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Starlinks and IoT Squared sign MoU to revolutionize smart supply chains in KSA

The MoU underscores their commitment to innovation and efficiency in three key areas

Starlinks, a premier provider of logistics and supply chain solutions in Saudi Arabia, has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with IoT Squared, a distinguished leader in IoT technology solutions.

The strategic partnership event was attended by key executives, including Othman D. Aldahash, CEO, IoT Squared; Saleh A. Almekbel, Chief Strategy Officer, IoT Squared; Gary Blythe, Managing Director, Starlinks, and Quentin Naylor, Executive Director – Performance Excellence, Starlinks.

The collaboration between Starlinks and IoT Squared unites the unparalleled network and data architecture of IoT Squared with Starlinks’ extensive experience in KSA logistics. Both companies, being Saudi-owned, proudly present a homegrown solution for the nation, aiming to establish a robust go-to-market for smart supply chains in KSA, aligning with the nation’s Vision 2030 for logistics, according to a press communique.

Commitment to innovation

The memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Star links and IoT Squared underscores their commitment to innovation and efficiency in three key areas. First, they will focus on exploring and implementing advanced technologies in warehouse automation to boost operational efficiency.

Second, joint efforts will be directed towards designing and implementing “Smart Warehouse” solutions, integrating IoT technology for a seamless and intelligent warehouse environment. Lastly, the collaboration will prioritize data optimization throughout the supply chain, utilizing data analytics to drive informed decisions and gain a competitive advantage in the market.

“Starlinks is enthusiastic about contributing to the growth and development of the logistics sector in alignment with Vision 2030,’ asserted Blythe.

New logistics zones planned

“With 59 logistics zones planned in KSA, there is a significant growth in demand for logistics solutions. Star links and IoT Squared are well-positioned due to their combined expertise to meet this demand and play a crucial role in advancing Saudi Arabia’s logistics capabilities,” stressed Alda hash.

Recognizing the importance of automation in supporting the industry’s growth, Star links launched the first robotics fulfillment center in Riyadh last year, situated in Agility Logistics Park.

Adding to Star links’ 18 fulfillment centers across the KSA, the facility encompasses a storage area of 400,000sqft and is equipped with 254 autonomous robots for picking and sorting, providing

storage capacity for over 12mn units. Star links aims to process an average of 3.6mn unit orders per month, offering market-leading flexibility, accuracy, and agility.

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