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  • South-East Asia Commodity Trading Trends Heading into 2022

    4 days 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

    12 days 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 

    2 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

    2 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?

    2 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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  • Surging Natural Gas Prices, and What They Mean for Commodity Traders

    2 months ago

    ​Natural gas, a relatively cheap commodity during the pandemic last year, has skyrocketed to record highs in price this year – due to an increase in demand and shortage in supply as entire regions gear up for a post-pandemic economic recovery.Asia’s spot liquified natural gas (LNG) price under the Japan-Korea Marker stood at less than $2 per metric million British thermal un...

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  • Optimising HR Innovations: 3 Tips for Finding the Ideal Candidate

    2 months ago

    ​Finding the right talent is becoming an increasingly urgent problem for businesses around the world, with pressure coming suddenly from two sides. On the demand side, vaccination progress and widespread economic re-openings have shifted business priorities away from mere survival and towards accelerated growth. All growth, however, requires an engine – making qualified pers...

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  • Why digital transformations fail

    3 months ago

    ​Digital transformation is on the minds of most business leaders across sectors in South-East Asia and beyond, especially with COVID-19 forcing more employees to work remotely. According to a report by Deloitte, 69% of companies in Asia-Pacific say that the pandemic has “significantly accelerated” their digital transformation efforts.Even before the pandemic, adopting new te...

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  • Successful Leadership in Thailand’s Unique Cultural Environment

    3 months ago

    Although the pandemic is the main problem facing most Thai businesses, it also provides an important opportunity to step back and address underlying issues which may be holding companies back in the long run. Indeed, individual businesses can do very little to bring an end to COVID-19, but they are entirely in control of their own internal culture and operations. Under...

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  • Succession Planning in Thailand: 3 Key Considerations

    4 months ago

    ​Businesses often rely on the driving force of an excellent leader, and when the time comes for the new to replace the old, business owners should consider the impact if that missing piece is not effectively replaced. This is where succession planning comes into play, as companies consider strategies for a smooth transition to a new generation of leadership.Approximatel...

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  • The Rise of Global Sourcing Hubs in Singapore

    5 months ago by Ben McDonald

    ​Published by:Ben Mcdonald- Director - Supply Chain & Procurement, Singapore & Asia Growth MarketsTel:+65 9807 3174Email: Ben.Mcdonald@connexus-global.com​The Rise of Global Sourcing Hubs in SingaporeIn recent years our Singapore Procurement & Sourcing market report, has often mentioned the decline in the number and size of global and regionally centralised co...

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  • Supply Chain & Procurement Development in South East Asia

    5 months ago by James Egremont

    ​​​Published by:James Egremont- Regional Director, Asia Pacific - Sourcing & Procurement, R&D, Manufacturing, Engineering and Operational Excellence, Supply Chain & Logistics, BangkokTel:+66 2026 8721,+66 65 604 0538 Email: james.egremont@connexus-global.comBen Mcdonald- Director - Supply Chain & Procurement, Singapore & Asia Growth MarketsTel:+65 9807 31...

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