Noor Faizawati Badarudin is a bona fide Malaysian Government scholar fully sponsored by the Ministry of Higher Education for a PhD programme at Lund University, Sweden.
She attended a three-year Bachelor Degree programme offered by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK) from 2003 to 2005 at the Universiti Teknologi Mara, Malaysia; and graduated in 2006. She subsequently pursued a Master of Business Administration (MBA) at the same university in 2009. Throughout the years of doing these degrees, she did not only value the knowledge of business management and logistics, but she nurtured her passion for research as well.
In addition to her educational background, she has working experience in relation to the research on logistics and economics including associating the Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER) in two significant research projects. First project was a study on understanding current status and development issues of Malaysia’s logistics sector and trade facilitation. This was a country study as part of similar studies for all other ASEAN member states. Another project was a study on the development of logistics and transport sector for the Northern Region of Sabah, which MIER used her report to prepare a strategic development plan for this Malaysia’s least developed region.
Her PhD research focus is about the packaging volume and weight efficiency and its impact on logistics and supply chain management. Therefore, she investigates the volume and weight losses created by packaging and occurring along the entire supply chain, causes of these losses and possible ways of preventing them.
She is optimistic that her research will significantly improve the packaging and weight efficiency as well as give an impact to the sustainable development of countries.