Typical situations where de-consolidation might come into playfor Chinese Importer.
- Chinese Importers want to ship a full load container from a single origin or vendor but need to split the order(s) for delivery to multiple distribution centres or destinations in China upon arrival.
- Chinese Importers need goods to be palletised, labelled, shrink-wrapped or sorted prior to delivery to their DC or other final destination in China.
- Chinese Importers want to by-pass their own DC in order to expedite delivery to their end customer and/or reduce DC handling costs and constraints.
- Chinese Importer's facility cannot accommodate container deliveries (e.g. seasonal warehouse)
- Chinese Importers want to free up door and handling space at their warehouse (and therefore e.g. need goods to be palletised prior to arrival)
- Chinese Importers want to delay the arrival of cargo without leaving the container on quay and paying carrier demurrage and detention charges
Chinese Importer's container arrives too heavy for road transport in the country.
B) Import Distribution Program
Import Distribution Center (IDC) holds inventory in bonded or non-bonded warehouse facility to be further distributed within China and/or Asian areas to enhance response time to local or area market demand and finally improve customer service level. Some of the services included in this solution are coordination of incoming shipment information, import documents, import customs clearance and CIQB declaration, in-bound, storage and inventory management, domestic and or re-export customs clearance and CIQB inspection, out-bound, distribution management, communication with importers, subcontractors and relevant parties and other VAS services, such as pick and pack, re-packing, palletization, package, shrink wrapping, bar-coding, labeling, etc.
C) Import Customs Brokerage
Apply a 'case-by-case' method where carefully analyze each individual situation and deliver a tailored solution that matches exact needs in China. Grand Dragon covers all aspects of customs procedures, including:
- Full customs clearance
- Bonded warehousing
- Bonded transit movements
- Commodity classification
Aggregated Customs declarations
D) Inbound Landside Services
Organizing and co-ordinating the movement of cargo from the port encompasses multiple processes and parties, and carries with it the potential for delays and errors. So Grand Dragon provide an integrated solution that streamlines and simplifies the entire flow of cargo in coordination with ocean or air freight. The inbound landside service package includes:
- Import customs clearance – have dedicated experts in customs clearance departments to ensure the services meet local regulations, and to provide a smooth clearing process for the customers.
- International trade documents – staff are on hand to assist with the complexities of trade documentation at all times.
- Inland haulage – know the last stage of the delivery is critical to customer business. Grand Dragon have our own trucking fleet and partner with only the most reliable suppliers to give reliable service.
Cargo insurance – teamed up with a leading international insurance broker and insurer to provide a comprehensive choice of insurance packages.
E) Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI)
Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) is a supply chain management best practice, where vendors monitor the inventory on behalf of the retailer and replenish the retailer's stock to pre-determined inventory levels according to an agreed mechanism. VMI makes possible the ability of supply-chain applications to manage inventories at vendor locations. A Vendor Managed Inventory process exists when the supplier creates the purchase orders based on the demand information exchanged by the buyer. It requires the supplier to maintain inventories within predefined and mutually agreed thresholds based on a min / max-range. The supplier can freely deliver within this indicated range. Hence the process requires close collaboration between the vendor and retailer in order to forecast customer's demand and the optimal stock level. At the end, the supplier has the freedom to decide on which quantity to ship as long as he respects and takes into account the agreed parameters defined between him and the Buyer.