1.Keep working no matter how
During the quarantine period every 9:00am including Saturday and Sunday we held 15-30min. morning conference by DingDing (a app like WhatsApp). At each conference one or two of our team would share his/her expertise. We’ve learnt so much things together such as how to make a consol box, how to create a TikTok, even how to cook a egg tart…we exchanged the news, encouraged each other and at least we knew everyone is OK.
2.Do something for your employee and society
On Jan 29th, when we knew Wuhan was getting serious, to support the medical corps fighting the virus, our management immediately made a donation to a Wuhan hospital. At the beginning of the quarantine period, we all were short of masks, thermometers, disinfectant etc. That is the strength of our logistics people. Our team started to import thousands of masks from abroad and delivered to our staff and customers. Nowadays China have plenty of masks. We can donate 100pcs masks to each member in need. If any member need, let us know.
3.Be confident but don’t be stupid
Walking around without a mask is stupid. Wearing masks and washing hands is MUST. Personally I strongly suggest you have some ginger at breakfast and garlic at lunch and supper. Ginger make you warm, garlic kill bacterial. Someone asked me about Chinese medicine, as far as I know Lianhua Qingwen Capsules might be the most effective Chinese medicine so far. It is a Traditional Chinese Medicine made of herb. We sent some to our friends in USA/Europe and it seem working.
4.Logistics never stop
Logistics never stop. Without the logistics and supply chain, how to feed the humans and the livestock? The government shut down the cinema and pubs, but keep the ports and highway open for fundamental services and very important project. For example: Even on Feb 7th, the hardest time, we still cleared and delivered a import shipment for ABB. Another example, on 13/03 we couriered masks from Xiamen to Milan, Italy and Crystal Lake ,IL, USA, surprisingly both delivered on 16/03, so fast!
5.Innovations on logistics
The liquid disinfectant is urgently needed in Europe but no airlines accept it. What is the solutions? We made a Railway Consol. The transit time to Germany, Poland, Hungary, Czech is approx. 11-15days. It is faster than seafreight, cheaper than airfreight. When passenger flights were cancelled, Air-Charter became the shining star. Nowadays many airlines such as CZ, MF, ET etc remove the seats and convert the passenger planes to all cargo carriers and resume to daily services.
6.Share your staff and resource
So far we’ve not laid off any employees or cut down salary. The international business decreased a lot while domestic logistics like local grocery distributing has been increasing. We are trying to share our trucks, drivers and warehouse with them. Actually, some industries such as the restaurants, hotel, travel industries had a bigger loss than logistics. Even after quarantine time, people is still worrying about taking flight and eating outside. Last week a 5-star hotel chef came to my home and offered private-home-cooking, and a travel agency manager asked me if he can be our part time sales. Why not?
7.Opportunities and Challenges
Darwin said:“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change”. During the quarantine period, most of companies were suffering a loss. Oppositely, some business were increasing even double or triple than before, such as streaming media, online games, pharmacies and local grocery distributors etc. As Alibaba March data shows that besides masks and medicines, home baking appliances increasing by 80%, indoor sporting apparatus 180%, adult products 100%, and foodstuff 200%. On Apr 1st, a bankrupted entrepreneur named LaoLuo rose phoenix-like from the ashes, within only 3 hours by live video he sold out US$25,000,000 of all kinds of commodities from cellphone, shaver to milk-tea etc. Amazing!
8.Optimistic about the future
Someone say this crisis is like a war, but I don’t think so. Because all the infrastructure is there without any damage. Although we suffered a loss at the first quarter, I am still very optimistic about the future. Once people can move freely, the economy will be rebound like a ball.