Getting manpower-lean

Using tech to resolve the manpower crunch

A manager and delivery man checking the routes on the delivery automation application at the Scanteak furniture showroom in Sungei Kadut. It used to take staff at the furniture retailer around two hours a day to plan the routes. The adoption of the a
A manager and delivery man checking the routes on the delivery automation application at the Scanteak furniture showroom in Sungei Kadut. It used to take staff at the furniture retailer around two hours a day to plan the routes. The adoption of the app, which plans and tracks delivery jobs, has simplified the process and made it far less labour intensive for the firm.ST PHOTO: JOSEPH CHUA

Staff at furniture retailer Scanteak used to spend around two hours a day planning delivery routes.

Not any more, thanks to the adoption of a delivery automation application that plans routes and tracks delivery jobs. Staff can now easily check on the status of deliveries.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on February 24, 2019, with the headline 'Using tech to resolve the manpower crunch'. Print Edition | Subscribe