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Sector must address environmental issues, says academic

Environmental logistics is urgently needed but remains an emerging concept that is far from well-received in the mainland at the moment, according to Professor Ru Yihong, from Beijing Jiaotong University.

Monday, 3 July, 2006, 12:00am

Bringing the world to the countryside

In an unusual move, 60,000 farmers from 23 villages in Miaoan township, in Sichuan province, wrote a letter to the Dazhou city government three months ago complaining about the huge losses they suffer due to poor transport.

According to the letter, the only road connecting the mountainous villages and the nearby towns was built in 1991 and was almost impassible to traffic.

3 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

One-way traffic the big hurdle to rural services

Many of China's backward and poorer western regions remain isolated, without roads or efficient transport networks.

3 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

In love and war, logistics plays its part

Long before Napoleon was touting the connection between battlefield success and food supply lines, strategist Sun Tzu asserted the importance of logistics in his military masterpiece, The Art of War.

'An army without its baggage train is lost; without provisions it is lost; without supply bases it is lost,' Sun said.

3 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

New parks aim to give the sector an efficient platform

When completed next year, the air-cargo customs clearance base being built at Beijing Capital International Airport will allow more efficient flow of goods at the nation's busiest air-cargo hub.

3 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

PolyU puts logistics into focus

An inter-disciplinary research centre has been launched by Polytechnic University to spearhead research in logistics - a cornerstone of the Hong Kong economy.

The logistics research centre will lead large-scale applied research projects and provide training and consultancy services to logistics and supply chain firms.

24 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

The logistics of replenishing the executive pool

Kuehne & Nagel believes in recruiting, retaining and developing employees through succession planning

WHEN SHOPPING IN Hong Kong, the ready availability of consumer products and imported foods is often taken for granted.

The goods just seem to magically appear on the shelves every day. What is the secret to on-time replenishment?

3 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Specialist courses open up a world of opportunities

WHEN TERRENCE LUI signed up for a part-time diploma in purchasing and supply chain management taught by the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE), he had already been in the field for several years.

Despite his experience, and the fact that he had two professional certificates in the subject, Mr Lui knew that resting on his laurels was not advisable.

29 Apr 2006 - 12:00am