11 March 2024

CILT Singapore and the Republic of Singapore Air Force have recently signed a 4-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to cooperate in fostering opportunities for exchanges of information, skills, experiences and resources.

The areas identified for cooperation include:
1. Logistics and Supply Chain Management
2. Transport Operations
3. Digitalisation
4. Professional Training, Education and Accreditation

ME7 Jerediah Ong, Deputy Head Air Engineering and Logistics (Supply Chain and Plans Group) said: “Today marks a significant occasion as we gather here to witness the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the RSAF and The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Singapore, or CILTS. This partnership is a significant step forward in our commitment to professionalise our logistics capabilities. It signifies a collective effort to ensure a systematic approach to expertise development within the RSAF Supply Chain community.” Lastly, ME7 Jerediah extended his appreciation to CILTS for their partnership and commitment to enhancing the RSAF logistics capabilities and professional development.

Mr Karmjit Singh, Chairman CILTS said: “We are delighted and honoured to forge a partnership with the Air Force Supply Centre, and contribute to its relentless efforts to continually improve the talent and capabilities of its logistics personnel. CILT Singapore, as Knowledge and Industry Partner, brings to this collaboration synergy and networks with industry players, Government agencies and the academia to further advance the logistics, supply chain management, training and professionalism of RSAF personnel.”

“In the current environment, both in the military and commercial arenas, we are seeing wide-sweeping transformations in the operating landscape. New paradigms are continually developing, equipping early adopters with future readiness of real-time, dynamic supply chains and network connectivity across multiple stakeholders. Rapidly emerging technologies, such as in Digitalisation and Artificial Intelligence, are deeply transforming planning and execution. Through our collaboration with the Air Force Supply Centre, we aim to identify and work on areas that would advance the professionalism and upskilling of logistics practitioners in the Air Force. Indeed, logistics innovation will become an increasingly crucial component of a professional, connected and effective military force”, Mr Singh added.

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Singapore (CILTS) is part of the leading, global professional body for those engaged in supply chain, logistics and transport – covering all sectors of the industry, namely air, land and sea, for both passenger and freight transportation.

The Institute’s primary objectives are to support its members in continuous professional development to future-proof their careers, as well as to work in close collaboration with the public and private sectors, Government agencies and the academia to develop opportunities and synergy for industry transformation and growth, underpinned by strategic thrusts in digitalisation and sustainability.

About Air Force Supply Centre
The Air Force Supply Centre (AFSC) is responsible to provide global round-the-clock warehousing and distribution functions of all the RSAF assets material in support of its operational requirement. It is part of the Air Engineering and Logistics Department (AELD) under the RSAF’s organisational structure.