Thursday, 26 February 2015

MITRANS @ EPU's Logistics Profiling Workshop, Marriott Putrajaya, 26February 2015

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.

National Logistics Survey Meeting, 25 February 2015

The National Logistics Survey (NLS) was a project started by MITRANS last year. The starting point for development of this new index was the World Bank's famous Logistics Performance Index (LPI). However, further customisation was performed to take into account additional factors which were relevant in Malaysia. The research team met to put the final touches on a document, consisting of at least 6 chapters on data collected in Malaysia, which will be published soon.

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Meeting to Organise a MITRANS Conference, 25 February 2015

A conference is a good mechanism to share knowledge with industry stakeholders. In addition, MITRANS is also able to learn from other researchers and also industry stalwarts whilst at the same time create an optimal atmosphere for networking. Today's meeting was held to trash out some of the preliminary details such as choice of venue, theme, general costing and administration. Ustazah Dr Fadhilah's presence was very much appreciated as she had previously helped UiTM organise a conference in Istanbul, Turkey. Her know-how proved very useful in the context of this early discussion.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

MITRANS @ The National Logistics Taskforce Workshop, Multipurpose Hall,Level 2,Ministry of Transport, Putrajaya

Recently, the Ministry of Transport (MOT) commissioned a study on the need for a logistics division within the ministry. Part of the recommendations of the study included the setting up of a 'National Logistics Taskforce' (NLT). In order to share the details of this task-force with industry stakeholders, a workshop was organised at MOT's new headquarters at Prescient 4, Putrajaya.

The new Multipurpose Hall at Level 2 was the designated venue for this event. After the usual coffee and breakfast, Y Bhg Datuk Dr Ismail Hj Bakar, Secretary General of the Ministry of Transport, gave the opening speech and officially opened the event. After the speech, Dr Ismail also took the time to meet various participants at the workshop.

The appointed consultant, Frost and Sullivan, then presented an outline of the study which they conducted. The document was titled 'Development of the Logistics and Trade Facilitation Masterplan'. In particular, there was focus on the 5 clusters under the National Logistics Taskforce: (1) Institutional and Regulatory; (2) Trade Facilitation; (3) Development of Freight Demand; (4) ICT Driven Innovation; (5) Human Capital Development

After the coffee break, there was a cluster discussion and guidance by Frost and Sullivan on implementation of the Masterplan.

The workshop ended with presentations by various clusters on the various output of their workshop discussions. The closing speech was made by Tuan Mustapha bin Zainuddin (Undersecretary, Land and Logistics Division).

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Meeting to Discuss Revamping and Repackaging of KTMB's CustomerServices, 18 February 2015

Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) is currently undergoing a huge change with the addition of new services and also increase in infrastructure. In order to manage the change, those employees in the front lines will bear the brunt of dealing with KTMB's customers. One way to improve service relations, there needs to be standardization of services so as to be able to deliver consistent and high quality responses. MITRANS was brought in to delsign, package and deliver a set of responses which repeatable across the entire company regardless of the divisions.

Friday, 13 February 2015

Wednesday, 11 February 2015



Date : 31 MARCH 2015


  Time : 9.00 AM – 5.00 PM


*  HRDF Claimable – SBL

1-Day Course Fee (inclusive: Meals,   Training   Materials and         Certificate)
per pax
per pax
(Registration with Student ID)
per pax
(Registration with UiTM Student ID)

8.30 am – 9.00 am
Registration / Refreshment
9.00 am – 10.30 am
Supply Chain Management Fundamentals : Industrial Context
10.30 am – 11.00 am
Tea break
11.00 am – 12.00 pm
Evolution of Supply Chain Management
Creating Value Through Supply Chain Management
Managing Customer And Supplier Relationship
12.00 pm – 1.00 pm
Operation Planning and Logistics
·       Transportation
·       Warehousing
·       3PL & 4PL
·       Reverse Logistics
·       Global Logistics And International Business
1.00 pm – 2.00 pm
Lunch break
2.00 pm – 5.00 pm
Using IT to Enable Supply Chain Management
RTM (Route To Market) – Product Distributions Throughout West And East Malaysia
The Impact of Globalization on Supply Chain Management
Logistics & Supply Chain Outlook in Malaysia 2015 and Beyond
 Q & A
End &  Coffee break

Supply Chain Management (SCM) includes wide ranges of management scopes to get the right product into the right consumer’s hands in the right quality & quantity and at the right time – from raw materials extraction to consumer purchase / consumption. There are if not thousands, hundreds of technical definition of SCM. e.g.
APICS Dictionary, 2013 ed. defined SCM as “the design, planning, execution, control, and monitoring of supply chain activities with the objective of creating net value, building a competitive infrastructure, leveraging worldwide logistics, synchronizing supply with demand and measuring performance globally”.
For most people, the technical definition itself has been intimidating. This one-day-workshop/seminar is aimed to facilitate the understanding and interest in exploring further SCM subject matters by using actual, practical Malaysia industrial context as examples and case studies.

What topics will be covered in the workshop?

In this workshop, participants will be introduced to:
·       Supply Chain Management Fundamentals
·       Building Competitive Operations Planning and Logistics,
·       Managing Customer & Supplier Relationship

·       Using Information Technology to Enable Supply Chain Management



Learning Outcomes:
The participants will :
Ø  be exposed and be able to relate Logistics & Supply Chain Management knowledge into real industry scenario
Ø  identify challenges and opportunities to further contribute to supply chain management development in Malaysia

Who should join this workshop?
·       Universities and Academicians
·       Research Institutes
·       Companies (MNCs/SMEs)
·       Logistics Companies
·       Government Departments/Agencies
·       Certification Bodies
·       Trade Associations
·       Science Community
·       Business Community


Please confirm your attendance by sending an email to:
(03-5521 1358-Puan Haslinda) or
(03-5544 2343- Puan Noriah) or

Speaker's Biodata

Kamarudin Jasiman, CSCP a.k.a KJ among his circle of professional acquaintance, is a Certified Supply Chain Professional. He started to gain exposure in Logistics and Supply Chain while attached to Scania Truck and Bus right after graduating from Ohio University, Athens, USA majoring in Industrial & Systems Engineering – Operation Research. As an industrial engineer by training, his passion is always optimizing resources to match requirements which is similar to the essence of end-to-end supply chain.
KJ moved on to join Scania’s satisfied customer, Kontena Nasional Berhad (KN) in 1999, a prominent integrated 3-PL. During his tenure in KN, he started to explore on contract logistics spectrum which include trucking, haulage operations, warehousing, freight forwarding and value add services. He was the core steering committee member of improvement project in improving value chain efficiency with premium customers. To equip himself with structured formal knowledge in managing efficient operations, he had enrolled and successfully earned the next level of academic qualification from Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) in Master of Science, Quantitative Sciences – Operations Management in 2005.
He has more than 15 years industrial experience in Logistics & Supply Chain, and had been wearing many different hats in:
·       Logistics equipment OEM supplier and purchaser
·       3PL and 4PL solutioning organization
·       Manufacturing plant operations
·       Agency, distribution and marketing arm entity
·       Logistics Regulator (SPAD)

KJ’s unique exposure and experience in Logistics & Supply Chain, coupled with knowledge in quantitative sciences, i.e. statistically based decision making and engineering are much sought by industry players. To wrap up his distinctive knowledge in Logistics and Supply Chain, he had earned APICS CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional) certification in 2011.

Currently, he is a Post Graduate Student pursuing his PhD in MITRANS Halallan Toyyiban program.


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