Vice President of Smartlog
Mr. Hieu holds a degree in Port Construction engineering and Safety assurance at Vietnam Maritime University. Master of Business Administration from Bolton University (UK). He has more than 17 years of experience in logistics and supply chain including strategic consulting, implementation of various large projects. He has worked in many major logistics companies: PBOX ASIA, VICONSHIP, INDO-TRANS, ITL KEPPEL LOGISTICS and SCANWELL LOGISTICS, VINATRANS. He has extensive experience in the areas of business development, supply chain solutions, logistics innovation and application of information technology.
He is currently Vice President of Smartlog.
Mr. Hieu’s speech will share the vision of a startup company that has digitized its service offerings to provide customers with an end-to-end logistics solution based on cloud computing. And how to operate a comprehensive ecosystem of logistics for Shippers, Carriers, Freight forwarder and 3PLs through the integration of WMS (Warehouse Management System), TMS (Transportation Management System), EMS (Express Management System) and the online Transportation Exchange Platform to maximize the efficiency of human resources and logistics infrastructure.
[Abstract] Presentation: Digital technology in supply chain management
Logistics cost in Vietnam is ranked high among peer countries. According to World Bank report (2015), logistics of Vietnam equivalent 20.9% GDP. In that, transportation cost account for around 60% logistics cost. Contribution to high cost of transportation in Vietnam are: empty return; lack of transportation tools (TMS) for planning and monitoring; huge effort for manual communication and manual check documentation.. In sort, transportation industry are wasted up to 1 billion usd annually.
Digitalization is a key trend in logistics to help improve above pain points. A digitalized truck driver can reduce many manual tasks, hearing phone call and eliminate waiting time. A digitalized transportation planner can improve efficiency of truck fleet through better planning. A digitalized accountant can eliminate huge paperwork while generate report quickly, real-time and accurately. A digitalize transportation manager can make better decision. A system to manage transportation process can help better life for more than 1 million of labor in the transportation industry.
Therefore, applying digitalization in transportation is not a matter of Why but When. Smartlog proposes to apply digitalization tools to better change in transportation management for SME.