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.
IATA World Cargo Symposium , Istanbul, Turkey 12th -14th October 2021
World Breakbulk Expo , Shanghai, China 12th -13th October 2021
China (Shenzhen) International Logistics and Supply Chain Fair (CILF) , Shenzhen, China 23rd -25th September 2021
Seamless Middle East , Dubai World Trade Centre 29th -30th September 2021
43rd Annual SAPICS Virtual Conference , Online 24th -26th August 2021
3rd Virtual Retail Supply Chain ExCon , Online 22nd -23rd July 2021
ProcureCon Asia , Online 13th -15th July 2021
Global SC&Pro Influence Summit , Shanghai, China 20th -21st May 2021
Home Delivery Mena 2021 , Online 23rd March 2021
Pro Con Online Forum , Online 16th -17th March 2021