On 14 October 2013, SIM University (UniSIM) renewed its partnership with the Singapore Logistics Association (SLA) with the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) by Associate Professor Lee Pui Mun, Dean of UniSIM's School of Business; and Mr Thomas Sim, First Deputy Chairman of SLA. The signing ceremony was held at the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre as part of the Young Logistics Professionals Forum which was organised by the SLA and attended by over 400 logistics students and industry professionals. Under the MOU, UniSIM and SLA will continue to work together for the next five years to train, groom and retain talent in the logistics and supply chain industry through UniSIM’s Bachelor of Science in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (BLSCM) programme.
Reaffirming the close working relationship between the two parties, a UniSIM-SLA book titled Managing Logistics and Supply Chain Challenges: Singapore Insights and Perspectives, was launched at the Forum. Nearly two years in the making, this book comprises 23 chapters contributed by 38 industry practitioners and academics, and features a compilation of real-life case studies, providing readers with an in-depth understanding of the challenges in the logistics industry and the innovative solutions that have been developed. The book editors are Associate Professor Tan Yan Weng, Head of the BLSCM programme; Mr Sim and Dr Robert de Souza, Executive Director of The Logistics Institute - Asia Pacific at the National University of Singapore.
(From left) Mr Thomas Sim; Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, Parliamentary Secretary for Transport and Health (Guest-of-honour at the Forum); and Associate Professor Lee Pui Mun launching the book with the symbolic push of a button.