Malaysia, a predominantly Muslim country, has been actively vying to position itself as the Halal Hub of the region, and ultimately as a World Halal Hub.
A segment of the Halal industry that is increasingly gaining attention is Halal logistics, which can be defined as ensuring Halal integrity in the flow of products and goods throughout the supply chain.
Ideally Halal logistics should manage both physical and information flow throughout the supply chain in accordance to Halal standards.The physical flow deals with such process as procurement, transport, warehouse storage, handling and terminal operations. Here, Halal logistics operate based on a system of separation of Halal and non-Halal products and goods through all these processes.
The information flow meanwhile covers management of data in the supply chain including product information, demand data, and Halal logistics labelling and code. Halal logistics, which aims to ensure Halal integrity of goods and products from the perspective of their movement, is readily an attractive proposition to the global Halal consumers.