Mark Millar

Mark Millar

                        “One of the Region’s Supply Chain Leaders” China Supply Chain magazine CHaINA   “One of the most Progressive People in World Logistics” Global Institute of Logistics                                                                                     Mark Millarprovides value for clients with informed and independent perspectives on their supply chain strategies in Asia.  His series of ‘Asia Supply Chain Insights’ presentations, consultations, whitepapers, seminars and corporate briefings help companies navigate the complex landscapes in China and ASEAN to improve business operations, plan more effectively, and increase the efficiency of their global supply chain ecosystems.   Acknowledged as an engaging and energetic presenter, clients have engaged Mark as Speaker, Moderator, Conference Chairman or Master of Ceremonies (MC) at more than 300 events in 20 countries.   His distinguished international track record in Supply Chain and Logistics includes 15 years in the Asia Pacific region, where Mark led business development initiatives across ten Asian countries. His corporate career includes executive positions at Thorn EMI, ModusLink, Platinum Logistix, Exel Contract Logistics (now DHL) and UPS Supply Chain Solutions - serving many leading companies in the Consumer Retail and High Tech Electronics sectors.   Mark is a Visiting Lecturer at Hong Kong Polytechnic University and has delivered Guest Lectures at Georgia Tech (Atlanta USA), RMIT (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam) and SP Jain (Singapore & Dubai). He is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transportation (FCILT). Mark achieved an MBA with Distinction from the University of the West of England, is a Graduate of the UK Chartered Institute of Marketing and holds a post graduate Diploma in Management Studies.   He has lived and worked in the UK, the Netherlands, Australia, Singapore, USA, Ireland, mainland China and Hong Kong. Whilst with the Thorn EMI group in the UK, Mark’s international sales leadership earned Thorn Secure Science the “Queen’s Award for Exports”.   Appointments: an active and enthusiastic industry contributor, Mark currently serves as: Asia Ambassador, East West Transport Corridor Association, Europe Head of International Relations, Vietnam Supply Chain, Ho Chi Minh City Chairman, Logistics Committee, British Chamber of Commerce, Hong Kong Chair, Transport Committee, International Chamber of Commerce, Hong Kong Industry Advisor, Confederation of International Freight Forwarding Networks Chairman, International Relations Committee, Hong Kong Logistics Association International Advisor, Logistics & Supply Chain Management Association, Shenzhen APAC Regional Leader & International Advisor, Supply Chain & Logistics Group, Dubai   Accolades: Mark's commitment to the industry has been recognised with several accolades: “Pro’s to Know, Supply Chain Providers” 2011 “Chartered Fellowship” awarded by Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport 2010 “Supply Chain Thought Leader” Pro's to Know 2009 “One of the most Progressive People in World Logistics” 2008 “Supply Chain Veteran” Who's Who of Supply Chain in Asia 2008 “China Supply Chain 20: the Who, What and Why of China Supply Chain” 2007 “Pro's to Know in Fulfilment and Logistics” 2007 “Who's Who Top 20 Power Players in Supply Chain Management in China” 2006  

Asia Supply Chain Insights e-Commerce frenzy the biggest challenge for Asia Logistics in 2015

Jan 6, 2015
For 2015, we can expect continuing exciting omni-channel developments in Asia, embracing plentiful challenges and opportunities.

Confident Chinese Consumers Drive Need For Improved Logistics

Dec 1, 2014
Chinese consumer spending continues to rise, as a result of expanding disposable income resulting from wage inflation, including a 14 % increase in migrant workers’ average salaries during the last twelve months.

Land challenges for Hong Kong's logistics sector

Nov 17, 2014
Leveraging Hong Kong’s extensive connectivity and privileged free-port status, coupled with cost effective multi-modal transportation options, provide an ideal platform from which to serve all markets in Asia as a Regional Distribution Centre (RDC).

China Logistics stretched by exponential growth in e-Commerce

Oct 6, 2014
Asia Supply Chain Insights by Mark Millar -Hot on the heels of the Alibaba multi-billion dollar IPO frenzy in New York, let’s explore how the exponential growth of e-commerce is stretching the capabilities of China’s logistics sector.

China Logistics Sector Developments

Sep 1, 2014
Asia Supply Chain Insights from Mark Millar

Reverse Logistics – the Opportunities Outweigh the Challenges

Jul 30, 2014
Mark Millar looks at reverse logistics, suggesting how the problems generated by customers returning products can be remedied and even turned into advantages.

Innovative Port Solutions for Ocean Freight Supply Chains

Jul 3, 2014
Port operators continue to question the economic and business benefits from increasingly bigger vessels, especially at ports around the Asia region.

China at the Heart of Two Worlds - Global and Local

Jun 2, 2014
In his latest column Mark Millar looks at how China is developing two economic markets, and the impact this could have on domestic and multi-national companies alike

Vietnam Container Port Developments

May 12, 2014
With its lengthy coastline of some 3,200 km, Vietnam's seaport network comprises of numerous small and medium-sized entities, the fragmented sea-side capabilities further hampered by inefficient land-side distribution.

The Impact of China’s Economic Shifts

Apr 1, 2014
Mark Millar explores how shifts in the Chinese economy are causing international companies to rethink their opportunities within the Chinese consumer market and why migrant workers are moving back inland