attracting excessive entry into the market, with hundreds of thousands of mainland firms calling themselves logistics companies. However, manufacturing insiders say most companies offer only the most basic services, and lack adaptability to industry-specific needs.

3 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Transport network and trustworthy trade base keys to the way forward

Zhang Hong purchasing manager

The mainland logistics industry is in a stage of fast growth. It is predicted the market's annual growth rate could reach 15 per cent within the next 10 years.

Industry insiders say they have benefited from the advantages and conveniences of on-going logistics development, but also hope for a wider service network.

3 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Future lies in gathering smaller players under a central umbrella

Long Junsheng academic

The future belongs to an innovative mode of business that enlists smaller logistics service providers into an umbrella membership system, which works as a command centre for distributing assignments to clients, a Peking University academic says.

3 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Logistics: Where will new roads lead?

In a developing market, building any type of efficient national framework or network is always a challenge, to say the least. And this is true of the logistics industry.

3 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

A sound network requires focus on improved railways

Lin Jianzhong car industry head

Improving the railway network through private investment and strengthening credibility and honesty in society are the keys to creating an integrated and efficient logistics network in China, says Lin Jianzhong, chairman of the Chamber of Auto Accessories Industry in Guangdong and a car-parts retailer.

3 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Air, land and water co-operation demanded for industry efficiency

Shui Congshan shipping manager

The keys to building an integrated and efficient logistics network in China are boosting the development of third-party logistics, smoothing the Yangtze River waterway and strengthening co-operation among air, land and water carriers, says shipping operations manager Shui Congshan.

3 Jul 2006 - 12:00am