Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Chinese Retailer Uses K+N Logistic Expertise to Cut Down on Damaged Imports

Transfer Centre Implemented to Boost Demand in PRC
Shipping News Feature
CHINA – Kuehne + Nagel has partnered with JD.com, China's second largest e-commerce firm, to design a supply chain solution which provides the company with full visibility of their inbound freight before products are imported to China.

JD.com, also known as Jingdong, procures goods from global brands to meet the growing demand from Chinese consumers for overseas products. Previously, goods were shipped directly from the brand manufacturers and inspected at destination warehouses in mainland China, but often products arrived damaged, expired or in incorrect quantities. To address these challenges, Kuehne + Nagel collaborated with JD.com to design a ‘Transfer Centre’ approach – a global supply chain solution which incorporates quality control checks at the consolidation warehouse at origin, prior to shipment. Han Liu, General Manager of International Supply Chain, JD Logistics said:

“We are pleased with the new Transfer Centre Kuehne + Nagel has designed for JD.com and the successful implementation of the project in Japan. We are confident that the improved supply chain will provide our brand partners with an even more reliable e-commerce channel to market while further assuring that our users always receive goods of the highest quality when shopping on JD.com.”

Wong Siew Loong, President North Asia Pacific, Kuehne + Nagel commented:

“Kuehne + Nagel partnered with JD.com to set up a solution improving the integrity of their end-to-end supply chain. Within a challenging environment we were able to develop a blueprint for JD.com’s Transfer Centre approach and implement this project in Japan. This collaboration is in line with Kuehne + Nagel’s focus on supporting the supply chain needs of China’s e-commerce leaders. We look forward to working on the establishment of other Transfer Centres across the globe in the near future.”