Schenker Singapore Pte Ltd snags the Logistics and Robotics Awards
Its Red Lion Facility won in both SBR International Business Awards and SBR Technology Excellence Awards.
DB Schenker is committed to providing innovative supply chain solutions that challenge the status quo. As the industry forerunner with more than 140 years of logistics experience, it supports the global exchange of goods in key sectors such as semiconductor, high tech, aerospace, healthcare and consumer goods. Schenker Singapore meets changing customer demands in the evolving logistics landscapes through perpetual innovation, quality excellence, and early adoption of digital transformation aimed at improving efficiency, agility and enhancing its customer's experience.
Singapore holds an important position in DB Schenker Asia strategy to connect customers in the region and throughout the world.. With a total investment of 101 million euros, spanning 50,000 sqm, the Red Lion flagship facility integrates modern air freight operations with leading edge contract logistics automations to provide customers an end to end solution As the company’s single largest investment in any site globally, Red Lion reinforces DB Schenker’s commitment to Singapore as the leading gateway to the Asia Pacific region.
The Red Lion is strategically located in the Airport Logistics Park of Singapore (ALPS Free Trade Zone) at Changi Airport. It sets a new standard in combining the world’s most advanced technological developments with the highest levels of sustainable warehouse management for its customers. Powered by the Next Generation Warehouse Management system fusing robotics and autonomous equipment with harmonized workflows, the seamless integration between air freight and warehousing operations has enabled a reduction of import and export turnaround time by up to 60%. This makes Red Lion the ideal facility for high velocity, time-sensitive and high-value products.
Complementing its technological advancements is the company’s early investment in reskilling and training of its workforce to be equipped with vital skills in a knowledge and data-driven era. Red Lion has provided a good platform for staff to work alongside new automated processes to meet the demands of complex Value added customization services within an increasingly shorter lead time .
One of the disruptive technologies is the world’s first Tr3bot (3 Synchronized Robotic Arms), which was co-engineered by Schenker Singapore. The Tr3bot is an AI-enabled system with self-learning capabilities that displaces manual labelling processes with robotics engineered for optimum precision and flexibility to accommodate high variation orders with zero down-time.
A focus on green logistics is also another key design element of this facility. Red Lion is the largest warehouse to be awarded the LEED gold v4 certification in South-East Asia, and the first in Singapore. The facility also boasts the Green Mark Platinum certification.
Powering the intricate automation systems is a collection of 1440 photovoltaic solar panels, enabling energy savings of 34% and cutting CO2 emissions by 2076 tons per annum.
With these pioneering technologies, Red Lion is fully capable of providing best-in-class logistics services and developing the next generation of supply chain professionals.
Schenker’s first branch in Singapore was set up in 1970. Since then, the business has seen tremendous growth, elevating its position as the provider of choice, offering more than 2.8m sq ft of warehouse footprint across 13 locations in the city-state, including DB Schenker’s regional head office for APAC.
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