Yogyakarta-August 13rd, 2020. One of the students in the Master of Science in Management Program, Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Gadjah Mada, made an academic accomplishment. Azmi Muhammad Islam, SE., according to his concentration, Knowledge Management and Innovation, is a student advisory by Nurul Indarti, Sivilokonom, Cand.Merc., Ph.D., the Coordinator of MD FEB UGM Program. Entering the fourth semester as a student, Azmi joined the research team which was under his supervisor research umbrella in the writing of a scientific article entitled “A Systematic Review of Halal Supply Chain Research: To Where Shall We Go?” The scientific article was successfully published in the Journal of Islamic Marketing (JIMA), Emerald Group ranked Q3.
In addition to the publication of the scientific articles, the alumni of the Faculty of Economics and Business, Yogyakarta Muhammadiyah University also took part in the 2020 International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (IEOM) held in Dubai last March. For additional information, IEOM is one of the reputable international conferences in the field of operations. Not only the scientific articles that were successfully published at JIMA, but also the IEOM conference was a progressive collaboration between the supervisor (as an research umbrella) and two students namely Azmi Muhammad Islam, SE., And Andy Lukito, SE., M.Bus., student of Doctoral of Management Program at FEB UGM. According to Azmi “Research collaboration between lecturers and students cannot be separated from the dedication of the supervisor. She (Nurul) can become a role model that can integrate her students between S3 and S2 to conduct research collaboration. As a result, we both benefit.”
The research, which was conducted in three months duration (March-May), aims to explore existing study trends in the field of halal supply chains (HSC) as an extension of the supply chain. Considering the widening of the Halal Market segment which is one of the strategic economic potentials, halal supply chain practices need to be carried out to ensure the quality and integrity of halal products to consumers. This study provides some future research directions related to halal supply chain topics such as the adoption of the halal supply chain, quality control assurance of the halal supply chain, and determinants of the success of the halal supply chain.
After completing his master’s study, Azmi plans to become an expert in the halal supply chain in Indonesia and implement academic services as a lecturer so that he can carry out further studies on the supply chain, halal issues, and adoption of innovations. For Azmi, “Mrs. Nurul is like t- rex on the Google search engine. She is always present whenever I lose connection.” (RP)