July 22, 2019, The Edge Malaysia - Exploring an alternative courier model
The huge size of Pos Malaysia Bhd's workforce is an unmistakable structural challenge underlying its persistently high universal service obligation (USO) costs. Of its 23,000 staff today, 19,000 are in the postal and courier service segments.
July 22, 2019, The Edge Malaysia - Three years to deliver Pos Malaysia turnaround
Transformation is not a new word for Pos Malaysia Sdn Bhd. The current turnaround plan, as the company reels from its first full-year loss in 11 years, will take three years. That is the assessment of group CEO Syed Md Najib Syed Md Noor, who assumed the post in October last year - the third CEO in four years.
July 15, 2019, The Edge Malaysia - GrabFood eyes a bigger bite of food delivery pie
Since it started operations two years ago, GrabFood has expanded to 204 cities from just two, and it now in six countries. "We're not slowing down and we actually see our growth to be exponential rather than linear. Food is a super high priority for Grab and it is an area of big growth for our overall business. The market is under-penetrated right now and it is among the business lines where we see one of the biggest opportunitiess for the next few years," Grabfood head Tomaso Rodriguez tells The Edge.
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?
July 1, 2019 - The Edge Malaysia - A chance encounter leads FutureLab to new revenue stream
Social learning tech platform FutureLab believes that its recent diversification into the business enterprise solutions segment will help bring it on the path to profitability. Co-founder and CEO Brian Tan says it aims to ring in a profit by next year.
June 10, 2019 - The Edge Malaysia - Going C2C and Cross-border, Teleport plans to shake up the logistics business
Selling freingt belly space is big business. Established in March last year solely for that purpose, Teleport Commerce Malaysia hit the runway running and last year alone, chalked up revenue of RM200 million.
June 10, 2019 - The Edge Malaysia - Digital HR race
At the global level, organisations are taking data insights and the analytics approach in making business decisions that are aligned with the universal trendsetter, such as Industry 4.0, Big Data and the Gig Economy. The digital world is bringing cross-border businesses closer and companies who cannot adapt to digitalisation may need to find the nearest exit.
June 10, 2019 - The Edge Malaysia - Waste Not, Want Not
A chance encounter with food waste in the back alley of a restaurant in Victoria Street, Penang, left Calvin Chan Yi Xuan pondering about the incident for a long time afterwards. The smell of baked goods wafting through the air, even after being binned, piqued his curiosity as well as that of his partner's. What they discovered was that pastries that were still in good condition had been discarded at the end of an outlet's business day.
June 10, 2019 - The Edge Malaysia - Plugging The Leaks !
As a precious natural resource, water is an essential commodity that must be managed sustainably. Yet daily, there is loss of water, especially in the water service cycle and the Federal Government is now aiming to reduce the national Non-Revenue Water (NRW) from 35% to 31% by the end of the 11th Malaysia Plan. Managing NRW is not a simple matter. It involves significant operational effort and becomes more costly as NRW reduces. One of the main contributors to loss of water is aging pipes, many of which were likely installed decades ago. Due to this aging infrastructure, the pipes are prone to breakage under pressure which leads to leakage that results in NRW.
July 8, 2019, The Edge Malaysia - From Trash to Ash
Malaysia genertaes a lot of solid waste - a crippling problem, especially in light of recent revelations that the country has become the global dumping ground for plastic waste after China decided to forego the honour. Government statistics reveal that Malaysia generated 42,672 tonnes of waste daily in 2017, which is expected to rise to 44,888 tonnes per day as the population increases, especially in cities.