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Spring Professional Launches Supply Chain & Logistics, As Singapore Upholds Its Top 5 Logistics Global Ranking Position

  • Demand for skilled supply chain and logistics (SC&L) talent expected to rise as Singapore secures its global logistics hub status (No.5, Logistics Performance Index, World Bank Global Ranking)
  • The exponential growth of e-commerce has spurred logistics companies to create new business units for e-commerce solutions, to provide effective logistics solutions for multi-channel retailing.
  • With 20 of the top 25 global logistics players having a regional presence on Singapore, the SC&L industry in Singapore is set to maintain its current pace.
  • In order to cope with the growing demand for specialised SC&L talent, the Economic Development Board(EDB) has been working closely with companies in the sector to continue building a relevant talent pool.

Singapore, 28 April 2015: Spring Professional, the wholly-owned professional recruitment arm of the Adecco Group in Asia, has today announced its commitment to support the demand for supply chain and logistics professionals in Singapore, and throughout the Asia region with the official launch of its supply chain and logistics specialty in Singapore.

As Singapore works towards securing its global logistics hub status (No. 5, Logistics Performance Index, Work Bank Global Ranking), demand for skilled supply chain and logistics (SC&L) talent is expected to increase. This is further bolstered by the exponential growth of e-commerce solutions, in order to provide effective and efficient logistics solutions for multi-channel retailing.

With 20 of the top 25 global logistics players having a regional presence in Singapore, the SC&L industry is set to maintain its current pace. Currently, there are 192,600 professionals employed in the logistics sector in Singapore, with this number expected to increase as demand for specialised SC&L talent in the region rises. To that end, Singapore’s Economic Development Board (EDB) has been working closely with companies in the sector to draw and build a sustainable and relevant talent pool.

“Logistics as a function and an industry has been present for some time in the Asia region. However, what is lacking now is the number of individuals who can be dynamic and creative in developing cost-effective logistics solutions that can gain traction both here in Singapore and in overseas markets” said Kenneth Koo, Spring Professional Singapore’s Associate Director for the new Supply Chain & Logistics team.

“Over the next five years, the demand for supply chain and logistics talent in Singapore is set to spike and in a market as competitive as this, companies need to develop comprehensive talent attraction and retention plans to tap into the tight talent pool in order to support their growth plans. Spring Professional has developed an expert-to-expert methodology, which will see our teams supporting both organisations and individuals in the recruitment process,” added Serge Shine, Managing Director, Spring Professional Asia (ex-Japan).

Spring Professional Singapore has an exclusive focus on the recruitment of middle to senior level management and specialists in the sectors of IT, engineering, property & construction and supply chain & logistics. With its extensive networks linked to the Adecco Group in Europe, North America and other geographies, Spring Professional Singapore is well poised to make its mark in facilitating supply chain and logistics demand as a specialist recruiter.

The Spring Professional Asia network has offices in Bangkok, Beijing, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Taipei and Tokyo – and in Europe in France, Spain and the UK.

For further information, please contact:
Imran Johri, Marketing Director, 
Spring Professional, Asia 
Tel: +65 6235 4962 
e-mail: imran.johri@springasia.com

About Spring Professional
Spring Professional is an international firm specialising in information technology, engineering and property & construction recruitment across the Asia region, with offices in China (Beijing & Shanghai, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand.
Spring Professional is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Adecco Group. Based in Zurich, Switzerland, the group is the world’s leading provider of HR solutions. With more than 32,000 FTE employees and around 5,100 branches, in over 60 countries and territories around the world, the Adecco Group offers a wide variety of services, connecting more than 650,000 associates with our clients every day. The services offered fall into the broad categories of temporary staffing, permanent placement, career transition and talent development, as well as outsourcing and consulting. The Adecco Group is a Fortune Global 500 company.

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