Apple Inc.: Managing a Global Supply Chain

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Company Background

Found in 1976 by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Mike Markkula, Apple Inc. is one of the most successful technology company in the decade. Being the world’s largest IT company in terms of revenue, the world’s largest technology company by total assets, and the world’s second-largest mobile phone manufacturer by volume, after its competitor Samsung, Apple has the following mission: “Apple is committed to bringing the best personal computer experience to students, educators, creative professionals and consumers around the world through its innovative hardware, software, and Internet offerings.” By 2016, the company has 478 retail stores in 17 countries. Moreover, consumers worldwide use more than 1 billion apple products.

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HACTL Post-Visit Wiki

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Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (HACTL) is one of the air cargo terminals in Hong Kong, playing a role as a major airfreight centre. With a 10-year extension handling franchise with the Airport Authority in 2015, HACTL signals long-term commitment and continues to unbiased service with its neutral air cargo terminal operator role at Hong Kong International Airport. This company has been operating since 1976 and welcoming its 41st anniversary year. Its latest initiative is to provide one-stop-shop for different stakeholders including charter, brokers and carriers for the facilitation of the air cargo business.

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Kerry Post-Visit Wiki

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Kerry Logistics is a logistic service provider with head office in Hong Kong. It develops a global network across six continents with the largest distribution network and hub operations in China and ASEAN region. As the logistics service provider of many of the top 100 Brands, Kerry Logistics serves customers in different industries, such as fashion & lifestyle, electronics & technology and food & beverage, etc. Its aim is to deliver the best logistics solution to make its customers successful, with the advantage of its home base in Asia and a strong focus on China.

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HIT Post-visit Wiki

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Hongkong International Terminals Limited (HIT) established in 1969, it is situated in the Kwai Tsing container port area of Hong Kong, which is one of the busiest container ports in the world. HIT operates twelve berths at Terminals 4, 6, 7 and 9 and it uses modern management techniques, up-to-date computer systems and award winning IT applications. In long run, HIT aims at creating an integrated supply chain network, with total logistics management services.

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IKEA Post-visit Wiki

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IKEA, the world-leading furniture seller, was established in 1943 by Swedish Ingvar Kamprad when he was 17 years old. The name IKEA is the acronym of the founder’s initials and the village where he grew up, Elmtaryd, Aguunaryd. With the vision of creating a better everyday life for the many people, the people offers well-designed, affordable, and high-quality furniture to worldwide customers.

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