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Efficient Consumer Response Hong Kong (ECR HK)

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Efficient Consumer Response (ECR), a supply chain management (SCM) movement in Fast-moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) industry, was first introduced to Hong Kong by GS1 Hong Kong in 1995. The initiative was started with a series of pilot schemes among a few local leading industry players with the support of government funding. In 1997, a permanent board named Supply Chain Management Advisory Board was set up to provide a direction to local industry players who wish to embrace ECR concept and technologies in their supply chain operations. With the increasing influence of ECR in Asia-Pacific region, more Asian countries are setting up similar boards and the Hong Kong board was later renamed ECR Hong Kong in 2002.

ECR Hong Kong is a member of ECR Asia which is hosted by GS1 Hong Kong. It is a joint industry forum comprising members from local retailers, distributors, traders, manufacturers and supporting organisations aimed at facilitating the development and adoption of global ECR concepts in Hong Kong.

Since establishment, the ECR Hong Kong has been striving to assist the FMCG sector to enhance its competitiveness by removing extraneous cost from the supply chain and increasing responsiveness to fluctuations in consumer demand through ECR techniques. ECR Hong Kong also offers advice to the local business community on efficient trading practices, which are critical for the development of an intra-industry trade infrastructure. In addition, it undertakes concerted efforts at promoting the adoption of supply-chain management (SCM) best practices and technologies and helping enterprises to establish closer connections with SCM and ECR bodies regionally and internationally.

The board of ECR Hong Kong proposed the 4 ‘E’ Strategies – including Efficient Replenishment (ensuring on-shelf availability), Efficient Promotion (engaging digital marketing trends), Efficient Product Introduction (ensuring effective data communications) and Efficient Product Assortment (ensuring category management). A series of initiatives focusing on various areas have been launched, with a joint view to enabling the retail sector gain greater customer satisfaction through close cooperation among retailers, wholesalers, and manufacturers.

 

Initiative

Objective and Achievement

2010

Sharing of Sales and Inventory Data Workgroup

Enhanced visibility over sales and inventory data in order to better plan and react to customers’ expectations. The initiative enabled industry to align on the level of sharing and the contents of sharing.

2011

On-shelf Availability (OSA)  (Part 1)

Improved OSA to prevent lost sales and react to customers’ expectations. The initiative enabled industry to align on the OSA definitions and derive a root cause categorization.

2012

New Product Introduction

A new product introduction process to speed up OSA. Industry conducted pilot schemes to identify best practices on new product introduction with the support of a product registry provided by GS1 Hong Kong.

2013

Category Management

New applications on category management. The initiative enabled industry to exchange industry references and delivered a Category Management best practices guidebook

2014

On-shelf Availability  (Part 2)

New ways to further enhance OSA. Industry conducted pilots to explore news to prevent lost sales with the support of Synchronized Supply Chain Replenishment method introduced by GS1 Hong Kong

2015

Supply Chain Processes Optimization

Addresses and streamlines existing goods receiving processes in order to enhance operational efficiency. The initiative enables industry to align on goods receiving processes and delivers the goods receiving processes reference guide.

 

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The Board, comprising of over 20 members from different business perspectives from the FMCG Industry, holds meetings regularly to share views and latest development in ECR. Under the auspices of the board, standing committees and task forces may be set up to carry out related activities for on-going matters or project basis as necessary.

 

Chairman

Name

Title

Company

Mr Allen Li

Director and General Manager

Swire Coca Cola HK Ltd

 

Members

Name

Title

Company

Mr Oliver K K Ho

Logistics Manager

Aeon Stores (HK) Co Ltd.

Mr Johnny PC Wong

Director - Supply Chain North & SE Asia

Bausch & Lomb (HK)

Mr Rocky Wong

Business Development Manager ( South China and HK)

CHEP Hong Kong

Mr Alan Law

General Manager, Supply Chain Management & Logistics Division

Circle K Convenience Stores (HK) Ltd.

Mr KL Chan

Vice President of Corporate Operations Support

City Super Ltd.

Ms May Chung

General Manager

Colgate Palmolive (Hong Kong) Ltd.

Ms Helen Tang

Customer Development Director

Colgate Palmolive (Hong Kong) Ltd.

Mr Ken Chung

General Manager, Business Development

DCH Logistics

Mr Philip Ho

Commercial Director, General Sales Division

Getz Bros. & Co. (HK)

Mr Benjamin Lee

Senior Manager

Hospital Authority

Ms Abby Lam

Senior Supply Chain Manager

Kimberly-Clark (HK) Ltd.

Mr Eric Chow

General Manager - Supply Chain

Lam Soon Hong Kong Group

Mr John Parkes

Executive Vice President, Head of Hong Kong

LF Logistics

Ms Alice Yip

Customer Care Manager

L'OREAL Hong Kong Ltd.

Mr Patrick Nam

Sales Director - Greater China & HK

Loscam (HK) Ltd.

Mr FK Cheng

Director - Supply Chain Hong Kong

Nestle Hong Kong Ltd.

Mr Steven Chan

Managing Director

Power Hub Ltd.

Mr Douglas Zhong

HK Sales Country Manager

Procter & Gamble (HK) Ltd.

Mr Glenn Smith

Chief Executive

Sims Trading Co Ltd.

Mr Nelson Law

General Manager - Commercial Vehicle

Swire Motors

Mr Mike Reid

Supply Chain Director

The Dairy Farm Company Ltd.

Mr Dallas Choi

Logistics Director

The Dairy Farm Company Ltd.

Ms Maria Bong

Director & General Manager, Merchandising & Concession

The Wing On Department Stores (HK) Ltd.

Mr Jones Leung

Director, Customer Service

Unilever HK Limited

Mr Marco Wong

Senior Manager, Supply Chain

Vitasoy International Holdings Ltd.

Ms Christina Wong

Managing Director - Mgt Consulting

Accenture

 

ECR membership consists of major industry practitioners.  Board membership is generally offered at the board's invitation only. However, if you want to play an active role related to the direction of the board and SCM movement with the captioned interest area, you are most welcome to contact us.

Please contact ecr@gs1hk.org if you are interested in the ECR council activities.

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