Many companies outsource their logistics activities, such as inbound and outbound logistics, inventory management, and domestic distribution to a third-party, so that they can focus on their core competencies like product development, product design, marketing, sales, R&D, etc. This outsourced business is known as contract logistics (CL). Coupled with the e-commerce boom, this industry is now attracting a lot of capital and talents in recent years and is being reshaped by key trends of automation and digitalisation.

About the Speaker

Pi Dezhan is the Global Lead of Solution Design for Healthcare sector at DB Schenker, a top three global logistics company. Before taking on this appointment recently, Dezhan was the Head of Innovation for the Asia-Pacific region. He implemented a comprehensive portfolio of innovation solutions, covering labour management, re-slotting, digitalisation of warehousing processes, route optimisation, geo-visualisation, goods-to-person, and eco-friendly solutions. Prior to heading the innovation team, Dezhan was one of the founding members of the regional performance management team, focusing on performance analytics and managing investment applications. He holds double master degrees from Georgia Tech and NUS in Industrial Engineering and Supply Chain Management, and a Computer Science degree from NUS School of Computing. In his leisure time, Dezhan enjoys spending time with his kids, bringing them to visit parks and other natural places.