Visit by Malayan Flour Mills Bhd

UTAR received visitors from Malayan Flour Mills Bhd (MFM) on 3 August 2023 at Sungai Long Campus. The aim of the visit was to discuss the arrangement of workshops and training sessions for MFM employees on logistics and supply chain management, joint research projects, recruitment of alumni, fresh graduates and interns, and other possible collaborations.

The visitors from MFM consisted of Executive Deputy Chairman and Managing Director Mr Teh Wee Chye, Executive Director of Dindings Tyson Mr Wong Kok Wai, Chief Financial Officer Mr Alan Yau, General Manager of Corporate Affairs Ms Carol Chan, General Manager of Group Engineering Services & Projects Mr Beh Men Huat, General Manager of Plant Operations Mr Ong Chai Kin, General Manager of Poultry Integration Mr Yastika Putu, General Manager of Aquaculture Mr Lee Low, Deputy General Manager of Production Management (Flour) Mr Yong Yee Wan, General Manager of Upstream Commercial Mr Hideki Oya, General Manager of Supply Chain Mr Chandra Segaran, Deputy General Manager of MIS Ms Anne Koay, Deputy General Manager of Commercial Mr Tan Woon Chai, Senior Marketing Manager Mr Warren Chan, Senior Financial Planning & Analysis Manager Mr Lim Chee Hau, Manager of Plant Operations Mr Dennis Kok, Deputy General Manager of Group Human Resources Mr Samuel Lum, Senior General Manager of Purchasing Mr Chua Kiat Hwa, Assistant Manager of Financial Planning  Analysis Mr Ng Xian Neng, and Personal Assistant Ms Ashley Liew.

They were welcomed by UTAR President Ir Prof Dato’ Dr Ewe Hong Tat, Dean of Faculty of Business and Finance Assoc Prof Dr Au Yong Hui Nee, Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science (LKC FES) Deputy Dean for Academic Development and Undergraduate Programmes Assoc Prof Ir Dr Gobi Vetharatnam, Director of Division of Community and International Networking (DCInterNet) Assoc Prof Dr Lai Soon Onn, Director of Institute of Postgraduate Studies and Research  Assoc Prof  Dr Yong Thian Khok, Director of Centre for Corporate and Community Development (CCCD) Ms Lim Guat Yen, Head of Mechanical and Material Engineering Department Assoc Prof Ts Dr Yeo Wei Hong, Chairperson of Centre for Photonics and Advanced Materials Research  Assoc Prof Dr Steven Lim, Chairperson of Centre for Sustainable Mobility Technologies  Assoc Prof Ir Ts Dr Bernard Saw Lip Huat, Faculty of Accountancy and Management academic Dr Foo Meow Yee; LKC FES academics Dr Kwan Ban Hoe, Dr Low Jen Hahn, Dr Wong Hong Mun, and Ir Ts Dr Tham Mau Luen; Faculty of Engineering and Green Technology (FEGT) academics Ir Ts Dr Toh Pey Yi and Dr Leong Sim Siong; Department of Alumni Relations and Placement ( DARP) staff Ms Catherine Jok Wan, CCCD staff Ms Sakunthala Kalingan, and DCInterNet staff Ms Liu Dan.

Also joining the discussion from Kampar Campus via video conference were Faculty of Science (FSc) Deputy Dean for R&D and Postgraduate Programmes Dr Phoon Lee Quen, Head of Entrepreneurship and Supply Chain Management Department Dr Ng Yin Kuan, Head of DARP Ms Tan Cheng Wah, Head of Master in Data Management and Analytics and Postgraduate Diploma in Data Management and Analytics Programme Dr Aun Yichiet, FSc academic Ts Dr Teoh Chaiw Yee and CCCD Head of Corporate and Community Training Mohd Faizul bin Ahmad.

The discussion started with a warm welcome by Prof Dato’ Ewe, who mentioned that this was the third time meeting with MFM. Mr Teh, in his speech, said that both MFM and UTAR had been working together internally since their last meeting. While sharing the background of MFM, he also highlighted the problems they faced and discussed with UTAR fellow members about finding the best solution.

The discussion between Prof Dato’ Ewe and Mr Teh

The discussion continued with Ms Lim conducting a presentation on supply chain workshops and training. She explained the roles and functions of CCCD, its objectives, services offered and also some focus areas during the discussion. Dr Au Yong, on the other hand, shared the logistics and supply chain management courses and its breakdown.

Ms Lim explaining the roles and functions of CCCD

Assoc Prof Dr Au Yong explaining logistics and supply chain management courses

Moving on, there was a presentation on MFM research projects by their respective leads which included projects like materials science and engineering, sludge drying system & foul smell reduction, secondary wastewater treatment by microalgae for biomass production, cost to serve or route-to-market, and demand planning. The discussion then continued with the recruitment of alumni, fresh graduates, and interns, and potential areas of research collaboration. The meeting ended with a group photo.

Front row seated from far left: Ms Lim, Ms Carol Chan, Mr Alan Yau, Mr Wong, Mr Teh, Prof Dato’ Ewe, Dr Au, Mr Yastika, Mr Beh and Dr Yong

Second row from far left: Dr Toh, Ms Catherine Jok, Mr Chandra, Mr Tan, Mr Warren Chan, Dr Gobi, Dr Steven Lim, Dr Kwan, Dr Tham, Ms Anne Koay, Mr Hideki Oya, Mr Dennis Kok, and Dr Foo

Last row from far left: Dr Leong, Mr Samuel Lum, Mr Yong, Dr Wong, Dr Bernard, Dr Yeo, Mr Ong, Mr Lim, and Mr Ng

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