In spite of the initial uncertainties in demand, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought about an acceleration to the growth of e-commerce and subsequently for last mile fulfilment. This can be attributed to the fact that non-essential stores were closed for a considerable amount of time, making in-person shopping impossible, leading to the growth of e-commerce thanks to the provision of safety and convenience during these trying times. Although the volume of e-commerce sales have taken a dive with the recent opening of physical stores, it is clear that COVID-19 has created a new normal in terms of consumer shopping habits and last mile fulfilment expectations.

This series takes on a conversational approach with sharing sessions from the perspectives of:
a) Applications of the IoT in logistics
b) Challenges faced in the industry such as real-time visibility and rapid order fulfilment, and how they are being overcome with IoT.

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15:00 - 15:35


Using Automated Sorting Solution to Increase Supply Chain Efficiency (inclusive of Q&A)
As eCommerce booms and shipping volume increases, automated sorting helps to save time and resources. This session will cover the key points below to provide you insights on the new strategy in improving efficiency, accuracy and traceability of your supply chain, starting from upstream to downstream.

  • How do shippers simplify delivery complexity while moving at the speed of e-commerce?
  • Design and implementation
  • Rapid order fulfilment and scalability


  • Florian Funk, Global Product & Process Manager, Sorter, Interroll Group
  • Benjamin Dietrich, Global Sales Solution Director, Sorting, Interroll Group

15:35 - 15:50

Case Study: Transforming Smart Postal Logistics
Transparency and traceability are major concerns for retailers and consumers alike, but letting customers know the current status of their order and whether a package is in route to its final destination are just table stakes. Customers now want to be able to tell the exact location of an item in transit with pinpoint accuracy. Learn about how these challenges can be addressed with smart technology and IoT enabled sensors.

15:50 - 16:30


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Advancing Distribution Logistics in Last Mile Fulfilment with IoT (inclusive of Q&A)

  • How to enable more end-to-end visibility on parcel tracking, from creation of order, to dispatch from warehouse/distribution centers, and drop-off?
  • How is technology advancing in order to be able to meet the rising consumer expectations?
  • Sharing of potential use cases on how the 5G network can massively impact logistics industries and how can companies leverage on low latency 5G connectivity with a smart IoT platform to achieve higher efficiency, innovation and ROI?
  • Sharing of use cases on leveraging robotics or mobile robots to achieve e-commerce fulfilment
  • Using analytics to assess inter-logistics performance
  • What is the future of the last mile in a post COVID world?

Allan Tan, Country Manager, Allied Telesis
Kuay Chong Sean, Portfolio Lead, Autonomous Material Handling (AMH), Konica Minolta Business Innovation Center

Glen Tan, Group Partner, Tandem-x

The final program and speakers may be subject to change

The New IoT-Powered Logistics: How Smart Logistics is Transforming the Supply Chain

Thursday, 15 Jul 2021

15:00 - 16:30 GMT +8

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