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Consolidation

Consolidation

Apr. 18 | In logistics, consolidation is the process in which smaller packages with a common destination are combined and shipped together to avail of better rates.   In the past few weeks, it seems we’re seeing that in the supply chain industry at large.   We’ve...

Why Your Business Needs ERP

Why Your Business Needs ERP

Apr. 18 | All companies in the freight and logistics business use technology to some extent. Those that use technology beyond the basics are, however, few in number. Many still use old and outdated software systems that barely serve their purpose.   Over the...

Import 101: Frequently Asked Questions

Import 101: Frequently Asked Questions

Apr. 10 | In recent years e-commerce has grown exponentially, with many offshore purchases now done through online sites. Unfortunately, first-time importers have encountered difficulties when clearing their shipments through customs, resulting in delays and additional...

Backbone

Backbone

Apr. 3 | I wish I remembered the exact quote. It’s a shame I don’t, as I just heard this last night as of this writing, from Dr. Frankie Villanueva, the head of SCMAP’s newly-established Northern Luzon chapter and a member of the faculty of the Ateneo Graduate...

Who Gets to Decide Degree of Disability of Seafarer?

Who Gets to Decide Degree of Disability of Seafarer?

Apr. 3 | In determining the degree of disability of a seafarer, should the assessment of the company-designated physician prevail over that of the physician appointed by the seafarer?   Yes. And this is the story.   On March 30, 2011, Floro Tripon boarded...

The Making of A Digital Logistics Enterprise

The Making of A Digital Logistics Enterprise

Apr. 3 | As logistics companies strive to be at the forefront of innovation, they need to take time to think over their strategy for making their company a digital enterprise of the future. Change does not happen overnight, but a start has to be made somewhere....

CMTA and the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement

CMTA and the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement

Mar. 27 | RKC and the WTO TFA Ten years ago, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BoC) first announced that the Revised Kyoto Convention (RKC) will be adopted and implemented in the coming months and years. Known formally as the “The International Convention on...

Natural Connector

Natural Connector

Mar. 20 | A few years back, at the Asian Logistics and Maritime Conference, Hong Kong’s chief executive C.Y. Leung described his city as a “natural connector” connecting China to Asia and the rest of the world. Hong Kong’s efforts to position itself as...

Technology Enables Capitalizing on Market Opportunity

Technology Enables Capitalizing on Market Opportunity

Mar. 20 | The expected surge in consumer market growth over the next two decades offers an incredible opportunity for logistics companies; but it also requires them to be prepared for the significant challenges that lie ahead.   With e-commerce gaining momentum,...

Customs Modernization and Tariff Act Series 11: Titles XVI (Tariff Administration and Nomenclature)

Customs Modernization and Tariff Act Series 11: Titles XVI (Tariff Administration and Nomenclature)

Mar. 15 | Series 1, click here. Series 2, click here. Series 3, click here. Series 4, click here. Series 5, click here. Series 6, click here. Series 7, click here. Series 8, click here. Series 9, click here. Series 10, click here.   This is the 11th and...
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