Heaving, Booming ASEAN: Equal Parts Opportunity, Equal Parts Challenge
Oscar De Bok, DHL Supply Chain
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Oscar De Bok, the CEO of DHL's Supply Chain division for South & Southeast Asia, discusses:
- Supply Chain business - details;
- Key supply chain industries: Automotive - Consumer - Healthcare and Life Sciences - Industrial, Engineering and Manufacturing - Retail and Fashion - Technology - and how DHL addresses their individual needs;
- Environmental Management & Sustainability;
- A greener logistics solution; - Disruptions - Thai floods and Fukushima tsunami; - ASEAN: opportunities - pros and cons; 30% Indonesia 30% Thailand 30% Vietnam - Malaysia - Singapore- Malaysia - not high on the list of DHL’s investment - issues;
- The Malaysian proposition - Pros and Cons;
- Cost of doing business - cost inflation across the board - especially in Indonesia; - Global talent shortage -- plans to up staff strength by over 65%; - Natural disasters, biodiseases, terrorism;
- Boston Consulting suggests that the consumer segment is booming -- and that its middle- and and affluent-class would double to 141 million by 2020 -- more than all of Thailand;
- Indonesia is a massive initiative for you: $52 million and a plan to double your vehicles, hire 70 percent more staff, and add 60 percent more warehouse space. And, a third built-to-suit warehouse in the countryv
- Challenges: unpredictable regulatory environment, a high level of corruption, inadequate infrastructure and rising labor costs;
- Inflation as the headline concern - fuel, food and transport are all big movers - passing on these costs to customers;
- Global talent shortage -- plans to up staff strength by over 65%: how- Corruption.
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