DHL Express Roundtable: Insights on Macroeconomy and Sustainability in Asia and Singapore
DHL Express Singapore, the leading global brand in the logistics industry, held its roundtable event, “Navigating the Shifting Manufacturing and Trade Landscape” on 20 September 2023. The discussion featured expert perspectives and insights on the manufacturing and trade landscape in Asia and Singapore and showcased DHL’s pioneering efforts as a leader in Green Logistics.
The session was helmed by DHL Express Singapore’s Managing Director Christopher Ong and Head of Commercial, Chee Yaw Chek, and guest speaker from the Singapore Institute of Purchasing and Materials Management (SIPMM), Executive Director, Stephen Poh.
The media roundtable focused on three main pillars:
- Outlook of Manufacturing and Trade in Asia and Singapore from a Logistics Perspective” by Christopher Ong, Managing Director at DHL Express Singapore
Christopher Ong, Managing Director from DHL Express Singapore presented an in-depth analysis of the manufacturing and trade landscape, with focus on Asia and Singapore. With logistics being the backbone of these industries, Chris explored emerging trends, challenges, and opportunities that businesses can leverage for their competitive advantage in his presentation.
- State of Manufacturing and Service Sectors in Singapore by Stephen Poh, Executive Director at the Singapore Institute of Purchasing and Materials Management (SIPMM)
Singapore has established itself as a regional economic powerhouse, and the event delved into the current state of the manufacturing and service sectors in Singapore. Through data-driven insights from the Purchasing Managers’ Index, Executive Director at SIPMM, Stephen Poh, provided attendees with a comprehensive understanding of the existing business environment and potential areas of growth for different industries.
- DHL Express: A Leader in Green Logistics” by Chee Yaw Chek, Head of Commercial at DHL Express Singapore
DHL has been advocating sustainability in its business practices since 2008, as the first global logistics company to establish a Climate Protection Program and set a quantifiable climate protection target. Chee Yaw Chek, Head of Commercial at DHL Express Singapore outlined proactive measures the company has taken to minimize its carbon footprint and drive the green logistics movement forward. The roundtable highlighted DHL Express’ innovative solutions, eco-friendly initiatives, and commitment to sustainable practices that set a benchmark for the industry.
Here are some ‘takeaways’:
“DHL Express has established itself here in Singapore since 1972, and over the last 50 years, we have been growing here in Singapore,” said Christopher Ong, Managing Director at DHL Express Singapore. “Through the pandemic, it is evident that global connectivity remains critical. As one of the most international companies in the world, DHL will continue to help enhance Singapore’s supply chain resilience, and contribute to the sustained growth and success of the country.”
Chee Yaw Chek, Head of Commercial at DHL Express Singapore, said, “In this period of climate change, DHL embraces our environmental responsibility through promoting change and innovation, led by our commitment towards ESG. That is why we are investing heavily in technologies like Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), with the aim of achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050, and supporting our customers with their Scope 3 targets.”
“As Singapore’s economic prowess finds its roots in the dynamic interplay of our manufacturing and service sectors, knowledge exchange is important to pave the way for insightful and actionable strategies for the industry. This roundtable has been a beacon of collaborative wisdom shaping our economic future together as one,” said Stephen Poh, Executive Director at SIPMM.
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