To support large-scale and customer-led production and operations, automation has been deployed in production and inventory replenishment to shorten production lead time. The Group built a highly automated Logistics and Distribution Centre in Shunde in Mainland China, in which an IoT and RFID-enabled warehousing and surveillance system provides real-time inventory management and item-level stock movement data. These data, fed to the analytic system that is developed in-house, generate accurate and timely information for smart production, inventory replenishment, and distribution.
The award-winning automated Logistics and Distribution Centre was further expanded in FY2019 to grow its overall capacity. Coupling with the increasing use of automated facilities such as automatic robotic arms, automatic weighing system, and automated guided vehicles (“AGV”) in the Group’s production hubs to further supplement human labour, the accuracy and security of the Group’s supply chain management and inventory control have also been greatly enhanced.