SINGAPORE, Mal.–Cummins Inc. has opened its Global Logistics Hub in Singapore, one of the company’s eight master distribution centers for parts and filters globally. The Singapore Global Logistics Hub is part of Cummins efforts to enhance its aftermarket product delivery globally, the company said. The Singapore Global Logistics Hub will serve markets including North America, Europe, China, India as well as customers across the Northeast and Southeast Asia regions.
The Singapore Global Logistics Hub is a consolidation of operations from three distribution centers in Singapore.
The hub’s layout aims to enhance operations safety. It boasts a three-tier mezzanine storage system with in-rack sprinklers to strengthen fire protection, a vehicle-restraint system and material-handling equipment with cameras and motion sensors, for added operations safety. Also, the warehouse adopts a best-in-class management system and barcode technology in a radio frequency (RF) environment, to control and optimize material flow, the company said.
With an increase in the facility’s height and introduction of a smart-slotting strategy, space utilization is boosted by 30 percent.
“The establishment of the Cummins Global Logistics Hub in Singapore is a reinforcement of our global master distribution hub strategy and a reflection of our commitment to customers. There are currently eight master distribution hubs in the world – Singapore, Mexico, Brazil, India, Belgium, China and two in the United States of America – supporting our international network and customers’ businesses that span over 190 countries and territories. Singapore is a world-class global logistics hub with a strong advantage of being at the heart of Southeast Asia and sitting right across the major shipping lanes. Leveraging the global connectivity and strategic location of Singapore, Cummins will continue to enhance our capabilities in this part of the world to support the increasing needs of our customers,” said Doug Sunkel, Executive Director, Cummins Global Logistics.