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Spring Professional Launches Supply Chain & Logistics To Meet Demand For Talent In Thailand

  • Demand for skilled SC&L talent is expected to rise as Thailand gears up for the launch of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015.
  • The exponential growth of e-commerce has spurred logistics companies to create new business units for e-commerce solutions, to provide effective logistics for multi-channel retailing.
  • With the expansion of its core manufacturing industries of automotive, electronics, and food production, Thailand is set to retain its position as a highly competitive Asian base for Supply Chain & Logistics operations.
  • In order to cope with the growing demand for specialised Supply Chain & Logistics talent, the Thailand government has implemented an ambitious plan that aims to develop over 7,500 sector professionals by 2016.

Bangkok, 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 (SC&L) professionals in Thailand and throughout the Asia region, with the official launch of its supply chain and logistics specialty in Bangkok.

With the impending launch of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) set for 31 December 2015, Thailand is gearing up for a marked increase in demand for skilled SC&L talent, fuelled by the influx of economic and manufacturing activities that will follow the integration of Southeast Asian markets into a proposed singular market and production base.

This demand will be further bolstered by the exponential growth of e-commerce in Thailand, which is expected to be worth USD 1 billion in 2015, with further potential to grow up to USD 6 billion in 2020-2025. This has spurred logistics companies to create new business units for e-commerce solutions, in order to provide efficient logistics solutions for multi-channel retailing and to meet the new challenges brought about by technology and the changing landscape of the SC&L industry.

“The need for good logistics management, as well as the faster delivery of a big data warehouse to support the needs and higher expectations of consumers, is one trend affecting technology in the logistics space,” said Suntaree Limmanont, Country Director, Spring Professional Thailand.

She added, “Logistics companies today should look towards not only supply chain talent, but those who are proficient in e-commerce and digital marketing. Having employees who are familiar with these trends can benefit their employers in the area of online channel retailing.”

As Thailand’s core manufacturing industries in automotive, electronics and food production continue to expand, the SC&L industry is set to maintain its steady growth. Currently, there are 6.62 million and 1.11 million professionals employed in the manufacturing and logistics industries, with this number expected to increase as demand for SC&L talent in the region rises. To the end, the Thailand government has implemented an ambitious plan – the Thailand’s Manufacturing, Logistics & Supply Chain Management Development Plan, which aims to develop over 7,500 SC&L professionals by 2016 as one of its three key concerns.

“Talent development and retention are essential as Thailand strives to address its shortage of junior to middle management SC& L professionals, ” said Thienthun Neesanant, Talent & Organisational Development Director, Southeast Asia, “Organisations must play an important role to develop a globally competitive pool of SC& L talent by maximising knowledge transfer between expatriates and local talent or through promoting regional mobility among young managers.”

Spring Professional Thailand 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 Thailand 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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