logistics

The Chain Of Collaboration


In the modern era of globalisation, the choice is simple: either an enterprise collaborates today or it may flounder tomorrow. No industry understands this better than Logistics.

By Winifred Tan

“The logistics industry is both competitive and collaborative,” says Associate Professor Tan Yan Weng, Head of the Logistics and Supply Chain Management Programme at SIM University.

“In any industry, competition is the driving force behind creative innovation. Yet the logistics industry also thrives on collaborative relationships along the supply chain – from supplier to manufacturer to wholesaler to retailer and so on – to get products moving from the point of production to consumption.”

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Linking All The Way

The next time you go grocery-shopping at a supermarket, stop and take a closer look at the mass-market products you purchase. Have you ever wondered how they get from their place of production to the display shelves? The answer: Logistics.

By Winifred Tan

Chan Hsien Hung believes that logistics is a branch of engineering that creates “people systems” rather than “machine systems”.

The amiable 34-year-old is General Manager of Yang Kee Logistics P/L, a Singapore-based logistics company that is “slowly but surely emerging from its SME status to become a player on the international stage”.

Logging in
Stepping into the logistics industry, Hsien Hung reminisces, was due to a lucky break.

After graduating in 2002 with a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, he did a short research stint in Photonics under an Economic Development Board (EDB) training programme.

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