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Joy Lee

joylmy@thestar.com.my

Recent and archived articles by Joy Lee

19 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Local enterprises need to advance

Mindset change important for manufacturers to adopt Industry 4.0 technologies

Unprepared: Local producers are far from ready to embrace Industry 4.0 as they are bogged down by cost, lack of skills and limited market access.
19 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Bag maker banks on partnership

Company hopes to expand its e-commerce business and physical presence

Working together: Ong (left) and Lim think a good partnership can bring businesses further.
5 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Pushing technology for SMEs

THE call for SMEs to adopt Industry 4.0 technologies is growing louder. With technology rapidly evolving and converging, there is a stronger urgency for SMEs to leverage new developments to enhance efficiency and increase productivity to better compete and grow moving forward.

An important component: SMEs make up about 97 of the manufacturing sector.
5 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

More small businesses seek alternative financing

P2P an option for credit-worthy but not necessarily bankable SMEs

Working with others: Wong says the platform is leveraging its partners networks to reach out to more SMEs outside the Klang Valley.
29 Oct 2018 | 7:00 AM

Spicing up a brand

Spices and seasonings manufacturer builds value to stand out in competitive market

Flavourful experiences: Hexa hopes to play a role in bridging recipes and the cooking process, says Gan.
22 Oct 2018 | 7:00 AM

Ongoing support for SMEs crucial

GROWTH is seen to be slowing. Earlier, Bank Negara lowered Malaysia’s economic growth forecast for 2018 to 5% from its earlier estimate of 5.5% to 6%. Be­tween 2018 and 2020, economists are expecting gross domestic product (GDP) growth to be in the range of 4.5% to 5.5%, against the ear­lier fore­cast of 5% to 6%.

Local support: Soh says enforcing ‘Buy Malaysia-made’ in government procurement activities will reinforce support and confidence in locally manufactured products.
15 Oct 2018 | 7:00 AM

Developing an investment tool to reach the market

DEVELOPERS build homes. But Orando Holdings Sdn Bhd managing director Datuk Dr Eng Wei Chun says he is building a lifestyle.

Right target: Getting the right kind of buyers is just as important to Eng as getting the sales. - filepic
15 Oct 2018 | 7:00 AM

New breed of grease monkeys

Second generation infuses aftermarket group with new ideas and strategies

Its own name: Lim Tayar has always relied on its own brand rather than push other tyre manufacturers to the fore.
8 Oct 2018 | 7:00 AM

Leverage data to go further

Industry leaders share insights and experiences at SMEBiz Think Tank

Data driven: (from left) Moderator MAICCI secretary-general Datuk Dr A T Kumararajah discusses the use of data with Ng, Meehan and Teh.
8 Oct 2018 | 7:00 AM

Lightning in a bottle

Manufacturer confident that demand for lightning protection will grow.

Struck by lightning: LPS’ lightning protection system undergoing lab test in France.

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