• Global Whitepaper: The Work-Life Rebalance

    14 days ago by Katrina Chui

    Procurement and supply chain professionals adapted to change and find a way to keep it going despite pandemic. Because of this new normal and adaptation, the workforce has experienced and found the beauty of working from home. This, as a result, leading us all to rethink the meaning of work-life balance.

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  • Webinar Recording: How to Future-Proof Supply Chains

    2 months ago by Katrina Chui

    DSJ Global Live Webinar at Global Sources Online ShowDSJ Global was invited by Global Sources as one of the panelist of the live panel discussion on their first-ever Online Sourcing show. At the live panel discussion, our Senior Consultant Patrick Ogwu, along with Renaud Anjordan, Founder at Sofeast Ltd and Regina Peterburgsky, Women on Amazon, has discussed and shared insig...

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  • Global Job Confidence Index 2020

    3 months ago by Katrina Chui

    The DSJ Global Job Confidence Index 2020 is a new annual report that aims to measures confidence in the supply chain labor market. This report aims to answer some questions about what global supply chain workforce is thinking:Do they find their jobs secure? Are they planning to stay with their current employer? Are they confident that they can find a new opportunity in three...

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  • The Post-Pandemic Workplace

    3 months ago by Jay Chow

    While the global pandemic will inevitably result in long term transformations to the form and function of the workplace, the short term will mostly be characterized by iterative solutions intended to buy time and weather immediate concerns.It is uncertain when or if a vaccine for COVID-19 will be discovered, and radical reorganization of the workplace could prove an unnecess...

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  • After Coronavirus: A Better Supply Chain Strategy

    4 months ago by Jay Chow

    Top five strategies to create a resilient supply chain that will protect your business from future disruption.

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  • DSJ Global Survey Results 2020: Why Women Withdraw from the Recruitment Process

    4 months ago by Olivia McNeilis

    ​Key insights:The factors contributing to the supply chain talent ‘perfect storm’The reasons why women withdraw from the recruitment processHow to attract and keep female talent in supply chainRecognition of the strategic importance of gender diversity is growing, but many qualified women are dropping out of the recruitment process, according to our global survey. Our result...

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  • Job Confidence Index Report 2020

    5 months ago by Katrina Chui

    ​Throughout Q1 2020, health concerns amid the Coronavirus outbreak have made a visible dent in today's economy not just within APAC, but also on a global scale as business leaders are scrambling to minimise the ripple effects to their global supply chains.China’s manufacturing is significantly important as it is linked to the rest of the world’s supply chains Whilst an estim...

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  • How Supply Chain is Securing Business-Critical Talent

    6 months ago by Katrina Chui

    Meeting Demand with the Right TalentThe Covid-19 pandemic has ushered in the largest working-from-home population in human history alongside great disruptions to the supply chain. High demand alongside constrained labour and resource capacity in manufacturing and logistics have created critical shortages for medical equipment and essential consumer goods.How is recruitment i...

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  • The Impact of the Coronavirus to the Supply Chain

    7 months ago by Katrina Chui

    ​The coronavirus outbreak has disrupted supply chains worldwide regarding parts, labour and government restrictions. The last large-scale health scare came in the face of the SARS outbreak in 2003, which had a significant impact on the supply chains of China. However, since 2003, China’s supply chains are contrastingly gargantuan in size and now account for 16% of global GDP...

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  • ​How to Attract Women to Supply Chain Roles in Asia 

    7 months ago by Olivia McNeilis

    There is no one-size-fits-all solution to addressing gender diversity and workforce equality in Asia. While the region shares an upward economic trajectory, the pace of development varies significantly between countries. And so, too, does the advancement of women’s participation in the workforce. In developing countries, most of the workforce remains heavily dependent on agr...

