Celcom, DHL Supply Chain to co-create digital logistics ecosystem
19 Oct 2022
Celcom Axiata Bhd and DHL Supply Chain (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (DHL) are collaborating to build a sustainable supply chain in Malaysia by digitalising logistics with smart solutions.
The partnership will co-create a digital ecosystem to implement technological solutions and connectivity services to boost logistics competitiveness.
The collaboration will remove barriers between different industries.
Celcom chief executive officer Datuk Idham Nawawi said the collaboration enables leading industry players from both logistic and telecommunication industries to come together and harness each other’s knowledge, skills, and expertise to explore smart solutions to enhance
logistics efficiency and sustainability.
“The digitisation of logistics is crucial to accelerate the growth of the local supply chain industry and the nation’s digital economy, ensuring Malaysia remains competitive and attractive to foreign investors.
“Leveraging on Celcom’s widest coverage with reliable and consistent network performance, we will work closely with DHL to apply smart logistics solutions to innovate positive results, leading to a more agile supply chain management that adds value to customers,” Idham said.
Earlier today, Idham signed the memorandum of understanding (MoU) with DHL managing director Mario Lorenz.
Under the deal, Celcom will take the lead by capitalising on its local communications leadership strengths and operating excellence to propose information, communication, and technology (ICT) solutions to ensure efficient and smooth supply chains.
These include smart solutions such as robotics, SDWan, cybersecurity, managed wi-fi, and future 5G network solutions.
The collaboration will leverage the expertise of two organisations emphasising customers’ needs within today’s digital ecosystem.
This will allow smoother operations focusing on productivity gains, which will translate into lower operational costs.
Mario said the partnership aligns with the company’s accelerated digitisation agenda in using technology to enhance customer and employee experience.
“We can learn from our strategic partner, Celcom, and contribute our supply chain expertise to create more value for the industry.
“Here in Malaysia, we have already implemented technologies such as pick-to-light, automation, and robotic process automation (RPA), which has helped us become more productive and efficient while ensuring the safety of our employees and providing them with opportunities to upskill,” he said.