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TUV Rheinland’s Green Product Mark Secures GENICES Certification

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-Standardization sets a solid foundation to build a global network of Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) partners for the Green Product Mark

COLOGNE, Germany /PRNewswire/ — TUV Rheinland has pushed out the frontier of sustainability by winning GENICES (Global Ecolabelling Network Internationally Coordinated Ecolabelling System) certification for its flagship Green Product Mark. The announcement is a major step in TUV Rheinland’s plan to extend the reach and scope of environmental labelling services in virtually every country and on almost every continent.

“More and more companies are placing a growing importance on certification for eco-friendly products. The newly GENICES certified TUV Rheinland Green Product Mark, which many global clients have already chosen to use, conveys that message quickly and accurately to interested consumers looking for products with less impact on the environment,” said Mr Holger Kunz, Executive Vice President, Products, TUV Rheinland.

GENICES is a global system designed to enable the bilateral and multi-lateral recognition of national/regional eco-labels. The completion of the GENICES peer assessment is an important milestone in the development of TUV Rheinland’s five-year old Green Product Mark.

Only products certified according to a comprehensive Green Product catalog of tests can receive the special Green Product mark. TUV Rheinland experts administer this voluntary testing by examining a whole series of aspects pertaining to safety, sustainability, and environmental impact — from a product’s energy efficiency to its carbon footprint to chemical contents to recyclability.

“Receiving GENICES certification marks the standardization of the Green Product Mark operation system and sets a solid ground for us to build up a global network of Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) partners for the Green Product Mark in the near future,” he said.

About TUV Rheinland

TUV Rheinland is a global leader in independent inspection services, founded more than 140 years ago. The group maintains a worldwide presence with 19,600 employees; annual turnover is nearly EUR 1.9 billion. The independent experts stand for quality and safety for people, technology and the environment in nearly all aspects of life. TUV Rheinland inspects technical equipment, products and services, oversees projects and helps to shape processes for companies. Its experts train people in a wide range of careers and industries. To this end, TUV Rheinland employs a global network of approved labs, testing and education centres. Since 2006, TUV Rheinland has been a member of the United Nations Global Compact to promote sustainability and combat corruption.

Website: www.tuv.com

Source: TUV Rheinland Singapore Pte Ltd
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January 20, 2017 at 11:56 am

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GlobalRoam Unveils Toku to Help Mobile Users Make Smarter Call Connections

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Singapore-based technology company GlobalRoam Group Limited announced today that it has cracked the perennial problem of business travellers – how to stay “always on”, by seamlessly selecting traditional or cloud-based connection methods. Costs of outgoing global calls can be slashed by as much as 90%.

GlobalRoam has launched a calling app, ‘Toku’, which uses an advanced algorithm to automatically select the most cost effective option to connect a caller even if he or she is overseas – helping the traveller avoid high roaming charges.

The smart-technology can detect and analyse options — from Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), Public Switched Telephone Networks (PSTN), or a hybrid of both — to deliver the best connection which maintains high voice quality without the user having to make a decision on the connection mode.

Toku allows users to link two mobile numbers to their username — new users can automatically detect this global identity based on either numbers previously stored in one’s contact list.

Unlike most known chat applications (that offer voice calls), where both users need to have a data connection for a call to go through, Toku does not have this constraint. When offline, Toku calls will be forwarded to the selected number. If both numbers are selected, the first to pick up will take the lead.

Through GlobalRoam’s patented click-to-call technology, Toku users can also receive calls via a customised personal URL (e.g. my.tokuapp.com/johnsmith). Callers do not require any prior application download.

Mr. Thomas Laboulle, CEO of GlobalRoam Group said: “Ensuring that you are reachable while overseas has become increasingly complex. Today’s mobile users are overwhelmed with calling options and no sure way to know that they are always connecting to the best quality calls. With Toku we simplify the way people make calls to create a seamless travel experience for those on the road.”

“Over the past year, the Toku team has worked hard to rethink today’s communication standards. Our product roadmap is very exciting and we target to have over one million users by the end of the year. Today’s release is just the first step towards the immersive always onconnectivity experience that we envision,” he added.

Toku is available for download on all iOS and Android smartphones.

