Supply Chain

Mando China eases price squeeze in suppliers deal

Automation is a key costs lever at Mando China. Photo: Bloomberg

Car parts maker Mando China, which is launching its initial public offering in Hong Kong, plans to offset the downward pressure on the selling prices of its major products by shifting some of its costs to raw material suppliers and speeding up automated production.

Monday, 20 May, 2013, 4:18am

Supply-chain flaws at heart of food scandals

Scandals involving tainted food have led to consumers increasingly demanding better quality products, which means tremendous agricultural reform lies ahead. Photo: AP

Scandals involving foodstuffs such as horsemeat and melamine-tainted milk have incited global public anger, and to avoid future problems food and agricultural companies are now looking at their supply chains to remedy the issues.

30 Mar 2013 - 4:43am

Esprit prepares investors for second-half loss

Esprit has missed estimates five years in a row. Photo: Reuters

Embattled global casual wear retailer Esprit warned investors it might record a loss for the six months to December 31, owing mainly to worse-than-expected results since October.

19 Dec 2012 - 2:37am

How waiting longer for the iPhone could help workers

If consumers want to see overseas factory conditions improve, they must be prepared to pay a little more or wait a bit longer for the products they so crave. Photo: Reuters

Two decades after Nike faced heat for poor working conditions in its suppliers' overseas factories, Apple has been responding to a series of scandals - health and safety problems, worker suicides and riots by workers employed at Foxconn, one of its lead suppliers in China.

18 Oct 2012 - 2:29am 1 comment

Trouble in store for sidelined supplier Li & Fung

The world's biggest retailer, Walmart, opened a giant outlet in Torrance, California, last week. Photo: Bloomberg

Li & Fung, a supplier to retailers such as Walmart and Target, faces mounting pressure on margins and head-to-head competition with its big customers.

The large retailers are increasingly working directly with factories and cutting out the Hong Kong-based supply chain manager.

22 Sep 2012 - 4:09am

Industry aims to overcome challenges

The global supply chain for apparel and footwear continues to explore growth opportunities through strategic partnerships, enhanced efficiency and a well-balanced sourcing mix. This is amid such challenges as industry consolidation and the erosion of China's competitiveness, say prominent industry players.

6 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Economy leaves crisis behind

With understatement worthy of his British education at Winchester and Oxford, Thailand's finance minister, Korn Chatikavanij, says the country's economic performance during the first half of this year 'was a pleasant surprise'.

12 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Sourcing office keen on hiring supply and logistics expert

If your work revolves around supply and demand, the logistics are in place for you to make your next career move. Howden Kitchens (Asia), sourcing office of the London-listed Galiform, is hiring a supply, planning and logistics (SPL) assistant manager.

6 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Global firm wants experienced engineer

Here's a role that an energetic vendor integration engineer can easily slip into, provided they're interested in working in Guangdong.

The position is with global company Alpha Security Products.

3 May 2008 - 12:00am

HK companies warned to tread carefully

Recent reports suggesting that the mainland has taken over the unwanted title from the United States as the world's biggest polluter could have implications for Hong Kong companies. The environmental spotlight is now on these firms with manufacturing activities in the mainland.

3 May 2008 - 12:00am

Revenue soars after integration

Hembly International Holdings achieved robust growth last year through an integration of luxury fashion supply chain services with brand retailing and distribution.

21 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

US firm seeks manager for mainland expansion

Clean up your resume and get ready for this job at a company that has plans for major growth in the area of sourcing and manufacturing in the mainland.

Bissell, a long established American-based manufacturer of household cleaning products, is shopping for a quality and sourcing manager to help drive and manage all suppliers and manufacturing partners' quality activities.

26 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Understanding client's view is a subtle science

Choosing to do an MSc in Global Supply Chain Management has enabled a shipping company executive to understand the subtleties involved in the client's perspective, and at the same time enhance quality and efficiency.

1 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Logistics leader must work in the mainland

A flexible person wanting to take on a challenge in the mainland is needed to take up this position at a fast-growing firm.

Karrie Industrial, primarily engaged in the sales and manufacture of metal and plastic products, and electronic manufacturing service (EMS) business, is looking for a logistics director to help run its mainland operations.

3 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

UPS on a broad learning path

The internet has already had a profound impact on the world of business, but for Michael Eskew, chairman and chief executive of UPS, the most significant thing is the way it has allowed small companies to seem big and obliged big companies to act small.

26 Oct 2007 - 12:00am