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Malaysia Launches First Digital Free Trade Zone (DFTZ)


The Honourable Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Bin Tun Abdul Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia and Jack Ma, Founder and Executive Chairman of the Alibaba Group launched the first Digital Free Trade Zone in the world outside China on March 22, 2017. MISI was invited to be part of this launch by the Malaysia Digital Economy… Read more »

CSVN and P&G Collaboration Extends to Small Growers for Oil Palm Sustainability Initiative


The Center for Sustainable Value Networks (CSVN) at MISI will extend the ongoing work with P&G to trace and map the Palm Kernel Oil (PKO) Supply Chain from the downstream Oleo-Chemical Manufacturers to the Independent Small Holder Farmer (ISHF) through the dealers to Small Growers. This work builds on the revelation that while the dealers,… Read more »

MISI’s Supply Chain Innovation Internship


The Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation intends to offer Supply Chain Innovation Internship, which will be awarded to winners of the Supply Chain Innovation Competition. The purpose for this competition and internship is to stimulate innovation and generate the next big idea. The competition will be held on 8th and 9th of May. Interested… Read more »

Charles Brewer of DHL eCommerce Visits MISI


Charles Brewer, the CEO of DHL eCommerce, visited MISI on 16th March and gave a talk to the MSCM students on the growth of eCommerce in Asia Pacific and globally. Mr. Brewer kept the students highly engaged during his energetic and inspiring talk which lasted for more than 90 minutes. He related many of his… Read more »

MISI Hosts the First of MIT Global SCALE Network’s Series of Roundtables on Scenarios of Global Supply Chains


MISI successfully hosted the first of the six roundtables to be held at each center in the MIT Global SCALE Network to explore the implications of regulatory, social, and technological changes in the world on global and regional supply chains. A stellar group of 15 industry leaders from Malaysia, China, and Singapore gathered at MISI… Read more »

Accenture Visits MISI


Mark Elia, Managing Director of Supply Chain and Operations, and Lee Ming Siang, Senior Manager of Accenture Consulting, met with the MSCM Class of 2017 on 14th March. They spoke about supply chain consulting in the region. They touched specifically on how IoT is changing the way companies deliver value to their customers and how… Read more »

Jasbir Singh of Oracle Speaks with MSCM Students


Jasbir Singh, Vice President, Cloud Application – ERP/SCM Asia Pacific, Oracle, visited MISI on 7th March 2017 and spoke with the MSCM Class of 2017. Mr Singh explained the evolution of ERP systems and the wide range of features it currently offers. He also touched on the various applications and modules available in the system,… Read more »

It Takes More Than Math to Design a Distribution Network


Distribution networks are the conduits that connect companies with their customers, so it is hardly surprising that the way these networks are designed has a critical impact on cost and customer service. Companies commonly use mathematical optimization models to arrive at the best network design, but this approach is flawed in one key respect —… Read more »

MSCM Class of 2017 Visits Proton


The MSCM Class of 2017 visited the state-of-the-art Proton car assembly plant in Proton City, Tanjung Malim on 23rd February. The visit to the facility was very insightful to the students, both from a process and supply chain perspective. The students were given an almost all-access tour of the facility, which covered the end-to-end process… Read more »

2nd Batch of Executives from Sime Darby Attend the Procurement Executive Education Program at MISI


Twenty executives from various divisions of Sime Darby attended a week of classes as part of the Sime Darby Procurement Executive Education Program from the 21st to 25th February at MISI. They had earlier taken an e-learning sessions from the 6th to the 20th of February. The Sime Darby Procurement Executive Education Program covers procurement… Read more »