To download the Toku media kit (photos, videos, and other collaterals), please visit: http://bit.ly/2iP5sX1

About Toku

Stay connected, wherever you are — Toku ensure you’re always connected to the ones who matter. Whether you’re offline or online, Toku allows you to make high-quality calls through both phone and internet networks.

For more on Toku, please visit: http://www.tokuapp.com
To download Toku on iOS devices: http://bit.ly/Toku_iOS
To download Toku on Android devices: http://bit.ly/Toku_Android

About GlobalRoam Group Limited

GlobalRoam offers Integrated Communication Services that connect people across diverse media and platforms, transcending technological barriers. Established in 2001, GlobalRoam bridges the physical and digital world through solutions that bring convenience and cost savings to users.

For more on GlobalRoam, please visit: http://www.globalroam.com

Source: GlobalRoam Group Limited

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January 20, 2017 at 11:30 am

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Digital Journalism World 2017 will Take Place 27-28 February 2017

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — The 3rd edition of Digital Journalism World, which is Asia’s most important news media summit, will take place 27-28 February 2017, at the One Farrer Hotel & Spa Singapore.

Digital Journalism World 2017 will feature future tech and demonstrations of VR and spatial storytelling in action. Participants will receive the latest developments in wearables, 360 storytelling, AI powered news bots and personalization of immersive news and messaging apps for millennial audience.

Digital Journalism World 2017 will provide the latest updates on the industry’s key themes of:

  • Future tech of VR and wearables trends in news making and 360 storytelling
  • Spatial storytelling tools and drones demonstration
  • VR on smartphones for journalists
  • Social publishing tools and Instagram short form storytelling
  • Personalization of immersive digital news
  • AI (artificial intelligence) powered news bot trends and rise of messaging apps for millennial audience
  • Journalism-as-a-service and outcome based journalism
  • Adaptive journalism tools and engaging mobile first millennials
  • Immersive vertical news design UX and visual news immersive video
  • Data forensics and data tools for today’s newsrooms
  • Newsroom trends, culture and post app world
  • Latest digital journalism survey results
  • Media entrepreneurship

This year the event will feature an impressive panel of presenters from major news media organizations such as CNN Worldwide, Instagram, Newsweek, BBC News, Financial Times, The Atlantic (City Lab), c’t Magazin & heise online, The Jakarta Post Digital, Quartz Bots Studio, Google News Lab and many other rising stars in the industry, coming together to discuss the future trends and developments in digital journalism.

The summit will feature many icons of industry, journalists who have given the news world a different take on news reporting and engagement with readers. With new methodology and technology for news reporting available, the newsroom can be better equipped for exciting coverage of the news by integrating life reporting with video streaming and live blogging.

The summit will feature a top notch panel of speakers:

  • Ashley Codianni, Director of Social Publishing, CNN
  • Hannah Ray, Instagram Community Creative Producer, Instagram
  • Robert Bole, General Manager of City Lab & Director of Global Strategy of City Lab, The Atlantic
  • Margarita Noriega, Executive Editor, Digital, Newsweek
  • Christina Lo, CEO, Stakk Factory
  • Irene Jay-Liu, Media Training Specialist, Google NewsLab
  • Jan-Keno Janssen, Senior Editor, c’t Magazin & heise online
  • Renee Kaplan, Head of Audience Engagement, Financial Times
  • Tammy Gur, Head of User Experience & Design, BBC News
  • Hamish Boland-Rudder, Online Editor, ICIJ, The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
  • Rakhmadi Afif Kusumo, Co-Founder, Manggadget.com
  • Dandy Koswaraputra, Managing Editor, The Jakarta Post Digital
  • Chris C. Anderson, VP Content, Stakk Factory
  • Carrie Brown, Director, Social Journalism, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
  • Julia Tan, International Partnerships & Content Manager, Mynewsdesk
  • Kuang Keng Kuek Ser, Founder of DataN
  • Victoria Ho, Asia Editor, Mashable
  • Joshua Wilwohl, Senior Editor, Quantum Communications
  • Ben Kreimer, Journalism Technologist & Adviser, Nebraska-Lincoln Drone Journalism
  • Villie Tsang, Chief Design Officer Stakk Factory Hong Kong
  • Alan Soon, Founder & CEO, The Splice Newsroom
  • Asha Philips, Asia Pacific Head, CrowdTangle
  • Dmitrii Dumik, CEO & Founder, Chatfuel
  • Zach Seward, SVP of Product and Executive Editor, Quartz News Bots Studio

Meet Asia’s news media professionals from editorial team, digital editors, news producing and news design teams, social media and mobile strategies teams. Get more information at http://www.djw2016summit.com.

