GS1, an international organisation which strives for uniformity in technical aspects of logistics (e.g. bar coding and classification of goods) as well as for visibility and transparency in the supply chain, has a Malaysian chapter which does its work through the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers Transport Facilitation Working Group (FMM TFWG), met at MITRANS for its last meeting of the 2014 quarter. Many of the members of this group are SMEs and MITRANS is happy to play its role in promoting this sector of industry.
Hence, MITRANS has offered to host all future GS1 meetings at its premises as well as contribute to capacity building of industry through its expertise in training. MITRANS also intends to contribute its research findings with GS1. This strategic alliance with an organisation with industry will ensure that MIRANS keeps its focus on developing transport and logistics solutions which are relevant to industry and not simply depart on research which is purely academic in nature and there lose its relevance to industry.
Ariffin Buranudeen, the charismatic Managing Director of Cold Chain Network (CCN), chaired the meeting in his capacity of Chairperson of the FMM TFWG.