Zakiah Suhaimi is a second year PhD student at International Institute for Product and Service Innovation (IIPSI), WMG.
Her research aims to increase SMEs' participation in global market, particularly, by looking at interaction capability. "How does interaction capability influence SMEs to participate in high value manufacturing global value chains".
Prior to her PhD, she had worked with MNCs such as Freescale Semiconductor and Nestle Manufacturing, where she was responsible to provide a weekly plan for production to execute. As a planner, she had to liaise with different levels of management from operator to managing director. This has allowed her to develop effective communication skills.
Research Title - Investigating the relationship between interaction capability and SMEs' participation in high value manufacturing global value chains.
Research Group - Supply Chain
Main supervisor: Prof Janet Godsell
Co-supervisor: Dr Antony Karatzas
Zakiah Syamra B. Suhaimi