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Integrated Operations, Finance System Crucial to Your Business

Integrated Operations, Finance System Crucial to Your Business

Aug. 8 | The key to increasing revenue in your freight and logistics business is the expert management of finances. You need to keep a tight watch over your finances to ensure healthy cash flow and improved ROI. For that you need a sound financial management...

Plugging the Gap

Plugging the Gap

Aug. 8 | Lost amidst Rodrigo Duterte’s recent State of the Nation Address—well, technically, his colorful off-script remarks—is a call for Philippine businesses to establish more manufacturing facilities in the country.   “It is not enough that we...

Will We Learn to Share?

Will We Learn to Share?

Jul. 24 | Some call it a “battle”—a battle to save ride-sharing services Uber and Grab from the clutches of government.   It sounds dramatic, and deliberately so. The recent discussion over the place of such services in Philippine streets (or at least...

Look Beyond Shipment Visibility with Logistics ERP

Look Beyond Shipment Visibility with Logistics ERP

Jul. 24 | The cargo volume of small and medium-scale companies in the supply chain may not be as much as large companies, but this does not mean it is simpler to manage. At a medium-scale enterprise, an operations executive might look after hundreds of shipment...

Status of IATA eAWB Implementation in the Philippines

Status of IATA eAWB Implementation in the Philippines

Jul. 15 | Singapore Airlines Cargo “Live” Use of eAWB In a client advisory dated 22 June 2017, Singapore Airlines Cargo announced it is implementing “live” electronic Air Waybill (eAWB) effective 15 July 2017 for outbound export shipments originating from...

Connected, Disrupted

Connected, Disrupted

Jul. 9 | Many, if not all, things in our lives revolve around technology. For instance, I’m writing this column on a computer. The sentence I just thought of does not quite work, so I hit backspace several times and replace it. You could not quite do that with...

Making Your Business Customer-Centric Using Logistics ERP

Making Your Business Customer-Centric Using Logistics ERP

Jul. 9 | How will you deal with the prospect of a customer deciding to discontinue your services because you are unable to fulfill their expectations? The very thought could give you the jitters. But this is a very real threat a company faces every day.   In...

Complying with PH Customs’ Airfreight “e-Manifest Switch-on”

Complying with PH Customs’ Airfreight “e-Manifest Switch-on”

Jun. 28 | We are sharing the latest advisories issued by Cargo Data Exchange Center, Inc (CDEC) to help stakeholders comply with the advance e-manifest submission and “switch-on” implemented by the Bureau of Customs in international airports (NAIA, Clark, Mactan,...

Will Filipinos Do Groceries From Their Smartphones?

Will Filipinos Do Groceries From Their Smartphones?

Jun. 28 | Last week Amazon announced it is buying American grocery chain Whole Foods Market, a transaction worth USD13.7 billion. Pundits have described it as the biggest transaction ever for the online retailing giant. Arguably, it is also the company’s biggest...

Make Your Business Cost-Effective With Logistics ERP

Make Your Business Cost-Effective With Logistics ERP

Jun. 28 | The logistics industry is sometimes faulted for keeping a distance from technology; this is not without reason. Logistics companies generate a large amount of data that needs to be maintained and updated periodically. Many get bogged down by the sheer...
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