Integrity in Halal Food Supply Chain Towards the Society 5.0


  • Yudi Fernando, Assoc. Prof. Dr Faculty of Industrial Management, Universiti Malaysia Pahang
  • Raidah Saedan, Ms Faculty of Industrial Management, Universiti Malaysia Pahang
  • Muhammad Shabir Shaharudin, Dr. Faculty of Industrial Management, Universiti Malaysia Pahang
  • Ahmed Mohamed, Dr. Faculty of Education, The Maldives National University, Maldives



Society 5.0, Industry 4.0, Halal supply chain, Integrity, Food integrity


Recent integrity issues related to halal product is alarming. While the literature has introduced Industry 4.0 technologies, the reality in the food industry especially halal related product shows disparity in the contribution of scholars to real-world issue. The disparity between both literature and industry is due to information integration. The issue related to information integration can be solved through Society 5.0 where human and technology are connected through information management, monitoring, and control. Nevertheless, studies related to Society 5.0 are limited and isolated to social and technology area since the concept is still new in the literature. However, the advantages of integrating Industry 4.0 and Society 5.0 are able in ensuring integrity in food supply chain especially related to halal. Thus, the objective of this paper is to propose a model based on Society 5.0 to provide solution to food integrity in the supply chain. This study has undertaken extensive literature review related to Society 5.0 and integrity practices. The outcome of the paper proposed a model that links Society 5.0 and Industry 4.0 technologies to help organisation manage halal food in the supply chain with integrity as its measurements. The model proposed in this study is useful for any organisation to adopt halal supply chain and understand how to implement Industry 4.0 as well as managing information through Society 5.0.

Author Biographies

Yudi Fernando, Assoc. Prof. Dr, Faculty of Industrial Management, Universiti Malaysia Pahang

Yudi Fernando holds a Ph.D., and Associate Professor. He is the former Deputy Dean Research and Postgraduate Studies at the Faculty of Industrial Management, Universiti Malaysia Pahang. He has experience working in the electronics industry for several years. His current research interests are sustainable supply chain management, halal logistics, blockchain technology and service management. He is also a member of the Society of Logisticians, Malaysia/Pertubuhan Pakar Logistik Malaysia (LogM).

Raidah Saedan, Ms, Faculty of Industrial Management, Universiti Malaysia Pahang

Raidah Saedan is an Administrative and Diplomatic Officer (PTD). She has 11 years of working experience in government sector. In 2010, she joined The Prime Minister’s Department (JPM). She was awarded INTAN’s Postgraduate Diploma in Public Management Program (DPA) in 2012. She later being posted to Public Works Department (JKR) in the year 2013. She was awarded with a Certificate in Government Procurement (SPPK), a course conducted by INTAN with Ministry of Finance (MOF). Prior pursued her MBA, she worked with Pahang State Health Department, Ministry of Health from 2016 until 2019. Her experience and interest are predominantly in government procurement process and finance. She received the Diploma and Bachelor in Accountancy (Hon) from the Mara University of Technology (UITM), Malaysia, in 2005 and 2008 respectively. Currently, she is a final year student of Master of Business Administration (MBA), UMP under the scholarship of The Public Service Department (JPA).

Muhammad Shabir Shaharudin, Dr., Faculty of Industrial Management, Universiti Malaysia Pahang

Muhammad Shabir Shaharudin received his Ph.D. from Universiti Malaysia Pahang and MBA in International Business from Universiti Sains Malaysia while his bachelor's degree in international business was from Limkokwing University Malaysia. His area of interest includes environmental supply chain management, supply chain management, eco-innovation, international business, and social network analysis.  He is currently the Assistant Managing Editor for the Journal of Governance and Integrity (JGI), Malaysia. He is the Associate Editor for International Journal of Productivity Management and Assessment Technologies (IJPMAT), USA.

Ahmed Mohamed, Dr., Faculty of Education, The Maldives National University, Maldives

Ahmed Mohamed has recently passed his Phd viva voca at University of Malaya. He is currently working as a lecturer at The Maldives National University (MNU). His major area of research interest includes educational leadership and management, professional learning, cross-disciplinary research, bibliometric and validation studies. He has been actively engaged in research and publications, and worked as a reviewer. He is a member of editorial board of Journal of Social Sciences and Business Research.


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How to Cite

Fernando, Y., Saedan, R., Shaharudin, M. S., & Mohamed, A. (2021). Integrity in Halal Food Supply Chain Towards the Society 5.0. Journal of Governance and Integrity, 4(2), 103–114.



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