Building Resilient Food Supply Chains In ASEAN In The Face Of COVID-19

Building traceability and transparency in complex supply chains isn’t easy, but it can be done in ASEAN through Blockchain technology as it offers a continuous way to monitor and report the impact to consumers. Contributed by Patricia Yim, General Manager at IBM ASEAN. In the midst of one of the most…

4 Key Questions To Ask Before Getting Started With Collaborative Robots

Companies looking to increase productivity, improve quality, lower costs and have a better workplace for staff with the help of cobots, can start by walking through the production floor and observing employees at work—this reveals a lot about where automation with cobots is ideal and how to get started. Contributed…

Reinventing Ramadan & Eid Festivities In “Restricted Living”

Since mid-April, with the implementation of the Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB) policy, Indonesia has entered the "Restricted Living" stage during the COVID-19 pandemic. This has inevitably led to significant changes in the traditions and patterns of consumer behavior in welcoming and celebrating Ramadhan and Idul Fitri, that the industry players…

COVID-19’s Effect On Consumer Behaviour

19th-century diplomat Klemens von Metternich is credited with quipping: “When France sneezes, Europe catches a cold”. In the 20th century, this mutated into: “When America sneezes, the world catches a cold”. Scant surprise then that, in the wake of China’s meteoric economic rise in the 21st century, some economic journalists…

Mintel: COVID-19 & The Food Manufacturing Industry

The APFI team reached out to analysts at Mintel to understand the severity of the impact of COVID-19 on the food manufacturing industry. Here's what they said:    Impact On Supply Chain As COVID-19 has reached global pandemic levels, the impact on people, businesses and society in general continues to…
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