- Lianbee-Jeco Pte
- Need an efficient
archival and retrieval system
- High faxing and printing costs
- Time consuming to monitor fax
- Control copying and printing cost
- Raise efficiency and productivity
- Saved document
storage space and time
- Ensured fax message gets across
and is three times faster
- Scan-to-email reduced telephone
bills by about $400
- Area designation feature facilitated
sharing of information without losing
- In-house printing of color brochures
saved $350 a month
- Passwords assigned to users helped
to monitor and reduce copying and
the whole, the iRC3100 saved us
about $750 per month! We
are pleased with the results
Shipping and IT Department
Lianbee-Jeco Pte Ltd
in 1998, Lianbee-Jeco Pte Ltd. ("Lianbee-Jeco")
is the result of a successful merger between two
companies, Lianbee Corporation Pte Ltd and Jeco
Pte Ltd which were set up in 1966 and 1972 respectively.
Both companies are established in the retail,
license and distribution of luxury goods and accessories
in Singapore and the Asia Pacific region.
Led by the Company's
visionaries, managing director, Sandy Liao and
director, David Liao, Lianbee-Jeco is renowned
for its leather goods brands and manages boutiques
and apparel counters through shop-in-shop concepts
and concessionaire counters in all major department
stores in Singapore and the Asia Pacific Region.
goods, Lianbee-Jeco is the exclusive brand representative
of Braun Buffet, the time-honored premium brand
from Germany, in the Asia Pacific region, including
China. It is also the master licensee of Renoma
in Singapore and Malaysia and the licensee of
Pierre Cardin in Singapore and Hong Kong.
also acts as the distributor for Bruno Magli shoes
in Singapore and for Morgan carrywear in Singapore,
Malaysia and Indonesia. In addition to leather
goods, Lianbee-Jeco is the distributor of Pierre
Cardin watches and Esprit time wear and jewellery
in Singapore and Malaysia. Since its inception,
Lianbee- Jeco has developed a strong distribution
network of more than 130 retail points in the
region spanning Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia,
Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, the Philippines and
uses many different kinds of documents during
the sale and distribution of its luxury goods
in the Asia Pacific region. "We have several
departments which each face their own set of challenges
when handling these documents," explained
Aric Ng from Lianbee-Jeco's shipping and
information technology department.
and Promotion Department
The problem here is with storage, as Valencia
Teo, the Promotion Manager, explains:
with advertising agencies to run many advertisements
in newspapers and magazines," said Valencia,
"These ads need to be archived for future
reference, but keeping all these magazines means
there is a need for a lot of storage space. The
need for an efficient archival and retrieval system
is a high priority for us."
This department needs to fax large amounts of
shipping documents, such as import and export
packing lists and invoices, to the customers and
forwarders. The department also needs to keep
copies of these documents for itself. All this
paperwork incurs high faxing and printing costs.
that faxes are sent across, users have to waste
valuable time monitoring the fax reports for fax
error. Not only is it time-consuming, but this
reduces productivity," said Aric.
The marketing department needs to capture reviews
from magazines for future product development
and planning purposes. When launching a new collection,
Lianbee-Jeco outsources the printing of color
brochures for distribution to distributors around
the region. This costs about $500 a month.
the designers need to fax drawings and artwork
overseas, further adding to the company's
As the printing
and copying cost is substantial, Lianbee-Jeco
very much wanted to control this cost. However,
this was not possible with the equipment the company
management believes in maximizing the efficiency
and productivity of their staff," said Aric,
"We needed to find a solution which would
address the needs of the various departments."
experienced multiple benefits using the iRC3100.
and Promotion Department
Valencia now finds it easier to manage the large
amount of advertisements which come through the
department. Instead of keeping huge amounts of
magazines for future reference, images are simply
scanned into the computer.
the clear scanning capability of the iR3100, we
are encouraged to scan in the documents for archival
and quick retrieval in the future. It saved us
space and time," said Valencia.
"We used to spend a lot of time printing
out the shipping documents to fax them,"
said Aric, "Now, we scan the documents just
once and it is automatically emailed to the customer,
forwarder and ourselves for filing. Scan-to-email
ensures that the message gets across and is three
times faster than fax."
the iRC3100 has an area designation feature that
allows them to mark off confidential portions
of the original document to be excluded when photocopying.
This facilitates sharing of information without
The marketing department is now able to capture
product reviews from magazines by scanning them
into their desktop computer for future retrieval.
In addition, by using the iRC3100 to print the
color brochures instead of outsourcing it, Lianbee-Jeco
saved $350 a month.
also scan-to-email instead of faxing the drawings
and artwork to their overseas factories to reduce
telephone bills from about $1,000 to $600.
has many cost saving features," said Aric,
"With the assigning of passwords to every
user, their usage can be closely monitored to
control and reduce cost. Incoming faxes are received
in softcopy, where unwanted faxes can be easily
deleted to save cost. On the whole, the iRC3100
saved us about $750 per month! We are pleased
with the results it delivered."
- Scan-to-PC saved document storage space and
- Scan-to-email ensured fax message gets across
and is three times faster
- Scan-to-email reduced telephone bills by about
- Area designation feature facilitated sharing
of information without losing confidentiality
- In-house printing of color brochures saved
$350 a month
- Passwords assigned to users helped to monitor
and reduce cost