International Professional Certification Programmes - Second Series
Following the successful launch of the International Professional Certification programmes in February 2021, SLA together with The Logistics Academy and the CII Institute of Logistics jointly conducted the next series on Digital Warehousing and Automation from 10 to 16 March 2021.
The first series of the joint training collaboration was launched on 22 February 2021 by Mr S Iswaran – Singapore Minister-in-charge of Trade Relations and Minister for Information & Communications as well as Mr Piyush Goyal – India Minister of Railways, Minister of Commerce and Industry & Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution.
At the start of the second series programme, Mr Dave Ng – SLA Chairman encouraged participants to embrace new innovative ideas and be inspired to bring these ideas back to the workplace. He shared that, “In Singapore, the warehousing sector remains a bright spot, despite the economic hardships in the other pillars of economies. At the outset of the pandemic, consumers rushed to retail malls and stockpile daily necessities and food. This rippled through supply chains and companies rushed to stock their supplies. This led to high utilization of warehouse space. So, while retail stores were empty, food and beverage outlets were forced to close, warehouse business enjoyed a brisk growth. In the longer term, the warehousing sector is also poised to undergo major transformations. The catalysts include explosive growth of e-commerce that will require automated fulfilment centers as well as the re-configuration of global supply chain shaped by geopolitical dynamics.”
Mr Eric Tan - Director (Institutional Development) of Singapore-India Partnership Office, Ministry of Trade and Industry, echoed the words of Minister S Iswaran that this collaboration brings together the knowledge and expertise of two of national-level trade associations to propel the logistics industry forward. It marks yet another milestone in deepening the economic partnership between Singapore and India.
The highly anticipated second series commenced with an E-Forum session on “The Future Warehouse - Trends, Innovations and Opportunities”.
The panelist consists of luminaries from the business sector:
• Mr R Shankar - Member-CII National Committee on Logistics and Group CEO, TVS Supply Chain Solutions Ltd
• Mr Rajesh Nigam - Executive Director -Supply & Distribution, Marketing Division, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd
• Mr Jeffrey Tan - Head-Group Corporate Development and Technology, YCH Group & CEO, Y3 Technologies
• Mr Chan Hsien Hung - General Manager, Yang Kee Logistics Pte Ltd
• Mr Koh San Joo - Managing Director, Hub Solutions Pte Ltd
The engaging session was deftly moderated by Ms. Akanksha Batura Pai - Head -Strategy & Growth, Sinoda Shipping Agency Pte Ltd.
Delegates gave favorable feedback that the programme was very informative, insightful and useful to their work. They had a wonderful and enriching session over the 5-day programme in gaining knowledge on advanced innovations and technologies in warehousing, as well as the best practices in warehousing digitalisation and automation.