accepts RosettaNet proposal to launch eLogistic
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- The National Information Technology Council (NITC) has accepted the
proposal from RosettaNet Malaysia Bhd to launch "eLogistic"
programme to promote inter-links between Malaysian companies and the
Customs Department, airport and freight forwarders.
Minister Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon said that the eLogistic programme, which
linked the parties involved in handling delivery of goods and parts, is
aimed at transforming the process from manual to electronic.
pilot project started on Aug 15 and is an on going process where all the
parties need to review and revive their procedures, but the result of the
implementation was encouraging," he said. Speaking to reporters after
officiating the RosettaNet Malaysia Seminar here yesterday, he said that
for example through the online programme, RosettaNet members could get the
results of customs declaration forms within five minutes compared to the
normal procedure of between two-and-half hours to two days. RosettaNet is
an independent and non-profit consortium dedicated to the collaborative
development and rapid deployment of open Internet-based business standards
that align process within the global high technology trading network.
Malaysia, launched on Jan 24, is the fifth Asia RosettaNet consortium
after Japan, Singapore, Taiwan and Korea. It has been accepted as the
e-Business standard starting with high-technology sector in Malaysia in
the fourth quarter of last year. RosettaNet has 45 members from the
small-and-medium industries (SMIs) and five multinational corporations (MNCs).
said that such an implementation was timely as the supply chain management
was facing great challenges.
said that on Feb 16, RosettaNet had sent its pioneer team of five
information technology (IT) engineers to the US for a six-month training
stint so that they could assist the organisation's software development.
team has now returned to Malaysia and is fully operational from
RosettaNet's office at then Penang Skills Development Centre (PSDC) here.
This is the first engineering team formed outside US," he added.
RosettaNet Malaysia acting director and RosettaNet Asia vice-president S.Y.
Fong, said that more industries would participate next year as the
business community is heeding the call to "eLink" their