Mark Millar Info
"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)
Acknowledged as an engaging and energetic presenter, Mark Millar has been engaged by clients as Speaker, Moderator, MC or Conference Chairman at more than 350 corporate events, client functions and industry conferences across 23 countries - he is renowned for delivering an impact that is professional, knowledgeable and memorable.
Author of “Global Supply Chain Ecosystems” commissioned and published by Kogan Page of London, Mark is a Visiting Lecturer at Hong Kong Polytechnic University and has delivered Guest Lectures at Georgia Tech (Atlanta), RMIT (Ho Chi Minh City) and SP Jain (Singapore & Dubai).
Mark leverages over 30 years global business experience to provide value for clients with informed and independent perspectives on their supply chain strategies.
His ‘Asia Supply Chain Insights’ series of corporate briefings, consultations and seminars deliver practical knowledge and educated insights that help companies navigate the complex landscapes in Asia, develop new business opportunities and make better informed business decisions.
His international track record in the B2B services sector includes 20 years in the Asia Pacific region, where Mark led business development initiatives across ten Asian countries. His distinguished corporate career included executive positions at Thorn EMI, RR Donnelley, 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.
He is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD), Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transportation (FCILT), Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (FCIM) and an APICS SCOR-P certified Supply Chain Professional.
Mark achieved an MBA with Distinction from the University of the West of England, is a Graduate of the 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
Advisory Board Member, Institute for Supply Management, Hong Kong
Council Member and Chair of Logistics Policy Committee, CILT Hong Kong
Head of International Relations, Vietnam Supply Chain, Ho Chi Minh City
Chairman, Logistics Committee, British Chamber of Commerce, Hong Kong
Chairman, International Relations Committee, Hong Kong Logistics Association
Advisory Board Member, Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society, Singapore
International Advisor, Logistics & Supply Chain Management Association, Shenzhen
APAC Regional Leader and International Advisor, Supply Chain & Logistics Group, Dubai
Accolades: Mark's commitment and expertise has been recognised with several accolades:
“Asia’s Top 50 Influencers in Supply Chain and Logistics” 2015
“Pro’s to Know, Supply Chain Providers” 2014
“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
“Who's Who Top 20 Power Players in Supply Chain Management in China” 2006
02/11/2015 Supply Chain Strategies for the Asian Century
As the traditional strongholds of consumerism - the developed markets in Europe and the United States - suffer from a range of economic woes including low-or-no growth in consumption, multinational corporations (MNCs) remain challenged for revenue and profitability.
16/09/2015 The New Era of Global Supply Chain Ecosystems
Supply Chains are the arteries of today’s globalised economy – they enable the international trade flows that empower global commerce.
18/05/2015 Ground breaking new book Global Supply Chain Ecosystems to be launched at IFWLA Convention in Liverpool on 2 June 2015
International Supply Chain expert launches new book on winning competitive advantage through empowered supply chains
05/05/2015 New citation for leading supply chain professional Mark Millar
Mark Millar has been recognised as one of Asia’s Top 50 Influencers in Supply Chain and Logistics in a list compiled by Terrapinn, a world leader in business events, including the SCM Logistics World Conference in Singapore, where Mark has been engaged as Conference Chairman and guest Speaker
23/04/2015 Myanmar enters the world of global trade
After nearly 40 years of military rule and international isolation, Myanmar, also known as Burma, took its first steps into the modern world in 2010 when the first general elections were held. After some of set-backs along the road to full democracy, May 2013 signalled the country's return to the world stage when President Obama welcomed Myanmar President Thein Sein to Washington DC.
20/03/2015 Hong Kong- leading Integrated Logistics Hub serving Global Supply Chain Ecosystems
Global Supply Chain Ecosystems simply could not function if the various logistics networks that connect the system’s infrastructure and business partners were not fully integrated
23/02/2015 e-Commerce frenzy the biggest challenge for Asia Logistics in 2015
With the Asia Pacific region now representing over 35% of the global B2C e-commerce market - valued at over USD 1.5 trillion - 2015 will present some significant challenges for logistics in Asia.
07/10/2014 Industry leaders discuss Land challenges for Hong Kong's logistics sector
Land challenges for Hong Kong’s Logistics sector were the key topics discussed at the recent gathering of Supply Chain and Logistics Professionals (SCLP). Over thirty industry practitioners attended the SCLP Leadership Luncheon on 15 September at Delaney’s, hosted by SCLP Founder and Convenor Mark Millar - and sponsored by CBRE.
