DB Schenker Logistics to set up global Competence Center for supply chain solutions in Singapore

Focus on developing Production Vendor Managed Inventory installations for the Electronics and Industrial Manufacturing sectors

(Berlin/Singapore/Essen, May 25, 2012) DB Schenker sets up its first global Solution Competence Center outside of Europe. Approximately three million euros will be invested in technology and specialised expertise to develop, support, implement and manage the Production Vendor Managed Inventory (PVMI) solution. With a traditional strength and market reputation within the Electronics PVMI area already established in Asia-Pacific, the Competence Center in Singapore will be the base camp for numerous supply chain experts to engage with customers. The specialists will support development of the solution, and accelerate the roll-out of customized manufacturing logistics solutions for customers within Asia, and also other parts of the globe.

”Manufacturing logistics is a strategic and vital segment of businesses and its operations, involving communities of suppliers feeding inventory worth billions in the materials pipeline,” says Dr. Detlef Trefzger, as member of the board of Schenker AG responsible for global Contract Logistics and Supply Chain Management as well as Air and Ocean Freight. “With Asia as one of the most important growth markets exerting significant influence in Manufacturing and driving global trade flows, our new competence center will serve as an important knowledge base for our customers, to aid them in establishing most effective solutions for their manufacturing supply chain.” With over 25 years of experience in Contract Logistics and over 60 installations, DB Schenker has a clear leadership in these vertical markets. “Our new solution competence center is well positioned to be the knowledge hub for supply chain management best-practices and world-class solutions across the electronics and industrial sectors,” adds Dr. Trefzger. 

“We are pleased that DB Schenker has decided to make Singapore the home for its first global Solution Competence Center outside of Europe,” said Mr. Kelvin Wong, Executive Director, Logistics, Singapore Economic Development Board. “The centre will be able to leverage Singapore’s lead market to develop innovative supply chain solutions and capture new growth opportunities in Asia. DB Schenker’s expertise will also further strengthen Singapore’s manufacturing excellence and ability to help companies navigate the increasingly complex global supply chains.”

The PVMI team is scheduled grow to over 20 specialists to support PVMI installations by over ten per year over the next five years, supporting a planned revenue growth of over 150 million euros.

 

Bernd Weiler

Spokesperson Transportation and Logistics/International

Tel. +49 (0) 30 29754020

Fax +49 (0) 30 29754029

presse@dbschenker.com

www.dbschenker.com

SOURCE: Submitted by Schenker