Search
Close this search box.

We are creating some awesome events for you. Kindly bear with us.

Elevating Supply Chain Excellence in Malaysia

Image Credits: Sunway University
Getting your Trinity Audio player ready...

Sunway University and The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society (LogiSYM), a moving and storage service in Singapore, have forged a strategic partnership aimed at propelling the supply chain discipline in Malaysia to new heights by fostering a robust connection between academia and industry.

Under the stewardship of Dr. Stella Ong Kim Yoke, Associate Dean (Employability, Engagement & Impact) at Sunway Business School, the collaboration between these two entities seeks to raise the bar for the supply chain profession in Malaysia.

Their collective efforts will centre around nurturing collaboration, facilitating knowledge transfer, and initiating research endeavours between academic institutions and industry stalwarts. This symbiotic relationship aims to confront the ever-evolving challenges and opportunities within logistics and supply chain management.

Professor Sibrandes Poppema, President of Sunway University, expressed his eagerness for the collaboration, affirming its significance in aligning educational offerings with industry demands. He stated that this partnership underscores their dedication to delivering a comprehensive, industry-relevant educational experience. Through the partnership, the two aspire to make substantial contributions to the cultivation of proficient professionals within the supply chain sector.

Dr. Raymon Krishnan, President of the moving and storage service in Singapore underscored the imperative of bridging the gap between academia and industry. He stressed enthusiasm for partnering with Sunway University, stating, that by working together, the parties can establish a platform for the exchange of innovative ideas and specialised expertise, thereby fostering the advancement and sustainability of the supply chain profession in Malaysia.

The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signifies a watershed moment for both Sunway University and the moving and storage service. It marks the commencement of a collaborative journey aimed at mutual enrichment and knowledge dissemination for the progression of the supply chain discipline in Malaysia.

This partnership transcends traditional boundaries, leveraging technological advancements to enhance collaboration and knowledge exchange. Through digital platforms, webinars, and virtual conferences, the two parties aim to democratize access to cutting-edge insights and industry best practices. By harnessing the power of technology, they seek to catalyse innovation, drive efficiency, and empower the next generation of supply chain professionals to navigate the complexities of an increasingly interconnected global landscape.

The partnership aligns with the Malaysian government’s objectives to strengthen the logistics and supply chain sector. By fostering collaboration between academia and industry, the initiative addresses key priorities such as human capital development and industry-academia synergy.

Through knowledge exchange, research initiatives, and practical training opportunities, the partnership enhances the skillset of professionals in the supply chain field, contributing to Malaysia’s economic competitiveness. By improving efficiency and effectiveness in logistics, the collaboration supports economic growth and attracts investment, which is vital for Malaysia’s development as a regional hub for trade and commerce.

Ultimately, this partnership exemplifies a concerted effort to elevate standards within the supply chain profession, aligning with the government’s vision for a resilient and thriving logistics ecosystem that drives sustainable economic progress.

According to recent forecasts, the Malaysian logistics market has experienced substantial growth, expanding from around RM 165 billion in 2017 to approximately RM 230 billion in 2022. Projections indicate that this growth trajectory will continue, with the market expected to reach approximately RM 370 billion by 2027.

This is attributed to the increasing demand for food, beverages, and manufacturing products within Malaysia. Notably, the country boasts a network of over 100 airfields, with six international and 16 major domestic airports demonstrating exceptional capacity in both logistics and passenger services. Furthermore, inland ports play a pivotal role in Malaysia’s freight transport system, serving as crucial trade gateways for manufacturers and producers across the nation.

PARTNER

Qlik’s vision is a data-literate world, where everyone can use data and analytics to improve decision-making and solve their most challenging problems. A private company, Qlik offers real-time data integration and analytics solutions, powered by Qlik Cloud, to close the gaps between data, insights and action. By transforming data into Active Intelligence, businesses can drive better decisions, improve revenue and profitability, and optimize customer relationships. Qlik serves more than 38,000 active customers in over 100 countries.

PARTNER

As a Titanium Black Partner of Dell Technologies, CTC Global Singapore boasts unparalleled access to resources.

Established in 1972, we bring 52 years of experience to the table, solidifying our position as a leading IT solutions provider in Singapore. With over 300 qualified IT professionals, we are dedicated to delivering integrated solutions that empower your organization in key areas such as Automation & AI, Cyber Security, App Modernization & Data Analytics, Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Modernization and Professional Services.

Renowned for our consulting expertise and delivering expert IT solutions, CTC Global Singapore has become the preferred IT outsourcing partner for businesses across Singapore.

PARTNER

Planview has one mission: to build the future of connected work. Our solutions enable organizations to connect the business from ideas to impact, empowering companies to accelerate the achievement of what matters most. Planview’s full spectrum of Portfolio Management and Work Management solutions creates an organizational focus on the strategic outcomes that matter and empowers teams to deliver their best work, no matter how they work. The comprehensive Planview platform and enterprise success model enables customers to deliver innovative, competitive products, services, and customer experiences. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, with locations around the world, Planview has more than 1,300 employees supporting 4,500 customers and 2.6 million users worldwide. For more information, visit www.planview.com.

SUPPORTING ORGANISATION

SIRIM is a premier industrial research and technology organisation in Malaysia, wholly-owned by the Minister​ of Finance Incorporated. With over forty years of experience and expertise, SIRIM is mandated as the machinery for research and technology development, and the national champion of quality. SIRIM has always played a major role in the development of the country’s private sector. By tapping into our expertise and knowledge base, we focus on developing new technologies and improvements in the manufacturing, technology and services sectors. We nurture Small Medium Enterprises (SME) growth with solutions for technology penetration and upgrading, making it an ideal technology partner for SMEs.

PARTNER

HashiCorp provides infrastructure automation software for multi-cloud environments, enabling enterprises to unlock a common cloud operating model to provision, secure, connect, and run any application on any infrastructure. HashiCorp tools allow organizations to deliver applications faster by helping enterprises transition from manual processes and ITIL practices to self-service automation and DevOps practices. 

PARTNER

IBM is a leading global hybrid cloud and AI, and consulting services provider, helping clients in more than 175 countries capitalize on insights from their data, streamline business processes, reduce costs and gain the competitive edge in their industries. Nearly 3,800 government and corporate entities in critical infrastructure areas such as financial services, telecommunications and healthcare rely on IBM’s hybrid cloud platform and Red Hat OpenShift to affect their digital transformations quickly, efficiently, and securely. IBM’s breakthrough innovations in AI, quantum computing, industry-specific cloud solutions and business services deliver open and flexible options to our clients. All of this is backed by IBM’s legendary commitment to trust, transparency, responsibility, inclusivity, and service. For more information, visit www.ibm.com