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The Shipping Point: The Rise of China and the Future of Retail Supply Chain Management

Book Description

The Shipping Point examines the historical transformation taking place in China today as it evolves from global manufacturer to global consumer marketplace. The book further examines the impact this transformation will have on the future of retail supply chain management.

The book is divided into four key sections. Section One: The Rise of Chin a examines the remarkable ascendancy of China's economy, domestic infrastructure, and flourishing human capital. Section Two: The Changing Face of Consumer Retail, discusses the impact that social networks and internet design technology are having on traditional retail models and looks at the development of China's retail sector and domestic consumer brands. Section Three: Retail Supply Chain Innovation looks at ways of building more dynamic, sustainable and resilient transporation networks and discusses the critical role that people and technology will play in supporting the supply chain of the future. Section Four: Supporting the Dynamic Supply Chain provides a more tactical perspective on the fundamentals of logistics network design and successful supply chain execution in China. The critical role that leadership plays in building and supporting successful logistics programs in China is also discussed.

Peter Levesque and his contributing authors bring together their practical expertise and insight in examining the opportunities that exist in both consumer retail and supply chain management over the next decade in China. In addition they provide insightful perspective into what it will take to turn those opportunities into reality.

The Shipping Point offers a definitive reference guide for anyone involved in retail supply chain management in China.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Contents
  5. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  6. ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS
  7. Foreword
  8. INTRODUCTION
    1. SECTIONAL FRAMEWORK OF THE BOOK
    2. NOTES
  9. SUPPLY CHAIN ACRONYM QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE
  10. SECTION ONE: THE RISE OF CHINA
    1. CHAPTER ONE: CHINA'S GREAT COMEBACK
      1. NOTES
    2. CHAPTER TWO: THE DEVELOPMENT OF CHINA'S ECONOMY & INFRASTRUCTURE
      1. WHY HONG KONG IS SO IMPORTANT
      2. NOTES
    3. CHAPTER THREE: THE DEVELOPMENT OF CHINA'S HUMAN CAPITAL
      1. BUSINESS PROCESS OUTSOURCING (BPO) IN CHINA
      2. NOTES
  11. SECTION TWO: THE CHANGING FACE OFCONSUMER RETAIL
    1. CHAPTER FOUR: THE AGE OF CONSUMER PARTICIPATION
      1. THE RIGHT-BRAIN SUPPLY CHAIN
      2. ZARA
      3. RYZ FOOTWEAR MODEL
      4. GILT.COM AND GROUPON.COM
      5. BEST BUY
      6. CHINA AND THE INTERNET
      7. NOTES
    2. CHAPTER FIVE: THE DEVELOPMENT OF CHINA'S RETAIL SECTOR AND BRANDS
      1. GOME STORES IN CHINA
      2. CHINA'S RETAIL AUTOMOBILE MARKET
      3. China's Consumer Brand Development
      4. LI-NING
      5. HAIER
      6. LENOVO
      7. TINGYI
      8. SEPTWOLVES
      9. NOTES
  12. SECTION THREE: RETAIL SUPPLY CHAIN INNOVATION
    1. CHAPTER SIX: UNLOCKING SUPPLY CHAIN INNOVATION
      1. A WIN-WIN APPROACH TO SUPPLY CHAIN PRICING
      2. MITIGATING RATE VOLATILITY IN CHINA TRADE
      3. THE SHANGHAI SHIPPING EXCHANGE
      4. UNLOCKING INNOVATION
