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Supply Chains of Small Retailers, How Are They Different From Those of Large Retail Chains?


A team of MISI researchers Lorraine Anne Pasqual (PSCM candidate), Muhilan Ratnam (Research Associate), and Dr. Shardul Phadnis are conducting a research project to explore the supply chain management practices of small-and-medium enterprise (SME) retailers in Malaysia. SMEs are an important part of Malaysian economy: they contributed 36.3% of the country’s GDP in year 2015… Read more »

POS Malaysia Shah Alam Facility Visit


The MSCM Class of 2017 visited POS Malaysia’s National Mail and Parcel Hub in Shah Alam, Selangor on 24th November 2016. The visit gave the students an exciting first hand insight into the extensive logistics involved in a very active parcel processing and distribution operation. The full tour extended beyond two hours. The company’s operations… Read more »

MSCM Class of 2017 Visited CEVA Logistics


The MSCM Class of 2017 visited a warehouse facility of CEVA Logistics. Ceva is one of the world’s leading 3PL companies. The warehouse located very close to MISI, is newly built and has an area size of 385000 square feet. The students were given a tour of the warehouse and briefed on its operations. From… Read more »

MSCM Class of 2017 Takes Part in a Charity Event in Klang


The MSCM Class of 2017 organised a charity outing on 6th November! They visited an NGO (Non-Government Organization) in Klang, about 30 minutes drive from MISI campus. The NGO has been providing food baskets for poor families for the past 15 years. The NGO collects food items from donors, consisting of individuals and companies, and… Read more »

MSCM Class of 2017 Visits the Port of Tanjung Pelepas


The MSCM Class of 2017 had a great opportunity to visit one of Malaysia’s biggest sea-port, Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) on 4th November. The port is located about four hours’ drive southbound of KL, towards Johor Bahru. En Mohd Azaham Abd Rahman, Assistant Manager of Corporate Communication hosted the students. The students were briefed on the history of… Read more »

MISI Organizing Masterclass in Scenario Planning and Supply Chain Finance in Collaboration with Singapore Business Federation (SBF).


MISI, in collaboration with SBF, is organizing another executive education program in Singapore. The program titled, Masterclass in Scenario Planning and Supply Chain Finance, will be facilitated by Dr Shardul Phadnis, from MISI, and Dr Alejandro Serrano, from Zaragoza Logistics Center. This program covers two important aspects of managing a business from supply chain perspective:… Read more »

MISI Develops Procurement Executive Education Program for Sime Darby Executives


MISI is initiating an education program in Procurement Fundamentals for Sime Darby executives in November 2016. It will cover topics such as Tender and Contract Management, Negotiation Skills, Total Cost Analysis, and Supplier Relationship Management. The program will be delivered through self-learning material, lectures, case studies, practical exercises and real world projects. MISI is grateful… Read more »

Small Firm Supply Chains in Latin America the Focus of New SCALE Study


Why is it that most of the micro and small firms that represent 99% of the businesses operating in Latin America survive for less than a year? One of the main reasons is a lack of supply chain expertise – an issue that has received scant attention from researchers up until now. This knowledge gap… Read more »

MISI Students Volunteered at LogiSYM 2016


MISI’s MSCM Class of 2017 students volunteered at the 5th Global Logistics and Supply Chain Symposium – LogiSYM 2016 held at Empire Hotel, Subang on 12th and 13th October. This event was supported by MISI and Dr Shardul Phadnis, MISI’s Director of Research was a keynote speaker. The theme of this year’s symposium is Asia’s… Read more »

Dr Lagoudis at Port Week 2016 Conference


Dr Lagoudis attended the Port Week 2016 Conference in Johor, Malaysia, hosted by the Johor Port Authority between October 17th and 18th. The theme of the Conference was Logistics: Innovation of Challenging Time. His talk was on ‘The Role of Logistics & Supply Chain Management in Managing Uncertainty”. This presentation explains the tools Port stakeholders… Read more »