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Supply Chain Management Series: Ethics in Purchasing and Supply-Part II

Supply Chain Management Series: Ethics in Purchasing and Supply-Part II

Jun. 13 | For Part 1 of 2-part series, click here.   Instances of Unethical Practices Misconduct or malpractice in the purchasing and supply process will relate to specific processes in the supply chain such as the following:   – Specifying supply...

From All Over

From All Over

Jun. 13 | When you’re playing host to an event, no matter how big or small your audience is, you have to stay on your toes. You don’t want awkward pauses, long gaps—you have to keep moving.   I did not have a plan in mind when I kicked off the first...

Technology Paves Way for Operational Excellence

Technology Paves Way for Operational Excellence

Jun. 13 | Technology has without doubt changed the way business is done in the logistics sector. Be it sea or air cargo, warehousing, transportation or even the interaction between employees, management and various stakeholders, technology has touched every aspect...

Supply Chain Management Series: Ethics in Purchasing and Supply—Part 1

Supply Chain Management Series: Ethics in Purchasing and Supply—Part 1

Jun. 5 | This is the first article in our series on International Supply Chain Management, which will include topics relating to the corporate supply chain environment, supply planning, specifying requirements, selecting suppliers, obtaining offers, negotiating...

The Renewal of Iloilo

The Renewal of Iloilo

May. 29 | Your first impressions of Iloilo would depend on how you get there. Most likely you’re flying in, which means you’ll touch down at the new Iloilo International Airport—a modern facility, and in my nascent experience in this country’s airports,...

Triggering Business Growth With a Logistics ERP

Triggering Business Growth With a Logistics ERP

May. 29 | While we work on strategies to grow our business, it is important not to overlook technology. Logistics companies are usually involved in diverse activities such as freight management, transportation, and warehousing, and technology is the key in helping...

The Evolving Role of Customs

The Evolving Role of Customs

May. 17 | Traditional Role of Customs Historically, customs administrations all over the world have served as state “gatekeepers”, taking jurisdiction on anything and everything that move across the borders and serving as tax collectors, border guards, port...

A Fortunate Alignment

A Fortunate Alignment

May. 17 | For some, the Prosperity for All Summit—the ASEAN Business Advisory Council conference held last April 28—may seem similar to a supply chain conference. The speakers—a veritable who’s who from government and business, not just from the Philippines...

Customer Visibility Enabled  by Logistics Technology

Customer Visibility Enabled by Logistics Technology

May. 17 | New technologies are changing the way freight and logistics companies operate. Sensors, Internet of Thing, and cloud-based enterprise resource planning systems have permeated every corner of the industry. In spite of such systems’ greater availability,...

Talk talk

Talk talk

May. 1 | I was in Cebu over a week ago for the SCMAP Visayas chapter’s Sharpening the Supply Chain Practitioners event, a day-long seminar featuring some of the most respected supply chain professionals discussing skills that are critical to the trade.   If...
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