Part of the investments will be dedicated to two new facilities in Singapore
Total warehouse space in Singapore will increase by more than 50 percent to over 230,000 square meters
300 new jobs will be created in 2024 with roles promoting automation in the company
PENANG, MALAYSIA – Media OutReach – October 17, 2023 – DHL Supply Chain, the global market leader in contract logistics solutions, announces an investment of €350 million in Southeast Asia over the next five years to increase its capacity warehousing, its workforce and its sustainable development initiatives.
“According to the Economic Development Board (EDB) of Singapore, more and more companies are interested in establishing their supply chain centers in Singapore, given the infrastructure, connectivity and business environment exceptional in the country. We invest ahead of the curve to strengthen our value offering. to customers, to make their business future-proof and resilient,” said Andries Retief, CEO of DHL Supply Chain Southeast Asia.
DHL Supply Chain: SEA’s supply chain partner of choice, increasing capacity and future-proofing its warehouses
By the end of 2023, through targeted investments in the Western region, DHL Supply Chain Singapore will see its warehouse capacity increase by more than 50%, surpassing 230,000 square meters of space. Two key projects anchor this expansion:
A state-of-the-art 17,000 square meter single-floor facility
Acquisition of an existing 60,000 square meter space from a local company with infrastructure to support five classes of dangerous goods.
“We have used our Singapore locations to launch new digitalization initiatives, and we will continue to do the same in the future. In addition to our Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) and the use of advanced robotics and automation in our warehouses, we also use warehouse digital. twin technology to provide real-time visibility into shop floor activity, and sensors to improve employee productivity and safety for operations, across multiple industries,” added Eunis Hew, Managing Director of DHL Supply Chain Singapore.
Investing in talent for a future-ready supply chain
DHL Supply Chain Singapore will create 300 new job opportunities in 2024. Structured training programs are in place to upskill our employees and hone their leadership skills, enabling greater career advancement.
This includes Certified, an internal development program aimed at training certified supply chain specialists. More than 70% of DHL Supply Chain Singapore staff have completed its in-house Certified Supply Chain Specialist (CSCS) training program, which broadens their knowledge across all facets of supply chain operations, transportation and warehousing to sales and finance. Additionally, half of employees graduate from the 18-month Certified Supervisory Academy (CSA), designed for future front-line managers as they learn the skills required to effectively engage, inspire and lead their teams.
“A Singapore government report showed that almost a third of supply chain jobs will be obsolete within two years. We have programs in place that will help upskill our employees and enable them to perform different roles in areas such as data analysis. and automation,” Hew said.
Promoting green supply chain management
DHL Supply Chain Singapore has stepped up its commitment to environmental sustainability through a series of green initiatives. DHL Supply Chain Singapore uses eco-friendly packaging materials to reduce its environmental impact. It has also formed recycling partnerships with local organizations to ensure waste is handled sustainably and responsibly.
All DHL Supply Chain facilities in Singapore have achieved carbon neutrality, demonstrating its leadership in sustainability in the supply chain industry. It also plans to have a completely green electric vehicle fleet by 2025.
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