Digital Journalism World Summit 2017 is organized by Asher Russell Pte Ltd, the organizer of many highly successful digital media series: Video Content and Strategies Summit, Native Advertising Summit, Interactive News Design, and the Digital Journalism World Summit series.

For more info to attend the event, please contact us at email: marketing-55@asher-russell.com

Related Links: http://www.djw2016summit.com

Source: Asher Russell Pte Ltd

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January 19, 2017 at 10:22 am

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JNA Awards Unveils 2017 Categories and Judging Criteria

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HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — JNA (Jewellery News Asia) is excited to announce the 2017 award categories and the judging criteria for the sixth annual JNA Awards. Online registration is now open to allow sufficient time for all interested parties from the jewellery and gemstone industry to review and choose the appropriate categories to enter.

JNA Awards
JNA Awards

 

 

The JNA Awards is one of the most rigorous and prestigious international awards programmes, which aims to promote and uphold excellence in innovation, creativity, leadership, sustainability and best business practices with a focus on initiatives that have a positive impact on Asia’s jewellery and gemstone sector.

This year, the organiser has adjusted a few award categories to better respond to the needs of the industry and, at the same time, encourage wider participation.

The award categories for 2017 are as follows:
1.         Lifetime Achievement Award (Nominated by the organiser)
2.         Brand of the Year — Retail
3.         Industry Innovation of the Year
4.         Manufacturer of the Year — Jewellery
5.         Outstanding Enterprise of the Year — ASEAN
6.         Outstanding Enterprise of the Year — Greater China
7.         Outstanding Enterprise of the Year — India
8.         Retailer of the Year (450 outlets and below)
9.         E-supplier of the Year
10.       Sustainability Initiative of the Year
11.       Young Entrepreneur of the Year (Age 40 and below)

Wolfram Diener, Senior Vice President of UBM Asia, said, “Feedback from the industry is always appreciated as it allows us, as organisers, to improve the experience of entrants without compromising fairness. We are very encouraged to see many past entrants benefitting from early registration when it was first offered last year. We would like to keep up the momentum this year to enable interested parties to have enough time to study the categories prior to the entry process.”

Letitia Chow, Founder of JNA, Director of Business Development — Jewellery Group at UBM Asia, and Chair of the JNA Awards judging panel, explained the changes on the affected categories.

“We have expanded the scope of e-commerce through the E-supplier of the Year category, which is open to all businesses related to jewellery conducted on the electronic platform from mine to market. Moreover, the Industry Innovation of the Year and Sustainability Initiative of the Year categories will be judged separately as we recognise them as equally important, but different drivers to the future growth of the industry.”

A complete description of the award categories, as well as a detailed explanation of the judging criteria and entry rules, may be reviewed after registering online. Entries may be submitted starting from early March to early May.

The JNA Awards 2017 is supported by Headline Partners Rio Tinto Diamonds and Chow Tai Fook (CTF), together with Shanghai Diamond Exchange (SDE), Guangdong Gems & Jade Exchange, and Guangdong Land Holdings Limited (GDLAND) serving as Honoured Partners.

Stay tuned for further announcements on the judging panel.

For more information, visit http://www.JNAawards.com/ or contact:

JNA Awards Marketing
UBM Asia (Hong Kong)
+852-2516-2184
marketing@jnaawards.com

Notes for Editors:

1.      About JNA (www.jewellerynewsasia.com )
JNA is the organiser of the JNA Awards and is the flagship publication of UBM Asia’s Jewellery Group. First published in 1983, the title is the leader in providing up-to-date international jewellery trade news with an Asian insight. It features original, in-depth reports by experienced journalists covering the latest developments in the diamond, pearl, coloured gemstone, jewellery manufacturing, and equipment and supplies sectors.

