Canon Hongkong warmly congratulates Kerry Logistics on winning
「2018 CAMG Best Transportation Company Award」
Co-creating an efficient supply-chain management with latest technology
16 Dec 2019, Hong Kong – Canon Hongkong Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as "Canon") is always adhere to unceasing innovation to optimize operation models of different industries, in terms of technological innovation, product innovation and business model innovation. The goal is to assist businesses in development, expansion and improvement of its productivity, enabling them to set themselves apart from the competition. Canon has established strategic partnership with an internationally renowned logistics company, Kerry Logistics Network Limited (hereinafter referred to as "Kerry Logistics"; stock code 0636.HK), for more than 10 years. Utilizing a “speed-to-market” strategy, Kerry Logistics has been committed to provide logistics service in the shortest time. In the future, Canon and Kerry Logistics will continue to stay in the forefront of business transformation with a stable development and ultimately reach a new height.
“We have formed a strategic partnership with Kerry Logistics since 2008. With the dramatic growth of the economy, we have been pursued diversified yet innovative technologies to leverage all aspects of Kerry Logistics and as well to exploit the full advantage of digitalization”, said, Mr. Shunichi Morinaga, President and CEO of Canon Hongkong. “We express our sincere gratitude for the confidence and constant support of Kerry Logistics in the past years. In the coming future, we will continue to work together to explore infinite potentials in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. In the meantime of satisfying our logistics needs, we will assist Kerry Logistics to further expand its market share and hence, we can create a mutually beneficial situation and truly embody our corporate philosophy – ‘Kyosei’.”
Kerry Logistics has been offering quality services to Canon, including value-added services for import and export, local delivery and warehouses. In order to express Canon's satisfaction and appreciation to Kerry Logistics' excellent service, Canon Asia Marketing Group (CAMG) awarded Kerry Logistics the "2018 CAMG Best Transportation Company Award". This award was established in 2014 and is presented on alternative year, while Kerry Logistics has won all along with its outstanding service. The award measures standard quality checklist, rate of damage, rate of delay and Kerry Logistics ranked top of all criteria with excellent results of only 0.007% on the damage ratio and 0.03% on delay ratio. Canon firmly believes that Kerry Logistics will keep providing services which exceed customer expectations and looks forward to collaborating with them more closely to create a brilliant future.
Mr. Samuel Lau, Deputy Managing Director - Integrated Logistics of Kerry Logistics, said, “Canon Hongkong has been one of our most important clients and business partners for 10 years. We have been growing together while navigating the ever-changing electronics market. Last year, we were honored to receive the 10 Years’ Appreciation Award from Canon Hongkong for our service excellence. Joining hand in hand, we look forward to devising more competitive solutions for Canon Hongkong for another 10 years.”
For logistics industry, managing and processing a large number of documents, data and staff is one of critical factors affecting operational efficiency of the company. As Canon’s strategic partner, Kerry Logistics is a large-scale company with branches across various cities. In order to manage business operation more effectively, Canon has developed a comprehensive business solution for Kerry Logistics that includes Antelope Enterprise and high-speed document scanner. This solution is integrated with Robotic Process Automation (RPA) technology, assisting enterprises to automate repetitive tasks for enhanced productivity. After digitizing paper documents with high-speed file scanner, Antelope Enterprise automatically extracts useful data from documents through Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology, which therefore elevates accuracy and working efficiency.
Electronic documents will be imported and stored on the e-platform for future retrieval. Through Dashboard function on the task management tool, staff of different branches can clearly view departure and return time of each shipping team and effectively manage shipping tasks in each area. Moreover, the tool allows easy monitor and follow up on the status of multiple tasks, providing a quantitative perspective for businesses to analyze and adjust strategic plan so as to further improve work efficiency and productivity. Antelope Enterprise is highly compatible and can be connected to Kerry Logistics’ Freight Management System. It synchronizes data of both systems to enhance communication and information exchange between branches. In addition, Antelope Enterprise contains e-forms and e-workflow approval system to replace the use of traditional paper forms. Such that approval process can be shortened and operations between departments can be accelerated to facilitate overall business development.
By utilizing Canon's comprehensive business solutions, Kerry Logistics can manage its working teams in a more digital way. Repetitive yet tedious tasks can be automated and thus freeing up resources for other valuable business aspects for better logistics services. At 2019 Shenzhen International 5G and Cloud Industry Expo, Canon invited Kerry Logistics to visit its booth to understand intelligent solutions for digital transformation. The rapid advancement of technology has stimulated Canon to constantly strive for excellence, aiming to offer appropriate solutions to satisfy the needs of Kerry Logistics in different stages. The solutions will help optimize operation model, reduce overall cost whilst elevate shipping efficiency in all areas including the Greater Bay Area. This will also be beneficial to Canon by delivering the latest products to customers in the shortest time, achieving a win-win situation that truly reflects Canon's "Kyosei" corporate philosophy.
About Canon Hongkong Company Limited
Canon Inc. (TSE:7751 / NYSE:CAJ) was founded in 1937 in Japan. Its predecessor, Precision Optical Instruments Laboratory, produced Japan's first 35 mm focal-plane-shutter camera “Kwanon” in 1934. Canon Inc. eventually expanded into the photocopying and printing industries, launching Japan's first plain-paper copier NP-1100 in 1970 and the world's first inkjet printer BJ-80 in 1985. Through the years, Canon Inc. has acquired in-depth experience in digital imaging product manufacturing, and research and development. It is a leader in the development of innovative products and holds the most technology patents in the imaging industry. Canon Inc. also makes a significant contribution to the promotion of photography. Today, Canon Inc. has a strong global presence and is one of the most important market players in the imaging, office and industrial product categories. As of 31 December 2018, Canon's global revenue was US$35.6 billion.
One of the company’s first offices in Asia, Canon Hongkong Co., Ltd. (CHK) was established in 1971. It is responsible for the sales, marketing and after-sales services for all Canon product lines in Hong Kong and Macau. With the solely owned subsidiary Canon Business Solutions (Guangdong) Co., Ltd.” established in 2018, the company can also provide intelligent total business solutions and professional services to companies in the Greater Bay Area. CHK adheres to Canon’s corporate philosophy of “kyosei”, which encourages the company and its staff to participate in social, charitable and environmental activities in the community. CHK implements internationally-recognized management systems and has achieved ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 27001 (Canon Digital Production Center) and OHSAS 18001 certification. For more information about Canon Hongkong, please visit our website: https://hk.canon/.