Singapore Polytechnic’s Team 4K is Champ of 

Supply Chain Challenge++ 2019

Making their final pitch and putting forth convincing answers to the tough questions posed by the panel of judges, the 5 finalist teams gave their very best with Team 4K from Singapore Polytechnic emerging as the champ and won the top prize of $4,000 at the grand finale of Supply Chain Challenge++ on 24 July 2019 at the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS).   

CONGRATULATIONS to all winners and finalist teams:   

Champion : Team 4K - Singapore Polytechnic        
Case Solution : Going Green

Mentor Company : Shalom International Movers Pte Ltd   

First Runner-up : Team JCUBES - Ngee Ann Polytechnic       

Case Solution : Optimizing Island-Wide Deliveries & Operations for OMO to Hawker Centres       

Mentor Company : Yang Kee Logistics Pte Ltd  

Second Runner-up : Team Volte - Ngee Ann Polytechnic       

Case Solution : Simplifying Southeast Asia’s Logistics       

Mentor Company : Janio Technologies Pte Ltd      

Finalist : Team Supply and Demand - Nanyang Polytechnic       

Case Solution : Digitalise Order Management and Manpower Scheduling       Mentor Company : Sin Chew Woodpaq Pte Ltd   

Finalist : Team Destiny - Singapore Polytechnic 

Case Solution : Analyse and Improve the Last-mile Delivery for Food Distributor - Li Da Food   

Mentor Company : VersaFleet Pte Ltd  

The First Runner-up - Team JCUBES and Second Runner-up - Team Volte, both from Ngee Ann Polytechnic, won cash prize of $2,000 and $1,000 respectively.

The respective mentor-companies of the winning teams were no less jubilant.  Sharing their great achievements as the winners went on stage to receive their cash prizes / Champion trophy from Mr Kay Kong Swan - SLA Chairman and Professor Tsui Kai Chong - SUSS Provost were more than 210 representatives from the industry, mentor-companies, lecturers and polytechnics students.   

In his welcome address, SLA Chairman Mr Kay Kong Swan said that Singapore commemorated its Bicentennial – 200th anniversary of Sir Stamford Raffles' arrival in Singapore this year and fast forward to now becoming a reputable logistics hub, constantly changing to adapt to the external factors. Singapore is now ranked by the World Bank as Asia’s top logistics hub for 10 years in a row. With the same spirit of embracing changes, he urged companies to harnessing technology and embrace new business models to achieve business growth and sustainability.   

Mr Thomas Chee representing Winspec Logistics Services Pte Ltd - mentor company of a winner in last year’s Challenge, illustrated their success story to implementation the proposed solution with a technology partner – Ent-Vision under GeoWorks.    

The award ceremony kicked start with Mr Kay Kong Swan - SLA Chairman, presenting the Certificate of Merit and team plaque to the 10 semi-finalist teams.  Mr Kay and Professor Tsui Kai Chong - SUSS Provost, acknowledged the invaluable contribution of the 5 mentor-companies with the presentation of plaques. Professor Tsui proceeded to give tokens of appreciation to the judging panel comprising Mr Stanley Lim – SLA Honorary Treasurer, Mr John Iversen – SLA Council Member as well as Dr Yap Wei Yim – Senior Lecturer and Dr Loh Hui Shan – Lecturer, both from the School of Business, SUSS.


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