In 1836 it was made a free warehousing port, and in 1837 the capital of a small adjacent district.
Deposit, especially warehousing of grain, was charged for at one-sixtieth.
It also works coal-fields at Yentai and Fushun; has a line of steamers plying between Tairen and Shanghai; and engages in enterprises of electricity, warehousing and the management of houses and lands within zones 50 Ii (17 m.) wide on either side of the line.
It is equally applicable in an environment where there are no machines or process, just people carrying out assembly tasks or warehousing.
He also cosponsors with the University of Chicago and Penn State University a certified series of courses on data warehousing and business intelligence.