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'Grab' concept for SAF transport overhaul

source: https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/grab-concept-for-saf-transport-overhaul

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7 Transport tune-up for SAF

Tender for new system aims to optimise resources, improve efficiency

The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) is seeking to overhaul its transport services, including having a portal for soldiers to make last-minute requests for vehicles. This new system is meant to change the way transport services are provided to military units, such as how requests for drivers, vehicles or fuel are made.

The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) is seeking to overhaul its transport services, including having a portal for soldiers to make last-minute requests for vehicles – similar to a concept employed by private-hire operators like Grab.

This new system is meant to change the way transport services are provided to military units from the army, navy or air force, such as how requests for drivers, vehicles or fuel are made.

The aim is to optimise SAF’s transport resources and improve the efficiency of operations, by better matching demand to supply.

According to tender documents seen by The Straits Times, the new system is also expected to use data analytics to optimise the allocation of resources, based on factors such as the availability of vehicles and drivers, location, distances, and traffic conditions.

Called the Next Generation Transport System, it is expected to be deployed 17 months from when the project kicks off, which is within two weeks after the contract has been signed.

A tender for the system was published on Dec 5 last year on government procurement portal GeBIZ.

The core requirements include the supply and delivery of the system, as well as maintenance support services for five years.

The tender documents also set out standards expected for performance tests, cyber-security measures and the need for support services when incidents occur.

The tender closed last month.

The Ministry of Defence told ST that the army is currently evaluating bids for the tender.

“The army seeks to leverage technology to automate and improve the matching of transport demands and resources in a Next Generation Transport System platform,” it said.

As of yesterday, the tender has not been awarded.

According to the documents, the new transport system should include a one-stop indent portal for transport users and providers to make and respond to requests in the SAF, which uses a “data-driven approach that leverages data analytics for continuous optimisations”.

The system should be able to assign the required resources, such as operators and vehicles, which are available and best able to do the job based on the indent request.

Selected users can still do a manual override to allocate manually, although “mandatory justifications” have to be entered.

In addition, the ordering of military vehicles in advance should be based on a credit-allocation system, where units can submit a request only if they have sufficient credits.

The documents state the system should have a tiered charging system, such as a higher credit deduction for last-minute orders.

It should also have surge or peakperiod charging, as well as penalty charges for late cancellations or if complaints are made.

For last-minute tasks, there will be a pool of military vehicles with assigned operators on stand-by, which is similar to Grab’s concept, it added.

The system should also be able to track data including fulfilment rate, mileage, accidents and anomaly reports such as when a vehicle uses 20 per cent more fuel than is expected.

It should also track details about drivers and build a driving profile based on information such as driving behaviour, past performance and accident records.

“Combining the optimisation tool and the driver profile, (the system) can match the transport operator to the tasking commensurate with his skill level.”

Tender documents state that the system should also include a userfriendly mobile app that allows a driver to access his own profile and get notifications of new tasks, and has a route-planning feature.

LEVERAGING TECHNOLOGY The army seeks to leverage technology to automate and improve the matching of transport demands and resources in a Next Generation Transport System platform. THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE, to The Straits Times. It said the army is currently evaluating bids for the tender.

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Anyone fancy a GrabTank, GrabCombat and GrabSuperpuma?

 

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LOL - when raining cannot find grabtonner, grabrover. Soldiers can walk back to camp. 

Remember you read it here first. 

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Is the SAF scholar trying for transpork minister position?

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Stupid idea.  They r treating our defense system as a playground

Anything else can play but not our defense

So what's next?  GrabHDB? Couple or individuals can "book" a BTO flat based on credits? 

 

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17 minutes ago, Volvobrick said:

LOL - when raining cannot find grabtonner, grabrover. Soldiers can walk back to camp. 

Remenber you read it here first. 

SAF go GRAB? Meaning no more drivers in SAF?

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Don't really understand how and why they want to do it.

Does this means that instead of have sufficient vehicle for each company / battalion , now it become centralize ? all unit cannot move out together ?  or it is only for non-exercise transport requirement ? 

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26 minutes ago, 13177 said:

SAF go GRAB? Meaning no more drivers in SAF?

How to run errands at 50km/hr? I think there isnt a lot of GP car (GP=general purpose passenger car, not grand prix car) to go around. How to be efficient when running some errands you have to use a 50km/hr vehicle?

If you look back when you serve NS you can see a lot of outdated SOPs and things like never seem to change for ages. SAF drivers who are subjected to so much rules, restrictions and punishments. And the vocation are often given to you know who lah. So how many you think will survive w/o being punished and be left for other soldiers to utilise them?

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25 minutes ago, Watwheels said:

How to run errands at 50km/hr? I think there isnt a lot of GP car (GP=general purpose passenger car, not grand prix car) to go around. How to be efficient when running some errands you have to use a 50km/hr vehicle?

If you look back when you serve NS you can see a lot of outdated SOPs and things like never seem to change for ages. SAF drivers who are subjected to so much rules, restrictions and punishments. And the vocation are often given to you know who lah. So how many you think will survive w/o being punished and be left for other soldiers to utilise them?

I think GP car speed limit is at 70km/h if i'm not wrong?! Rest of SAF vehicles at 50km/h. But even until today SAF vehicle speed limit still at 50km/h ah?

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1 hour ago, 13177 said:

I think GP car speed limit is at 70km/h if i'm not wrong?! Rest of SAF vehicles at 50km/h. But even until today SAF vehicle speed limit still at 50km/h ah?

GP car is now 80kph. OUV (Ford Everest) and other light vehicles is 60kph if I'm not wrong. Tonners are still 50kph.

