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Webinar – How LogTech is Shaping the Future of Logistics

About the webinar

Topic: How LogTech is Shaping the Future of Logistics

Date: Wednesday, Jan 10, 2018 at 1:00 PM | (GMT+08:00) Beijing

We’re excited to announce that our CEO, Maarten Hemmes will be joining logistics executives and their manufacturer and retailer supply chain counterparts to discuss trends & challenges in the logistics & supply chain industry. The topic discussed by Maarten Hemmes will be “How last-mile delivery is growing in Southeast Asia.”

Interest in LogTech has skyrocketed, spurred by venture capital investments with hundreds of million invested over the last 2 years. These disruptive technologies are transforming every area of logistics services from shipping to warehousing, transportation and the last mile delivery across Asia.

In this special one hour webinar, innovators and industry experts will share their insights and most objective views on logistics technology in Asia.

Agenda

  • How to tap on last-mile delivery to grow businesses in Southeast Asia
  • Implementing digitalization for internal processes to have better operational workflows
  • Learning how to use tech platforms that integrate hybrid fleets
  • Crossborder Challenges – Orchestrate Multi-Segment Logistics Networks
  • Moving LogTech Sector Forward – The Case of Myanmar

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How are companies adapting to logistics disruptions in Southeast Asia?

Logistics companies based in Southeast Asia are facing rapid change, as digitization is becoming more prevalent and customer expectations are higher.

Today, Southeast Asia is home to more than 600 million consumers, and some primary markets like Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and the Philippines stand out as growing economies.

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The digital era is also booming, and more consumers are using smartphones, expecting a level of consistency and visibility in delivery quality and speed, pushing organizations to innovate even higher. This is why, a new model of logistics has to align with the demand of these companies.

To reflect these trends, more events focus on tech, as more companies want to learn how to bridge the gap between operations and tech. CarPal strives to offer that kind of mix of service and tech, allowing companies to layer an innovative business model on top of their current one. One such event is TECHINNOVATION in Singapore, where CarPal will participate in September.

What are the catalysts of change in the logistics industry?

Other than consumers, there are other factors which are catalysts for change in the industry such as inefficient operations and speed of delivery. As online retail is booming, the volume of orders is also on the rise, which implicitly creates a surge in last-minute deliveries and on-demand requests.

Big players like Amazon and Alibaba are continuously changing the pace of the e-commerce landscape by offering a wealth of options. Due to this unpredictable volume in orders, many small companies are faced with unprecedented challenges and can easily lose out in the long-run due to the inability to fully-utilize their available resources.

This is why new, modern technologies emerge and are enabling greater efficiency and more collaborative operating models; they’re also re-shaping the industry in ways that are only just beginning to become apparent.

For instance, in Singapore alone, the recent launch of Amazon, may have caused disruption, but actually this could work as a great benefit for local businesses as more consumers become used to receiving goods on the same day, fact which pushes smaller companies to adopt alternative tactics.

In order to stay on top of their game, organizations know that they have to compete with the same levels of service like giant retailers provide, and even take it one step ahead – tapping on same-day delivery services to stand out.

How can smaller organizations thrive in this market? 

CarPal has taken a step further to empower organizations by offering to layer a tech platform on top of existing business models. This sort of platform is a highly scalable tech platform, that can provide comprehensive analytics with granular visibility.

A study by PwC on the future of logistics, highlights that “all data about operations processes, process efficiency and quality management, as well as operations planning are available real-time, supported by augmented reality and optimize in an integrated network.

Horizontal integration stretches beyond the internal operations from suppliers to customers and all key value chain partners. It includes technologies from track-and-trace devices to real-time integrated planning.”

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Image credit: PwC

This type of automation is likely to reshape the industry and strives to allow firms to offer faster service and save costs at the same time. For companies, automation through a delivery management software also means more control and visibility into deliveries.

Also, automated routing systems are now available and become the norm; with accurate algorithms which ensure that drivers complete most deliveries in the least amount of time and by taking the best routes, companies will be able to create a truly advanced end-to-end delivery platform, reducing fulfillment costs whilst delivering a top-notch experience.

Through tech platform, there’s also more control and visibility into deliveries, and having access to data is one of the most critical requirements for any business. This is why many experts will emphasize the importance of leveraging analytics to gain insight and uncover patterns related to processes, customers and trends.

What are the current challenges organizations face in this sector?

Today, some of the last-mile delivery challenges are the lack of new technology and automation, which leads back to lack of information on one hand and huge data loss.

To work smarter and faster, more businesses choose to tap on insights from data so they can then translate it into real actions and results. This is crucial as organizations can now make sure that they fulfill all customer interactions in terms of deliveries and services in the best way possible.

The workforce needs to become more tech-savvy

Organizations have started considering an on-demand delivery model as they have realized the market need to provide last-mile connectivity to consumers. This is a win-win situation which gives companies the possibility of easily responding to customer requests, while adhering to high quality standards.

But in order for a company to thrive in the tech world, the workforce has to learn to adapt to change, and start influencing how technology is used. With such an innovative workforce, the next years will experience changes that will prove to be highly disruptive!

