In a 2020 study by the Singapore Economic Development Board, Enterprise Singapore, Workforce Singapore and SkillsFuture Singapore on the impact of Industry 4.0 (I4.0) on Singapore’s logistics workforce, it was revealed that I4.0 technology adoption will transform existing jobs and spur the emergence of new roles. Your employees will need to build new skills and capabilities to prepare for the changes ahead.
Is your company ready for the requirements of I4.0?
I4.0 involves the integration of digital technology (connectivity, intelligence, automation and advanced engineering) in the physical space.
The following I4.0 technology solutions will grow in prevalence within Singapore’s logistics sector in the next two to five years. The adoption of these I4.0 technology solutions will impact the skills required by your workforce in the near future.
Dynamic route optimisation: Applying AI and prescriptive analytics to identify optimal delivery route for cost effective and timely deliveries
Optimised documentation: Software robotics to automate data entry, data capture and data conversion
Predictive and prescriptive fleet management: Application of AI techniques through IoT-enabled devices to predict equipment and system failures, as well as prescribe recommended solutions
Smart inventory counting: Autonomous drones or robotics that automate inventory tracking, stocktaking and inspections
Smart billing, costing and reconciliation: Smart contracts or block-chain based secured platforms enabling real time access to shipment details, updates and bills to provide for downstream billing, costing and reconcilliation process
Within the next three to five years, the following 11 jobs will experience a high degree of change in job task:
I4.0 adoption will gradually create new value-added I4.0 job roles in the following areas:
Companies adopting I4.0 digital solutions can consider these strategies to prepare your workers who are undergoing job transformation:
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Embark on your I4.0 and workforce transformation journey today with I4.0 Human Capital Initiative.
Join these programmes to upskill your employees for more advanced jobs in the logistics industry. Be prepared as rank-and-file jobs are becoming less laborious and more skilled, while new professional roles will also be created as the industry transforms.
Plan a career path for your employees with the Skills Framework for Logistics.
Through the framework, you can identify jobs, career pathways, and the existing and emerging skills in the logistics sector. The components in the framework include:
Find out more about the Skills Framework for Logistics.
Workforce Singapore offers a number of Professional Conversion Programmes to help you hire and train mid-career candidates for the logistics industry. Under these one-year programmes, your candidate will experience and learn from:
Choose from four programmes:
The programme will provide mid-career PMETs with classroom and on-the-job training experience on logistics planning and operations. Find out more about the Professional Conversion Programme for Logistics.
The programme will equip your employees in areas such as solution designing, data analytics and project management for effective supply chain management. Find out more about the Professional Conversion Programme for Supply Chain Professionals.
The programme prepares your employee for roles that range from sales and marketing, to product and supply chain management within the Southeast Asian region. Find out more about the Professional Conversion Programme for Southeast Asia Ready Talents.
The programme will support the reskilling and upskilling of workers who have been affected by enterprise transformation, or face the risk of retrenchment, to take on new or enhanced job roles within the organisation. Find out more about the Redeployment Professional Conversion Programme for supply Chain and Logistics Professionals.
As an employer, you can receive funding support from Workforce Singapore when you take part in these programmes.