To support the Malaysian government’s initiative in creating more entrepreneurs and also to increase knowledge among the B-40, the Institute of Management & Halal Science (IHALALMAS), Faculty of Business and Management (FBM), Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia collaborated with NNN Technical Resources to run six training sessions on Halal Supply Chain for Industry. B-40 refers to the bottom 40 % of the low-income households in the country.
This program was awarded the HRDFGENERATOR Fund (National Economic Regeneration Plan) from the Ministry of Human Resources (MOH), Malaysia. The training took place from October to December 2020 and was conducted in six zones such as Kuala Lumpur, Melaka, Perak, Kelantan, Terengganu and Penang.
The first five-day training, days was conducted in October 2020 at the Sime Darby Convention Center (SDCC), Bukit Kiara Kuala Lumpur. A total of 60 participants from various background participated in this program.
Three qualified instructors and experts in the field of Halal logistics, Dr Harlina Suzana Jaafar, Halal warehousing, Dr Emi Normalina Omar and Halal Retailing, Assoc Prof Dr Anizah Zainuddin, were assigned to complete this training.
This training program is important due to the fact that it is a field that has not been explored among Bumiputera. Therefore, this training aimed to provide exposure and impart knowledge on the opportunities available in the halal logistics business as a potential source of business and income, especially in the field of transportation, warehousing/storage, and retail business.
Participants were also taught about the importance of certification as well as Shariah compliance implementation procedures, which emphasized the critical point of halal control in the logistics process along the supply chain as outlined in the Halal Guarantee Management System, guidelines by the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (JAKIM), Prime Minister’s Department.