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  • Human capital: the key to sustainable ASEAN value chains

    6 months ago

    ​Published by: Matt Hill - Business Director - Food, Beverage & Nutrition, Singapore Tel:+65 6589 5030Email: Matthew.Hill@connexus-global.com​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 c...

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  • Redesigning Industry for a Sustainable Future

    6 months ago

    ​Published by: Matt Hill - Business Director - Food, Beverage & Nutrition, Singapore Tel:+65 6589 5030Email: Matthew.Hill@connexus-global.com​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 i...

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  • Recruiting a new kind of workforce: The key to smart manufacturing success

    7 months ago

    ​Published by: Raymond Tsang - Consultant - Food, Beverage & Agriculture, Singapore Tel:+65 6589 5030Email: Raymond.Tsang@connexus-global.com​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...

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  • The importance of effective recruitment during an economic downturn

    11 months ago

    ​Published by: Ben Mcdonald- Director - Supply Chain & Procurement, Singapore & Asia Growth Markets Tel: +65 9807 3174Email: Ben.Mcdonald@connexus-global.com​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 fo...

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

    11 months ago

    Published by: Ben Mcdonald- Director - Supply Chain & Procurement, Singapore & Asia Growth Markets Tel: +65 9807 3174Email: Ben.Mcdonald@connexus-global.com​​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,...

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  • COVID-19 causing shifts in consumer behaviour

    about 1 year ago

    Published by: Ben Mcdonald- Director - Supply Chain & Procurement, Singapore & Asia Growth Markets Tel: +65 9807 3174Email: Ben.Mcdonald@connexus-global.com​​In grocery stores worldwide, shoppers are finding empty shelves where hand sanitiser, toilet paper, and canned goods used to be. Specific fears related to COVID-19, as well as the extent of the outbreak, are he...

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  • E-commerce in the time of COVID-19

    about 1 year ago

    Published by: Ben Mcdonald- Director - Supply Chain & Procurement, Singapore & Asia Growth Markets Tel: +65 9807 3174Email: Ben.Mcdonald@connexus-global.com​As COVID-19 continues to spread worldwide, many countries are taking drastic action. Bans on public gatherings are now commonplace, with shopping malls closing down and strict quarantines enforced. Even in count...

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  • How the coronavirus may accelerate talent needs amidst supply chain digitalization

    about 1 year ago

    ​Published by: Ben Mcdonald- Director - Supply Chain & Procurement, Singapore & Asia Growth Markets Tel: +65 9807 3174Email: Ben.Mcdonald@connexus-global.com​With the coronavirus dramatically straining global supply chains, companies worldwide are taking a financial hit. Even industry titans are feeling the pinch: Tesla has suspended its business in China, and Apple...

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  • Singapore Procurement Market: 2019 Mid-Year Review (Feb – July)

    almost 2 years ago

    Published by: Ben Mcdonald- Director - Supply Chain & Procurement, Singapore & Asia Growth Markets Tel: +65 9807 3174Email: Ben.Mcdonald@connexus-global.com​​There are clear signs Singapore is becoming a hub for regionally executed transformation activity in procurement and the wider supply chain with leading businesses investing in capability here.There is a slight...

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  • Multi-Localism and Supply Chain Talent in South East Asia

    almost 2 years ago

    Published by: Ben Mcdonald- Director - Supply Chain & Procurement, Singapore & Asia Growth Markets Tel: +65 9807 3174Email: Ben.Mcdonald@connexus-global.com​One of the great achievements of the 20th century was the establishment of truly massive economies of scale. Improvements in transportation technology and political coordination allowed for a massive revolution ...

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  • Making the Leap: From Supply Chain to General Management

    about 2 years ago

    Published by: Ben Mcdonald- Director - Supply Chain & Procurement, Singapore & Asia Growth Markets Tel: +65 9807 3174Email: Ben.Mcdonald@connexus-global.com​​Supply chain management has changed dramatically since the economic downturn of the last decade. Successful supply chain managers have always known how to cut costs while increasing efficiency and profit. They ...

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  • Supply Chain and Value Chain

    about 2 years ago

    Published by: Ben Mcdonald- Director - Supply Chain & Procurement, Singapore & Asia Growth Markets Tel: +65 9807 3174Email: Ben.Mcdonald@connexus-global.com​​What’s the difference between the supply chain and the value chain? It’s best not to think of the two concepts as mutually exclusive. The supply chain is concrete. The value chain is more conceptual. One of the...

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