PANEL: Building a Resilient Digital Workforce: Overcoming the Challenge of Foreign Labour Dependence in the Supply Chain

PANEL: Building a Resilient Digital Workforce: Overcoming the Challenge of Foreign Labour Dependence in the Supply Chain

Day: Malaysia Day 1 - 2023
Start Time: 11:30
End Time: 12:15
Format: Panel Interactive Session


Synopsis

The panel discussion on “Building a Resilient Digital Workforce: Overcoming the Challenge of Foreign Labour Dependence in the Supply Chain” aims to shed light on the critical issue of foreign labor dependence in the logistics and supply chain industry and explore innovative strategies for developing a resilient digital workforce.

In recent years, Malaysia’s logistics and supply chain sector has relied heavily on foreign labour to meet operational demands. However, this dependency poses significant challenges, including legal and regulatory complexities, labour market fluctuations, and geopolitical uncertainties. To mitigate these challenges and build a sustainable future, industry leaders, policymakers, and experts must collaboratively explore alternative solutions. This panel will discuss the dependence on foreign labour in Malaysia’s logistics industry and explore emerging technologies to create a robust digital workforce. They will also discuss the importance of effective policy frameworks, reskilling and upskilling initiatives, and collaborative partnerships within the industry ecosystem.

SPEAKERS & PANELISTS

Speakers and panelists for this session are as follows:

Ts. Jonas Jeyaraj Anthony – Executive Director of Corporate Management, Manufacturing and Quality (Rtd) and Chairman of Manufacturing Human Resource Development, Panasonic Group Malaysia
Stephanie Krishnan – Associate Vice President, Manufacturing, Retail, and Energy Insights, IDC Asia/Pacific
Inbarajan DMarimuthu – Chief Supply Chain Officer, Hanuman Beverages
Dr Raymon Krishnan – President, The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society
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