Banner Default Image

Connexus Insights

Fresh Insights into the Value Chain

  • Hiring challenges and opportunities in South-East Asia

    7 days ago

    ​As the COVID-19 crisis shows no signs of slowing, countries and companies worldwide are realising the need to balance and diversify their supply chains. While Chinese supply chains will continue to play a major role, relying on these alone has proven to be untenable. Many multinational corporations are looking to move at least some of their production bases south of China i...

    Read More
  • Top talent: the key to successful smart manufacturing

    10 days ago

    ​The global smart manufacturing market is expected to grow from $181.3 billion in 2020 to $220.4 billion by 2025. COVID-19 has temporarily slowed the expansion of smart manufacturing. But the pandemic will ultimately serve as a catalyst, accelerating the sector’s growth in the coming years. ​Businesses around the world are looking for ways to digitize and strengthen their m...

    Read More
  • ​What paths could take your procurement career to the next level?

    10 days ago

    ​A career in Procurement is unique and rewarding, drawing on and developing an extremely broad range of skills – resulting in teams of highly versatile, skilled, and ambitious individuals continually seeking new challenges and opportunities. In comparison with similar business functions, a Procurement career can fall short on opportunity at the executive level, inevitably le...

    Read More
    Pexels Jahoo Clouseau 867092
  • Singapore Procurement market reviews and 2021 outlook

    11 days ago

    In my 15 years recruiting in the Procurement space, I have always found this market to be more resilient than other functions in an economic downturn. While almost every sector was hampered by COVID-19 during 2020, the Procurement jobs market was indeed impacted, but comparatively fared better overall than the general employment market. I put this down to the nature of the f...

    Read More
    Pexels Tom Fisk 2226458
  • What is Industry 4.0 and how will it impact recruitment?

    16 days ago

    ​How we produce and manufacture products is changing fast. Digital technologies are quickly being implemented across the board, creating smart factories in a movement coined as Industry 4.0. But what is Industry 4.0 and how will it affect recruitment in the industry? ​Industry 4.0: A definition Industry 4.0 describes a revolutionary upgrade in production from previous st...

    Read More
    Thisisengineering Raeng Z Pe Xr Wx Oj Rq Unsplash
  • How are changes to the Singapore Employment Pass (EP) affecting the procurement market?

    18 days ago

    ​In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, some minor restrictions have been implemented in Singapore affecting the issuance of employment passes. This is causing some concern amongst the business sector, but don’t fear. Here’s everything you need to know about what’s changed and its impact on the procurement market. ​Who can get a Singapore employment pass now? Employment passe...

    Read More
    Sebastian Pichler I8i O9hki H0o Unsplash
  • Biofuels and Hydrogen: The Future of the Energy Trading Business?

    22 days ago by Jenny Mongkhonthiranun

    As part of a cleaner path forward for business, the move toward renewable energy means incorporating green solutions like biofuels and hydrogen. Biofuels are produced from agricultural plants and waste, and emit less pollution compared to traditional non-renewable energy sources like coal, oil, and natural gas. Hydrogen is another efficient and clean source of energy, pr...

    Read More
    Corn Biofuels
  • Redesigning Industry for a Sustainable Future

    about 2 months ago

    Sustainability in the chemical market is becoming a challenge for industries all around the world, particularly as the younger generation of talent increasingly sees sustainability as a key factor when deciding where to work. It is clear that traditional industrial practices are on their way out, in favour of cleaner alternatives. Materials such as hydrocarbons are vital to ...

    Read More
    Alex Kondratiev H9t723y Pj Yi Unsplash
  • Human capital: the key to sustainable ASEAN value chains

    about 2 months ago

    Human capital: the key to sustainable ASEAN value chainsThe agricultural sector is the backbone of many ASEAN countries and a key source of income for their populations. But the industry faces challenges, specifically a lack of coherent food standards, safety regulations, and sustainability initiatives. Sustainability, in particular, has increasingly become an issue due to...

    Read More
    Julian Hochgesang X Uji H To3 O4 Unsplash
  • Recruiting a new kind of workforce: The key to smart manufacturing success

    3 months ago

    The global smart manufacturing market is expected to grow from $181.3 billion in 2020 to $220.4 billion by 2025. While COVID-19 has temporarily slowed the expansion of smart manufacturing, the pandemic should ultimately serve as a catalyst that accelerates the sector’s growth in the coming years.Businesses around the world are looking for ways to digitalize and strengthen th...

    Read More
    Science In Hd Hji1f L4 V Cn I Unsplash
  • The importance of effective recruitment during an economic downturn

    8 months ago

    ​With the global economy teetering on the brink of a recession the likes of which we haven’t seen in nearly a century, companies around the world find themselves doing everything they can to set themselves up for a soft landing.The economic fallout of the pandemic is only beginning, and it could last for years. Business leaders around the world, who are naturally worried abo...

    Read More
    Shutterstock 784992079
  • As more supply chains move to South East Asia, the region faces a talent crunch

    8 months ago

    ​As the COVID-19 crisis continues to unfold, countries and companies worldwide are realising the need to balance and diversify their supply chains. While Chinese supply chains will continue to play a major role, relying on these alone has proven to be untenable. Many multinational corporations are looking to move at least some of their production bases elsewhere.South East A...

    Read More
    Shutterstock 303476003