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  Making the transitions would involve new business models that are both IT-intensive and customer-centric. As businesses move up the value chain, employees too must move in tandem. Business models, operating systems and infrastructure are only as good as the people who marshal them for the intended outcomes. A logistics company operating an unmanned warehouse could keep traditional manpower to a minimum, but would need to deploy the right expertise with a different skill set such as in systems control.
Developing future-ready teams is imperative for companies to take their business further. The Logistics Alliance provides the pathway and resources to do that. Five partners have come together to collectively offer a suite of courses covering the full spectrum of contract logistics, sea and air freight and trucking. They include the Republic Polytechnic’s Centre of Innovation for Supply Chain Management and four organisations representing the key logistics trades: Container Depot and Logistics Association (Singapore), Singapore Logistics Association, Singapore Transport Association and SAAA@Singapore, formerly Singapore Aircargo Agents Association.
The endeavour to build a future-ready workforce gets a further boost from concerted national efforts to recruit talents for the logistics sector. Through the Professional Conversion Programme, professionals from other industries who are keen to start anew with us, and their new employers, are eligible for subsidies and grants upon successful conversion. With such shared commitment in human capital development, involving the government, trade associations, employers and employees, the logistics sector is ready to run the next lap.

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