2.      About the Headline Partners
2.1 Rio Tinto Diamonds (www.riotinto.com/diamondsandminerals )
Rio Tinto Diamonds is one of the world’s leading diamond producers and operates a globally integrated mine-to-market diamond business. For over three decades, the company has been an important participant in the international diamond market with two world-class underground diamond mines in Australia (Argyle) and Canada (Diavik).

Rio Tinto’s diamond sales and marketing activities, headquartered in Antwerp, Belgium, are supported by a network of representative offices in Hong Kong, Mumbai and New York.

Rio Tinto believes in supporting consumer confidence in its diamonds and plays an active role in addressing key industry issues surrounding product integrity and sustainable development. It is a leading supporter of the Kimberley Process, as well as a founding member of the Responsible Jewellery Council and the Diamond Producers Association.

2.2 Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited (www.chowtaifook.com )
Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited (Stock Code: 1929) was listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong in December 2011.

The iconic brand “Chow Tai Fook” of the Group has been widely recognised for its trustworthiness and authenticity, and renowned for product design, quality and value. The acquisition of Hearts On Fire, an internationally acclaimed U.S. premium diamond brand, in August 2014 has further underpinned the Group’s stature as a diamond expert in the industry.

The Group boasts an extensive retail network comprising over 2,300 POS of Chow Tai Fook and Hearts On Fire spanning more than 500 cities in Greater China, Singapore, Malaysia, Korea and the United States, as well as a fast growing e-tail network through operating its Chow Tai Fook e-shop and other e-tail accounts on major online shopping platforms.

The Group’s sophisticated vertically integrated business model provides it with an effective and tight control over the entire operation chain from raw material procurement, design, production, to marketing and sales through its extensive distribution channels.

3.      About the Honoured Partners
3.1 Shanghai Diamond Exchange (www.cnsde.com)
Authorised by the State Council, the Shanghai Diamond Exchange (SDE) is the only diamond exchange in China and provides diamond dealers a fair and safe transaction venue under close supervision. It also enjoys a favourable taxation policy and is operated in accordance with international best practices of the diamond industry.

Established in 2000, the SDE is a non-profit, self-regulating membership organisation and a member of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses.

3.2 The Guangdong Gems & Jade Exchange (http://en.gdgje.com/)
Founded in February 2016, the Guangdong Gems & Jade Exchange is one of two provincial jewellery trading platforms authorised by the People’s Government of Guangdong Province.

Aggregating resources from key industrial hubs across Guangdong including Guangzhou, Pingzhou of Foshan, Yangmei of Jieyang and Sihui of Zhaoqing, the Guangdong Gems & Jade Exchange joins hands with world-renowned jewellery brands in setting up an international supply chain integrated service platform that offers a secure and convenient trading experience for domestic and overseas jewellers.

The Guangdong Gems & Jade Exchange is set to benefit China’s jewellery industry in a variety of areas, such as the promotion of a healthier and more balanced international division of labour, foreign trade development, cross-border resource management and consumer market growth. As part of this effort, it will take full advantage of the base and influence of Guangdong’s jewellery industry and the benefits stemming from the Belt and Road Initiative to establish linkages with national and global gemstone and jewellery markets.

3.3 The Guangdong Land Holdings Limited (www.gdland.com.hk)
The Guangdong Land Holdings Limited (GDLAND), with its headquarters in Hong Kong, is listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, and is a subsidiary of GDH Limited, which is Guangdong Province’s largest conglomerate operating outside Mainland China.

The principal business of GDLAND is property development and investment, including but not limited to the development and operational management of the innovative commercial real estate, urban complex and industrial business complex. As the strategic arm of GDH Limited, GDLAND engages in the business development of commercial real estate, as well as the projects of urban and industrial complex.

GDLAND’s flagship project, namely the “Buxin Project”, is planned to become the biggest and most advanced jewellery mart in the world, including a large-scale jewellery trading and exhibition centre along with other facilities, with a lot size of over 87,000 square metres and the construction scale (floor area) is expected to be more than 700,000 square metres. The Buxin Project, which is located in the Buxin area of Luohu district in Central Shenzhen, close to the Shuibei Gold and Jewellery Base, is expected to develop the area into one of the most influential gold and jewellery trading and exchange platforms in China and around the world.

