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2012 China Logistics Full Review by Mind Map: 2012 China Logistics Full Review
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2012 China Logistics Full Review



HK biz in PRD +/-, CH2: cost, market, utilities, law, customs, culture, IPR, import/export issues, labor cost, land cost, scale up production, exploit, domestic sales, asked by customers, cluster effect, closer to transportation hub, right mix of skills, tax incentives

HK as trading port, +/-, cost, law, skill, connections, government, finance, China as base, sourcing center, geographic center, insurance, SME.... space, competition, people


YRD, cities

ports: sea and air

China macro


working in China, 18ys, no criminal records, job offer

ranking, GDP, goods

risks, service mindset, legal, customs, local vs central gov, infrastructure, standardization, small companies, IPR, ....

CH4: 12th five year plan

domestics vs international

CH6: languages, culture, FX, customs, cost, competition, politics, infrastructure, regulations, insurance, packaging, documentation...


why globalize

CH1: reasons: technology, WTO, deregulations in world trade, strong retailer, world is flat, market expansion, customer base, cost, consumer behavior changes, internet world, supply chain efficiency, effectiveness, customer service, reduce logistics costs, lower inventory, improve profitability, lower long distance costs

CH1: stages: export, license, JV, manufacture, FDI, sell in local market with adaption, licensing +/-, minimize risk, investment, speed of entry, higer ROI, circumvent trade barrier, lack full control create competitors, trade secrets and knowledges, limited license period



CH1: Porter 5 forces, internal rivalry, new entrant, substitute, buyers suppliers


CH8: 3PL: standard and add value services, e.g. Li&Fung, DHL...., consolidation, shipping, forwarding, local forwarding, customs clearance, copacking, repacking, product development, raw material sourcing, factory sourcing, manufacturing control, reverse supply chain, repair, recycle, back office works


supply chain

inventory, transportation, warehousing, purchasing

key strategies, cost: fix, variable, customer services (quality, time)

reduce inventory, smaller frequent orders, use premium transportation, demand pull, eliminate slow moving stocks, reduce sku complexity, forecast accuracy, FIFO, simplify business process

time compression

lean, 7 wastes(muda), TIMWOOD : Transportation, inventory, Motion, Waiting, Over-processing, Over-production, Defect

military, speed, focus control, murphy's law, optimize not maximize, anticipate...

strategies: simplify, integrate, variance control, automate, standardize, multi-skill, concurrent work, ...

make or buy decision

outsource, strategic, tactical, focus, world class capability, reengineering, risk, resources, cost, reduce internal conflict..., what to outsource, low tech, no IPR, long term relationship, non-core, many transactions...

cost benefit analysis, hard $ saving, soft $ saving, cost avoidance


CH6: inventory turn, case fill, order fill, ONIF, ABC inventory control, landed cost, ...

balanced scorecard

financial, customer, peer, training

customer service, answer the phone, keep promise, positive attitude, courteous and knowledgeable, listen, something extra, complete record, follow up, checklist, take the extra steps


road, air, rail, water, pipe

how to choose among them, cost, reliability, service, speed, security, rate, damages, frequency, loss...

supply chain

buy, make, distribute... recycle, repair, plan, quality, customer service, warehouse, government relation, CSR, ....