With the booming of e-commerce in recent years, warehouse operation faces new challenges. Changing from B2B to B2C operation, warehouse logistics tasks become more fragmented. The Follow-me Robot can help the workers carry goods and follow them around the warehouse. And the platooning technology enables the robot to increase capacity instantly without any need of infrastructure modification. This is more cost- effective for small-sized enterprises.
Logistics and Supply Chain MultiTech R&D Centre (LSCM) was founded in 2006, with funding from the Innovation and Technology Fund of The Government of the Hong Kong SAR, and is co-hosted by the University of Hong Kong, the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. It aims to strengthen the local logistics sector and related industries by providing a one-stop resource for applied research and technology transfer, and to reinforce cooperation between the industry and research institutes to bring about meaningful and significant impact on the industry and the community.
LSCM serves the industry by initiating research projects, contract research, as well as providing business matching opportunities, technology transfer and intellectual property commercialisation. LSCM initiates technology and knowledge transfer to the marketplace to promote industrial digitalisation, facilitate technology advancement and strengthen Hong Kong’s position as a leading logistics and commercial hub.