Saturday, January 31, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
Having received a news about Intel Corp...
The world's biggest computer chip maker, announced plans on Wednesday to close facilities in Malaysia, the Philippines and the United States?
This would affect more than 5,000 employees worldwide.
But, according to the news, not all employees would have to leave Intel, as some may be offered positions at other facilities.
In a manner corresponding, two assembly test facilities in Penang, Malaysia and one in Cavite, Philippines, additionally the wafer production facilities in Santa Clara and Hillsboro, Oregon would be closed down.
The closures, will take place between now and the end of 2009.
A spokesman mentioned the moves are to "align its manufacturing capacity to current market conditions"...!?
A particular degree to which, the logistics and transportation sectors especially the airfreight and warehousing acted as distribution hub, may be affected in terms of cargo inducement.
Hopefully, Intel Corp could revise the decision or preferably the news are not truth...
Source: Washington (AFP)
Monday, January 19, 2009
3. Penang Economic Report 2008 - Year End Review and Outlook For 2009 (Part II)
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Effective 15 April 2004, Army officers/warrant officers in any branch/specialty that have been awarded the designation CPL by SOLE - The International Society of Logistics (SOLE) are authorized to add their CPL certification to their Officer Record Brief (ORB) and Official Military Personnel Folder (OMPF). This change to AR 600-8-104 (Military Personnel Information Management/Records) authorizes the inclusion of the CPL certificate in the OMPF.
ECBL is an independent body consisting of member countries who voluntarily agree to share the Standards of Competence for Logistics and adhere to common levels of quality assurance procedures.
The European Certification Board for Logistics (ECBL) is the custodian of the Standards, and is responsible for updating the Standards as and when required.
The said Certified Professional Logistician (CPL) was launched by the Transport and Logistics Centre of Australia (TALC), that TALC grew out as a Commonwealth and NSW Government initiative aimed at building capability in the Transport and Logistics (T&L) industry, including road, rail, maritime, aviation and logistics. TALC, together with five industry or professional organizations ie. The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Australia (CILT-A), Supply Chain Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA), Logistics Association of Australia (LAA), Australian Institute of Traffic Planning and Management (AITPM) and Australasian Production & Inventory Control Society (APICS), form the panel of CPL certification council, which is known as Transport & Logistics Certification Council of Australia (TLCC, Australia).
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Logistics or its related branches of the supply chain system, have been classified as indispensable in the international trade and economic growth and/or in making the globalization possible for a developed or developing country, such as Malaysia.
Henceforth, the blogger is very much in great desire to witness the increasing number of professional logisticians or FCILT or CMILT or CPL in Malaysia, regardless of conferment or certification by Australia, Singapore, China, Canada, United States, Europe or others. Of course it can be further enhanced with the effort, co-operation and support from the governments (local, state and federal) and professional bodies (local, regional and international) . The Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (CILT) is one of them internationally.
The CILT (UK) actively promotes "Humanitarian Logistics", too.
Serving the country through the professionalism of logisticians!
Friday, January 2, 2009
TS Lines starts calling the port of Penang.
The Welcoming Party, organized by Penang Port Sdn Bhd (PPSB), for the new service, namely China-Middle East-Express Service (CME) of TS Lines at Penang, was held on 2 January 2009 (Friday), at 1500 hours.
Picture (1) – Plaque Giving Ceremony by PPSB to MV TS Qingdao, represented by Capt Wojciech Witold Nowicki and accompanied by the Port Agent - Sea Intergrated Services (SIS) and the Marketing Agent – Ben Line Agencies (BLA) of TS Lines in Penang:-
Picture (2) – The terminal operator PPSB, represented by Mr Obaid B. Hj Mansor (General Manager - Container) and the Port Agent of TS Lines, represented by Mr Chang Kah Loon (Regional Manager, SIS
Pictured (from left): Mr Chang Kah Loon (Regional Manager, SIS
TS Lines was established by Mr T. S. Chen in early 2000, primarily as an Inter-Asia Container Carrier with a full service range within North, South Asia, the Far East,