Firms tapping tech to boost logistics amid uncertainties

(From left) Haulio co-founder and chief executive Alvin Ea, Supply Chain Asia founder and president Paul Lim, Jabil vice-president of global supply chain management Ng Kee Wee, and VersaFleet chief executive Shamir Rahim. Technology has played a key
(From left) Haulio co-founder and chief executive Alvin Ea, Supply Chain Asia founder and president Paul Lim, Jabil vice-president of global supply chain management Ng Kee Wee, and VersaFleet chief executive Shamir Rahim. Technology has played a key role in helping their firms.ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO

They can raise productivity, save money and react quickly to supply chain disruptions

Companies are embracing technology to save money, boost productivity and react quickly to severe disruptions to global supply chains, including a damaging trade war.

Multinationals such as manufacturing services firm Jabil have come up with tools to crunch data and map out alternative supply lines in the event of natural disasters or tariff measures.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 10, 2019, with the headline 'Firms tapping tech to boost logistics amid uncertainties'. Print Edition | Subscribe