On“Integrating Supply Chain Management Practices to Improve Competitiveness of SMEs(ICISCM 2022)
June 27, 2022
In the context of Malaysian business environment, SMEs are expected to play an important role in developing the value chain but local SMEs are faced with tremendous challenges in view of environmental uncertainties in order to enhance their competitiveness and be on track to fulfill that expectation. To be able to rise above the challenges brought on by changes and uncertainties, a firm has to be operationally effective in which case supply chain management is considered the most popular operations strategy for improving organizational competitiveness (Gunasekaran, Lai & Cheng, 2008).
The government of Malaysia’s SME Masterplan set to achieve, by 2020, 41% GDP contribution, 23% share of exports and 65% contribution in employment. SMEs play a significant role in the country’s growth as it makes up for 97.2% of total registered businesses. In this context, the government recognized that leveraging on SMEs is critical for Malaysia’s transition into a high-income economy and developed country status. The SME Masterplan vision is to create globally competitive SMEs across all sectors.
However, based on recent data released by Department of Statistics of Malaysia (DOSM) on the SMEs’ Performance 2020, SMEs’ GDP registered a -7.3% which is lower than Malaysia’s GDP of -5.6%, whilst, the targeted and actual contribution from SMEs can be seen from the table as follows:
Targeted & Actual SMEs’ Contribution in 2020
As seen from the data, Malaysia currently is not on track to fulfil the expectations of the SME Masterplan and deliver the growth required to achieve high income and developed country status. This is further reiterated by Bank Islam Malaysia Bhd. Chief Economist Dr. Mohd Afzanizam Abdul Rashid that taking into account the practicality, limitations and challenges, it would be hard for the SMEs’ GDP contribution to achieve 41% (The Malaysian Reserve, 2020).
Under conditions of uncertainty, the ability to respond swiftly to changes or disruptions particularly in supply chains would have a favorable effect on companies’ operations and competitiveness. From the practitioners’ perspective, implementing strategies to better manage the supply chain would create an edge over rivals in coping with the changing demands and supply volatility. The purpose of this conference is to verify the findings of researchers on SMEs in Malaysia that advocates the adoption of supply chain management practices that enhance flexibility and improve competitiveness.
- To identify appropriate supply chain management practices for SMEs.
- To advocate the adoption of supply chain management practices to improve flexibility and competitiveness of SMEs.
- To provide a platform for practitioners and academics to exchange ideas and derive lessons from each other’s experiences.
Integrating Supply Chain Management Practices to Improve Competitiveness of SMEs
- Strategic management and firm performance
- Supply chain management and competitiveness
- Sourcing and procurement practices of SMEs
We invite academicians, researchers, policy makers and practitioners to submit research papers relevant to the tracks of the e Conference.
Full Paper Due
Early Bird Registration Closes
Until – June 10, 2022
Until – July 10, 2022
By: May 31, 2022
July 12, 2022
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Standard template for the PPT for the oral presentation will be send upon completion of the registration and Each Presenter will be allocated 20 minutes for Presentation with Q&A.
Abstract: Maximum 250-300 words with 4 Key Words.
Title of Paper should be in 12 Points and Bold in Times New Roman
Headings: 12 Points
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Author Name and Affiliation should be in 10 Points and Bold
Text of the Manuscript: 11 Points
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References must be present. Papers without references will not be reviewed. Please use APA Referencing Style.
Length of full paper is limited to 10 Pages. There can be a Maximum of four Authors per paper.
27 July 2022
Strategic management and firm performance
2 pm – 3 pm
27 July 2022
Supply chain management and competitiveness
3 pm – 4.30 pm
27 July 2022
Sourcing and procurement practices of SMEs
4.30 pm – 5.30 pm
*Malaysian Standard Time
Paper Presenter (Early Bird US$45 (RM 180) Normal US$60 (RM240). FREE Registration for Key Note Speaker and Attendees
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Binary University Sdn Bhd
10, Jalan Kenari Satu, Bandar Puchong Jaya, 47100 Selangor, Malaysia
All the paper presenters, participants, key note speaker and strategic partners will be provided with Digital Certificate from The Centre of Advancement of Management at Binary University.
The Centre for Advancement of Management (CAM) at Binary University is organizing
the International e Conference entitled Integrating Supply Chain Management Practices to Improve Competitiveness of SMEs
All the full papers submitted in this International e Conference will be published in a e Conference Proceedings from Binary University and with further scope to publish* these papers in Scopus and ERA indexed journals.
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Please note that the papers published will reflect co –authorship with Binary Academics with expertise in the relevant fields who will contribute to content enhancement of published papers.