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  • Why Project Management is Crucial in Supply Chain Transformation

    4 days ago

    ​As post-pandemic economic recovery gets underway in earnest, it is expected that manufacturers, retailers, and other actors will soon undergo new optimisation and adaptation efforts to put an end to the disruptions currently plaguing their supply chains.Even prior to the pandemic, many companies had already begun the process of digitisation, decentralisation, and data colle...

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    Project Management
  • 3 Reasons Why Environmental Sustainability is Key to Your Business

    about 1 month ago

    ​An ongoing series of disruptions, from climatic to viral to technological to geopolitical, have made sustainability an essential issue across the business world. Yet even beyond reasons of self-interest, the reality of resource scarcity and environmental impact has long since reached mainstream consumer culture. Surveys show that a clear majority of people would stop buying...

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    Environmental Sustainability
  • Capitalising on Disruption: How Companies can Adapt to Unstable Times and Insulate Risk

    2 months ago

    ​​The past few years under Covid-19 have seen massive disruptions to the global value chain. Although the virus is slowly becoming endemic and people are adjusting to life in the “new normal,” its effects on business – both regionally and internationally – will continue to be felt for years to come. Companies must adapt to existing and future disruptions by becoming nimbler ...

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    Capitalizing On Disruption
  • Success in the Hybrid Work Era

    3 months ago

    ​Hybrid work models are currently on the rise – but for better or worse? As COVID-19 and its variants continue to cause disruption, and the Great Resignation trend makes any return to normalcy even more difficult to reach, businesses must solve personnel issues quickly in order to move forward. The hybrid work model – a combination of on-location and remote work, often favou...

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  • Singapore Procurement Market 2022

    4 months ago

    Overall outlook2021 was a strong year for the Singapore Procurement job market, with more activity than we had seen for a few years. Driving this trend were several key factors, notably the lifting of hiring freezes from 2020 and pent-up demand, increased business confidence in general, and rapidly changing dynamics in the business and supply chain environment that have...

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  • 3 Supply Chain Trends to Expect in 2022

    4 months ago

    ​COVID-19 has forever altered the way companies operate at a global scale. Businesses relying on the global supply chain have experienced severe disruptions ranging from port congestion and manufacturing delays, to entire factories being shut down due to rising COVID cases, as well as skyrocketing prices due to product shortages.However, as companies reevaluate their current...

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  • Upward salary pressure across the value chain in 2022: Trends and observations

    4 months ago

    ​As businesses begin to recover from the pandemic, attracting and retaining talent will be among their top priorities. Although securing a highly competent workforce is the key to staying competitive, achieving this goal may be more difficult than it looks. With a tight labour market, evolving immigration policies, and increasing salary expectations, prospective employe...

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    Value Chain Is Understanding Function And Strategy To Apply It
  • South-East Asia Commodity Trading Trends Heading into 2022

    4 months ago

    ​The pandemic has had a massive global impact on commodity prices in general, with South-East Asian countries experiencing heavy fluctuations that continue to burden many businesses with heavy losses.As another COVID wave approaches, commodity traders and other businesses in South-East Asia must pay close attention to the key trends that are causing such fluctuations, and co...

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  • Challenges in the South-East Asia Value Chain

    5 months ago

    ​Although vaccination rates are improving and South-East Asia’s economic recovery has begun, the COVID-19 pandemic has nevertheless exposed the fragility and instability of pre-existing value chains. Traditional processes may have worked well enough in the past, but at the cost of leaving businesses highly vulnerable to the kinds of changing external conditions we routinely ...

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  • Psychometric Testing 101 

    6 months ago

    ​Many successful companies and recruiters choose to refine their candidate screening process through the use of psychometric testing. Psychometrics are used to identify the best people for a wide range of jobs across several industries, from banking and finance to the armed forces.We’ve written previously about how psychometric tests can help identify the right candidates fo...

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  • Strategic Procurement Talent Pools being Tapped for Key ESG Appointments

    6 months ago

    ​Strategic Procurement Talent Pools being Tapped for Key ESG Appointments In the past, Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) goals were important targets for business leaders – but often not a top priority. The universal impact of climate change, inequality, social movements, and the questions that are being asked of our leadership in a connected world, is quickl...

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  • How can the electronics industry overcome its supply chain challenges?

    6 months ago

    ​As we approach the end of the year, demand for electronic devices is reaching its usual holiday peak. However, persistent disruptions continue to plague global supply chains. The vast network of ports, container vessels and trucking companies that support these supply chains has been stretched thin, leading to major delays. To further complicate matters, shipping costs have...

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