On 28 June 2015, SIM University (UniSIM) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Hong Kong Logistics Association (HKLA) – the first non-profit professional organisation in Hong Kong to focus on logistics and supply chain management.
This partnership will benefit students from UniSIM's Logistics and Supply Chain Management programme – offered through its School of Business – and Hong Kong universities as UniSIM and HKLA commit to collaborate in providing opportunities for them to take part in logistics training programmes and activities in Asia. The scope of the alliance includes organising relevant training programmes and activities for students.
The MOU formalises the close working relationship between UniSIM and HKLA which started in 2013 with a joint training programme in Singapore for both UniSIM and Hong Kong universities' students. HKLA is the second overseas training programme partner – after Bhutan's Royal Institute of Management – to officially sign on to support UniSIM's Logistics and Supply Chain Management programme. The Singapore Logistics Association is also working with UniSIM's School of Business on this programme as the curriculum and talent development partner.
The agreement was signed by Associate Professor Lee Pui Mun, Dean of UniSIM's School of Business; and Ir Dr Owen Yue, Secretary General of HKLA, at a ceremony held at Eastern International University, Binh Duong, Vietnam, during the 2015 Vietnam Exchange Training Programme.
(From left) Signatories of the MOU Ir Dr Owen Yue and Associate Professor Lee Pui Mun.
Held from June 26 to July 1, the Vietnam programme saw students from China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Vietnam participate in training workshops and visit four organisations – Datalogic Scanning facility, Coats Phong Phu Ltd, Cat Lai Port of Saigon Newport and DHL Supply Chain Distribution Centre – to study their logistics operations. The programme culminated in a case study competition on Indo-Trans Keppel Logistics Co Ltd with participants visiting the facility to examine issues related to warehousing, inventory and transport, and presenting their findings to a judging panel. This competition saw participants working within a cross-cultural environment as each team comprised members of at least two different nationalities.
Participants at the Datalogic Scanning facility located in the Saigon High Tech Park.
Participants at the DHL Supply Chain Distribution Centre in Binh Duong.
Double wefie with participants during the celebration lunch after the awards ceremony of the case study competition.
* On 17 March 2017, SIM University (UniSIM) was renamed Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) as part of its re-structuring to become a Singapore autonomous university.