4.      About UBM Asia (www.ubmasia.com)
Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia is the largest trade show organiser in Asia and the largest commercial organiser in China, India and Malaysia. Established with its headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia and in the US, UBM Asia has a strong global presence in 24 major cities with 32 offices and 1,300 staff.

With a track record spanning over 30 years, UBM Asia operates in 19 market sectors with 230 events, 28 targeted trade publications, 18 round-the-clock online products for over 2,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world. We provide a one-stop diversified global service for high-value business matching, quality market news and online trading networks.

UBM Asia has extensive office networks in China, Southeast Asia and India, three of the world’s fastest growing B2B events markets. UBM China has 12 offices in the major cities in mainland China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Guzhen and Shenzhen, where we organise 90 events. In ASEAN, UBM Asia operates from its offices in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines with 70 events in this region. UBM India teams in Mumbai, New Delhi, Bengaluru and Chennai organise over 20 events every year across the country.

UBM Asia was awarded ‘Asia’s Most Reliable Trade Show Organizer Award’ in Hong Kong’s Most Valuable Companies Awards (HKMVCA) 2016.

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January 17, 2017 at 2:32 pm

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DHL eCommerce launches new fulfillment center in Australia for simpler, less costly deliveries nationwide

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— New facility in Sydney, Australia offers flexible, fully-integrated cross-border shipping, inventory management and last-mile delivery for e-commerce retailers
— Australia the latest to join DHL’s network of “plug-and-play” Fulfillment Centers, designed to make cross-border expansion quick and easy

SYDNEY /PRNewswire/ — DHL eCommerce, a division of the world’s leading logistics company, Deutsche Post DHL Group, today announced the launch of its Australian Fulfillment Center in Sydney to support booming purchase volumes amongst Australia’s online shoppers.

The nuts and bolts of e-commerce
The nuts and bolts of e-commerce

 

“Nearly 75% of total online spending by Australians goes to domestic retailers,[1] with the value of e-commerce purchases expected to grow by nearly 50% between now and 2020,[2]” said Damien Sheehan, Managing Director Australia, DHL eCommerce. “As demand rises, online retailers need to overcome the traditional problems associated with shipping orders Australia-wide – particularly the significant distances between major cities that they need to traverse – if they want to maintain their competitive edge.”

“The addition of our Australian Fulfillment Center gives our customers a far simpler, streamlined approach to managing inventory and last-mile deliveries, allowing them to focus squarely on satisfying their customers both during the check-out and shipment process.”

The fulfillment center will provide Australian merchants with fast, flexible shipping that consolidates inventory management and last-mile delivery from Sydney to major cities and regional hubs around Australia. The center also operates on the same service level agreements, management platforms, and customer support as all other parts of DHL eCommerce’s global fulfillment network, allowing Australian e-tailers to expand their sales into markets like the US, Mexico, Hong Kong, India and Europe with minimal onboarding time and hassle.

“E-commerce has gone borderless, and order fulfillment needs to do the same,” says Charles Brewer, CEO DHL eCommerce. “Our Australian facility adds another node to our standardized global network of fulfillment centers, eliminating the need for e-commerce merchants to hunt for new logistics partners as they look to expand their global reach.”

The center’s design accommodates front-end integration with a range of popular marketplace and web-shop platforms, as well as multichannel order management and last-mile solutions for immediate and highly-accurate deliveries all across Australia. All of the center’s services operate on a pay-per-use model with no capital spend or fixed costs.

“With cross-border e-commerce growing at an average of 29% per year until 2020,[3] cost-efficiency and scalability are the critical issues for Australia’s online retailers,” said Malcolm Monteiro, CEO Asia Pacific, DHL eCommerce. “Whether it’s extending into new channels, offering more delivery options, or simply increasing inventory and warehouse capacity, Australian brands need fulfilment solutions that keep the operations lean no matter the delivery distances and volumes involved.

