More training, networking for PMETs in logistics and supply chain sector

May 19, 20163:39 pm422 views

SINGAPORE: Professionals, managers, executives and technicians (PMETs) in the logistics and supply chain sector will benefit from more training programmes and networking opportunities in a series of initiatives by associations to grow the industry and attract young talents.

In one of the initiatives, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was on Thursday (May 19) signed by the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC), the Singapore Workforce Development Agency and Supply Chain Asia (SCA), a body that connects and trains logistics and supply chain industry professionals.

They will promote manpower-lean practices and advanced supply chain technologies, as well as help practitioners develop specialist leadership skills, which will be done through conferences, capability transfer masterclasses and workshops over a one-year period.

Under the MoU, a new “Young Logistics Leadership Programme” seeks to attract and develop young talents to meet future demand. The two-month course includes mentorship by senior industry professionals.

In its first run, kicking off in August 2016, about 60 PMETs will benefit. SCA also signed another MoU with NTUC.

Their collaboration aims to provide logistics and supply chain professionals with development, training and networking opportunities with industry practitioners and non-logistics practitioners.

In another initiative, a Supply Chain Hackathon will encourage the development of innovative solutions to address industry challenges. Teams from tertiary students, start-ups and commercial organisations can win cash prizes totaling S$10,000.

The supply chain industry plays an important role in many sectors and contributed to almost half of Singapore’s GDP in 2015. The industry accounts for 150,000 to 180,000 jobs locally.

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