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A happy Friday to all our readers! Here are a few links to interesting reading for you to enjoy over the weekend.
The ramifications of COVID-19 are still bedeviling many in the apparel sourcing sector. Greater resilience in sourcing networks, fast-tracked digitalization, and enhanced end-to-end visibility currently are examples of the key trends in the industry and will help secure business prospects.
The next Android update is poised to include text message scheduling and password checkup. These new features can benefit consumers who have a habit of scheduling their messages plus want improved security on their account passwords. Buyers who are sourcing smartphones on Global Sources may want to keep an eye out on phones that support Android 9.0 or higher.
The ongoing global health crisis serves as a wake-up call to the B2B industry to adapt, innovate and grow in the same manner that the B2C industry is doing. That is, by being more responsive to the needs of customers. The article’s take on leveraging technology and digital information as keys to optimizing supply chain network speed and responsiveness is something that B2B suppliers must prioritize when remodeling their approach to serving their customers.
Sustainability’s found a new convert that brings a quick fix – a notebook with replaceable parts, components and its own screwdriver for DIY repair. Will this start a trend?
From widening wealth disparity to the environmental ramifications of economic development—the growing focus on global sustainability is a clear sign of the times.
Research reveals that when a sustainable ethos is applied to policy and business, it typically bodes well for economies and people alike. By providing benchmarks for those decisions, indexes like Yale’s Environmental Performance Index (EPI) can be critical to measuring national sustainability efforts.
The above map interprets the EPI ranking of 180 economies across 32 environmental health indicators by narrowing in on the top 40 greenest countries.
Explore the data behind the infographic at Visual Capitalist.
There’s no stopping the TikTok phenomenon. Millions of people of all ages from around the world are getting in on the TikTok craze.
Operated by Chinese internet giant ByteDance and now one of the fastest-growing social media platforms of all time, TikTok is another great way to market your brand. In this in-house report, gain insights on the content categories and new trends that will shape 2021 on the platform.