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Opinion Pieces for Manufacturing & Construction

Global trade shifts in Asia: Logistics challenges in Indonesia
by Claire Umney, General Manager, AEB (International) Ltd
Global trade is never at a standstill, and to stay competitive in today’s challenging markets with ever increasing consumer demands, all regions and industry sectors need to be on their toes at all times...

Outsourcing For Grown Ups: Why You Should Invest In Professionalisation.
by Martyn Hart
When was the last time you heard someone - a child, a student, a young professional, someone wanting a career change – say that they wanted to become an outsourcer? Let me guess… never? Outsourcing is never short of column inches, is discussed in cabinet meetings, is seemingly permanently in the limelight, yet no-one grows up wanting to be an outsourcer. Outsourcing’s ascension to the status of accountancy, law, medicine – a proper, ‘professional’ profession – is long overdue.

Bankers, autos and tech - Oh my!
by Joshua B. Konvisser, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
First the financial services industry was hit by the economic downturn. Now the automotive industry is being hit. What are the implications for the IT and outsourcing industries? Joshua B. Konvisser explains.