09/09/2014 Innovative Port Solutions for Ocean Freight Supply Chains
Port operators continue to question the economic and business benefits from increasingly bigger vessels, especially at ports around the Asia region.
06/05/2014 Mark Millar named as one of the top Supply Chain Professionals to Know in 2014
USA-headquartered Supply & Demand Chain Executive, the executive's user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, has included Hong Kong-based industry leader Mark Millar in its latest annual listing of Pros-to-Know in Supply Chain.
05/01/2014 ASIA RISING in 2014
“Asia Rising” is one of the most significant developments that will impact the supply chain, logistics and transport sectors during 2014.
26/11/2013 Collaborate to Compete - Big Three Shipping Lines form P3 Alliance
The biggest three players in the container shipping line sector - Maersk, Mediterranean Shipping Co (MSC) and CMA CGM - have announced their intention to form a vessel sharing agreement on the Asia Europe, trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific trade routes, to commence by the middle of next year.
19/07/2013 Asia Supply Chain Insights - Mark Millar
The Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development estimates that, globally, the size of the middle class (defined by the Economist Intelligence Unit as those who can afford to spend money on non-essential items) will increase from 1.8 billion people in 2010 to 4.9 billion by 2030. Asia will deliver 85 per cent of this growth, with spending by the region’s middle class expected to account for almost two-thirds of middle class spending globally.
10/03/2013 Industry Networking Function Supply Chain & Logistics Professionals - Hong Kong
The Insiders bar in Hong Kong was the venue for the second Supply Chain and Logistics Professionals (SCLP) networking function – held on Thursday 10 January 2013. Hosted by Mark Millar, managing partner of M Power Associates, the SCLP event provides a platform for industry professionals to get together and mix in a social setting.
28/02/2013 Bigger Ships will make fewer Port Calls
The maritime session at the Asian Logistics and Maritime conference in Hong Kong specifically explored the Ocean Freight Sector, with Eric Ip, Deputy Group Managing Director of Hutchison Port Holdings questioning the economic and business benefits from increasingly bigger vessels.
08/01/2013 2013 Outlook – New Supply Chain Strategies for The Asia Era
As a result of recent and rapid developments in worldwide commerce, we have seen supply chains evolve into complex international networks, which can no longer adequately be described using the linear concept of a ‘chain’.
14/11/2012 Asia Europe Trade Lane Industry Leaders Debate Ports, Logistics and Shipping
At the heart of world trade, senior executives from the world's leading shipping lines, cargo owners and logistics companies recently gathered for a Maritime Leadership Forum in Hong Kong to explore challenges and opportunities on one of the world's largest trade routes, Asia-Europe.
24/10/2012 Empowering Global Supply Chain Ecosystems
There are increasingly blurred boundaries within-and-across the complex international organisations that companies deploy in order to efficiently plan, source, make and deliver their products - such that we are now firmly in the domain of global Supply Chain Ecosystems.
23/08/2012 Building Supply Chain Resilience for Competitive Advantage
Continuing globalization of trade and commerce is resulting in multifaceted business scenarios involving increasingly complex ‘supply chain ecosystems’.
20/05/2012 Hong Kong Logistics Outlook
Hong Kong is one of the world’s leading logistics hubs. Its strategic location makes it both the Heart of Asia – half the world’s population are within a five hour flight, and also China’s Gateway – unparalleled access into and out-of the mainland – now the world’s biggest exporter, second largest economy and fastest growing consumer market.
02/03/2012 2012 - Re-Configuring Global Supply Chain Ecosystems for the Asia Era
2012 is the year when the focus will be on reconfiguring global supply chain ecosystems – in many cases to reduce complexity and address volatility
11/02/2012 The Battle for Talent in Asia
Whilst western developed markets are experiencing tough times, we see encouraging economic growth throughout Asia’s complex mix of emerging, developing and developed markets.
05/08/2011 Hong Kong — Leading Global Logistics Hub
Hong Kong is one of the world’s leading logistics hubs. Its strategic location makes it both the Heart of Asia – half the world’s population are within a five hour flight, and China’s Gateway – providing access into and out of the world’s second largest economy and fasting growing consumer market.
18/08/2010 Exploring Logistics in Developing Markets of China, India and Vietnam
Opportunities revolve around the fact that the developing markets are experiencing rapid economic growth and the resulting increase in trade and commerce drives increasing demand for logistics services.