The Economic Planning Unit (EPU) in the Prime Minister's Department commissioned a study to profile Malaysia's logistic's industry. Readers of our blog know that MITRANS has proceeded on a similar project for the last couple of years, following strictly the academic rigours required of publishable research. This workshop would be a good opportunity to see how consultants approach this problem and whether the methodology adopted would stand up to the usual high standards of peer review. The title of the workshop, 'Profiling of Malaysia's Logistics Industry: Methodology and Analysis' accurately described the contents of the sessions which started with a briefing / presentation in the morning, followed by a more interactive feedback session in the afternoon.
Two MITRANS postgraduates, Azlan and Bakhriah, also attended the workshop. Azlan's area of research is Logistics profiling and he has almost completed the final write up of his M.Sc thesis. Bakhriah just completed her M.Sc thesis on The National Single Window and Trade Facilitation. She has just registered for her Ph.D which will focus on Trade Facilitation in the Halal Supply Chain in ASEAN.