“Australian e-tailers will find our latest fulfillment center offers them not only a simplified approach to nationwide inventory and last-mile delivery, but also a gateway to rapid and painless global expansion.”

Learn more: https://www.logistics.dhl/sg-en/ecommerce/fulfillment.html

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Media Contact:

DHL eCommerce
Media Relations
Cheryl Han / Monica Ng
Phone: +65 6879 8012 / +65 6879 8011
Email: cheryl.han@dhl.com / monica.ng@dhl.com

http://www.dhl.com.au/en/press.html

DHL – The logistics company for the world

DHL is the leading global brand in the logistics industry. Our DHL family of divisions offer an unrivalled portfolio of logistics services ranging from national and international parcel delivery, e-commerce shipping and fulfillment solutions, international express, road, air and ocean transport to industrial supply chain management. With about 340,000 employees in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide, DHL connects people and businesses securely and reliably, enabling global trade flows. With specialized solutions for growth markets and industries including technology, life sciences and healthcare, energy, automotive and retail, a proven commitment to corporate responsibility and an unrivalled presence in developing markets, DHL is decisively positioned as “The logistics company for the world”.

DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL Group. The Group generated revenues of more than 59 billion euros in 2015.

[1] http://business.nab.com.au/online-retail-sales-index-in-depth-report-january-2015-9980/

[2] https://www.accenture.com/t20160830T101949__w__/cn-en/_acnmedia/PDF-29/Accenture-Cross-Border-Ecommerce.pdf

[3] https://www.accenture.com/t20160830T101949__w__/cn-en/_acnmedia/PDF-29/Accenture-Cross-Border-Ecommerce.pdf

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January 17, 2017 at 2:22 pm

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DHL eCommerce Launches Fulfillment Center in Sydney to Enable International Brands to Reach the Australian Consumer

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— New facility in Sydney, Australia offers flexible, fully-integrated inventory management and last-mile delivery for international brands and retailers
— DHL eCommerce “Plug-and-play” system allows retailers to scale globally, quickly and easily

SYDNEY  /PRNewswire/ — DHL eCommerce, a division of the world’s leading logistics company, Deutsche Post DHL Group, today announced the launch of its Fulfillment Center in Sydney, Australia to support booming demand for overseas goods amongst Australia’s online shoppers. International brands and retailers are now able to reach out to the rapidly growing Australia market.

The nuts and bolts of e-commerce
The nuts and bolts of e-commerce

 

“Australian shoppers are the second-most likely in the world to buy online from overseas merchants1, and the significance of their purchasing power will only increase as cross-border e-commerce grows at an average of 29% per year until 20202,” said Damien Sheehan, Managing Director Australia, DHL eCommerce. “Online retailers need to overcome the traditional problems associated with overseas expansion — finding new suppliers in each market, delivering shipments within days not weeks, and keeping costs in check — if they want to stay competitive in this borderless future.”

“The launch of our Australian Fulfillment Center gives our customers immediate access to one of the world’s most mature and fastest growing e-commerce markets, with the scalability and quality needed to reach Australia’s highly savvy online shoppers.”

The Fulfillment Center will provide overseas merchants with fast, flexible shipping that integrates inbound freight, inventory, and last mile delivery in a single consolidated service. The center also operates using the same service level agreements, management platforms, and customer support as all other parts of DHL eCommerce’s global Fulfillment network, allowing existing customers to expand their sales into Australia with minimal onboarding time and hassle.

“E-commerce has gone borderless, and order fulfilment needs to do the same,” says Charles Brewer, CEO DHL eCommerce. “Our Australian facility adds another node to our standardized global network of Fulfillment Centers located in US, Mexico, India, Hong Kong and Central Europe, eliminating the need for e-commerce merchants to hunt for new logistics partners as they look to expand their global reach.”

The center’s design accommodates front-end integration with a range of popular marketplace and web-shop platforms, as well as multichannel order management and last-mile solutions for immediate and highly-accurate deliveries all across Australia. All of the center’s services operate on a pay-per-use model with no capital spend or fixed costs.