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Our transport system is f up.

I remember alway got stun like training start at 8.

530 wake up. Rush breakfast. Draw arms etcetc. Rush to take tonner at 730.

Wait until 845 in the hot sun sbo helmet rifle on. And tonner haven reach.

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47 minutes ago, Beehive3783 said:

GP car is now 80kph. OUV (Ford Everest) and other light vehicles is 60kph if I'm not wrong. Tonners are still 50kph.

They have up the speed limit liao? Tonners still at 50km/h? Really become road hogger siah! Although it is safe.

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27 minutes ago, Beregond said:

Our transport system is f up.

I remember alway got stun like training start at 8.

530 wake up. Rush breakfast. Draw arms etcetc. Rush to take tonner at 730.

Wait until 845 in the hot sun sbo helmet rifle on. And tonner haven reach.

Saf always hurry hurry wait wait de. 🤣 But how come tonner havent reach? Thought tonner should be from own unit?

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7 minutes ago, 13177 said:

Saf always hurry hurry wait wait de. 🤣 But how come tonner havent reach? Thought tonner should be from own unit?

from own unit attach to own company de driver wont have these issue.(less likely)

but for school or training centre, these problem damn jialat, (like bmtc) that was during my time when i was a bmt instructor.

 

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17 minutes ago, 13177 said:

They have up the speed limit liao? Tonners still at 50km/h? Really become road hogger siah! Although it is safe.

Ya. i think up-ed a few years ago.

Tonners still at 50kph for safety obviously. Which hero dares to go faster if he is ferrying troops behind?

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3 hours ago, kobayashiGT said:

'Grab' concept for SAF transport overhaul

source: https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/grab-concept-for-saf-transport-overhaul

ST_20200323_MITRANSPORT23_5543273.jpg?it

7 Transport tune-up for SAF

Tender for new system aims to optimise resources, improve efficiency

The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) is seeking to overhaul its transport services, including having a portal for soldiers to make last-minute requests for vehicles. This new system is meant to change the way transport services are provided to military units, such as how requests for drivers, vehicles or fuel are made.

The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) is seeking to overhaul its transport services, including having a portal for soldiers to make last-minute requests for vehicles – similar to a concept employed by private-hire operators like Grab.

This new system is meant to change the way transport services are provided to military units from the army, navy or air force, such as how requests for drivers, vehicles or fuel are made.

The aim is to optimise SAF’s transport resources and improve the efficiency of operations, by better matching demand to supply.

According to tender documents seen by The Straits Times, the new system is also expected to use data analytics to optimise the allocation of resources, based on factors such as the availability of vehicles and drivers, location, distances, and traffic conditions.

Called the Next Generation Transport System, it is expected to be deployed 17 months from when the project kicks off, which is within two weeks after the contract has been signed.

A tender for the system was published on Dec 5 last year on government procurement portal GeBIZ.

The core requirements include the supply and delivery of the system, as well as maintenance support services for five years.

The tender documents also set out standards expected for performance tests, cyber-security measures and the need for support services when incidents occur.

The tender closed last month.

The Ministry of Defence told ST that the army is currently evaluating bids for the tender.

“The army seeks to leverage technology to automate and improve the matching of transport demands and resources in a Next Generation Transport System platform,” it said.

As of yesterday, the tender has not been awarded.

According to the documents, the new transport system should include a one-stop indent portal for transport users and providers to make and respond to requests in the SAF, which uses a “data-driven approach that leverages data analytics for continuous optimisations”.

The system should be able to assign the required resources, such as operators and vehicles, which are available and best able to do the job based on the indent request.

Selected users can still do a manual override to allocate manually, although “mandatory justifications” have to be entered.

In addition, the ordering of military vehicles in advance should be based on a credit-allocation system, where units can submit a request only if they have sufficient credits.

The documents state the system should have a tiered charging system, such as a higher credit deduction for last-minute orders.

It should also have surge or peakperiod charging, as well as penalty charges for late cancellations or if complaints are made.

For last-minute tasks, there will be a pool of military vehicles with assigned operators on stand-by, which is similar to Grab’s concept, it added.

The system should also be able to track data including fulfilment rate, mileage, accidents and anomaly reports such as when a vehicle uses 20 per cent more fuel than is expected.

It should also track details about drivers and build a driving profile based on information such as driving behaviour, past performance and accident records.

“Combining the optimisation tool and the driver profile, (the system) can match the transport operator to the tasking commensurate with his skill level.”

Tender documents state that the system should also include a userfriendly mobile app that allows a driver to access his own profile and get notifications of new tasks, and has a route-planning feature.

LEVERAGING TECHNOLOGY The army seeks to leverage technology to automate and improve the matching of transport demands and resources in a Next Generation Transport System platform. THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE, to The Straits Times. It said the army is currently evaluating bids for the tender.

 

Means next time no more nsf become driver lao.. All will be sub-out.. 

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41 minutes ago, Beregond said:

Our transport system is f up.

I remember alway got stun like training start at 8.

530 wake up. Rush breakfast. Draw arms etcetc. Rush to take tonner at 730.

Wait until 845 in the hot sun sbo helmet rifle on. And tonner haven reach.

In future if like this, can just complain to that company that took this job role.. Maybe that might improve the efficiencies.. 

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2 hours ago, RH1667 said:

Don't really understand how and why they want to do it.

Does this means that instead of have sufficient vehicle for each company / battalion , now it become centralize ? all unit cannot move out together ?  or it is only for non-exercise transport requirement ? 

Actually centralise is good as it will save a lot of resources and allocate many power more efficiently.. Must keep up with time.. 

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