Integrated Distribution Services Group (IDS): Redefinining the Asia Distribution Landscape
IDS Group was a provider of supply chain solutions. Based in Asia and founded by William Fung of global trading company Li & Fung Group, IDS developed a supply chain concept called "Value Chain Logistics." Value Chain Logistics took a holistic view of the entire value-chain by positioning logistics as the fundamental enabler to drive maximum efficiency and responsiveness in all the steps: from manufacturing to distribution to the final consumers. Given the geo-social diversity of various Asian markets, companies often faced distribution challenges as it tried to bring high quality products to its final consumers at a reasonable costs. As a pioneer of this new supply chain concept, IDS had helped its customers to achieve overall lower supply chain costs while meeting dynamic customer needs. Actual IDS customer examples were included in this case to illustrate the Value Chain Logistics concept.