Partnering Academia to Future-proof the Industry

09 Jan 2020

STL recently signed an MoU with our valued partner Republic Polytechnic (RP) to jointly embark on capability-building projects for the supply chain industry.

As part of this partnership witnessed by Guest of Honour Dr Lam Pin min, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Transport & Ministry of Health, we are pleased to launch the first Healthcare Supply Chain Laboratory in an Institute of Higher Learning.

The RP-ST Logistics Lab is modelled after an integrated healthcare supply chain system, featuring a range of automation equipment and robots that support supply chain operations. With this simulated learning environment, students are better prepared for professional roles in the healthcare industry.

The joint lab is currently equipped with Industry 4.0 systems, allowing trainees a glimpse into future-ready skills required for the Logistics and Supply Chain Industry.

Some of the key automation equipment in the lab include:

  • An Integrated Supply Chain Control Tower System (SiTadeL) that serves as an information hub.
  • A Cold Chain System, which maintains a specific temperature range and tracks and traces cold chain deliveries to ensure the integrity and quality of the medical products.
  • A Telematics System equipped with geofencing capabilities to track vehicle movement
  • A Transport Management System that provides a comprehensive view of all delivery points, activities status and fleet management.

“This partnership specifically provides us with the opportunity to inspire and develop students towards understanding and addressing the needs of the healthcare supply chain ecosystem,” said Mr Loganathan Ramasamy, CEO of ST Logistics.

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