• Beyond Covid-19: Strategies to Future-Proof Supply Chains and Your Business

    about 1 month ago by Stephanie Cavanagh

    ​A resilient supply chain ensures existence. Today, we are facing an uncertain business environment, driven by climate change, social upheaval, economic downturns, and resource shortages, whose waters have been further disturbed by an unprecedented public health care crisis.  Of course, external risks will always come into the picture, but  Covid-19 has shown that many suppl...

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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 chain Recognition 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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  • International Women's Day 2020: An Interview with Andrew Arcuri

    4 months ago by Marissa Notaro

    ​The race is on for a gender equal workforce throughout the supply chain. Women now occupy 39% of the total supply chain workforce but only 11% of C-suite positions. Andrew Arcuri, Vice President - Engineering and Manufacturing at DSJ Global , discusses the unique position that recruiters play in furthering gender equality in end-to-end supply chain.The 2020 International Wo...

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  • International Women's Day 2020: An Interview with Katherine Ward

    4 months ago by Stephanie Cavanagh

    ​The race is on for a gender equal workforce throughout the supply chain. Women now occupy 39% of the total supply chain workforce but only 11% of C-suite positions. Katherine Ward, Principal Consultant - Supply Chain & Operations at DSJ Global , discusses the unique position that recruiters play in furthering gender equality in end-to-end supply chain.The 2020 Internati...

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  • International Women's Day 2020: An Interview with Stephanie Barner

    4 months ago by Stephanie Cavanagh

    ​The race is on for a gender equal workforce throughout the supply chain. Women now occupy 39% of the total supply chain workforce but only 11% of C-suite positions. Stephanie Barner, Recruitment Consultant - Procurement & Sourcing at DSJ Global , discusses the unique position that recruiters play in furthering gender equality in end-to-end supply chain.​The 2020 Interna...

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  • DSJ Global to Moderate at Procurement & Strategic Sourcing Forum

    4 months ago by Charlotte Hinrichs

    ​DSJ Global will be moderating a panel at the Procurement & Strategic Sourcing Forum taking place in Dallas from March 8-10th. This three-day conference, hosted by Consero, will include opportunities to network, learn, and share best practices with senior executives in the procurement industry. The forum will explore top industry issues and give delegates the opportuniti...

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  • Machine Bias: Why AI Stands in the Way of Diversity

    5 months ago by Olivia McNeilis

    ​"I certainly would not trust any AI system today to make a hiring decision on its own. The technology is just not ready yet." Are AI recruitment tools eliminating hiring bias or making it worse? Over the years, the recruitment and hiring process has become more sophisticated. New software has emerged to supercharge hiring through automation. Free from human constraints, art...

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  • Using AI to Eliminate Recruitment Bias

    6 months ago by Olivia McNeilis

    Should more end-to-end supply chain hiring managers use artificial intelligence ​to boost the diversity of their candidate pools? Only 9.9% of the STEM workforce are women of color (WOC), according to the National Science Foundation. As we explored in the first part of this series, women of color are uniquely disadvantaged when seeking employment. Too often they face a 'doub...

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  • Webinar: Gender Diversity in Procurement and E2E Supply Chain

    7 months ago by Stephanie Cavanagh

    Over 75% of CEO's consider gender diversity to be top priority, according to research by McKinsey & Company, but gender diversity in E2E supply chain is not improving as quickly as it should be. There are still too few women in leadership and business-critical roles. It is essential that this change as failure to improve gender diversity impacts the bottom line of organi...

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  • Driving Diversity in End-to-End Supply Chain

    8 months ago by Olivia McNeilis

    ​The business case for gender diversity is stronger than ever, but many companies are struggling to ensure women are fairly represented in top management. According to a report from Gartner, while women make up 37% of today's end-to-end supply chain workforce, they only fill 15% of senior positions. How we can we address the balance and drive diversity forwards? At DSJ Globa...

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  • Advancing Women of Color in STEM

    8 months ago by Olivia McNeilis

    ​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 color in STEM-related fields and the underlying processes...

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  • Promoting Successful CMO Collaboration in the Life Sciences Industry

    9 months 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 con...

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

    about 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 spen...

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

    about 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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  • To interview or not to interview: how to decide whether to go for a job that may not seem perfect

    about 1 year ago by Charlotte Hinrichs

    ​Here’s your dilemma: a recruiter or hiring manager has come across your CV. They found you on LinkedIn and approaches you with an interview opportunity that you haven’t sought out. The problem is that the role doesn’t seem, well, perfect. It’s not exactly what you want, and you didn’t even apply for it. So what do you do? Do you go for the interview or not? Randy Chan, Head...

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  • How changes to the Automotive industry is affecting procurement

    about 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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  • DSJ Global has launched in Charlotte, North Carolina

    about 1 year ago by Charlotte Hinrichs

    ​DSJ Global, a Phaidon International brand, is excited to announce the opening of the Charlotte, North Carolina office. Since the brand’s launch in 2008, DSJ Global has experienced significant and compounded growth, evolving from an initial presence in London, to operating from five offices across the US including, New York, Boston, Dallas, Chicago and now Charlotte.DSJ Glob...

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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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  • 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 ‘b...

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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. Th...

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