Associate Professor Dr Lai Ving-Kam is the Head of Programme of Logistics and Supply Chain
Management in Berjaya University College of Hospitality, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Also the CEO of
International Supply Chain Education Alliance of USA (ISCEA) in Malaysia, Dr Lai is the Associate
Editor and Advisory Board member for International Supply Chain Technology Journal (ISCTJ) the USA.
An active columnist for three (3) professional and industry supply chain and logistics magazines in
India, he is a researcher and consultant to APEC and Office of Prime Minister Malaysia. He held
several council memberships in some Malaysia government bodies. Also a management trainer and consultant to Malaysian government-linked companies and other world-class private enterprises. With 45 years+ of cross-border full P/L global management responsibility in 24 countries in America, Europe and Asia, Dr. VK Lai worked for several global business leaders. They were GE USA, Thomson France, Haier China, CCT Group HK, Tristate Group HK, Grande Group (HK), KPMG (AP), National Semiconductors (USA), and Lion Group (Malaysia) in various industrial sectors and top management capacities. Dr. Lai has instrumented the 1993 Malaysian Foreign labour bill and 8 successful petitions of GSP-CNL (Competitive Need Limit) from the USA government on behalf of Malaysia government and the Malaysian Electrical and Electronics sectors. He led global teams in design and development of over 3500 electronics and non-electronics products for global brand names.
Dr Lai has a PhD in Transportation and Logistics from Malaysia University of Science and Technology a programme collaborated with MIT USA and MBA from Henley Business School United Kingdom. He is also a fellow member of Association of International Accountants, United Kingdom and active members of many Industrial and Professional associations and interest groups. A Google Scholar, he has authored numerous journal articles, conference proceedings, very active regional and international conference speakers and panellist in Supply Chain and Logistics. He has also designed and developed university courses and programmes for both post and undergraduate degrees for 4 international and Malaysia universities.
Founded in Dubai/UAE, SCLG is a membership driven industry business group with 200+ corporate members. SCLG is expanding internationally to continuously enhance its global foot-print.
Managing supply chain and logistics more effectively shall contribute to positive growth of economy in range of 3% to 5% (GDP terms).
Impact of climate change on managing supply chain should be on agenda of all supply chain professionals.
Oil and Gas industry should enlarge its theme to manage supply chains of larger energy domain.
Reduction in current level of wastage in food supply chain shall help mitigate poverty.
Managing Fresh water supply chain needs attention of all.
Sophisticated demand forecast and planning for sure helps improve efficiency of supply chain.
Breakbulk Middle East , Abu Dhabi, UAE 06th -07th February 2018
CILT ASEAN Forum , Dorsett Grand Subang, Selangor, Malaysia 26th -28th January 2018
Middle East Rail 2018 , DUBAI INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION & EXHIBITION CENTRE 12th -13th January 2018
Asia Pacific Maritime , Marina Bay Sands, Singapore Hall A, B, C, D, E & F 14th -16th January 2018
Last Mile Fulfilment Asia 2018 , Singapore 15th -16th March 2018
IOT Asia 2018 , Singapore Expo 21st -22nd March 2018
Breakbulk China , Shanghai, China 26th -29th March 2018
Blockchain West , Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel, San Francisco 27th -28th March 2018
19th Intermodal Africa , Lunamar Hotel, Beira, Mozambique 27th -29th March 2018
Procurement Middle East Conference 2018 , Kingdom of Bahrain 08th -10th April 2018
Seamless Middle East 2018 , Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre 15th -16th April 2018
6th MED Ports 2018 , Grand Hotel Palazzo, Livorno, Italy 17th -19th April 2018
7th Black Sea Ports and Shipping 2018 , International Hotel Casino & Tower Suites, Varna, Bulgaria 08th -12th May 2018
8th India Warehousing Show 2018 , Hall 8 to 12, Pragati Maidan, New Dehli 21st -23rd June 2018
16th ASEAN Ports & Shipping 2018 , Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel, Johor, Malaysia 03rd -05th July 2018
2nd LAST MILE ASEAN Conference & Expo , BITEC, Bangkok 20th -21st September 2018
2nd Baltic Ports & Shipping 2018 , Radisson Blu Latvija Conference & Spa Hotel, Riga, Latvia 25th -27th September 2018
15th Trans Middle East 2018 , Intercontinental Aqaba Resort, Jordan 23rd -25th October 2018
20th Intermodal Africa 2018 , Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra, Ghana 27th -29th November 2018
Asia Warehousing Show 2018 , BITEC, Bangna Bangkok, Thailand 07th -08th March 2018