Wednesday, 27 November 2013
Implementing Occupational Safety, Health and Environmental Laws forWarehouse and Logistics Operations, Bilik Mesyuarat Utama MITRANS /iLearn, 27-28 November 2013
This is another industry favourite delivered by Dr Sariwati, currently the Head of Postgraduate Studies at MITRANS. Once again, industry professionals were made to experience what ordinary laws on occupational safety and health were like when given the twist of implementation in the context of the transport and logistics industry. As usual, this course was useful for experienced industry professionals wanting a re-fresher or novices wanting a good understanding of the fundamental principles.
The European Union - Malaysia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (EU-MCCI) organised a dialogue with the Ministry of Transport (MOT). MITRANS was invited to participate in this event which was hosted by Tesco at its Ambient Distribution Centre at Rawang.
After registration and coffee as well as chit chat, Mr Andrew (Tesco's Management of Distribution Team) welcomed the participants. Mr Brjarne (CEO of Mearsk) made the opening address which outlined the activities that lay ahead. Participants then gave their feedback. Discussion of logistics issues included the shortage of truck drivers in Malaysia, organisation of conferences and engaging with other stakeholders.
Mr Taufik (MOT, Land Division) then made a presentation on logistics in the context of The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). He explained the roles of the various ASEAN transport facilitation working groups on the roads towards making AEC a reality. Mr Taufik then made a note of the current milestones which have been achieved. More interestingly, he shared the current foreign equity ownership in Malaysia's logistics sector, and what the scenario would be like after AEC 2015. Mr Taufik also referred to current framework agreements such as AFAMT, AFAGIT and AFAFIST. In particular, the legal status of the various Protocols under these agreements.
After the dialogue session, the participants were treated to tea. Then Tesco kindly took the participants around the Tesco Ambient Distribution Centre. It was a real treat being able to see the operations first hand, especially when the centre is tucked away in the middle of nowhere at Rawang. By the way, everyone was dressed in orange as a safety measure, I.e. so as not to get knocked down by the prime-movers operating around the premises.
Friday, 22 November 2013
For the purposes of the Commuter Bus Improvement Project (CBIP), three consultants from different companies visit MITRANS today to discuss the integration and standardisation of bus-stops as well as various infrastructure improvements for various road public transport routes. Ir Mohammad Razif (Runding Trafik MZK, Traffic and Transportation Consultants), Azfizan Aziz (USAINS Traffic Study and Traffic Impact Assessment, TIA, Study) and Nai Chun Wei (Director, Senior Town Planner, PAG Consult Sdn Bhd) attended a meeting chaired by Dr Siti Zaharah (Head of Public Transport and Sustainable Development, MITRANS). Also in attendance were research assistants attached to Dr Siti's research and consultation centre. This project is authorised and funded by the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD).
Wednesday, 20 November 2013
Managing Quality in Warehouse and Logistics Operations, MITRANS / iLEARN Main Meeting Room, 19-20 November 2013
This is an introductory course delivered by Dr Sariwati, who is currently the Head of Postgraduate Studies at MITRANS. Participants are largely from industry, either doing this subject for the first time or experienced individuals searching for a re-fresher. Although guided by fundamental principles of management, these practices take on a whole new meaning when put in the context of warehousing and logistics.