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 »

Center for Sustainable Value Networks (CSVN) at MISI gets Small Holder Farmers involved in its Responsible Sourcing for Palm Kernel Oil (PKO) initiative


As part of its ongoing Palm sustainability initiative, a team of MISI researchers under CSVN is helping P&G develop a replicable model for responsible PKO production through independent smallholders supplying fresh fruit bunches to various Palm Oil Mills. CSVN completed the study and analysis of the baseline model designing a pilot project which is now… Read more »

Thesis Sponsors’ Presentation Week


This is an exciting week for the MSCM students. It’s the week where thesis sponsoring companies will be presenting their thesis project proposals to the students. Some of the companies sponsoring thesis projects this year are Hanes, BlueScope, GSK, TAL Apparel, BASF and Roche. These companies would propose projects related to specific areas or challenges… Read more »

Supply Chain Innovation ~ Challenges and Opportunities


MISI Webinar series continued on July 20th with the Topic “Supply Chain Innovation ~ Challenges and Opportunities”. The session was presented by MISI CEO & Rector, Dr. David Gonsalvez. Supply Chain InnovationChallenges and Opportunities Innovation is an overused buzzword these days, but real innovation has been key to mankind’s progress. Supply chain management is sometimes… Read more »

2016 Manufacturing and Logistics Forum (Malaysia)

Dr. Phadnis gave the opening keynote address at the 2016 Manufacturing and Logistics Forum (Malaysia), held at Mandarin Oriental in KLCC on June 2. Dr. Phadnis described how today’s supply chains can get disrupted by three technology-enabled developments – namely, internet-of-things, 3D printing, and omnichannel retailing

How Scenario Planning Influences Strategic Decisions

Industry Studies Conference in Minneapolis

Dr. Phadnis presented his two on-going research works at the Industry Studies Conference in Minneapolis, USA on May 24 and 25. His first talk described the findings about the supply chain practices of small-and-medium enterprise (SME) retailers in Malaysia, based on the research project funded by the Ministry of Higher Education’s Fundamental Research Grant Scheme

MIT Faculty Insight Series


The Power of Resilience: How the Best Companies Manage the Unexpected Prof. Yossi Sheffi Director of MIT CTL Elisha Gray II Professor of Engineering Systems Massachusetts Institute of Technology       24 May 2016: Professor Yossi Sheffi gave a dynamic lecture at Sasana Kijang, followed by a book signing of his latest book: “The… Read more »

Publications ~ Dr Javad Feizabadi


An exploration of the strategic antecedents of firm supply chain agility: The role of a firm’s orientations International Journal of Production Economics, 13 May 2016 Dr Javad Feizabadi Director of PhD Program Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation Abstract: Agility has been identified as one of the most salient issues of contemporary supply chain management… Read more »

South East Asia Auto Summit


Dr. Javad Feizabadi Assistant Professor Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation Dr. Feizabadi Presentation at 2016 South East Asia Auto Summit – Jakarta 20 April 2016, Dr. Javad Fiezabadi gave a presentation “Global Automotive Value Chains and Upgrading Policies for Developing Countries” at the 2016 South East Asia Auto Summit in Jakarta     Download… Read more »