      5. Heuristic 1: Identify the Inverse
      6. Heuristic 2: Add or Combine Features (Combine Networks & Services)
      7. Heuristic 3: Change the Scale
      8. Heuristic 4: Control the Variance
      9. WHAT KILLS INNOVATION?
      10. NOTES
    2. CHAPTER SEVEN: THE INNOVATIVE RETAIL SUPPLY CHAIN
      1. MANUFACTURING POSTPONEMENT
      2. LOGISTICS POSTPONEMENT
      3. USING PRODUCT ATTRIBUTES TO DRIVE DECISIONS REGARDING MODEL SELECTION
      4. PRODUCT LIFECYCLE
      5. NEW PRODUCT LAUNCHES
      6. FROM LAUNCH TO RESPONSE
      7. MANUFACTURING CAPACITY
      8. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY—A KEY ENABLER
      9. QUALITY CONTROL/ASSURANCE MANAGEMENT
      10. BACK-ORDER MANAGEMENT IN THE FULFILLMENT INDUSTRY
      11. DIRECT-TO-STORE SHIPMENTS
      12. RECONSTRUCTING THE BASIS OF PRODUCT COST
      13. SIZE AND SCALE CONSIDERATIONS
      14. CONCLUSION
      15. NOTE
    3. CHAPTER EIGHT: THE ROLE OF PEOPLE AND TECHNOLOGY IN DYNAMIC SUPPLY CHAINS
      1. THE ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY IN DYNAMIC SUPPLY CHAINS
      2. RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION TECHNOLOGY
      3. METRO GROUP & RFID
      4. SUPPLY CHAIN SECURITY & TRACKING TECHNOLOGY
      5. NOTES
    4. CHAPTER NINE: BUILDING RESILIENCE AND SUSTAINABILITY INTO THE CHINESE SUPPLY CHAIN
      1. SUPPLY CHAIN TERRORISM
      2. BUILDING SCM RESILIENCY IN CHINA
      3. SUPPLY CHAIN SUSTAINABILITY IN CHINA
      4. THE STARBUCKS EXAMPLE
      5. PRODUCT PACKAGING REDESIGN
      6. OCEAN TRANSPORTATION SUSTAINABILITY
      7. ORCELLE CONCEPT VESSEL
      8. NOTES
  13. SECTION FOUR: SUPPORTING THE DYNAMIC SUPPLY CHAIN
    1. CHAPTER TEN: SCM LEADERSHIP IN CHINA
      1. INTRODUCTION
      2. THE LEADERSHIP QUESTION
      3. DEFINING QUALITIES
      4. WHO'S A CREDIBLE LEADER, THEN?
      5. LEADERSHIP IN ASIA
      6. GLOBAL LEADERSHIP IN PRACTICE
      7. PROSPERING THROUGH INNOVATION
      8. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION
    2. CHAPTER ELEVEN: DYNAMIC SUPPLY CHAINS
      1. THE ART OF THE DEAL
      2. TERMS OF SALE
      3. Examples of Purchase Terms and Related Risk
      4. PURCHASE ORDER (PO) CREATION
      5. PAYMENT TERMS
      6. CONSOLIDATION SERVICES IN CHINA
      7. CONSOLIDATION MANAGEMENT AND VISIBILITY TOOLS AS PROGRAM ENABLERS
      8. CFS VERSUS CY
      9. VALUE ADDED SERVICES (VAS)
      10. NON-VESSEL OPERATING COMMON CARRIER (NVOCC)
      11. AIRFREIGHT
      12. MEASURING SUCCESS
      13. VENDOR MANAGEMENT IN THE CONSOLIDATION MODEL
      14. RECORD RETENTION COMPLIANCE
      15. DOCUMENTATION 18
      16. SECURITY
      17. Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT)
      18. ISO Standards
      19. Seal Security
      20. 10 + 2 Program
      21. CUSTOMS CLEARANCE
      22. FUTURE TRENDS IN IMPORTING AND THE CONSOLIDATION MODEL
      23. NOTES
    3. CHAPTER TWELVE: THE ROLE OF CHINA CUSTOMS
      1. DEMYSTIFYING CHINA'S VALUE ADDED TAX (VAT)
      2. CHINESE EXPORT WAREHOUSE LICENSING
      3. NOTES
    4. CHAPTER THIRTEEN: INNOVATIVE RETAIL SUPPLY CHAIN PROCESS FLOWS
      1. DIRECT-TO-STORE FLOW
      2. ORIGIN DIRECT TO CUSTOMER
      3. HONG KONG AS A REGIONAL DISTRIBUTION CENTER
      4. HONG KONG AS A GLOBAL E-FULFILLMENT CENTER
  14. EPILOGUE
    1. NOTE
  15. SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
  16. INDEX