Manage business resiliency (9)
The Edge Malaysia, October 7, 2019 - Learning from mistakes
Companies usually expand oversea after first securing a relatively strong presence in the local market. But this was not the case for personalised photo book service provider Photobook Worldwide.
Aug 12, 2019, The Edge Malaysia - Fast Retailing employs technology in its sustainability drive
With ethical fashion becoming increasingly in vogue, fast fashion players have publicly announced labour and environmental standards and targets for themselves. The world's third largest apparel manufacturer and retailer by sales, Fast Retailing Co Ltd, will not be left out.
Aug 12, 2019, The Edge Malaysia - Make the most of SilTerra, SMEs told
Malaysian companies that want to create connected, intelligent and portable devices should approach SilTerra Malaysia Sdn Bhd, said CEO and executive director Firdaus Abdullah at The Edge SME Forum 2019. He was presenting on the topic, "Transformation on a (shoestring) budget".
July 1, 2019 - The Edge Malaysia - Building a culture of resilience in oil and gas
It has been an unquestionably turbulent decade for oil and gas (O&G), with startling price swings, changing government policy and shifting political landscapes in major producing nations. So how do operators react to an environment where votality may be the only constant?
Effective Process Flow Leads to High Quality 3D Animation
From their research, the creative staff determinedthat producing 3D animation involves nine distinctprocesses namely script writing, concept art,storyboard, audio recording, modelling, animation,simulation, rendering, and compositing. It took the team eight months to come up with the workflow chart and SOP for each of these. Unlike other animation houses, LCP now has a production pipeline; a documentation structure to bring the creative process from conceptualisation to the final product. This process-centric production template ensures that the company would not be overly dependent on any single artist to produce the company’s animation.
UPIN & IPIN Malaysia’s Tourism Icon
“The focus on rural lifestyle and rustic ambience has moulded Upin & Ipin into endearing characters that are unique and different from the existing generic cartoon programmes. This uniqueness has not only endeared the series to its global audience, but also has promoted Malaysia as a ‘must visit’ tourist attraction.” “To make animation, you must have a process flow, a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), and a training module to bring new talents in and train them. The studio must have a production pipeline to enable it to operate just like any other factory.” Haji Burhanuddin Md Radzi Founder, Managing Director, Les΄ Copaque Production Sdn. Bhd.
Changing with Modern Times: The CAL-Centric Transformation
“We had to do something to increase our visitors’ count and change people’s perception of this place and rebranding the theme park required numerous initiatives and our staff highest commitment. Nevertheless, the rebranding strategy paid off and we managed to attract a huge number of visitors afterward, with an increase of 200% visitors compared to the previous figure.The initiatives were deeply embedded with the customer-centric approach that places a high value on enriching visitors’ visiting experience with unique attractions. Our focus is not limited to the improvements of facilities and infrastructures of this theme park cum breeding ground, but also aggressive marketing strategies that proved to be an effective approach in making CAL as one of the top must-visit destinations in Langkawi among the local and international tourists.”
Sept 4, 2017, The Sun - Always Think Two Levels Ahead
Chuljin Yoon, the Chief Operating Officer of 11street shared his thoughts and views on retail industry towards digitalisation. He also highlighted that regardless of the task at hand and no matter what the role is, always think two levels ahead.
Excellent leadership and strategy deployment at Robert Bosch (2015)
Robert Bosch Malaysia demonstrates the accomplishment of outstanding strategic planning through a very structured policy deployment process, which sets the right focus and goals for the company. The deployment involves translating high-level objectives into smaller operational pieces depending on annual improvement priorities and target improvements. In essence, the best practices at Robert Bosch Malaysia that make the planning work are the precise input for planning and the establishment of short and long-term plans and goals based on the benchmarked business and customer requirements.