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  • Advancing Women of Colour in STEM

    11 months ago by Colin Higgins

    ​​90% of CEOs report that diversity is a top business priority, yet the dial towards progress has hardly moved in recent years. A 2017 survey by Supply Chain Insights found that 72% of respondents identified as male and 57% identified as Caucasian.In this guide, we explore the current ‘state of the union’ for women in colour in STEM-related fields and the underlying processe...

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  • Promoting Successful CMO Collaboration in the Life Sciences Industry

    about 1 year ago by Charlotte Hinrichs

    ​​As the life sciences industry transitions towards complex biopharmaceuticals and highly customized devices and treatments for patients, supply chain operations is also becoming increasingly complex. In the recent report, Dare To Be Different: It’s time to revamp collaboration in life sciences contract manufacturing[1], Accenture describes how life sciences companies and co...

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  • How will China’s surging R&D investment impact hiring?

    over 1 year ago by Charlotte Hinrichs

    ​​In 2018, China’s corporate spending on research and development (R&D) surged by 20%. While PwC reported that Chinese companies spend on R&D grew the most globally in the 12 months to June 2018, at an increase of 34%. However it’s being measured, one thing is clear: Chinese firms are investing heavily in R&D and are almost to the point of parity (in terms of spe...

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  • The US China Trade War’s Impact On APAC Supply Chain

    over 1 year ago by Charlotte Hinrichs

    ​This article is continually updated as changes occur during the trade war.The supply chain and procurement industry in 2019 has so far been marked by the escalating trade war between the world’s two largest economies, the US and China, with each country imposing escalating tariffs on the other. Despite a 90-day ceasefire reached at the G20 summit, stakeholders all along the...

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  • How changes to the Automotive industry is affecting procurement

    over 1 year ago by Charlotte Hinrichs

    ​The automotive industry is on the cusp of major disruption. On the horizon are mass-produced electric vehicles fully connected to the Internet of Things, perhaps even ones that drive themselves. On-demand vehicles could change the way people own or rent cars, much in the same way streaming services disrupted audio and video. Therefore, many argue it is crucial auto industry...

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  • Procurement Sector Tackles Plastic Pollution

    over 1 year ago by Charlotte Hinrichs

    ​In recent years, the issue of sustainability has become an urgent global topic, with plastic pollution identified as one of the most dire threats to the planet’s survival. Many feel the time is now for corporations and conglomerates that have relied on plastics in the past to find solutions to reduce and recycle throughout their supply chain.​One Word: PlasticsPlastics have...

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  • Sourcing Challenges in 2019

    over 1 year ago by Charlotte Hinrichs

    ​AI/IoT integrationThe digital transformation is well underway and AI/IoT seems poised to bring revolutionary change to procurement. However, the road will not be easy as the technology is still in its early stages of use; according to Harvard Business Review, just 7% of manufacturers are using it to automate production activities and AI has not been widely adapted in SCM. T...

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  • Supply Chain Management in 2019: The Impact of AI

    over 1 year ago by Charlotte Hinrichs

    ​Artificial Intelligence is becoming more commonplace in people’s daily lives than ever before. From ‘smart replies’ in email at the click of a button (‘Thanks!’, ‘Let’s do it!’) in response to your email content, chatbots so accurate you think you’re speaking with a real person, to Google’s algorithm of course, using machine learning from previous searches to show you the ‘...

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  • Sourcing is a Science

    over 1 year ago by Charlotte Hinrichs

    ​As the web of global procurement continues to expand and evolve, so too are the methods used to obtain parts, supplies, and services at optimal price points. Gone are the days of instinct or precedent that made the job somewhat predictable and stable; today’s sourcing specialists must have skills, both tangible and intangible, to help their companies improve their bottom li...

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  • Will blockchain transform the supply chain in 2019?

    over 1 year ago by Charlotte Hinrichs

    ​What is blockchain technology?Invented in 2008, blockchain technology is a distributed database which contains records of digital information that is very difficult to tamper with. It’s a permanent, public record of a chain of transactions, linked using cryptography, accessible to many users who can view and add data. Considered secure by design, it is resistant to modifica...

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