Michael Hutt is the Group Marketing Manager of Kit Loong Commercial Group in Malaysia. He has years of experience in the retreading and new tyre industry.
When Would Technology Penetrate Malaysian Logistics Industry?
Tech touches everything in the logistics space, from international shipping through to individual telemetrics for a truck.
Why Malaysian Tech Industry is Often at Odds with Itself?
It’s 2022. Technology is extremely prevalent in the lives of everyone.Even the 90-year-olds have WhatsApp, although we suspect most older readers might draw the line at using TikTok!
In business too, no one processes invoices manually in 2022; companies interact with tech day-to-day in so many ways it’s often unnoticeable. The Malaysian ‘tech’ industry is often at odds with itself; there are many tech startups and many international players are present but cut through hasn’t been seen on anything like the scale it has in some of our closest neighbours, such as Indonesia and Singapore. One of the issues, as we see it, is the lack of adoption of tech by industry players alongside the lack of investors willing to invest in Malaysian tech (probably due to the first point).
If you look at the advent and drive of technology for the logistics sector globally, intelligent logistic solutions are now powering everything from warehousing to routing, fuel saving tech, through to exact-minute delivery notifications and automated invoicing. Tech touches everything in the logistics space, from international shipping through to individual telemetrics for a truck. Yet, in Malaysia, a country seen as a rapidly developing nation with a plethora of government and industry driven ‘industry 4.0’ initiatives, technology in the logistics sector is either strangely absent or exceptionally slow to be adopted.....
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2022年的今天，技术在每个人的生活中都极为普遍。即使是 90 岁的老人也有 WhatsApp，尽管我们怀疑大多数年长的读者可能不会使用 TikTok！
在商业上也是如此。 2022 年没有人会手动处理发票，公司与技术的日常交互方式很多，却没有被注意到。马来西亚的“科技”行业经常自相矛盾，有许多科技初创公司，也有许多国际参与者，可是却没有像邻国如印尼和新加坡般的大规模突破。