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 Mr. Lim’s leadership, the organization grew and 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, there was a bombing taking place. 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 are moved to Singapore and all 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 organization then went full speed ahead with the goal of becoming the community of choice for the next 2 years. In 2012, SCA, which was previously ran singlehandedly by Mr. Lim, started forming a full-time team. By the end of 2012, the company had 7 employees and a part-time supporting editorial team, each covering different aspects of SCA and play different roles in supporting the president.
Besides the formation of the new team, the company officially took over the publication of the 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 January 2013, SCA publishes its first ever issue of the Supply Chain Asia Magazine with new outlooks and directions.
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.
On January 24th 2013, the company has officially inducted its Board of Advisors consisting of many senior executives from huge global firms. The company has also formed a Shippers’ Council consisting of shippers across industries to facilitate more focused discussions on critical issues and challenges faced.
The year 2013 is an exciting year for Supply Chain Asia as this is the year that will determine the success or failure of the company’s new direction. Members of the community are keeping their eyes on SCA to see what else the company has in store for them and veterans of the industry claimed that are looking at a community that has potential to be a stronger and more recognised one.
Supply Chain Asia is a non-profit professional body that aims to bring professionals from within the logistics and supply chain industry together for sharing of knowledge, learning from one another and creating opportunities for collaborations.
The 3 main focus of the company are connecting people from various sectors of the industry, encouraging communication amongst professionals and creating opportunities for collaborations. The 4 main pillars of the organizations include memberships, events, academy and publication.
SCA holds various events annually to provide networking and learning opportunities for the community. Supply Chain Asia also provides training courses in the area of logistics and supply chain management, equipping attendees with skills that are applicable to the real working scenarios in the industry. As for membership, the company aims to serve its members to the best of its ability by providing them with truly beneficial benefits. SCA also publishes its own magazine.