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.
7th Black Sea Ports and Shipping 2018 , International Hotel Casino & Tower Suites, Varna, Bulgaria 08th -12th May 2018
Inflection Summit, Awards 2018 - Digital Manufacturing Supply Chain , Delhi, NCR 12th September 2018
IOT World Asia , Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 18th -20th September 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
4th China International Internet & E-commerce Expo , Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center 11th -13th October 2018
East Africa Utlities Expo , Kenyatta International Convention Center Nairobi, Kenya 25th -27th September 2018
3rd Annual Saudi Freight & Logistics 2018 , Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 22nd -23rd October 2018
15th Trans Middle East 2018 , Intercontinental Aqaba Resort, Jordan 23rd -25th October 2018
Procurement 4.0 , Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit, Thailand 24th -25th October 2018
2nd Annual Modern Warehousing , Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit, Thailand 24th -25th October 2018
4th Annual Fleet Management , Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit, Thailand 24th -25th October 2018
UAE-INDIA Economic Forum , Dubai, UAE 24th -25th October 2018
Global Illicit Trade , Abu Dhabi 30th October 2018
FoodEx Saudi 2018 , Jeddah Centre For Forums And Events Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 12th -15th November 2018
7th Annual Supply Chain Innovation Summit 2018 Asia Pacific , Singapore 15th -16th November 2018
20th Intermodal Africa 2018 , Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra, Ghana 27th -29th November 2018
Refining & Petrochemicals World China 2018 , Beijing, China 05th -07th November 2018
Refining & Petrochemicals World Thailand 2019 , Bangkok, Thailand 23rd -24th January 2019