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EXHIBITION: SEAMLESS (27-28 September 2017, SMX Convention Center, Manila, Philippines)

CarPal is exhibiting at the upcoming SEAMLESS Philippines leading event and conference, which brings together leading minds, entrepreneurs and innovators across payments, e-commerce and retail sectors to allow new business opportunities and valuable connections to be made.

Date: 27-28 September 2017

CONFERENCE (ALL DAYS)

Conference Day 1: Wednesday 27 September 2017 08:30 – 17:00

Conference Day 2: Thursday 28 September 2017 08:30 – 17:00

EXHIBITION (ALL DAYS)

Exhibition Day 1: Wednesday 27 September 2017 10:00 – 17:00

Exhibition Day 2: Thursday 28 September 2017 10:00 – 17:00

Venue: SMX Convention Center, Manila, Philippines

As Philippine’s leading event and conference, Seamless Philippines brings together leading minds, entrepreneurs and innovators across payments, e-commerce and retail sectors to allow new business opportunities and valuable connections to be made. Driven by generating genuine business connections, Seamless Philippines is committed to showcasing your products, ideas and innovations and ensuring they are shared with the right customers in a new and exciting way.

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EXHIBITION: TECHINNOVATION (19-20 September 2017, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore)

CarPal is exhibiting at the upcoming TECHINNOVATION, a premier technology-industry brokerage event, which brings together international and Singapore technology providers and seekers to explore technology and business collaboration opportunities through open innovation. This year, over 120 exhibitors will be showcasing more than 300 emerging and ready-to-market technologies.

Date: 19 – 20 September 2017

Time: 8.30 am to 6.00 pm

Venue: Level 1, Halls A and B, Marina Bay Sands

Come join us and chat with our on-site associates to learn more about our innovative last-mile logistics services and solutions!

TECHINNOVATION is a premier technology-industry brokerage event organised by IPI.  It brings together international and Singapore technology providers and seekers to explore technology and business collaboration opportunities through open innovation. In its sixth year since its inception in 2012, it has grown to become a leading conference and exhibition in Singapore that focuses on the matching of industry’s needs to enabling technologies.

EXHIBITION: CommunicAsia/EnterpriseIT (23-25 May 2017, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore)

CarPal is exhibiting at the upcoming CommunicAsia/EnterpriseIT Exhibition & Conference.  As the premier sourcing and knowledge ICT platform in Asia, CommunicAsia2017 will bring together a comprehensive display of cutting-edge technologies. With the convergence of technologies and the disruption of traditional business models, ensure that your business stays updated and ready to tackle future consumer demands.

  • Date: May 23~25, 2017
  • Time: 10:30am – 6:00pm
  • Venue: Level 5, Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands

Admission is FREE! Register for your visitor pass right now by registering here!

Come visit us at Booth 5K6-03 and chat with our on-site associates to learn more about our innovative last-mile logistics services and solutions!

 

EXHIBITION: InnovFest unBound (2-3 May 2017, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore)

CarPal is exhibiting at the upcoming InnovFest unBound, Southeast Asia’s largest innovation festival where over 8,000 entrepreneurs, brands, corporates, investors and tech start-ups meet and share new ideas, build partnerships and celebrate digital disruption.

  • Date: May 2~3, 2017
  • Time: 9:00am – 6:30pm
  • Venue: Sands Grand Ballroom, Level 5, Marina Bay Sands

Come visit us at Pavilion J and chat with our on-site associates to learn more about our innovative last-mile logistics services and solutions!

EXHIBITION: SEAMLESS (19-20 Apr 2017, Suntec, Singapore)

CarPal is exhibiting at the upcoming SEAMLESS Asia 2017, where the leaders and innovators across payments, e-commence and retail will showcase the emerging trends and the future across the entire commerce landscape.

  • Date: April 19-20, 2017
  • Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Venue: Suntec Convention Centre, Singapore

Come visit us at Booth E13 and chat with our on-site associates to learn more about our innovative last-mile logistics services and solutions!

EXHIBITION: Smart Expo (29-30 Mar 2017, ICC Sydney, Australia)

CarPal is exhibiting at the upcoming Smart Supply Chain & Logistics Expo, Australia’s premier exhibition with a comprehensive display of innovative technologies, new products and manufacturing services for the supply chain, transport & logistics industry.

  • Date: March 29~30, 2017
  • Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Venue: International Convention Centre, Sydney, Australia

Come visit us at Booth E40 and chat with our on-site associates to learn more about our innovative last-mile logistics services and solutions!

Maarten Hemmes (Founder/CEO) speaking on the future of CarPal and last-mile logistics

CarPal’s Founder/CEO, Maarten Hemmes, participated in a panel discussion at Last Mile Logistics Asia Conference 2017 to discuss the challenges of same-day delivery in Asia.

Same day delivery is something that will be more commonplace than not in the near future. How will it develop in Asia? What are the current challenges to it? Is a collaborative model the way to go to minimise failed delivery?

Here is an excerpt of the closing statement on the future of CarPal and the usage of shared existing resources.

PANELISTS:
1. Maarten Hemmes, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, CarPal, Singapore
2. Blake Larson, Managing Director, International, Lalamove, Hong Kong
3. Niels Hartog, Director of Product, Flipkart, India
4. Harold Lee, Founder & Managing Director, XDel, Singapore

MODERATOR:
Arne Jeroschewski, Founder & CEO, Parcel Perform, Singapore

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