- Operationalize US-M’sia Memorandum of Cooperation on semicon provide chain
- Trade-Academia hyperlink to upskill 30k Malaysians on provide chain automation
Within the presence of the Malaysian Funding Improvement Authority (MIDA) and Microsoft Malaysia, Silicon-Valley-based Seeloz Inc signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Collaborative Analysis in Engineering, Science and Know-how Centre (CREST) to launch Empower Malaysia, a nationwide initiative to spice up resilience inside main worth chains in Malaysia by way of AI-Pushed Provide Chain Automation.
The initiative enjoys the total help of MIDA in collaboration with the American Malaysian Chamber of Commerce (AMCham) and main tutorial establishments in Malaysia together with Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), College of Malaya (UM), Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), and College Malaysia of Laptop Science and Engineering (UniMY).
Empower Malaysia might be centered round two key aims:
- Upskill 30,000 Malaysian expertise in AI and AI-Pushed Provide Chain Automation.
- Increase the resilience of key worth chains throughout the Malaysian economic system by way of AI-driven provide chain automation. This covers each nationwide infrastructure worth chains similar to vitality and utilities and main manufacturing sectors in Malaysia together with automotive, Electrical & Electronics (E&E), palm oil, medical units and medical provides.
“Empower Malaysia is a definitive step ahead for Malaysian producers, introducing a complete platform that spearheads provide chain transformation with out neglecting the necessity for an accompanying wave of aggressive expertise improvement,” stated Jaffri Ibrahim, CEO of CREST. “In step with our aspirations underneath Malaysia’s Digital Economic system Blueprint and AIRmap, we hope to additional propel collaboration between the taking part know-how suppliers and tutorial institutes to regularly localize this know-how and attain a degree the place our manufacturing industries and enterprises are reworked in the direction of success in each the regional and international economic system by way of applied sciences predominantly developed by Malaysian expertise.”
Aimed toward enabling Malaysia to leapfrog regional competitors, Empower Malaysia will revamp the nation’s means to draw beforehand untapped overseas direct investments within the manufacturing sector.
“Malaysia is well-positioned to change into one of many main manufacturing hubs globally. In a post-pandemic world the place international worth chains are being redefined to optimize multinational, and regional producers’ means to deal with skyrocketing logistics prices and provide chain disruptions, we’re proud to accomplice with the Authorities of Malaysia and key stakeholders throughout each business and academia to place the nation because the regional hub for autonomous provide chains and Lights-Out manufacturing,” stated Amir Razelan, co-founder and COO, Seeloz.
“By means of upskilling Malaysian provide chain operators in Provide Chain Automation and aligning main tutorial establishments to collaborate with Seeloz to additional advance its Autonomous Necessities Planning (ARP) know-how, Empower Malaysia would be the start line for us to raise Malaysia to changing into a worldwide chief in end-to-end provide chain resilience,” Amir provides.
One of many key aims underneath Empower Malaysia is the formation of a complete ecosystem that may operationalize the Memorandum of Cooperation on semiconductor provide chain resilience that was signed between Malaysia and the US in Could 2022.
“The manufacturing sector is among the key contributors to Malaysia’s GDP and it’s essential to establish key technological developments in addition to upskill abilities that may assist construct resilience throughout the sector. We welcome Empower Malaysia because it aligns with our present collaboration with Seeloz to help Malaysia’s digital ambitions,” stated Lim Bee Wah, Common Supervisor, Small, Medium & Company Group, Microsoft Malaysia.
“Malaysia is a perfect location for business gamers trying to newly introduce or ramp up their capability on this a part of the world. Due to this fact, Empower Malaysia showcases an essential collaboration mannequin spearheaded by the personal sector. In step with the speedy evolution of the worldwide economic system, the subsequent frontier for business gamers is to develop the combination of apparatus, programs and networks inside their enterprise areas, particularly their manufacturing vegetation to additional join with suppliers, clients and broader enterprise communities,” stated Arham Abdul Rahman, MIDA CEO.