About Supply Chain Asia
Supply Chain Asia is a not-for-profit professional body that aims to bring professionals from within the logistics and supply chain industry together to share knowledge, learn from one another and create opportunities for collaborations.
The three main focus of SCA are connecting people from various sectors of the industry, encouraging communication amongst professionals and creating opportunities for collaborations. The four main pillars of the organisations are memberships, events, academy and publication.
SCA holds various events annually to provide networking and learning opportunities for the community. The organisation also provides training courses in the area of logistics and SCM, equipping attendees with skills that are applicable to the real working scenarios in the industry. As for membership, SCA aims to develop a close-knit community that continues to better itself by leveraging on SCA’s platform and services.
SCA has its own bi-monthly print publication – the Supply Chain Asia Magazine – which is also available in digital copy. During non-print months, SCA publishes digiMag Industry Report, aimed at providing professionals in the industry with up-to-date news through fun infographics and images.
Supply Chain Asia Background and Milestone
Mr Paul Lim established Supply Chain Asia (SCA) in 2005 with the vision of building a strong and well-connected community for the growing supply chain and logistics industry. Under Paul’s leadership, the organisation has since gained widespread recognition by professionals from both within and outside of the industry over the years.
SCA’s first ever event was held in March 2006 at Bangkok, Thailand. During the day of the event, there were demonstrations on the streets of Bangkok to outstate the prime minister at that time. On the January of the following year, SCA returned to Bangkok for its second event. This time, a bombing incident took place in the city. Both events have proved that holding events overseas is a huge challenge for SCA due to the unstable political climates that result in unpredictable situations. Hence, events were moved to Singapore and most major SCA events have been held in Singapore since then. In 2011, it attained its not-for-profit status with the support of many government agencies, such as the Economic Development Board (EDB).
The not-for-profit organisation then went full speed ahead with the goal of becoming the community of choice for the next two years. In 2012, SCA, which was previously ran single-handedly by Paul, started forming a full-time team. By the end of 2012, the organisation had seven employees and a part-time supporting editorial team, each covering different aspects of SCA and playing different roles in supporting the president.
In addition to the formation of a new team, the organisation officially took over the publication of Supply Chain Asia Magazine in December 2012. The magazine was established by Mr Frank Paul and Mr Turloch Mooney in 2006 and operated as a separate entity from SCA.
In the same year (2012), with the support of the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA), SCA launched its very own SC Asia mobile application. This is another big leap forward for SCA as members are now able to view e-copies of the magazine on their smartphones as well as access our portal contents through a comprehensive and user-friendly platform.
In January 2013, SCA published its first ever issue of the Supply Chain Asia Magazine with a new outlook and direction.
On January 24th 2013, SCA officially inducted its Board of Advisors consisting of many senior executives from huge global firms. The organisation has also formed The Shippers’ Council consisting of shippers across industries to facilitate more focused discussions on the critical issues and challenges faced. The year is an exciting year for Supply Chain Asia as it will determine the success or failure of the organisation’s new direction. Members of the community are keeping their eyes on SCA to see what else the organisation has in store for the industry.