TradeLink Technologies Limited
Gaining a Seal of Trust and Competitive Edge through Accreditation
“TradeLink has become a supply chain solution partner of global importers/brands since late 1999. The industry-recognised certiﬁcation supported us to better sell our scan-&-pack solution, which resulted in an increase of clients’ packing eﬃciency by up to 30%, providing us an upper hand in the competitive market environment.”
Founded in 1999, TradeLink Technologies Ltd aims to help global importers and logistics companies connect electronically with their supply chain partners. Operating in over 70 countries with over 6,000 customers, the company’s mission is to facilitate better shipment information communication and optimise supply chain information sharing for its customers.
In keeping with increasing shipment visibility, maximizing order fulﬁllment, and reducing supply chain costs, TradeLink launched a scan-&-pack solution that incorporate RFID technology. The company asserted that the solution is low-cost, fast, and help reducing labor packing costs by over 50% with zero mistake. They extend its use to areas in production, ﬁnishing and QC operation, and wish to obtain industry recognised certiﬁcation for their much-acclaimed solution.
GS1 standards used or solution (s) / service (s) applied
- Solution Certification Programme
Realising GS1 as a neutral, not-for-proﬁt global organisation with expertise in supply chain, TradeLink joined GS1 Hong Kong’s Solution Certiﬁcation Programme (SCP) to ensure its solution complies with the globally-recognised GS1 Standards and international best practices, hoping to further strengthen their position as an enabler linking up suppliers globally.
TradeLink has now obtained certiﬁcation from GS1 Hong Kong on its Scan and Pack Solution. There are 4 testing scopes for such certiﬁcation, including identiﬁcation, supplementary information, capture and operation ﬂow. The scope of operation ﬂow is comprised of 4 processes: scan and pack, Advance Shipment Notice (ASN) generation and submission, ASN validation, shipment visibility and status, in which TradeLink has excelled. A test report was thus issued to the company, assuring its scan-&-pack solution complies with international standards.
Owing to the accreditation, they were able to upsell and convince customers like suppliers for Ralph Lauren to use the certiﬁed, upgraded version of the solution. Instead of traditional barcode-based solution, the GS1-endorsed RFID-based solution is now adopted. This not only helps TradeLink boast bigger business but also instill greater trust for customers in TradeLink and its solution. It is beginning to become a competitive advantage for the company to attract potential clients.
- Increased conﬁdence for customers, supporting sales in their business dealing process
- Boost company image and competiveness with the opportunity to reach out to new clients
About the Company
TradeLink Technologies was created in late 1999 to help global importers and logistics companies connect electronically with their supply chain partners. The founders of the company went into business with the primary goals of facilitating better shipment information and maximizing supply chain information beneﬁts for customers.