Procurement Management is a competitive weapon that distinguishes successful and profitable organizations from others within the same industry. The impact of procurement on business performance hits the profit margins. Thus, the smaller the profit margin, the more critical is the focus on reducing the procurement costs and risks simultaneously.
Mr. Stephen Kum (MBA, USA) is a fellow of The Institute of Freight Association, The Institute of Logistics & Transport, The Institute of Business Administration. Former Vice Chairman of the Persatuan Logistik Selangor and co-founder of Global Logistician Network.
He has more than 30 years of hands-on experience in the fields of international trade, global procurement, freight operation, logistics and supply chain management. His consultancy expertise relates to Incoterms execution, trade documentation, suppliers development, shipping risks and export strategies.
He was the Managing Director of a global logistics provider with network in UK, USA and Australiasia. Held various contractual senior positions as Country Manager of Esprit Shipping (HK), Sales Director with Karl Schroff Associates (US) and Business Development Manager with Port Cargo International (UK). Associated with Cambridge International College as their Training Consultant, Program Examiner with Durham Logistics College and Resident Consultant with TPL Global Chains Management.
He has been involved in corporate training and executives development since 2002 for national corporation ( DRB,TNB, MAHB, etc) multinational companies (Mitsubishi Corp, British American Tobacco, Alstom Power, etc) market leaders (Goodyear, Hitachi, Siemens, etc) academy of learning and development (OCBC Trade Academy, Boustead Naval Academy, etc). His embassy clientele includes trade divisions of Nigerian Embassy, Sudan Embassy and Royal Thai Embassy in Kuala Lumpur. He has developed Shipping programs for Institute Technology Multimedia, Logistics program for Sentral City Institute, Freight management program for PSNB and Open University Malaysia. Developed post graduate courses in Supply Chain Management for Camden University and Export Management for Metropolitan University organized from Kuala Lumpur.