DHL and The Logistics Institute - Asia Pacific (TLI – Asia Pacific) of the National University of Singapore (NUS) have established the S$3 million Sustainable Supply Chain Centre of Asia-Pacific (SSCCAP). The initiative will be a best practice hub and intellectual property engine designed to drive sustainable supply chain development in the Asia-Pacific region.
Building on DHL’s global GoGreen environmental protection program, its own sustainable supply chain expertise and its global GoGreen customer solutions, the Centre will create practical business tools for the industry to establish benchmarks in areas of sustainable logistics solutions, involving research and education.
Opening in July 2010, the SSCCAP will be hosted at TLI – Asia-Pacific at the National University of Singapore. Partnering with the Georgia Institute of Technology in the United States, TLI – Asia-Pacific already offers a Logistics Double Masters and Masters in Supply Chain Management program. While initially co-funded, the SSCCAP will be self-sustaining in the long term through the provision of events and practical solutions for the logistics industry.
The SSCCAP will have seven full-time employees and be steered by a tri-partite committee comprising representatives from DHL, NUS, EDB and industry partners from Accenture and Dell. As well as strengthening access to grants and extending frameworks to support sustainable supply chain innovation, its mission is to imbed sustainability in tertiary supply chain management curriculums both in Singapore and the Asia-Pacific.