School of Business (SBIZ) hosted the 8th International Conference on Logistics and Transport (ICLT 2016), themed Next Generation Supply Chains: The Future of Supply Chain Management from 7 – 8 September 2016. Co-organised by the Thammasat University and Chiang Mai University, the conference was held at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, together with the Supply Chain Asia Forum and Green Freight Asia Forum, which attracted about 1,000 delegates and trade visitors in total. During the conference, SBIZ signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Thai Researchers' Consortium on Value Chain Management and Logistics (VCML), and Vietnam Logistics Research and Development Institute (VLI) to provide valuable opportunities to students and faculty in exchange programmes, research collaborations and conferences attendance.
Four conference papers, based on our final-year Logistics and Supply Chain Management Applied Projects, were also presented at ICLT 2016. They were: Improving and Optimising Spare Parts Inventory Management by Ms Heidi Ng (Class of 2015) and associate Dr Tony Halim; Managing Stockout and Overstock of Imported Grocery Products in a Supermarket Chain by Mr Lau Kiat Hong (Class of 2015), Assoc Prof Tan Yan Weng, and former UniSIM faculty Dr Jenson Goh; Reducing Excess Inventory in a High-Mix-Volume Manufacturing Setting by Ms Liu Huiting (Class of 2014) and associate Mr Dion Chan, our Logistics and Supply Chain Management lecturer Dr Tay Huay Ling and Assoc Prof Tan Yan Weng; and student Ms Chan Wei Yee's Demand Forecasting for Spare Parts – a Perspective from the Marine Port Industry, which was presented by her project supervisor and our associate Mr Goh Shao Huang.
MOU signatories (seated, from left): Associate Professor Ruth Banomyong, Chairman, VCML; Associate Professor Lee Pui Mun, SBIZ Dean; and Mr Tran Chi Dung, Executive Director, VLI; with the witnesses (standing, from left): Associate Professor Apichat Sopadang, Vice Chairman, VCML; Professor Tsui Kai Chong, Provost of UniSIM; and Ms Nguyet Huynh, Training Manager, VLI.