27 Oct '15, 11am

Innovation lab aims to help logistics firms make tech leap

Smaller logistics companies now have access to sophisticated technology at a new innovation laboratory unveiled yesterday at Republic Polytechnic (RP). The 1,000 sq m Supply Chain Innovation Lab - nearly the size of an Olympic swimming pool - simulates a distribution centre. It aims to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) develop and try out new solutions in a bid to raise productivity in the industry. Logistics students will also have hands-on training in managing warehouse operations with innovations such as a driverless forklift, an automatic picking system and a robotic arm, in what is believed to be the first such set-up in South-east Asia. The logistics industry has been identified as a future growth cluster, said Parliamentary Secretary for Trade and Industry and Education Low Yen Ling at the launch at RP yesterday. It contributed about 7 per cent of Singa...

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