“The value of Australian e-commerce sales is expected to grow by nearly 50% between now and 2020, making cost-effectiveness and scalability the critical issues for online retailers in the country,” said Malcolm Monteiro, CEO Asia Pacific, DHL eCommerce. “Whether it’s extending into new channels, offering more delivery options, or simply increasing inventory and warehouse capacity, global brands need fulfilment solutions that can adapt to their needs without requiring hands-on intervention every time a change occurs.”

“Global e-tailers can access our latest fulfillment center for simplified nationwide inventory and last-mile delivery and also as part of a rapid and painless global expansion.”

Learn more: https://www.logistics.dhl/sg-en/ecommerce/fulfillment.html

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Media Contact:

DHL eCommerce
Media Relations
Cheryl Han / Monica Ng
Phone: +65 6879 8012 / +65 6879 8011
Email: cheryl.han@dhl.com / monica.ng@dhl.com

http://www.dhl.com/en/press.html

DHL — The logistics company for the world

DHL is the leading global brand in the logistics industry. Our DHL family of divisions offer an unrivalled portfolio of logistics services ranging from national and international parcel delivery, e-commerce shipping and fulfillment solutions, international express, road, air and ocean transport to industrial supply chain management. With about 340,000 employees in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide, DHL connects people and businesses securely and reliably, enabling global trade flows. With specialized solutions for growth markets and industries including technology, life sciences and healthcare, energy, automotive and retail, a proven commitment to corporate responsibility and an unrivalled presence in developing markets, DHL is decisively positioned as “The logistics company for the world”.

DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL Group. The Group generated revenues of more than 59 billion euros in 2015.

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January 17, 2017 at 12:19 pm

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CPhI: Pharma in South East Asia wins through Innovation, M&A, JVs and strategic Partnerships to spur Markets Integration

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AKARTA /PRNewswire/ — Over the last 10 years South East Asia (SEA) pharmaceutical markets have been developing rapidly (6% – 10% yoy) and are expected to deliver remarkable future growth. Indonesia is the largest market in the region, followed by Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Singapore.  A member of the G20 and with a population of 250m people, Indonesia represents almost 40% of the SEA’s economic output and the largest pharma manufacturing base in the entire region, although the country has more than 95% dependency on imports of pharma ingredients.

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Concurrently, governments across SEA have been introducing universal healthcare programs. This is driving rising demand for all categories of medicines, especially generic drugs. Since launching its mandatory healthcare coverage program (JKN) in 2014, Indonesia’s government healthcare spending has increased by 4%, and reached USD 7.8 billion in 2016.

Nevertheless, success in the region will be fully achieved only if the strengths of the countries will be integrated and combined in a network of business partnerships, JVs, M&A that spur innovation, the development of high margin drugs, enhance markets penetration and ultimately create value over the board.

These factors have contributed to the success of CPhI SEA, the only trade exhibition dedicated to the pharma industry in the region. Held at Jakarta International Expo during March 22-24, 2017, CPhI SEA offers unparalleled content in a highly focused conference and additional features ranging from the South East Asian distributors’ forum, the packaging forum, the innovation gallery and the investment forum. View the full conference program here.

Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of the change, register here and join the event and its business matchmaking program!

The CPhI series of events drives growth and innovation in the global pharmaceutical industry, with leading exhibitions and online communities covering every step of the supply chain from drug discovery to finished dosage.

More than 100,000 visitors meet over 6,000 exhibitors at events in Europe, China, India, Japan, South East Asia, Russia, Brazil, Istanbul and Korea every year to exchange ideas, form alliances and conduct business on an international scale. CPhI also provides an online buyer & supplier directory at CPhI-Online.com.

Government supporters : Ministry of Health, Ministry of Industry, Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board, National Agency for Drug and Food Control

Trade and Professional Organization Supporters : Indonesian Pharmaceutical Association –GP Farmasi Indonesia, Pharma Materials Management Club –PMMC, International Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Group –IPMG, International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering –ISPE, Indonesian Pharmacists Association –IAI

Regional Supporters: Pharmaceutical Society of Singapore (PSS), Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers Association (PReMA) –Thailand, Malaysian Association of Pharmaceutical Suppliers (more to come)

Contact Person: Ivan Ferrari
Phone Number: +62 21 2930 5959
Email: ivan.ferrari@ubm.com

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January 17, 2017 at 11:59 am

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